Setting the table

At Christmas time, I love getting together with family and eating a nice dinner. I'm so excited to share Lori's ideas, for setting the perfect Christmas table!

The Perfect Table
By: Lori R

I ended up creating a whole place setting. The plate is sitting on a piece of the scalloped paper. To create a "place mat" I layered the clear sheet over the patterned paper and cut around the edges. The napkin holder is one of the die cuts from the Christmas Sleigh collection. I also added buttons around the charger plate to add texture and more color.

I choose to use 1 1/4 inch squares, to create these trees and the trees are sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. The squares were pinched in the middle and glued on at the tip, to the tree. It's the same technique as the "tissue paper school projects", we made back in the 2nd grade :)

The trees are arranged on a piece of the scalloped paper from the Christmas Sleigh collection, on a crystal cake plate. I placed a wreath around the bottom of the cake plate to jazz up the ensemble.

I embellished with a bird, a few small flower, and a ribbon.
Then to finish the Christmas winter look, I hung snowflakes from the middle of the table (adding a focal point).

Heidi's Thoughts:
Do you do a big Christmas Dinner? Are you planning on setting your tables with decorations, matching this season? We'd love to see pictures. Feel free to share here.


  1. How beauttiful this is. Such an elegant looking place setting!

  2. Get out!! That's the most intriguing idea I've seen this year! LOVE those trees - and the technique....what a sweet walk down memory lane!! Hugs for the great photos and super ideas! I'm not going out on a limb with beauties like this, but I do hope to have a pretty table nevertheless! I shouldn't have bought it all...should be making it look wonderful like THESE pics!

  3. Beautiful place setting! tfs!!! :)

  4. How beauttiful this is. Such an elegant looking place setting!

    Work from home India

  5. That's just gorgeous! I really like those trees... and I think my children could even help with those :o)