Friday, December 5, 2008

It is easy to have a pretty Christmas Table

Red is my very favorite color. I love the excitement of it and Christmas decorating allows me to use it through out my house. I have a love for table cloths, place mats and napkins and I always have them on my table. My Mom was the same way, so some things down generations never change.

So, I thought for Heather's challenge I would create the things I love the most. Pretty napkins rings, place cards and some candles that I made and decorated. I decide to use these beautiful Christmas bulbs as my theme for the project. Here are the details:

Candle: I poured the candle into a 4 inch mold, scenting it with my Frankincense and Myrrh fragrance. (ymmmm). I found some gold studs with 4 prongs on them that easily pushed into
the candle after I unmolded it. I cut out the Christmas Bulbs from the Merry Bright Cosmo
Papers with my Cricut, using the Joys's of the Season Cartridge. I love this ribbon from May Arts and thought it went very well with all the papers from Cosmo Crickett shown below . Versafine green ink was used to stamp Holy, Holy, Holy onto the Christmas Bulb.

Place cards: Still using the Cosmo Crickett paper I cut out a piece of the Ornament paper 3 1/4 inch by 4 inch, rounded the corners and scored it with my Scor-It . Then used a gold pen on all of the sides to accent the paper. I stamped my DH's name with my Times Roman font from JustRite Stamps and attached it to the Christmas Bulb and then used Dimensionals to pop it up. Very easy and what a nice addition to a table. Your dinner guests will love it.

Napkin Ring: Talk about easy. I cut a strip of paper 8 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide from the Ornament Paper and a strip from Merry Bright that was 8 inches long and 1 inch wide.
After attaching the two together and then making a round circle with them, I attached a Christmas Bulb with some Dimensionals and I was done.

Heather Telford - bits and pieces - Heather is sharing a Featured Project with us today (WOW) — how to Dress up Your Table! Fun!!! And Heather is also incorporating a Challenge in with her project, making it 1-2-3 easy for us to decorate our own tables!!! Be sure to stop in at Heather’s place today for many great samplings of table decor! Her table is just beautiful!

You can see more samples from Heather’s designers. They are Jennifer, Darlene, Jerri and Sharon.

LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings - Doesn’t every Mother need a helper, especially during the Holidays? Well, for LeAnne’s Featured Project that is just what she is giving us, a Mother’s Holiday Helper! LeAnne is running a Challenge along with her project, providing us with templates and instruction so we can quickly and easily create our own helper!!! Don’t miss it!!! And you can see more samples from LeAnne’s designers as well. They are Barb, Deb, Janine, Darlene and Sharon.

AJ Otto - The Willow Garden- AJ has some BLOG CANDY to share! Sharon Johnson - No Time To Stamp? with more BLOG CANDY!
Be sure to stop by Sharon's to see the wonderful Craft Organizer she has created. Wow!


Heather said...

What great colours, Joan. I love all three elements but especially the very stylish candle.

Barbara Schram said...

What rich and inviting colors, Joan! I LOVE the candle embellishments! Every detail is beautiful!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, Joan -- what beautiful items for the table!!! I LOVE the idea of napkins rings -- I used to use them all the time when I was single, -- then came Steve and babies and I tried, but -- oh well -- you know!!! And your candle is gorgeous!!!! It is so white and beautiful - I LOVE it!!! GREAT project!!!

LeAnne said...

Joan, these are awesome! I love your choice of fabric, too!

Janine said...

Joan this is beautiful!! I love the colors you chose. The candle looks so pretty!!
Hope you have an great day!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Joan, this is just sooo beautiful! I love that you made your candle-- the scent is so wonderful smelling, and the studs around it a special touch!
Your guests will surely love this!

Anonymous said...

Joan, these are absolutely fabulous! Oh I wish I could smell that wonderful candle, and the napkins rings and placecards are just beautiful! I love the ornament theme!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

Very pretty Joan! I love red too!

Take care and STAY POSTIIVE!

Anonymous said...

What stunning work Joan !! Your table is sure to be a hit :)

Darlene said...

WOW ... how awesome Joan!! SO festive and welcoming!! LOVE the ornament idea ... and that candle is beautiful!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I SWOON over these colors! Beautiful candle--I love the idea of the studs and the top cover. Your use of the ornament throughout is a wonderful touch. Very creative the way you did the placecard. I just love it all!