Want to make your holiday table special this year?
Yesterday, ICDC featured Eddie Ross' Christmas decor. He's full of inspiration for dressing your table too - from colorful to mute. Eddie's not afraid to put a rug or tartan throw on the table either.
Take his lead and be creative! Use interesting pieces from around your home for a new look on your table.
1. The mini bouquet. Try
combining mini calla lilies, holly and drumstick flowers with some
greenery from your yard. Simply gather the flowers in your hand and
secure with a small hair band and snip the stems to the appropriate
length. If you add a floral centerpiece to your table, be sure to repeat
some of those same flower varieties from your mini bouquets, so that it
all pulls together. To make the favor into a name card, fasten a ribbon around the small vessel you've chosen and glue a piece of card stock over the center.
2. The napkin ring. For a special touch, make a napkin ring from ribbon and add in a little holly and an evergreen branch. Add a place
card and you've got instant panache.
3. The sugared fruit. Spray gold foil metallic paint on a pear - you can find the paint at any crafts store like Michael's or Utrecht. Write your guests’ names
on card stock and cut the card into a leaf shape. A pearl corsage pin
from the florist works beautifully for attaching the card to the pear.
Finish off your piece by adding a magnolia
leaf, a piece of sugared rosemary and a sprig of winter berry.
images from eddieross.com and ICDC files.