Saturday, 18 December 2010

Table Decorations

Every year at christmas we are lucky enough to go to Paul's Dads for christmas dinner and also a buffet for tea, meaning no cooking or buying of food for us, apart from buying several boxes of wine to take round to his dads for everyone! Anyway this year has been a tough one for everyone, with me losing my Gran in March, and Paul's step grandad was taken to hospital and had his leg amputated, and then recently had his other foot amputated. So things were up in the air, not knowing if Grandad Vic would be allowed home for christmas day, or not we decided that this year we would take the pressure off my MIL and have christmas dinner at home, then wander over to their house late afternoon to see them. 

I wanted the table to look pretty, so I bought a lovely red faux silk table runner, a nice gold candle and some confetti which I will lightly sprinkle. I just need some red napkins and I will be happy! I wanted to make some table places, but didn't want just a piece of folded card, so I dug out these fab glass jars from Ikea (yes I know you can get similar in the £ shop but I prefer these!) I printed out the fab image from Meljen this was a freebie, and coloured and glittered it up. I also printed names just above the image. I then added another circle to the side of the glass jar and added a couple of different snowflakes just to give it a not so plain look! The ribbons were a freebie from America when I placed an order with a lady over there! 

Hope you like them! 

P.S They are filled with Jelly Belly Jelly beans! A must in this house as we all love them!! 




I would like to enter these into the following challenge. 

28 comments:

theCook said...

So lovely! That's an excellent idea!

Happy Days said...

These are beautiful! Jelly beans - yum, my favourites. x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea, something creative, fun and yummy - what a winning combo.

Sara B

Tammy said...

Really nice extra touch for your table. Everyone will love receiving them.

Lisa Jane said...

woweee Tams these are just fab... they will look fabulous on the table,
Fingers crossed grandad vic makes it home for xmas
Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley
Good luck
Lisa ;)

Rainmac said...

These are gorgeous Tams, can I come for dinner too please x

flourgirl said...

They look stunning!! I agree about the IKEA jars they have much nicer lids :) I loved making mine and they are deffinately on my to do list for next year xx

Anita said...

Beautiful table decorations Tams! You should enter these into the MelJen's Designs Challenge this week...the challenge is "Sweet as Candy".

Mary J said...

Oh yum, Tams! My addie to send one of them to is... ;)

downrightcrafty said...

wow what a great idea and so beautiful
Have a great Xmas and a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful jars Tams, what a fantastic idea,love the image and the colours are perfect, those jelly beans look yummy. Thank you for joining us over at Sew Many Cards this week.

Hugs Linda

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday period.

B x

Helen Dooley said...

What a "sweet" gift. lol I really think thins is a great idea.
Thanks for sharing with us at FOr Fun.
Merry Christmas.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

now THIS is way better than anything you can give! it's gorgeous!!!! i am so sorry to hear of your "woes". must be going around. things pretty rough here to. anyway sending hugs, good wishes for a happy holiday and may your new year be filled with miracles.

thank you so much for sharing your beauties with us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges :o)

Sarah x

Ellie said...

What a cute idea!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at digital tuesday!

Claire said...

Awwww your little jars are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
Claire xx

MrsK said...

Such gorgeous creations! Thanks for playing along with The Crafty Pad and Merry Christmas! Hugz Sal xx

Courtney said...

What a clever idea Rusty! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Courtney~

Pauline said...

Beautiful creations! Fantastic idea for table dressings! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

Very cute - and very creative. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Barbara said...

Clever and cute idea. May your Christmas celebration be a happy one for you and your family. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Merry Christmas.

Lorraine said...

They're really lovely and what a super idea. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week and a Happy Christmas to you.

MommaJess said...

What an awesome idea. I may have to try something like this next time we have a get together. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Meljen's Designs this week!

Jess

Nicole said...

Congratulations, Rusty!

You are in our TOP FIVE Favorites this week at Meljen's Designs! Be sure to grab your badge on our blog and display it proudly on your blog!

Thanks for playing along and we hope to see you again soon!

Nicole
Meljen's Designs DTC

Debs said...

I love it, the jars are so adorable and personalized what a nice touch, thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Creative Inspirations, Have a Happy New Year
Debs
xxx

Basement gal said...

These are beautiful and give me an idea for a last minute gift. Thanks. Thanks for joining in at creative inspirations.

PepPop said...

What a fantastic idea! Did the Jelly Beans last till the end of the meal? :) Jaqui x