I love traditional Christmas colors, but sometimes I like to step outside the box for something a little more fun. A bright color combination adds some whimsy to Christmas. For my holiday tablescape this year I am going to try something a little brighter that I think my little boys are going to love! To get a jump start on the decorating I’m creating some DIY paper embossed place settings for the table.
- White Cardstock
- Glamorous Glitter Cardstock
- Seasonal Border Embossing Folder
- Snowflakes and Scroll Embossing Folder
- Embossing Machine
- Wet Adhesive
The border dies are 1.5″ tall so cut the white cardstock in 1.5″ strips. Place the strips of paper inside the embossing folder and send them through an embossing machine.
You can also emboss the glitter paper. This is the good glitter paper, meaning it doesn’t shed! So it is very easy to work with. Use the Snowflakes and Scroll embossing folder with the glitter paper.
We are going to use the snowflake border on napkin rings and the other two sentiments as plate decorations. To dress up the white cardstock and add a pop of color we will glue the cardstock to the glitter paper. Cut off any excess paper from the embossed strips, and cut the sheets of glitter paper in half lengthwise. Center the embossed strips on the glitter paper and glue in place.
The embossed glitter paper will act as our name place settings. Cut leftover white cardstock into small rectangles that will fit on the glitter paper. Emboss one edge to dress them up a bit. Glue the cardstock to the glitter paper.
Once dry, roll the napkin holders so that the ends meet and staple in place. Insert napkins.
Place the sentiment cards on dinner plates.
Assign the place cards to a table setting.
Isn’t it a fun start for a bright Christmas table setting? The pink, blue, and green are such a great color combination!