Sunday, November 11, 2012

Handmade Paper Table Setting

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.

Carole

5 comments:

  1. Carole, I love what you made. I like the idea of using dies on the handmade paper. I love how you used a ribbon on your napkin rings and then covered with the wing. So cute, and birds are so popular now!

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  2. Really lovely. Your embossing works beautifully. Of course the bids are adorable. Happy thanksgiving!

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  3. Beautiful!! and so creative!! what a great idea!

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  4. Carole, you never cease to outdo yourself! I have to use this idea for sure. The way you did the ribbon was GENIUS!!! Such a lovely project and so well done. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Carole that is just beautiful! Very Martha Stewart looking!

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