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Christmas Table Setting + Log Tea Light Centerpiece

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How to make a multi-candle glittered log to use as a holiday table setting centerpiece.

Over the weekend I put the finishing touches on my Christmas table setting. I enjoy setting tables for entertaining – simple, nothing elaborate, but always festive.   I use white dishes, but change the items I use with them every year.  This year I used touches of turquoise, greenery, and glitter. (Check out how I decorated the table other years here and here.)

If you read my Favorite Things post a few weeks ago, you may remember that I wrote that the holidays would not be the same for my family without the music of Andy Williams playing in the background. Since he died earlier this year, I thought it fitting to create the table in his honor for helping us make so many wonderful Christmas memories over the years. I used the sheet music from one of his most popular songs – It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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I made a copy to use as the place mat for each place setting on 8 x 14 paper at my local copy shop.

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and then deckled the edges.  The deckled edge makes it appear like the sheet music is from an old book- not just copy paper.

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It is very easy to do with a deckle edge ruler.  You can buy one for under $10 at any craft store or on Amazon.

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The one I have is 12-inches long and is 2 sided – each side will create a different size deckle.

How to Deckle the Edges of Paper

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Choose what size deckle you want and line that side up along the edge of the paper. The larger the excess of paper that you will be removing – the easier it is to pull the paper against the ruler.

Since the music was pretty close to the edges of the 8 x 11 sheet, I only had a little bit to rip off.  Pull the paper down and against the ruler to deckle.  If the ruler is not as long as your paper –just do a section at a time until the entire edge is deckled.

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The rest of the items I used to decorate the table are things from my yard, crafts cabinet, and classic ball ornaments.

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I tied paper ribbon to the top of the ornament and simply wrote the name of my guests on the ribbon with a marker.  I snipped the ends with scissors and tucked a sprig of greenery into the knot on the ribbon.

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I found the turquoise ornaments at Michaels, but wanted them to look lighter in color and a bit more old-fashioned. I glittered them in the same way I did the glass trees along the mantel that I posted about last week.

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I found a nice straight tree branch in my yard after Hurricane Sandy.  I evenly spaced and made 12 marks along one side and had Ed drill the holes using a wide drill bit for tea lights to fit in.

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It needed some sparkle, so I sprayed glue all over it and sprinkled it with glitter.

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My favorite Kosta Boda candle holders make it to the table every Christmas. I place one at each place setting.  Like the white plates – they go with everything.

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Aside from the cooking, everything else is pretty much ready to go.  My daughters are both home and I am looking forward to baking some more cookies and just hanging out with them today.

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M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S  to all of you…Enjoy your family and friends and all the joys of the season.    XO

 

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Diane, Merry Christmas to you & yours! The place settings are lovely – thanks for the tips.

  2. This is beautiful! I must get a deckle edge ruler after Christmas. Where do you find sheet music (some music shop or is it readily available?)? The glittered glass trees are a great idea too. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas. Mary Beth