♪ ♫ Do you want to build a snowman? ♫ ♪ Here, with the little grands in the house, we seem to find ourselves still ho-ho-ho-ing, so I have one last Christmas-y idea to share with you. However, with just a few color adjustments...more silver and blue, for example...you could actually take this one right on through the winter months or even into a Frozen party...my snowman tablescape!
It's simple, really...the same things that always go on a table, just arranged a little differently to suggest a snowman! First, I crisscrossed burlap tablerunners on the table. (I'll show you how I made them later.) A salad plate sits at the top of each dinner plate.
The fork and spoon serve as snowman arms. That's my Octette pewter flatware from Gorham... perfect for branches! Junior Mints and holiday-wrapped Hershey's Kisses are the eyes, mouth and buttons. A real carrot cut to fit serves as his nose. A snowflake ornament sits under each mug as a coaster.
I folded my tartan plaid napkins in an accordion pleat and tucked them under the edge of the plate as wind-blown scarves.
I found this fun stove-pipe hat at Hobby Lobby and added a fun burlap ribbon hatband and a holiday pick as trim. Next, I filled it with some snowy evergreens and berries.
And here he is...my funny Frosty place setting! The little grands loved it! This will become a holiday tradition at my house for sure!
And just in case you want to know how to make the burlap "scarves" for the table, here's what you will do:
- Start with enough burlap to cover your table with an overhang of about 12 inches on each end. Cut the burlap in half lengthwise, press in 1/2 inch and then fold over and press again. Top-stitch the fold, leaving about 7 inches open at each end. (Alternate no-sew method...finish the seam with iron-on seam tape.)
- Pull the cross fibers from each end until you reach the point where your top-stitching stops.
- Gather up about 6 of the strands at a time and tie a knot, adjusting the placement as you tie so that they will line up. Important...be sure to gather up the strands that are next to one another for an even look.
- Repeat for the opposite end. Although this is not hard, it can be tedious, so put on one of your favorite movies or TV shows and tie away! :-)
And just in case you are looking for another idea with a snowman theme, here's my DIY Sharpie Mug...an easy way to add a little fun to an ordinary mug...and they make great gifts, too!
All this talk of snow has Baby Kitty checking out the window...but no sign of it here! It's been 75 degrees every day for about a week now...nice, but I'm one of those strange people who love the cold...so bring it on!
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