You may already have picked up on the fact that I don’t really ‘make’ many things. At school, I was never particularly fond of art and crafts (unlike my clever Sister who loves to create beautiful things from scratch). I follow SO many bloggers that are incredibly creative and highly skilled at crafts however I don’t often get the urge to make anything myself.
Saying that, I am a creative person though; I have discovered this recently since becoming a blogger as I create a lot of content both visually and in word form. As well as this I am very passionate about the process of styling and taking photographs of objects, people, events etc and then editing the image. But, the process of physically making items such as clothes, home decor and gifts is not something that I usually take time to do.
The lovely guys at Harveys Furniture got in touch recently however and challenged me to make a very simple and easy Christmas decoration, with a woodland theme. “I can do this” I thought and excitedly set about researching some ideas. I knew that I wanted something stylish but very, very easy to create – that anyone could recreate – that looked effective for the Christmas table.
So I decided to make festive bauble place-cards! I have some baubles from last year that I have used and I thought that I would use some rosemary from the garden to give the table a wonderful aroma.
Easy Christmas Craft Ideas: Bauble Place Cards
To give your Christmas table decorations a twist – not to mention a lovely festive smell – follow this easy, step-by-step guide to make your own bauble place-cards.
• Rosemary sprigs
• Felt tip pen
• White and black card
• Tape or glue
Snip off two sprigs of rosemary with the scissors, both of an equal size. Carefully insert each sprig into the sides of the top of the bauble, to ensure that they stay upright. Write out the name of your guest (using the felt tip pen) onto the white card. Cut a square around it, then place this white square on top of the black card and cut out a slightly larger square around that. Use tape or glue to position the cards together.
Place both the bauble and the place-card onto the guest’s napkin, and enjoy!
You can find the full tutorial, along with other Christmas crafts from bloggers, on the Harveys website now!
These bauble place settings are perfect for having guests for dinner or for a festive meal during December. They can be tailored to suit the colour of your table, or you could put twigs into the top instead of rosemary. I am definitely going to get my twins Harry & Lottie to help me make some more soon!
The sense of satisfaction when you make something yourself is truly wonderful, plus you can personalise these table place cards for all your guests which makes a lovely touch.
I hope you’re all starting to feel very festive out there! Happy holidays!
Love, Jess x