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Rachel Hardage Barrett - DIY Holiday Table Setting

Editor in Chief of “Country Living” magazine Rachel Hardage Barrett shows us how to create a festive holiday table setting from "Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas" book.
DIY Holiday Table Setting
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Tablescape, Home Decor
Seasonal Event:
Christmas

MATERIALS:

TO CREATE THE KRAFT PAPER PLACE SETTINGS:

  • Roll of kraft paper
  • White paint pen
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

TO CREATE THE TREAT BAGS:

  • Brown paper treat bags
  • Holiday stamps
  • White ink pad
  • Clothespins

TO CREATE THE GLITTERED CHRISTMAS BULBS:

  • Glitter in desired colors
  • Christmas light bulbs
  • Spray adhesive
  • Baker’s twine
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:

TO CREATE THE KRAFT PAPER PLACE SETTINGS:

  1. Cut lengths of kraft paper long enough to fit across your dining room table horizontally with a little extra length so that the curled edges are over the sides of the table.
  2. Draw out a circle or square in pencil on each side of the paper where a plate would go. Make this about 3” bigger all around than your plates or placemats if using them.
  3. Go over the shape with the white paint pen, at the top write in the name of the person who will be seated there. You can also add fun holiday details like a bow to make the square look like a present and a hook to make the circle look like an ornament.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to create as many place settings as needed.

TO CREATE THE TREAT BAGS:

  1. Lay the bags flat, dab the stamp into the ink and stamp the bags as desired.
  2. Allow the ink to dry on the bags.
  3. Place the treats inside, fold the top over and secure it closed with a clothespin.

TO CREATE THE GLITTERED CHRISTMAS BULBS:

  1. Tape off the metal portion of each lightbulb with masking tape.
  2. Spray the glass portion of the bulb with spray adhesive.
  3. Apply glitter to the bulb. Either sprinkle glitter on or dip the bulb into a bowl of glitter. Shake off the excess.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 to glitter all the bulbs.
  5. If desired, tie the bulbs to each other with even spacing in between each one using baker’s twine to create the effect of a string of Christmas lights.

Arrange these crafts on your holiday table and enjoy!

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