This month over at So Shelli the Creative Challenge is to share holiday table decoration projects. Wahoo that's right up my alley! She said we could do name cards, place settings, table decorations. . . whatever we want to share--just one project or an entire table ensemble. Here's the deal, I wanted to participate, but I also wanted a second challenge and that was to use what I have. Many times we think we have to go out and shop or make new, but that is not what I did. I pulled from things I have made recently. So scroll down to see what I pulled together for a festive Be of Good Cheer table design.
I started with seven sheets of paper for added color and interest. I included a mix of First Edition and Be of Good Cheer.
For softness and even more texture I made a no fuss runner with the Scalloped Edged Tulle Ribbon, in all three colors of course. (If you have it use it!)
I had a tree which I decorated with a collection of ornaments made using all Stampin' Up! products for the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo. I re-displayed the tree at my "Only Ornaments" class last month so in the spirit of "use what I have" I pulled them all off the tree and added them to the center of my table.
I based the tablescape with a pair of candle sticks and three Mason Jars to give me some levels. On each of those I added one of my flower poofs. (These flowers were made for the Pleasanton Scrapbook Expo). I used lots of layers of the packing paper from a SU! order and First Edition DSP cut in the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die. I then placed a few more at table level. To fill the rest of the table I added my stash of Designer Rosette ornaments. They add brilliant color, pattern, and dimension.
My favorite touch to the table design is that inside the Mason jars I added a battery operated tealight along with a Greetings of the Season two-sided apothecary label. A few more tealights in short glass holders add a pop of glow and glisten. Come Christmas dinner I will use real candles in the holders as I have a love hate relationship with fake tealights. There are times when they are necessary and times when they should be left out.
A gorgeous ornament simply placed at each place setting continues the decor and make for a festive party favor for everyone. I posted this favor a few weeks back, here is the link to learn a bit more.
Happy Holiday planning and decorating from SeeingInkSpots.