It's definitely holiday season, and I'm thinking about all the great family dinners that we'll be having. I wanted to create something special for our Thanksgiving table, and handmade paper is always special. Here's what I created.
I embossed a sheet of paper that I made using Arnold Grummer's Papermaking Kit and the basic directions shown in the top navigation of this blog. I embossed this with a leaves and branches embossing folder. I was amazed how well the handmade paper embossed!! I scored the sheet into thirds to make a pocket.
Next, I cut the bird and bird cage from other pieces of handmade paper using Sissix Caged Bird die. I assembled these pieces and used a liquid quick drying adhesive to glue them to the pocket.
For the napkin holder, I cut two slits in the bird's body, threaded a piece of ribbon through the slits, and glued the wing on top to hide the slits. I tied the ribbon with a bow on the under side of the napkin.
Can't wait to use these on my Thanksgiving table. Now I just need to get the turkey!! You can see more projects on my Create & Craft blog.