Sunday, October 26, 2008

Winter Workshop Projects

Sunday I had another great workshop. A lot of new faces, which is great. You could tell they were excited to be there and were anxious to learn. They were ready to jump right in and get creating, so after a quick catalog tour I showed them how quickly and inexpensively they could spruce up their dinner table with this adorable place setting. Using the new SU! Christmas rub ons and the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit, the possibilities are endless. I picked up a mug, a salad plate, and a dinner plate in this Olive color and a neutral color fabric napkin from Walmart- all for under $10 and went to work. I started by making a placemat. I picked out 1 sheet of the d.p. from the SSKit. Then I cut 2- 12"x 1" strips of the textured Real Red carstock, also in the kit. Using the scallop border punched I scalloped the edges and attached them to the sides of the "placemat". I will get that laminated so that it doesn't get ruined. Then for the plated I simply added some of the small snowflake rub ons to the rim of the plate. I will also add a clear coat of some sort to protect the plates. I also added a large snowflake rub on to the mug. For the napkin I added rub ons along the bottom of the napkin, folded it, and added a band for the napking ring. I placed some of the cardstock stickers to the band to fancy it up a little. Just for fun I made a menu. I just printed out the meal using a font from my Write Me A Memory II CD on the computer, matted it on textured Real Red c.s. added some Alpine Ribbon and stamped the reindeer from Winter Post on the corner. And finally, my favorite...the stocking. I downloaded the FREE downloadable Stocking Stuffer Template from PTI. I used the cardstock and d.p. from the SSKit, as well. Then I filled it with Raspberry cookies. How great is that? It probably only took me an hour to put together this whole set, and even less the second time I did it, so if you're looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up your table this holiday season you might give this a try! And who knows, I may just give this away as a Christmas gift as well!


erin said...

how fantastic!! that is so neat!

Ashley Bowen said...

What a great idea!! :) What did you use to clear coat them. I love this idea as Christmas gifts... a little easier on the pocket book too! :) Hugs, Ash-