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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 14 - Set the Table with Holiday Flair

Wow, is it the 14th of December already?!  I hope you're churning out those handmade gifts and cards like mad right about now!  Here's another idea for your holidays - Create some nice table settings. 
And for this, it's time to breal out the...wait for it...empty toilet paper rolls again!!
I just found a tutorial for these great holiday crackers here: 
In addition to making table favors, you can make coordinating napkin rings as well, both with toilet paper rolls.  The crackers require two rolls. Cut one in half and lay the pieces along the edge of wrapping paper, leaving about an inch between the longer roll and the two shorter rolls ( short  long  short).
Using double-sided tape, roll the paper rolls in wrapping paper, seal with more tape, and twists and tie the shorter ends,  I used twine.  Tuck in the edges of the wrapping paper and decorate as you please.  I used a colored and Stickled image from Melissa (thank you!).
For the napkin ring, I cut a toilet paper roll in half and rolled it in the same Christmas wrapping paper and embellished it with a diecut snowflake and a jewel.
These place settings will make a lovely presentation on Chrtistmas Day when my family comes over, don't you think?


  1. Great job Pat - would you make me up about 6 of those crocheted placemats? :) Just kidding; am sure you know.

  2. They turned out beautiful! Great job!


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