"Ihr Kinderlein kommet"

As this German Christmas carol describes, Christmas always holds a bit of the magic of childhood! The anticipation of unwrapping our presents when we were children carries over, and over the years, we look forward to being able to give others something nice for Christmas. Children’s eyes lighting up at the sight of gifts of toys in particular rekindles this feeling in us... And since a wooden railway is probably one of the most classic toys ever and you can never keep the kids quiet at the Christmas table before the presents are distributed, Julia from Mammilade has come up with this really great decoration for the Christmas table which will delight children and adults, young and old alike!

Step-by-step instruction

Instructions from Julia from Mammilade

atom/icons/craft Easy
atom/icons/time 20 min.

You need that

Wooden railway (e.g. from BRIO)
Decorative Fir Trees
Mini figures
Serviettes and candles

1. An unusual idea!
What is likely to happen if you ask your child how the Christmas table should be decorated? I could have guessed: toys should be on it! Oh dear... But when you think about it for the second time, it suddenly doesn’t sound that mad anymore. Because what could be more Christmassy than happy children’s laughter, unwrapping presents and playing?
So, give decorating your best shot! First of all, of course, you need a festive tablecloth, nice crockery, quality serviettes, and candles to set the mood. I took everything in white. On the one hand because I like it; on the other hand, the table looks like a snowy landscape that the train can drive through!

2. Choo choo! And: merry Christmas ;)
Now the little wooden train comes out of the toybox, and an oval is laid out on the table with the wooden rails in a jiffy. As big railway modellers, grandpas and godfathers in particular will be delighted when they come to visit at Christmas and see it! We then rounded off the table decoration with Decorative Fir Trees and various figures.
On the whole, an all-round success! Especially because children’s eyes will light up at the dining table even before presents are distributed. Everything you can find in a winter wonderland: roe deer, the Three Wise Men, Father Christmas, and the list goes on...
Needless to say: the more fun the kids have at the dining table, the more time you have to eat, which you can enjoy together as a family in peace.

Your crafted results

I hope you like this decoration idea! If you feel like it, visit the Mammilade blog – there’s a lot to discover there about family life, decoration, DIY and the like. I look forward to your visit!
Now, enjoy decorating your Christmas table and have a merry Christmas!
PS: Another very important note: please take care that children do not swallow any of the very small figures, fir trees or models. The products are decorative items that are not edible and not intended as toys for children.


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