Have you guys noticed that DIY Christmas decorating is even bigger this year?? Pretty much every major store has been embracing the big ‘maker movement’, bringing out lots of crafty items, but it seems Christmas has taken things to a whole new level. There are SO many cool craft supplies for sale! It’s my dream come true. What I’m loving most is that they’re really targeting those of us who enjoy quick and easy crafts.
Table runners and table cloths are a good place to start if you’re keen to try your hand at some DIY touches and The Reject Shop have some awesome sheets of metallic table cloth paper-y material which are great for cutting into any shape you like. Perfect for a quick craft sesh.
The colour combo I’ve chosen for Christmas at my house this year is a minimal look of white, gold and light pink. It’s a soft and girly look so I wanted to take this one step further and mix it with some pretty leaf designs and came up with this little table runner. Not only for Christmas – would look really cool for any type of party table really!
Check out my video here to see how I’ve put this this table together, or follow my quick guide below!
- Table cloth material from The Reject Shop
Draw your leaf shapes onto the back of the material. Keep a stem about 1-2 cm wide all the way along
Cut it out as one connected piece
Place on your table and start styling! I found these gold placemats, ribbon and tree star at The Reject Shop too – cute huh?
You can also hang some leaves in a cluster with other paper decorations to tie it all in together. I hung some of the gold and silver placemats along with white paper lanterns found at The Reject Shop, and also cut the silver table cloth into a holly leaf shape to hang along side the gold!
It’s also quick and easy to make some little cutlery holders for your table using the table cloth material. I went for a tree ornament design. Shapes like stars or trees would look cute too. Just cut two little slits in the middle of your shape for the cutlery to feed through
I found some sheets of cute craft paper at The Reject Shop too and made some little name place holders too! Oh the things you can do with paper!
Are you going to have a go at something crafty this Christmas? What do you really want to try?