Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Tablescape Link Party + HomeGoods Contest

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Hello hello and welcome to the Holiday Tablescape Link Party! I can’t wait to see how you all set your tables this season ~ let’s get started!  HomeGoods is the sponsor of this contest and there are big prizes up for grabs!  The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card to HomeGoods and the three runners up will each receive a $50 gift card to HomeGoods.  Cha-ching!  

holiday tablescape link party

All the talk about setting a pretty table got me in the mood too, so I set one for a monthly get together with my moms group with some seasonal paperwhites in silver cachepots and a little evergreen in the center too.  Scattered across are some ornaments in shades of silver and blue ~ simple and sparkly.     

evergreen tree and paperwhites

silver ornaments white pot cg

I love the combination of silver, blue, and winter whites in holiday décor, it always feels so fresh.  What about you?  How did you set your table this year?  Time to show me whatcha got!  Fall and winter tablescapes count, from Thanksgiving through the end of the year (Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, etc.)  One entry per person.    

Link up your holiday tablescape and let’s get this party started !!     

swirl snip

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Paper Straw Snowflakes

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Last summer, I kept seeing cute paper straws popping up in tablescapes and at summer parties, and I couldn’t help but think they’d be so fun to craft with during the holidays, especially in the traditional Christmas colors of red and white. To me, they look just like peppermint sticks!

I haven’t decorated at Christmas with very much red in years past (call me a rebel) but red and I are no longer estranged. This holiday season you’ll be seeing plenty of crimson at my house so let’s start with this fun and easy craft project: paper straw snowflakes!   

red paper straw snowflake with border

 

If you want to make some of your own, here’s what you’ll need.  For a large 10 inch snowflake: 5 pipe cleaners; 8 paper straws; 24 beads; center embellishment; ribbon or string.  (For smaller snowflakes, cut 4 paper straws in half for a total of 8 stems).  The baker’s twine and paper straws were ordered online (see sources below) and all other supplies are from Michaels.

 

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