Please help us welcome the amazing Elizabeth from Seeinginkspots. As she share this beautiful Tablescape tutorial for Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to leave comments to make her feel welcome!
I am from San Jose California and love my family and crafting. If I could create everyday I would be in a state of bliss. I enjoy making altered scrapbooks and cards, gift boxes, tags, and lately, I have totally enjoyed creating gifts, jewelry, and home decor items with Stampin' Up! products. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1998 and I love my job.
Today is an exciting day as I have created a special Fabric Friday post for Passionately Artistic, a weekly linking party. Pop over there and join in the fun.One of my favorite things to do during the Holidays is designing table settings for fancy dinners. For this year I wanted to do something entirely different from what I usually do. Instead of chargers under the dinner plates and name cards placed at each setting I thought I would combine the two within a frame.
First I found an old ratty 11" x 17" frame which was in need of a face lift and then I gave it a quick coat of Heirloom White spray paint. For the base of the frame I wrapped a piece of tea stained muslin around a piece of 10 7/8" x 16 7/8" foam core board. To help the fabric stay in place I used batting adhesive on the front side of the foam core and cloth tape on the back.
To set the table I layered a green bamboo place mat under the frame and then placed my dishes. I played with the direction of which way to place the frame. I like it with the silver ware on and off the frame. Either direction works for me and it will depend on what I come up with for the centerpiece. To pump up the napkin I quickly snipped and ripped an 18" square of another pattern from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric. For the napkin ring I cut a couple tags from the coordinating Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and a banner greeting from the hand Penned Holidays stamp set. I love how the text adds a little something something that just finishes the look.
Well, now I am off to Good Will to find five more frames, enough for our Thanksgiving dinner. Come back for more!
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