Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 3: 5 Gifts under $5! Dress up the Dinner Table

Holidays generally involve entertaining with delicious food on a beautiful table. Why not help friends and family create a  beautiful space with lighting and table decor! Make one-of-a-kind candle holders and napkins for a coordinated look. Give them as gifts or keep them for yourself. These items are sure to dress up the table and make for conversation among friends and family this holiday!

Make coordinated candle holders and napkins
for a great gift idea under $5.00
Add a battery operated flicker light to the
wine glass for a wonderful, mood-setting table glow.

Our dear friend and designer, Donna, made this wonderful candle holder. Using heavy vellum paper, Donna cut a shade and stamped snowflake images on it using Raisin Boat set, "Let It Snow".  She stamped and embossed the images and then added a little sparkle using our easy-to-use glitter pens. The shade was then glued together using Vellum tape (the glue does not show through :)).

Once the shade is complete, place the shade on a wine glass (purchased for $1.00 at the dollar store) and add a battery operated flicker light inside the wine glass. (I bought 3 flicker lights at our local dollar store for $1.00.)

Want to add a little more to your gift? Stamp coordinating napkins and add them to your gift basket. Simply stamp right on the napkin and let dry. You can also stamp matching napkin rings and place cards, too! Don't forget a little bling on your projects, too. I used our rhinestones to this next sample.

Stamp a set of napkins and and a decorative bow to the package.
Make napkin rings using ribbon and stamped,
punched out designs. Stamp the napkins to match!

Make them whimsical or make them elegant. Use any color napkin or embossing powder. You can tailor the entire package to match a room, table setting, linens or existing holiday decor. Don't forget to make a coordinated gift card, too!

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