Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Table Settings

"Are you making a list, checking it twice...?"

With Santa almost on his way, I wanted to share these tables settings with you before we head off on our holiday travels and celebrations. By preparing these supplies ahead of time,  I've been able to have a pretty table on a moment's notice this season.  Don't you love a place card that guests can take home?

Burlap Square
Clear Glass Balls
Pine trees, pine branches and/or Winter berries
Newspaper, paper towel, plastic wrap and aluminum foil, if using foliage.
Gift Tags

How-to Tiny Trees:
If using a little Christmas tree, wrap it's vase with burlap. If these aren't available near year, just make a pretty arrangement of branches and berries. Wet a paper towel and wrap the bases of the stems. Wrap this with plastic wrap, then cover with foil. If you need extra shaping, wrap this with newspaper. Once complete, wrap with burlap and secure with ribbon.  Label gift tag with name and attach to bouquet. Use as place setting or decoration and send these home with your guests.

How to Glitter balls:
Fill glass ball with glitter. I made an impromptu funnel of ordinary paper and used this to fill the balls with about 2 T glitter. Label gift tag with name, attach to the glitter ball and you are ready. I've used these both as place cards and on a tiered tray to similar a Christmas Tree. 

Something you might like:
Pocket Napkins
Rudolf Gift boxes
Christmas Tree Advent Calender
Candy Cane Toppers


  1. Until today I thought that I can wrap a present nice and easy...I've just learnt that there is a master of this secret craft around: YOU!
    Your ideas are brilliant!

    1. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! You really make my day! I would love to be one of Santa's elfs this time of the year! I'm about to get started on my family's wrapping--- they each have their own color and style. I wish you inspiration and happy days!


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