Our dining room tables are often the focal point of holiday entertaining. To dress the part, it's OK to go the extra mile and spruce up grandma's china with new pieces like wooden disc chargers, Buffalo plaid place mats or DIY napkin holders.

You don't have to spend a fortunate to make your place settings look like Martha Stewart's home. Simple items like pine cones or stems of spruce trees can be found in your backyard, and local discount stores offer an abundance of holiday trinkets. There are usually small Christmas trees, Nutcracker dolls or other figurines for customized settings or accents on the table. You also could pick up small stockings to hold silverware and a spool of inexpensive twine to tie up napkins or give wine glasses a rustic touch.