Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Tablescape: By Becky Conley

Here is my table setting for Christmas using lots of gorgeous
Robin's Nest papers. I just love the way it turned out!



Robin's Nest Supplies:
PAPER!!!!! Red Snowflakes, Black and White Holly, Glitter Snow Covered Trees (I used the pseudo solids on the reverse sides), Glitter Silver on Creme Swirl.

Other supplies: fine art glitter, Cricut "Joys of the Season" Poinsettia and Holly, "Celebrations" confetti, stickles: crimson and gold, sewing machine w/ gold metallic thread, decorating chalks, red fine art glitter (tulip), Canson Drawing Paper 14x17", dark green card stock, Spellbinders Holly border die S5-056, white duck tape, Elmer's spray adhesive, iridescent art glitter.

Here is the angel. She's an altered doll! I made her top out of white duck tape, the wings are many small pieces of white cardstock rounded like feathers and glued in layers. Then I sprayed each wing with adhesive and covered with iridescent art glitter. Her waist band is made of Glitter Silver on Creme Swirl. embellished with a layered poinsettia like the ones on the napkin rings and place mats. The skirt is white paper with waves of glue and art glitter with a holly border.



NAPKIN RINGS: 1 1/5" strip of white card stock embellished with green Holly Border and a large poinsettia. (directions below)



PLACE CARDS: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" white card stock folded with a layer of Red Snowflakes, and another layer of white with a large holly leaf and berries (directions below).



Directions:
1. The poinsettia is 5" (green card stock), 4" (Black and White Holly), 3" (Red Snowflakes), cut off the leaves of the 2 red layers, assemble and then outline the edges with glue and add fine art glitter. These were used on the place mats and napkin rings. The angel has a smaller identical set: 3 1/2, 2 1/2" and 1 1/2".

2. The holly is cut from Black and White Pine Tree paper (back side), make sure to cut one with the "FLIP" on so it's a mirror image. Make the berries red w/ stickles. These were used on the place mats and name cards.

PLACE MATS:

I actually adhered the "confetti" (Black and White Holly) to the background, then stitched in gold, some straight stitch over the confetti and then zig zag around the border. Then attached the poinsettia and holly as shown. white red stickles on the berries and yellow stickles at the center of the poinsettia. I wanted to keep it relatively flat so I can laminate them.

Thanks for visiting the Robin's Nest Blog, come back often for great project ideas and inspiration.
Cheers!
Becky

6 comments:

Rachel said...

You should be very proud of yourself! This is awesome!! I want to make some for my table!!

Margie H said...

Fabulous projects as always, Becky!! LOVE it :)

Ashley H said...

This is so pretty! I'm amazed at the altered doll!

Clare D. said...

These are beautiful table settings and napkin rings! I am wondering how many of us had that same doll growing up?!

Robin said...

Very nice

Irit Shalom said...

Looks delicious!

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