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  • Photos By: Hank and Hunt

    Project By: Jenny Batt 

    Want to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding reception? Make these crepe paper pom garlands in matching shades and add pretty pops of color.

    Materials:

    Crepe paper flats Scissors Twine     Step One: Cut squares of crepe paper in the colors you like.  

    Step Two:

    Cut each set of squares into strips about ¾” wide.

      Step Three: Take each strip and pinch together in the middle. This step doesn’t take as long as you think it would and it makes it easier to get really fluffy poms. If you tie multiple together before pinching, you will possibly tear the paper when you fluff each pom later.     Step Four: Cut a long piece of twine for the garland. Set aside. Take about 20 pinched strips and tie together in the center.     Step Five: Tie each pom to the twine for the garland. Add as many or as few as you would like. Add pops of clashing colors for fun, too.     Tip: Enlist your friends and have a crafting party to make multiples of these, you'll be able to make a whole bunch in a small amount of time.        

     

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  • Photos By: Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Creative

    With a few everyday tools, transform plain white poster board into a chic geometric backdrop perfect for a modern-themed wedding.

      Supplies:  desktop printer This template 4 sheets of 8.5"x11" cardstock 9 sheets of 28"x22" white poster board  scissors x-acto knife yard stick or measuring tape self-healing cutting mat double-sided tape duct tape fishing line (to hang backdrop)

    Steps One - Three:   1. Download and print all four pages of template onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock. Cut out shapes and tape pieces together to form a star. This is your template for tracing.    2. Trace template onto the back (dull side) of a sheet of poster board. On a 28"x22" sheet, you can fit three stars.    3. Cut out star shapes. From beginning to end, each star takes about five minutes. The backdrop I created measures 44"x 53" and is made up of 27 star shapes.     Step Four:  Stack the stars together, orienting them so the edges are even.     Step Five:   Working from left to right, lay out a row of stars, overlapping the "arms" of each piece. Use double-sided tape to affix edges together. Important: The center line of each star must be exactly vertical and parallel to each other. Keep each row perfectly straight and make sure each star piece is oriented the same direction so the pieces fit together consistently. This is to ensure you have a uniform, symmetrical backdrop. I used the slats of my floor as a guide to line up my stars, but you can also use a measuring tape or yardstick. My completed first row is five stars across.   '   Step Six:   Lay out the second row of stars. Starting on the left, place a star so that the center line meets where the two bottom stars join. Complete the row for a total of four stars. Check that the center line of each star is perfectly vertical across all rows. You can use your yardstick or measuring tape for this.     Steps Seven - Nine:   7. Repeat the process for a third row with five stars across. Then a fourth row with four stars across. Continue for a total of 6 rows.   8. Carefully flip the backdrop over and use small pieces of duct or masking tape to reinforce the "joints" where the stars meet.   9. Trim off the edges on the left, right, and bottom.     Step Ten:    To finish the top of the backdrop, trim off star pieces as indicated in picture. You will end up with three "points" along the top.     Step Eleven:    On the backside of the finished three points, attach a small piece of duct tape a couple inches wide. Punch out a hole using a small hole punch. To hang, string fishing line through the holes, knot, and attach to ceiling hooks.  
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    The bride and groom's initials are a great way to personalize their chairs! We started with a pair of wooden letters (available at most craft stores) and used matte gold spray paint to give them an elegant sheen.

      After the paint dried, we looped a wide piece of ribbon through each letter.     We tied the letters on each chair so that they hung down over the backs. Not only are these a sweet way to reserve chairs for your event, but they also make for a great photo op!     Here's a no-sew way to make a modified chair slipcover: Start with a piece of fabric (we used linen) and measure it so that it fits across the back of the chair and is long enough to hang down both the front and the back of the chair. Then, make two slits along either side of the fabric and slide ribbon through the slits.     Drape the fabric over the back of the chair and tie it to the chair with the ribbon to prevent it from sliding off. This is a great way to dress up all of the chairs at your event, or even just the ones at the bridal party's table!     Using greenery from a florist, it's easy to make a pretty garland for the back of a chair.     Simply form the greens into a swag, trimming off excess stems as you go. Use floral wire to attach the stems to one another.     Once your garland is at the desired length, hang it across the back of your chair and tie each end to the chair using string or floral wire. This is a super-inexpensive alternative to using flowers, and just as pretty!   =

     

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  • Photos By Chelsea Fuss

    Garlands are lovely on the bride and groom chairs, or made longer for a centerpiece or hanging garland. You won't believe how easy they are to make!     Flowers that work well for this project: Asters (pictured) Chrysanthemums Roses or rose petals Carnations Marigolds   You will need: About 10 -15 stems of fully opened flower blossoms (for a standard Chivari chair) Fishline A Needle Scissors A spray bottle with water Ziplock bag Ribbon (around 2 yards)

    1. Clip the stems off all the flowers so they can sit flat. Measure the width of your chair and times it by 2. For the standard Chivari chair that we used, we made about a 12" garland.     2. Cut a length of fishline to match your measurement. Thread a needle through the fishline and tie a knot at the end of it. Push the needle through the bottom of the flower and repeat. String together all the flowers until the garland is full.     Tip: Mist the garland with water and keep in the fridge overnight in a ziplock bag.     Your pretty chair garland is complete. This is best made the night before or the morning of your event.   Assign your caterer, wedding planner, or friend to tie the garlands on the chairs before your reception.     3. Tie each end to the top of the chair and then add ribbon!       Total cost of this garland was $8, including the ribbon!   Photographed at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland www.acehotel.com. Chair and linen rentals courtesy of Party Place PDX www.thepartyplacepdx.com. Photos By Chelsea Fuss
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    Photos By: Carly Taylor   Add a sweet, personalized touch to desserts or drinks! They are easy to make in mass and can be completely customized to match your wedding colors and theme.     A stack of them laid out with chalk will provide your guests with the chance to personalize their drinks at the bar, or written on prior they can easily label each of your options for drinks or sweets at the reception!   Materials: Unsanded tile grout (home depot carries it), paint in whatever color you choose, white card stock paper, paint brush, hand sand paper, double sided tape, measuring cups, stir sticks, scissors.     Process:   1. Mix your 1/2 cup of your paint with 1 tablespoon of the tile grout and stir until the grout is completely dissolved.     Mixing the grout . . . Stir away!       2. Using your brush, paint an even coat of the mixture onto your card stock paper and let dry. Once dry, lightly sand your paper by hand to remove any lifted spots.     3. Cut your paper into long thin lines and then cut each line down to the label size of your choosing, cut a V notch at the end of each to create a flag.       4. Fold each flag in half and using double sided tape attach to your stir stick. Your flags are almost ready!     Voila!     5. Pre-write your labels with chalk or leave a handful out during your wedding festivities for guests to write in themselves.     How cute are these?!     Photos By: Carly Taylor
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    Photo by Chelsea Fuss   We love these modern lanterns for an ultra-hip wedding. The best part is that they are super simple and inexpensive to make!     Materials: Crepe Paper (about 1/2 a roll per lantern), 12" white lanterns, Scissors, Glue Stick, Embroidery Floss or string, A hanger or rack (to hang the lantern while you are making it)     Step One: Start by cutting the crepe paper into 2" pieces.     Step Two: Add glue to the back of the 2" squares and begin glueing them to the lantern- starting at the bottom.     Step Three: Make a row of crepe paper and follow that pattern all the way up the lantern, securing the crepe paper with glue as you go. The bottom of each row should overlap the next row by a few centimeters.     Step Four: It helps to work on the lantern while it is hanging, so you may want to try and suspend it from a hanger or coat rack while you work.     Step Five: Embroidery floss is just the right weight to hang the lanterns when you are finished.     Step Six: It took us about 30-40 minutes to make each lantern.     Step Seven: Grab a group of friends and make some lanterns for your big day! Just a few over a table top can make a cool statement for a modern wedding.     Enjoy!  
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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    The sparkly and metallic confetti system took the design world by storm last year. First spotted on just about every beautifully designed website and then even in J.Crew's winter window display, we are loving how pretty they are. I imagine a wedding lined with the concept would be just stunning!

    A DIY version of the popular decoration that uses left over wrapping paper is the perfect project to tackle before finally saying goodbye to the holidays. It would look amazing made in mass with your bridesmaids one evening.     There are quite a few steps, but once you get a few of them down the process is very easy and quick!   Materials:  Wrapping paper, a compass & scissors.  

    Directions: 

    1. Using the back side of your wrapping paper, lay it out on a large, firm surface and with the compass fully extended, draw a light pencil circle.

    2. Cut out the circle along the outer line.

    3. Next, you will need to cut into your circle, do not cut straight through the center. Instead, cut up and leave about 1 inch uncut from every side in the center.

    4. Cut the circle into 4th's and then cut each section into 8th's to create thin and even strips.     Cut, cut, cut!     Cutting your topper.     Fold the paper over, in half (right side facing out) and then turn the two sides back creating a pointed top.     Using a small dot of glue, attach the thin strip to the top/back of your confetti, wrap around leaving adequate paper for hanging from the top.  

    Hang over your choice of metallic string, yarn, or fishing wire.

    All done!

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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    French Countryside:

    Inspired by a set of vintage French pottery, we embraced our inner Francophile and created a unique table with a mix of patterns and colors that evoke the French countryside!  

    Lavender:

    We tied bundles of lavender together as favors. Lavender is quintessentially French, and remains fragrant even after the stems dry out, leaving guests with a lovely reminder of your day!     Classic Patterns: We chose muted red stripes for the tablecloth overlay, red and off-white checks for the table runner, and a traditional navy blue and red French-inspired print to use for napkins.     Hidden Gems: The rustic fleur-de-lis votive holders were a flea market find, and add to the old-world, country look of our table.     Pottery: Using the pottery as the starting point of our theme, we chose flowers and fabrics that complimented the colors of the dishes.     Mix and Match: Because we used different fabrics for the linens on our table, we stuck with simple, classic patterns in similar colorways to make the look work.     Centerpiece: Since we wanted the pottery to be the star of the table, we used an old wooden box to hold our centerpiece flowers. We stuck a container of water inside, and filled it to the brim with a casual, unstructured arrangement that kept with our color scheme: sunflowers, hydrangeas, and sprigs of lavender.     Finishing Touches: The lavender in the centerpiece carried over to each place setting.    

     

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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    This is one of our favorite table settings ever - it's crisp, organic and lovely.

    We love the idea of a green table in every sense of the word - stocked with cooking herbs on each guest's plate!  

    Recycled mason jars were used as glasses, while natural linens were draped over the table.

    For centerpieces, large, inexpensive cylinder vases were covered in burlap.

    Each vase was filled with fresh-cut herbs.     You could also use plants and just wrap their pots in burlap as well.     Garnish all of your food and beverages with herbs as well!     If you use fresh bouquets at your table, keep them in water until guests arrive.     Flowers add the final touch.     Your table is complete - and gorgeous.  
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    It's so easy to create a winter table that's seasonal and festive, yet without too much kitsch or flash. Here's how we did it!

    Tan, white and red make up the colors of our table, and all three are reflected in the table linens we chose. First, a plain white tablecloth covers the table, and then we topped that with a burlap and red striped overlay which adds a warm texture to our look.

    We made napkins from cheery red plaid fabric, and cut and folded them longer than average so that the ends could wrap slightly around the edges of the salad plate.

    Pinecones make sweet and super-easy placecards, and add a natural element to the table. Use plain brown pinecones, or ones with a bit of faux snow sprayed on them. We simply cut small rectangles of cardstock and used rubber stamps gently dipped in white acrylic paint to write the guest name on each one.

    Stout pinecones work especially well to hold a name tag, but using a dab of glue to adhere the card to the pinecone will also do the trick.

    The place settings are simple and classic, without looking overly "done", and help make the table look inviting.

    For our centerpiece, we stuck with our "simple" mindset and filled 3 brown bags with fresh red cranberries, and used a white vinyl number sticker on one of the bags as a table number.

    We gathered the three filled bags in the center of the table, and stuck a thin white candle taper in the middle of each bag.

    The gorgeous color of the cranberries is a perfect shade of red for our table, and using them in our centerpiece makes it a totally unique (and inexpensive!) way to decorate the middle of our table.     Last but not least, our favors also got the stripped-down treatment. We filled mini-paper bags with handmade treats (oatmeal cranberry cookies, anyone?) and tied the tops up with red and white baker's twine. Display on a tray so your guests can take home a sweet reminder of your special day!  
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  • Photos By: Hank and Hunt

    Project By: Jenny Batt 

    Want to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding reception? Make these crepe paper pom garlands in matching shades and add pretty pops of color.

    Materials:

    Crepe paper flats Scissors Twine     Step One: Cut squares of crepe paper in the colors you like.  

    Step Two:

    Cut each set of squares into strips about ¾” wide.

      Step Three: Take each strip and pinch together in the middle. This step doesn’t take as long as you think it would and it makes it easier to get really fluffy poms. If you tie multiple together before pinching, you will possibly tear the paper when you fluff each pom later.     Step Four: Cut a long piece of twine for the garland. Set aside. Take about 20 pinched strips and tie together in the center.     Step Five: Tie each pom to the twine for the garland. Add as many or as few as you would like. Add pops of clashing colors for fun, too.     Tip: Enlist your friends and have a crafting party to make multiples of these, you'll be able to make a whole bunch in a small amount of time.        

     

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  • Photos By: Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Creative

    With a few everyday tools, transform plain white poster board into a chic geometric backdrop perfect for a modern-themed wedding.

      Supplies:  desktop printer This template 4 sheets of 8.5"x11" cardstock 9 sheets of 28"x22" white poster board  scissors x-acto knife yard stick or measuring tape self-healing cutting mat double-sided tape duct tape fishing line (to hang backdrop)

    Steps One - Three:   1. Download and print all four pages of template onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock. Cut out shapes and tape pieces together to form a star. This is your template for tracing.    2. Trace template onto the back (dull side) of a sheet of poster board. On a 28"x22" sheet, you can fit three stars.    3. Cut out star shapes. From beginning to end, each star takes about five minutes. The backdrop I created measures 44"x 53" and is made up of 27 star shapes.     Step Four:  Stack the stars together, orienting them so the edges are even.     Step Five:   Working from left to right, lay out a row of stars, overlapping the "arms" of each piece. Use double-sided tape to affix edges together. Important: The center line of each star must be exactly vertical and parallel to each other. Keep each row perfectly straight and make sure each star piece is oriented the same direction so the pieces fit together consistently. This is to ensure you have a uniform, symmetrical backdrop. I used the slats of my floor as a guide to line up my stars, but you can also use a measuring tape or yardstick. My completed first row is five stars across.   '   Step Six:   Lay out the second row of stars. Starting on the left, place a star so that the center line meets where the two bottom stars join. Complete the row for a total of four stars. Check that the center line of each star is perfectly vertical across all rows. You can use your yardstick or measuring tape for this.     Steps Seven - Nine:   7. Repeat the process for a third row with five stars across. Then a fourth row with four stars across. Continue for a total of 6 rows.   8. Carefully flip the backdrop over and use small pieces of duct or masking tape to reinforce the "joints" where the stars meet.   9. Trim off the edges on the left, right, and bottom.     Step Ten:    To finish the top of the backdrop, trim off star pieces as indicated in picture. You will end up with three "points" along the top.     Step Eleven:    On the backside of the finished three points, attach a small piece of duct tape a couple inches wide. Punch out a hole using a small hole punch. To hang, string fishing line through the holes, knot, and attach to ceiling hooks.  
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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    The bride and groom's initials are a great way to personalize their chairs! We started with a pair of wooden letters (available at most craft stores) and used matte gold spray paint to give them an elegant sheen.

      After the paint dried, we looped a wide piece of ribbon through each letter.     We tied the letters on each chair so that they hung down over the backs. Not only are these a sweet way to reserve chairs for your event, but they also make for a great photo op!     Here's a no-sew way to make a modified chair slipcover: Start with a piece of fabric (we used linen) and measure it so that it fits across the back of the chair and is long enough to hang down both the front and the back of the chair. Then, make two slits along either side of the fabric and slide ribbon through the slits.     Drape the fabric over the back of the chair and tie it to the chair with the ribbon to prevent it from sliding off. This is a great way to dress up all of the chairs at your event, or even just the ones at the bridal party's table!     Using greenery from a florist, it's easy to make a pretty garland for the back of a chair.     Simply form the greens into a swag, trimming off excess stems as you go. Use floral wire to attach the stems to one another.     Once your garland is at the desired length, hang it across the back of your chair and tie each end to the chair using string or floral wire. This is a super-inexpensive alternative to using flowers, and just as pretty!   =

     

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  • Photos By Chelsea Fuss

    Garlands are lovely on the bride and groom chairs, or made longer for a centerpiece or hanging garland. You won't believe how easy they are to make!     Flowers that work well for this project: Asters (pictured) Chrysanthemums Roses or rose petals Carnations Marigolds   You will need: About 10 -15 stems of fully opened flower blossoms (for a standard Chivari chair) Fishline A Needle Scissors A spray bottle with water Ziplock bag Ribbon (around 2 yards)

    1. Clip the stems off all the flowers so they can sit flat. Measure the width of your chair and times it by 2. For the standard Chivari chair that we used, we made about a 12" garland.     2. Cut a length of fishline to match your measurement. Thread a needle through the fishline and tie a knot at the end of it. Push the needle through the bottom of the flower and repeat. String together all the flowers until the garland is full.     Tip: Mist the garland with water and keep in the fridge overnight in a ziplock bag.     Your pretty chair garland is complete. This is best made the night before or the morning of your event.   Assign your caterer, wedding planner, or friend to tie the garlands on the chairs before your reception.     3. Tie each end to the top of the chair and then add ribbon!       Total cost of this garland was $8, including the ribbon!   Photographed at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland www.acehotel.com. Chair and linen rentals courtesy of Party Place PDX www.thepartyplacepdx.com. Photos By Chelsea Fuss
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    Photos By: Carly Taylor   Add a sweet, personalized touch to desserts or drinks! They are easy to make in mass and can be completely customized to match your wedding colors and theme.     A stack of them laid out with chalk will provide your guests with the chance to personalize their drinks at the bar, or written on prior they can easily label each of your options for drinks or sweets at the reception!   Materials: Unsanded tile grout (home depot carries it), paint in whatever color you choose, white card stock paper, paint brush, hand sand paper, double sided tape, measuring cups, stir sticks, scissors.     Process:   1. Mix your 1/2 cup of your paint with 1 tablespoon of the tile grout and stir until the grout is completely dissolved.     Mixing the grout . . . Stir away!       2. Using your brush, paint an even coat of the mixture onto your card stock paper and let dry. Once dry, lightly sand your paper by hand to remove any lifted spots.     3. Cut your paper into long thin lines and then cut each line down to the label size of your choosing, cut a V notch at the end of each to create a flag.       4. Fold each flag in half and using double sided tape attach to your stir stick. Your flags are almost ready!     Voila!     5. Pre-write your labels with chalk or leave a handful out during your wedding festivities for guests to write in themselves.     How cute are these?!     Photos By: Carly Taylor
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    Photo by Chelsea Fuss   We love these modern lanterns for an ultra-hip wedding. The best part is that they are super simple and inexpensive to make!     Materials: Crepe Paper (about 1/2 a roll per lantern), 12" white lanterns, Scissors, Glue Stick, Embroidery Floss or string, A hanger or rack (to hang the lantern while you are making it)     Step One: Start by cutting the crepe paper into 2" pieces.     Step Two: Add glue to the back of the 2" squares and begin glueing them to the lantern- starting at the bottom.     Step Three: Make a row of crepe paper and follow that pattern all the way up the lantern, securing the crepe paper with glue as you go. The bottom of each row should overlap the next row by a few centimeters.     Step Four: It helps to work on the lantern while it is hanging, so you may want to try and suspend it from a hanger or coat rack while you work.     Step Five: Embroidery floss is just the right weight to hang the lanterns when you are finished.     Step Six: It took us about 30-40 minutes to make each lantern.     Step Seven: Grab a group of friends and make some lanterns for your big day! Just a few over a table top can make a cool statement for a modern wedding.     Enjoy!  
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  • Photos By: Carly Taylor

    The sparkly and metallic confetti system took the design world by storm last year. First spotted on just about every beautifully designed website and then even in J.Crew's winter window display, we are loving how pretty they are. I imagine a wedding lined with the concept would be just stunning!

    A DIY version of the popular decoration that uses left over wrapping paper is the perfect project to tackle before finally saying goodbye to the holidays. It would look amazing made in mass with your bridesmaids one evening.     There are quite a few steps, but once you get a few of them down the process is very easy and quick!   Materials:  Wrapping paper, a compass & scissors.  

    Directions: 

    1. Using the back side of your wrapping paper, lay it out on a large, firm surface and with the compass fully extended, draw a light pencil circle.

    2. Cut out the circle along the outer line.

    3. Next, you will need to cut into your circle, do not cut straight through the center. Instead, cut up and leave about 1 inch uncut from every side in the center.

    4. Cut the circle into 4th's and then cut each section into 8th's to create thin and even strips.     Cut, cut, cut!     Cutting your topper.     Fold the paper over, in half (right side facing out) and then turn the two sides back creating a pointed top.     Using a small dot of glue, attach the thin strip to the top/back of your confetti, wrap around leaving adequate paper for hanging from the top.  

    Hang over your choice of metallic string, yarn, or fishing wire.

    All done!

    2
  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    French Countryside:

    Inspired by a set of vintage French pottery, we embraced our inner Francophile and created a unique table with a mix of patterns and colors that evoke the French countryside!  

    Lavender:

    We tied bundles of lavender together as favors. Lavender is quintessentially French, and remains fragrant even after the stems dry out, leaving guests with a lovely reminder of your day!     Classic Patterns: We chose muted red stripes for the tablecloth overlay, red and off-white checks for the table runner, and a traditional navy blue and red French-inspired print to use for napkins.     Hidden Gems: The rustic fleur-de-lis votive holders were a flea market find, and add to the old-world, country look of our table.     Pottery: Using the pottery as the starting point of our theme, we chose flowers and fabrics that complimented the colors of the dishes.     Mix and Match: Because we used different fabrics for the linens on our table, we stuck with simple, classic patterns in similar colorways to make the look work.     Centerpiece: Since we wanted the pottery to be the star of the table, we used an old wooden box to hold our centerpiece flowers. We stuck a container of water inside, and filled it to the brim with a casual, unstructured arrangement that kept with our color scheme: sunflowers, hydrangeas, and sprigs of lavender.     Finishing Touches: The lavender in the centerpiece carried over to each place setting.    

     

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  • Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    This is one of our favorite table settings ever - it's crisp, organic and lovely.

    We love the idea of a green table in every sense of the word - stocked with cooking herbs on each guest's plate!  

    Recycled mason jars were used as glasses, while natural linens were draped over the table.

    For centerpieces, large, inexpensive cylinder vases were covered in burlap.

    Each vase was filled with fresh-cut herbs.     You could also use plants and just wrap their pots in burlap as well.     Garnish all of your food and beverages with herbs as well!     If you use fresh bouquets at your table, keep them in water until guests arrive.     Flowers add the final touch.     Your table is complete - and gorgeous.  
    4
  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    It's so easy to create a winter table that's seasonal and festive, yet without too much kitsch or flash. Here's how we did it!

    Tan, white and red make up the colors of our table, and all three are reflected in the table linens we chose. First, a plain white tablecloth covers the table, and then we topped that with a burlap and red striped overlay which adds a warm texture to our look.

    We made napkins from cheery red plaid fabric, and cut and folded them longer than average so that the ends could wrap slightly around the edges of the salad plate.

    Pinecones make sweet and super-easy placecards, and add a natural element to the table. Use plain brown pinecones, or ones with a bit of faux snow sprayed on them. We simply cut small rectangles of cardstock and used rubber stamps gently dipped in white acrylic paint to write the guest name on each one.

    Stout pinecones work especially well to hold a name tag, but using a dab of glue to adhere the card to the pinecone will also do the trick.

    The place settings are simple and classic, without looking overly "done", and help make the table look inviting.

    For our centerpiece, we stuck with our "simple" mindset and filled 3 brown bags with fresh red cranberries, and used a white vinyl number sticker on one of the bags as a table number.

    We gathered the three filled bags in the center of the table, and stuck a thin white candle taper in the middle of each bag.

    The gorgeous color of the cranberries is a perfect shade of red for our table, and using them in our centerpiece makes it a totally unique (and inexpensive!) way to decorate the middle of our table.     Last but not least, our favors also got the stripped-down treatment. We filled mini-paper bags with handmade treats (oatmeal cranberry cookies, anyone?) and tied the tops up with red and white baker's twine. Display on a tray so your guests can take home a sweet reminder of your special day!  
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