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It’s the holiday decorating season and I was so excited to set our dining room table & buffet for the first time since we got it at the beginning of the year!  With a new room to decorate, I pulled out my Cricut Maker and decided to make some DIY decorations and create a winter table setting.

I’ve always loved those winter villages and thought I could make my own as a centerpiece on the table.  I found this project in Design Space and resized the homes to be a little smaller for my table and cut them out on white card stock using my Maker, the single scoring wheel and fine tip blade. Tip: Bend the mat away from the cut design and use a spatula to get the extra pieces off the mat after you cut the homes.

To add a little gift into the mix, I made the gold bow box: a mix of the hexagonal prism box and short bow topper!  I cut the box from some foil embossed paper and the bow from faux pebbled leather, using the Maker, double scoring wheel and then hot glue to put them together. The gold in the card stock picked up the gold from my family china and the teal tied in with the bottle brush trees.

While my boxes were empty, you could put little treats like candy in them or even make the box larger for a DIY gift box!

I also pulled out my wood slice place cards from last year and created a few more to put by the setting. You can create those with slices of wood (find them at your local craft store), iron on and your EasyPress 2 in just a few minutes and they can double as a coaster once everyone sits down!

Finally, I wanted to create some napkin rings to pull it all together!

Christmas Tree Napkin Rings

What you’ll need:

First, I found a tree image I liked and added it to my canvas. Then I resized a square to 1/2″ x 6″ to become the napkin ring.

Cut the faux leather using the fine point blade, then switch out to the knife blade, tape chipboard on your mat and start cutting the trees.

Next, hot glue the faux leather to create a loop for the napkin to go through.

If you want to keep the natural look of the chipboard, but also add some gold to tie in with the boxes, then add some gold accents with paint!  Take a little gold paint and a brush and slightly splatter the paint on them.  Set them aside to let them dry.

Once the trees are dry, hot glue them to the leather loops to finish the napkin ring.  Put the napkin through it and you’re all done! You can find my Christmas tree napkin ring project on Design Space here.

Thanks to my Cricut Maker, I was able to create all of this decor in an afternoon!  I’m still amazed by the variety of materials I can work with and projects I can make, even after a year of crafting with it.

What are you making this holiday season?

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