Call me Quickie Crafty Colorful Christmas Kristy.
I knew Christmas Day dinner would be at my house. I seriously had no idea what I was going to do for decorating and set up of my Christmas Day food & dining tables until last Wednesday-two days before..LOL! We went to a holiday party in my 2nd grade son's classroom and he showed us this beautiful pinata he had made the week before. I knew in an instant I wanted to use this pinata somewhere very special for Christmas.
It all started with the piñata - colorful, beautiful and created by my sweet boy. I was instantly inspired to design the Christmas Day celebration around it. But...it was only two days before Christmas! I had to get crafty and creative-use what I had on hand- because I really would not have any time to shop for goods.
I added some streaming ribbon to the underside of the piñata and had a perfect backdrop for the food buffet table. So vibrant and so cute. My son was so excited!
Do not ask me how, but I stumbled upon this beautiful and fabulous branch idea, here. This crafty chick used high class felted balls for her project, but Crafty Kristy had no time and had to use the cheaper second cousin-the value pack of craft pom poms...Branches came from my front yard. They looked adorable as the centerpiece for the appetizer table. I also used aforementioned craft poms to create a holder for the napkins for that table.
I knew I would be using white dishes on the dining table..so I designed a quick scape with pops of color. I also took craft pom poms and hot glued them onto beautiful pink/white baker's twine and made little pom pom garlands for my mini Christmas trees. I used two of the trees with the pom/twine garlands as the centerpieces for the dining table. I also wrapped each guests white salad plate with a different color of twine and attached a simple name tag that I added a little bling too:) The place settings were all different and colorful and made everyone happy.
I had made snow buddies with my son's class on Wednesday and we had made some extras at home, so I used them near the window for added cuteness and color.
I smiled looking around the room. Brilliant colors, a perfect tissue paper piñata my boy had made, ribbons, pom poms, twine, white ware, a little bling, and charming little snowdudes my guys had made. Colorful Christmas tables-ready to spread the love and happiness on Christmas afternoon.
And then...on Christmas morning...My younger son handed us a wrapped gift..Something he had made in school. He hid it from us for weeks and he was so excited to give the present he made to me and his daddy. I opened it up and my heart just melted. It was a plate..A little plate with his picture in the middle that he had decorated with colorful tissue paper and glitter-exactly the same colors and tissue papers that his brother had used in the piñata! It was the perfect match, the final piece for our Christmas beauty that we did not even know was missing. His sweet masterpiece was the extraordinary finishing touch for our table. Such a gift. We put that right in the middle of the dining table-and that little boy was beaming.
I know this post is a little bit "chicken soup for the soul-ish," but it was just one of those beautiful moments you get when you have the honor of being a mother. It makes you realize and appreciate what is truly important. A perfectly lined up dessert table is fab. A table where there is heart, love and soul is way beyond fab.
I am one very lucky chick.
the piñata that inspired the day
craft pom pom branches
inspired by this fine, crafty lady
the food buffet table
glittered punches of color
def a fan of whiteware
craft poms in glass held the napkins for
the dining table
pom pom garland made with baker's twine
from The Twinery
Each place setting featured a different
color of baker's twine from The Twinery
I. LOVE. BAKER'S TWINE.
added a little bling to each placecard
twine wrapped plates were the easiest, most
colorful and adorable finishing touch to
each place setting.
twine and pom pom garlands on mini trees
little snowdude craft. so cute:)
The perfect plate my little one
made for his family.
glitter-he's his Mama's son:)
I am honest...This is what was featured on the
table after three minutes. And I loved it:)