I love decking out the table for the holidays. It’s also fun challenging myself to use bits of this and a little of that from around the house. Add in some fall color from the garden and you have the makings of a centerpiece. In the past I’ve used leftover crafting paper, fallen leaves, candles and ribbon. It’s a fun way to get crafty.
Three Velvet Pumpkins
This year I made one small splurge: three tiny velvet pumpkins. I found them at a local craft fair last month and instantly fell in love. The plush and weighted pumpkins are about the size of an apple. What makes them so special is the stem: the artist used real ones! Aren’t they clever?
I wish I had her name but I tossed my receipt and now can’t give her proper credit. Hopefully she’ll read this one day and will know how delighted I am to have them.
Ringing The Napkins
This year’s napkins get a little dress up via raffia and tulle. The tulle is leftover from an earlier project. The raffia used to be a bow. Instead of place cards, I’ll attach tags to each napkin, using my all-time favorite tag maker. I even hauled out the old iron to press those napkins into smooth squares. I’m not sure what came over me?
The New Zealand Flax is several shades of lovely, but I’ve never used it in a bouquet. I’m going to challenge myself to use the tall leaves, along with the Japanese Silver Grass and the Japanese Forest Grass, both standing tall in the garden. The grasses made cute little trees in last month’s fairy garden. I can see them from my window as I write this, blowing in the breeze. If the arrangement turns out, I’ll post a few pictures tomorrow.
Do you enjoy decorating for your holidays? If so, what do you have in store?