Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas is finally here!!!

So tonight is our family make up Christmas Eve! Looks like this time the weather is going to cooperate and things are a go!

Each year I try to do something handmade for my holiday table. I do place cards and gifts on each place setting. This year I used the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses line of paper to create my holiday themed table. I created a box using my Cricut and my Cricut Wild Card cartridge and placed window plastic over the opening. Then I filled each box with candy, tied a ribbon around the outside and placed a felt poinsettia in the center of the knot. Pretty simple!

I also decided for my place cards this year to use candles. I got these at Michael's on sale for 50 cents each and they are cinnamon. Then I cut a border strip, layered it with patterned cardstock, and punched out a scalloped circle along with a regular circle to place on the front that holds each persons name.

I also did a google search for napkin folding to find the napkin folding pattern I used for the plates. I also normally use paper plates and napkins but decided that it was time to do a more "green" christmas. So last year we bought an entire 12 piece place setting of these plain white dishes on clearance after christmas for like $23.00. There are serving dishes, coffee mugs, salt and pepper shaker, plates, bowls, dessert dishes, etc. So it was a steal of a deal for that entire set!

Well, back up to the kitchen to begin my food preparations. On the menu for this evenings festivities is Chicken Parmesan, fresh tomato mozzerella salad, Foccacia and Italian bread with seasoned dipping oil, and then my sister is making a homemade raspberry sorbet for dessert!


jen said...

super cute! I hope you have a wonderful celebration today! ;)
I love the box you made with the cricut- I'll have to check that cart out!

Pinky said...

Oh you did a beautiful job!

Anonymous said...

Love the boxes! How did you fold the napkins?