I always considered myself “Craft Impaired.” After 20 years in the Crafting Industry, I guess that seems a little ridiculous but there are definitely some areas I am better at than others. Paper Crafting is really my forte but decorating my Holiday Table is something I truly enjoy.
I host the Annual Book Club Holiday Dinner and surprising everyone with the table is part of the fun. They are incredibly appreciative and usually love everything. LOL! The only problem is that they insist on cleaning up and washing my dishes after dinner. I’ve tried everything to convince them I’d rather spend time with them and will gladly clean up after they leave but…they still insist on doing it. So, I decided to use disposables this year. I bought clear, square dishes and dressed them up with Glitter Chargers. They were the hit of the night and the perfect simple, cheap idea for the Holiday Table so I wanted to share them with you as another “favorite item.”
I used red and green last year so I wanted to do gold and silver for this year’s holiday table. Here’s a close-up of the place setting. The chargers are heavy duty card stock but they look “expensive!”
I wrapped Glittery Ribbon around my Dining Room Chandelier along with a white and crystal garland. I used the same ribbon on the Burlap Cutlery Holder.
Burlap Cutlery Holders are very hot right now! They’re perfect for a Holiday Table but tend to be a little pricey (about $5 each). I needed to make them without sewing anything because that is not a skill I possess! Stamp Academy has a full Video Tutorial for these in their Holiday 2015 Online Class. Basically, I bought 4″ Wired Burlap Ribbon and hot glued the edges to create the pocket. I used a glittery ribbon wrapped around the pocket and hot glued that as well. You could just tie the ribbon so that you could change it depending upon the seasons.
I used Stampin’ Up!’s Poinsettia Punch to create the flower. For the paper, I printed a Christmas Song on Very Vanilla Card Stock. The leaves are Green Glitter Paper. I hot glued those onto the front but you’ll need to slip a piece of wax paper between the layers so that they don’t stick together. Just remove it once the glue cools. If you’re re-using the pockets, just hot glue a pin to the back of the flower so you can pin it to the front and change it as desired.
The Tablecloth was a White Damask with a Sheer Silver Runner down the center. I had Wine Charms made by Convertible Girl on Etsy. I gave her 12 of our favorite book titles and she created the charms. They’re adorable! Everyone loved them! They decided we should use them as ornaments on a tree for next year. 😉
The Candy Cane Easel Tutorial is HERE. The glasses and this cute Snowman Salt & Pepper Shaker were placed on top of a Silver Glitter Snowflake.
Overall, I was happy with the table! I hope you got a few Holiday Table Decorating Ideas! 😀 Check back tomorrow to see the Holiday Party Food & Fun!