November is over halfway through and Christmas is approaching fast and it’s time to think again about table decor. A couple of weeks ago I decorated a candle, today I have a coordinating holly leaf napkin ring idea. I’m showing you this now so you’ll have time to collect the key components…
EAT THE TOMATO PASTE!
Before you start thinking I’m combining tomato paste and card, let me explain. I’ve discovered that the tomato paste cans are the perfect size for napkin rings. The ones I have are 156ml and stand 3-1/2″ high, but the smaller size would work just as well. After using the tomato paste on yummy food, I washed out the tin and cut the bottom off to create a cylinder. Now I was ready to wrap it with pretty paper.
First I cut a 3-1/2″ x 7″ piece of Brushed Metallic Cardstock. Using Tear & Tape I attached one end of the card to the can, rolled the can along the card and then attached the other end of the strip.
Next I cut a 3-1/8″ x 7″ piece from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then with more Tear & Tape Adhesive I attached the DSP to the Brushed Metallic Card and set it aside.
With that done it was time to work on the decoration.
For my holly leaves I turned to the Poinsettia Dies. There are two sizes of holly leaves in the set, with separate embossing pieces that nest inside the dies when you cut. I decided to cut and emboss two of each size from Soft Sea Foam Velveteen Paper.
Then for the berries I coloured the largest of the Pearl Basic Jewels using a light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. While these were drying I turned my attention to the sentiment.
I found what I wanted in the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. So using Soft Suede ink I stamped “Thank you for making this a wonderful season” onto Shimmery White Card. Then I cut it out using the #2 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest upwards).
At last, with everything cut and prepared I was ready for the final assembly.
First, using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the two larger holly leaves to the back of the sentiment. Then the two smaller ones were attached to the front, followed by the three self-adhesive coloured pearls. Then with a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals down the centre on the back I fixed the assembled piece to the can.
Now all I have to do is make a few more in time to decorate my Christmas table.
If you missed the coordinating candle project, you’ll find it in my blog post Decorating a candle for the holidays.
UPDATED 2021 – Sadly the Poinsettia Place DSP has retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up! The Brushed Metallic Cardstock is temporarily unavailable and will be back in stock July 1st 2021.