If you’re hosting the holidays this year, use it as an opportunity to let your creativity shine. Holiday crafts are a special way to celebrate the holidays and save money. Your holiday table is going to be the centerpiece of your party, especially if you’re hosting Thanksgiving. By making your holiday table shine, your guests won’t notice the mess in your kitchen or the fact that you spilled cranberry sauce on the carpet.
A beautifully decorated table can set the mood for your entire party and give guests something to talk about while you are cooking. The first thing to do is to choose a theme or color scheme for your table. If you are celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, try using unexpected color combinations. You will be surprised how festive you can make your table without using red and green. Holiday wrapping paper can serve as inspiration if you get stuck.
Some festive and non-traditional color ideas include:
- Navy blue and burgundy
- Gold and green
- Pink and green
- Black and white
- Blue and silver
Once you have decided on a theme for your party, you can start purchasing arts and craft supplies. For centerpieces, use vases of pears, apples and other fall fruit or invest in cardstock and make your own fall floral bouquet. For something truly unique you can purchase floral supplies and craft tiny floral trees that match your colors and theme.
For table settings, use plates you already own and use napkins and name cards to accentuate the theme. At local craft stores you can purchase inexpensive beads and wire to create napkin rings and decorations for your guests’ wine glasses. Ribbon is another festive way to make napkin rings and theme-oriented table decor.
Name cards are where you can really let your imagination run wild. Use snowflake ornaments created with paper and ribbon or purchase fruit and make tiny name tags that you can pin on the top. There is no limit to what you can create with a little creativity and some craft supplies.
Follow your theme and scan craft aisles to find the inspiration and holiday crafts you need to create a table that truly represents the holidays at your home. Pat Catan’s is a family owned arts and crafts supply store. Started in Cleveland in 1954, Pat Catan’s has been offering quality floral, scrapbooking, ribbon, candy making, jewelry and art supplies crafters need to let their creativity flourish. With twenty craft stores located throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania, Pat Catan’s has grown into a haven for artists and crafters.