Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New favorite toy

I picked up a new paper punch the week before Thanksgiving and proceeded to go nuts with it. Talk about mindless, satisfying craft projects - it's the easiest tool to use and it makes paper even better than it already is. I have the lace border punch, but now I am a little tempted to buy some of the other patterns.

table setting
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These napkin rings were super simple. I cut pieces of kraft paper about 3 inches wide by 4 inches long and then used the border punch on the long edges. I rolled my napkins up and then wrapped a strip of the punched paper around each one, using small Zots to secure the paper ring in the back (Zots are one of my craft staples). Then I just tied a bit of cream colored crochet thread around the paper.

I did the same thing for the candle holders, except I used vellum instead of craft paper, so the candle light would show through and the lace pattern would be a little more subtle. I neglected to take anymore pictures because I was busy getting food produced. They looked great lit - you'll just have to take my word for it.

thanksgiving table
{thanksgiving table}

The votive candle holders are sturdy, squat little guys that D found at the thrift store the day before Thanksgiving. He just walked in the door with them and said he had picked them up on a whim (except he must have said it differently, because I'm pretty sure he's never said the word "whim"). What he didn't know was that I had already made the little vellum wrappers in a fit of craftiness and then realized that we didn't own any votive candle holders, so I wasn't going to be able to use them. I know. It's like it was fate.

19 comments:

  1. and when fate calls. love this idea - i'm so copying you. sometime, like soon - i have to convince my family we need a 'set' table.

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  2. How pretty. What a lovely table.

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  3. I've been having serious hankerings for paper punches in all shapes and sizes. This doesn't help!

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  4. how clever! what a great way to make the table extra pretty!

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  5. wow. this is something I will have to copy!

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  6. move over eddie ross!
    your table is exquisite!

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  7. Haha! I spent a lot of time last night punching snowflakes out. I wish there was a Michael's in downtown Toronto so I could see a really wide selection...

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  8. wow i'm so amazed the vellum happened to fit the votives he found!

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  9. That is a gorgeous table setting! It has a sweet, handmade look to it. Lovely.

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  10. oooh that is fate! that punch is genius. i'm going to need one of those bad boys...

    xo

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  11. Nice work, sweet! And I love that tablecloth. I have one from my grandmother that I love, love, love.

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  12. beautiful. i think i may need one of those!

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  13. love your napkin rings! I'm addicted to paper punches too.

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  14. those are just the sweetest napkin rings ever!!! just delightful :D

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  15. a crocheted table cloth?! GOD, that's cool.

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