Yesterday we invited my nephews over to do some advent crafts and help us light our second advent candle. Christmas is a time when we have to borrow kids since we don't have our own! We decorated sugar cookies, made some ornaments, watched The Grinch, and had lots of fun! I wanted to create a fun, simple tablescape for them. Here are some pictures for you. Tutorials will come soon to show you how to make the placemats and the peppermint topiaries. Oh, and here's a teaser: part of the topiary is edible!
The little 1 foot white Christmas tree I found at Target for $5. I cut a little tree skirt out of a square of red felt and draped $1 candy cane garland from the dollar store. The table runner and tablecloth are both from HomeGoods from years past. I think the napkin rings were from Macy's last year after Christmas, I found them at .75 a piece. SCORE!
Almost everything you need for the topiaries can be found at the dollar store!
These placemats I made are fast, easy and cheap!
Truth be told, I had other plans for more detail on this table. Candy cane placecards, candleholders wrapped in chocolate and red papers. But as I was measuring my time and what was important, the memories we were creating were more important. So I went with basic and simple rather than detailed and elaborate. And my cutie pie nephews were thrilled all the same!
The tutorials are now available!
Peppermint Stripe Placemats
Peppermint Topiaries with Edible Snow
The Lettered Cottage
A Stroll Thru Life
My 1929 Charmer