Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Napkins&Table decorations for Christmas+napkin fold tutorial
Here are some inspirations for your table at various festivities. How about a cute look for afternoon coffee? Use some greenery and berries, add a cookie to a place card and add some cute red and white napkins.
I think this one is especially cute if children are invited. Paint a Santa face on a bulb, glue a little Christmas hat on top and you are done!
If you are short on time and materials just take a Pointsetta flower and write the guest's name on it to make a place card.
Isn't this cute? Place a small tea light holder on the plate. Put a little gift in it. Use greenery, cut from the ends of branches, tie together with wire. Take a small bulb and remove the top, and place on greenery arrangement. Use double-sided tape to wrap around the bulb and greenery, and then wrap a ribbon around it.
The idea below is a little more festive and elegant. You can use any combination of ribbon and charms, to go with your theme and colors.
For the picture below use a vintage napkin and a dried orange slice.
Place the napkin through the cookie cutter. Tie a ribbon with some greenery around it and add a small name tag. Your guests can take the cookie cutter home as a gift.
For the green tree you willneed green napkins, after folding it into a tree you can add some greenery and little stars or what have you on top.
Here is how to fold the tree:
1. Spread the napkin, so that the left side is above.
2. Half the napkin once from left to right.
3. With the index finger hold the center of the upper edge and the left and right upper corner approx. 2 cm thick, so that a flat triangular form develops.
4. Now fold the right side over the center. The remaining lower rectangular part should be somewhat more than 1/3 of the overall height of the napkin.
5. Now fold the left side likewise inward. It makes certain that the lower corners of the developed triangle are on the same height.
6. Fold the lower rectangular part at the corners of the triangle upward.
7. At a thought folding edge, which is about 5 cm over the developed lower edge, flip back the top of the rectangle again.
8. Fold the lower right corner downward in such a way that an equilateral triangle develops. Make sure that the vertical edge is straight, these will make the trunk of the fir.
9. Fold the left side similar to the previous step inward now.
Turn the napkin over and done.
For more Christmas Inspiration please visit my Pinterest pages or my Bavarian Christmas pages. Cheers,