Simple DIY’s for Setting a Pretty Table

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

Setting a Pretty Table for a Special Occasion with Simple DIYs

Whether for a casual dinner party, wedding, or intimate dinner for two,

a beautiful table can set the mood.

For this dinner, I’m setting it up outside.  I love eating Al Fresco whenever possible.

It lends an air of casualness that promotes better conversations.

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Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

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Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

Let me start by saying, first and foremost, I am not a seamstress.

Which makes all of the following projects “sew simple”!

To create the Table Runner:

  • Start with a 2-yard piece of Rugby Tan Satin.  Cut the satin into two 22″ x 46″ pieces.  Sew the two ends together to create one long piece of satin.  
  • For simplicity, I folded, pinned, and ironed 1″ around the whole piece of fabric.
  • Tuck and refold the 1″ seam in half, pin in place.  Sew each side, leaving a 1/2″ seam.
  • Iron the seams.  
  • Sew a strip of lace trim on each end of the table runner.  My table runner is 20″ x 90″.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

  • I created 14″ napkins using the same technique as the table runner.  The lace is only on two sides of the napkin.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

There are several different ways to fold a napkin.  One of the easiest ways is the accordion napkin fold.

  • Begin with a pressed napkin.
  • Lay the napkin flat. Accordion-fold the napkin by folding the bottom edge 1″ to 1 1/2″. Continue folding the entire length of the napkin. Make sure to leave the lace showing on each end.
  • Fold the pleated napkin in half.
  • Wrap a small strip of 1½” satin ribbon around the middle of the folded napkin, overlapping and securing the ends with a glue dot.  
  • Wrap a small strip of satin rhinestone around the 1½ satin ribbon and securing the ends with a glue dot.  
  • Set onto the center of the plate and flare out the folds.
  • For a special touch, place a small flower in the center of the napkin ring.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

To make the Bow:

  • Cut two 24″ pieces of 1½” satin ribbon. 
  • Cut one 6″ piece of 3/8″ ribbon.
  • Fold the ribbon pieces into two loops crisscrossed with the tails on each end.  
  • Lay ribbon bows together with the second one askew. 
  • Tie the bows together with the shorter piece of ribbon.
  • Trim the ends of the ribbon tails with a notch cut.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

  • Cut a 2″ strip of satin rhinestone trim.  
  • Wrap around the center of the bow and attach in the back using a glue dot.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

  • You will need two ribbon bows, one for each end of the table.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

  • Pin the bows onto each end of the table.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

No “pretty table” would be complete without flowers.  

For a casual simple look, use a variety of large vases and vintage jars

to add flowers to your table. 

A simple ribbon tied around the neck is all you need.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

A Simple Vase of Daisies.

As Meg Ryan said in the movie, You’ve Got Mail…

“Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?”

To dress up a clear glass cylinder vase, wrap a strip of rhinestone trim around

the top of the vase and secure it with a glue dot.  (such a simple trick)

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

To Dress the Table:

  • I used the Aqua Voile to create a simple tablecloth. I sewed two ends together to make a 36″ X 90″ tablecloth. Because the fabric is light and airy, I carefully cut the fabric and did not sew any seams around the cloth. It is subtle enough to add a bit of detail without overwhelming the table.
  • Place the table runner centered on the table.
  • Place a natural woven placemat under the plates for a more casual look.
  • I used vintage pink wine glasses for the drinks and two different vintage plates.   I like to mix old with new to create a fun and inviting vibe.
  • Add napkins to the plates and flowers on the table to finish the look.

Simple DIY's for Setting a Pretty Table

Thoughtful touches and simple DIYs make this table perfect for any special occasion.

DIY Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag

Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag

How to Make a Reusable Fox Canvas Gift Bag.

I recently received some beautiful suede ribbon and embroidered patches from Gwen Studios

to create with.  After rummaging through a “box of stuff” and finding a piece of canvas material,

I decided to make a reusable canvas gift bag.

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Reusable Fox Gift Bag

Materials Used:    

  • 10″ x 14″ Canvas Material
  • Sewing Machine
  • Embroidered Iron On Fox Patch (Gwen Studios)
  • 24″ of 3/8″ Black Double Face Satin Ribbon  (Gwen Studios)
  • 14″ of 5/16″ Black Suede Ribbon with Stars (Gwen Studios)
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive*
  • Twine, Tag and Brass Leaf Embellishment

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Reusable Fox Gift Bag

Directions:

  • Fold-down the top of the canvas (lengthways) approx. 1″ and sew a seam across the top leave a 3/4″ pocket.
  • Fold the canvas in half and sew the remaining three sides closed.
  • Trim excess canvas and turn the canvas inside out to reveal the bag.
  • Sew or glue the suede ribbon on the bottom of the bag.
  • Iron Fox Embroidered Patch onto the front of the canvas using an iron set on the cotton setting.
  • Cover the embroidery with a damp cloth and iron for 60 seconds.
  • Turn bag over and iron until dry.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

  • Cut two small slits on the top pocket of the bag on each end.
  • Cut two 24″ pieces of black satin ribbon.
  • Attach a small safety pin to the end of a piece of ribbon.  Thread the ribbon through the top of the bag, remove the safety pin, and knot the ribbon.
  • On the opposite end of the bag, thread the second piece of ribbon through.
  • Pull both ends of the ribbon to gather and close the bag.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

  • Cut two small layered tags out of burlap and cardstock.
  • Stamp or handwrite a small greeting onto the tag.
  • Tie the tags along with a small brass embellishment onto the top of the bag with twine.

Reusable Fox Gift Bag

The reusable canvas bag is a simple project to make for all seasons.

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How to make a Ribbon Flower Wreath

Learn how to create ribbon flowers to embellish a small 6″ grapevine wreath.  

A great little Spring decoration.

Ribbon Flowers looks great on bags, gifts, wedding decorations and hair accessories.

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to make the Ribbon Flower Wreath you’ll need:

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How to make a Ribbon Flower Wreath:

  • Cut a 6″ piece of ribbon.
  • Use the ink applicator to apply purple ink to one edge of the ribbon.

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  • create a running stitch down one side of the ribbon.

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  • gather the ribbon and tie thread ends in a knot.

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  • glue small vintage button to the center of the flower.
  • to create leaves:  fold a small strip of green ribbon and glue to the back of the flower.

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  • Glue flowers onto wreath.
  • Optional:  Glue small sprigs of flowers on each end of the ribbon flowers.

Did you notice?  I used the Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser* to organize and hold my ribbon.

The Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser* also fits into the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer*

Hang your small wreath on a doorknob or decorative window and Enjoy.

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Embroidery Hoop Art

Loving the new Home Décor trend using Embroidery Hoops. 

I really love the new Home Décor trend using embroidery hoops and was so excited

when I saw the new Mix the Media Embroidery Hoop Art from Jillibean Soup at Creativation.

The embroidery hoop comes plain with an embroidered word inside in 8″ and 10″.

So many opportunities for embellishments.  (I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one.)

At the show, the Jillibean Soup crew were doing make and takes using the embroidery hoops.

I loved the project, but once I got home, I decided to make-over the embroidery hoop

to better fit my style and décor.  (for me…it needed a little red)

Here’s what I added to my Embroidery Hoop…

Directions:

  1. Glue vintage flower trim around the edge of the embroidery hoop using Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 glue.
  2. Create a banner using twine and 3″ strips of ribbon.  I added vinyl letters to spell the word “welcome”.
  3. Glue off white flowers from Prima Marketing onto the bottom of the hoop and add a couple heart stick pins.
  4.  Make a 1 1/2″ red and cream ribbon bow and glue it to the top of the embroidery hoop.

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How to Make a Snowflake Hair Bow

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To make my Snowflake Hair Bow you’ll need:

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Supplies Needed:

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Directions:

  1. Cut four 4″ pieces of 7/8″ Tranquil Blue Ribbon and four 4″ pieces of the Arabesque Ribbon.
  2. Remove wire from the Arabesque ribbon.  (white sheer)
  3. Cut four 3 1/2″ pieces of 3/8″ Tranquil Blue Ribbon and four 3 1/2″ pieces of Navy Satin.
  4. Thread needle and thread, tie with a knot leaving a long tail.
  5. Lay the 4″ white sheer ribbon over the 7/8″ Tranquil Blue Ribbon, fold the ribbon in half and stitch together with a simple running stitch.
  6. Lay the 3 1/2″ Navy Ribbon over the 3/8″ Tranquil Blue ribbon, fold the ribbon in half and add with a simple running stitch to the first section of ribbon.
  7. Continue stitching ribbon sections together.  (as shown in the picture above)
  8. Gather both ends of the thread, pull the ribbon together and tie with a knot.
  9. Cut eight 4″ of Arabesque sheer ribbon.  Remove wire from ribbon.
  10. Stitch ribbon together like in previous steps.  (see steps 6-8)
  11. Glue the two ribbon sections together with Fabri Tac glue.  (see picture below)
  12. Lightly apply blue ink onto white snowflake brad.  Wipe off excess ink.
  13. Remove prongs from the back of the snowflake brad and glue onto the white button.
  14. Glue button to the center of the bow.
  15. Glue or sew bow onto the metal barrette base.

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I would like to thank Offray Ribbon for generously providing the ribbon used in this project.

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