Here's our breakfast table (and dinner table 99% of the time), looking as happy as a table can:
Let's break it down and build it in layers, shall we?
I spotted this Dr. Seuss-like outdoor fabric at Hancock Fabric and thought it was a fun twist on the classic Christmas colors. I folded the edges under with the iron, then decided to skip the Stitch Witchery and just used fabric glue to create the 'hem.' It took all of about 5 minutes.
For the centerpiece, I filled my DIY pedestal bowl with ornaments that match this year's Christmas tree color scheme.
Not one to leave well-enough alone, I
Thank goodness I had extra felt, because apparently I'm the Worst.Snowflake.Maker.Ever!
What the French is that?!?! I made snowflakes out of paper as a kid, so I didn't think twice about it when I started cutting my first one out. One problem is how thick folded felt is....it's like cutting a horse's mane with nail scissors! (Or what I'd imagine it'd be like to cut a horse's mane with nail scissors since I've not actually ever tried it.) I didn't get much better at making them, so I don't have any good tips for you. Definitely practice with paper first, and maybe create a template if you're particular about how things turn out.
Once I had four snowflakes cut, I hoped to disguise their disfigurement, and add more sparkle, by gluing sequin discs on them.
(This is totally the best one of the bunch...pitiful, right? I'm kind of hoping you don't notice the others.)
But as a whole, it looks pretty cute...and definitely full of Christmas Cheer!
(The really weird looking one is Mr. Sugarplum's...so it's not just me that sucks at making them!)
We switch to our Spode Christmas dishes the day after Thanksgiving, so I set the table with them to get the full effect.
I raided my craft box and found jingle bells and a scrap of snowflake paper....so I rigged them up into musical napkin rings.
I didn't actually cook anything, but at least the table is ready for
So who's the snowflake-making-wizard out there...and what tips do you have for me?! And has anyone ever actually cut a horse's mane?
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