Day 25: Snowflake table runner

Merry Christmas! Many wishes to you and yours on this holiday.

For the final installment of 25 Days of Crafts, tinsel + trim and I thought about how we bring a special, handmade touch to the dinner table this Christmas. A snowflake runner offers a bit of whimsy and playfulness to your decor and is versatile enough to go with just about anything.

Thank you for joining us on this whirlwind craft adventure.  It’s been great fun working with tinsel + trim, trying new techniques, and exercising our creative muscles.

snowflake runner

TIME

While the technique is simple, it may take you 3+ hours to complete depending on how long your table is.

MATERIALS

  • Felt snowflakes* (we got ours from PearCreekCottage)
  • White thread
  • Needle
  • Scissors

*We got 8 packs or 96 snowflakes to make a 10′ table runner.

materials

Step 1:

We are going to make a table runner that is 4 snowflakes wide (approx. 20 inches). To connect the snowflakes we will sew three snowflakes together at their points.

Align your first three snowflakes like so:

step 1

Step 2:

With your needled threaded, stitch together the three points. There are any number of ways to do this, but we just did a basic running stitch. Be sure to loop back around to the first point to complete the connection.

Tie your thread into a knot and snip off the excess thread. You may want to put a drop of Fray-Check to seal the knot

step 2

step 2

step 2

Step 3:

Continue steps 1 and 2 for the length of your table runner.  We recommend going 4 snowflakes wide by however many long to fit the length of your table.

Sew snowflakes together at the three-point intersections to keep them all connected.

Tip: Place a piece of colored tape on the front side of your table runner.  This will help you from accidentally sewing on the wrong side.

step 3

step 3

Ho, ho, ho! You just made a snowflake table runner!

snowflake runner

snowflake runner

 

Day 22: Jingle bell napkin ring

Years ago my grandmother gave me her beautiful china. It’s a beautiful white china with a thin silver accent, very similar to my Mom’s china. It’s so classic. Every time I take it out I am reminded of the special occasions at home. For this craft I wanted to create a napkin ring that accented the silver. Plus it might be the easiest craft ever!

Don’t forget that today is a 2 for 1 craft day on Krafty Kath and tinsel + trim. You get two styles to choose from, so check out her wooden tree napkin ring as well.

Jingle bell napkin ring

MATERIALS

materials

Step 1:

Unscrew one end of the bangle. Slip on your bells one by one, alternating the direction they face.

Step 1

Step 2:

Continue to slip on all the bells until it’s full. Screw on the end and you’re finished.

Step 2

Fold or roll your napkin, and slide on the ring. (I used a French Fold and gathered it together in the center.)

Now you have a chic napkin ring to adorn your Christmas dinner table!

Jingle bell napkin ring

 

thanksgiving_table

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is already upon us and this year will be my second time hosting at my place. The Brown Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake and Apple pie have been baked and the turkey is currently roasting in the oven. Yum!!

Not only do I love cooking and eating on Thanksgiving, it’s a good excuse to do some fun crafts! This year I didn’t go super crazy, but I did make some 3D pine cone place settings worthy of my new West Elm napkins. Well technically they are tea towels…but they sure double as napkins!

Hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble!

thanksgiving_pinecone