Our week of Christmas cheer continues ~ it’s day four! My blogging friends and I are bringing you something new every day this week. Today we’re sharing craft ideas. Uh-oh. Yesterday Coco told us that she panicked a little over wreath day. Well, I felt the same about craft day. Coco created a darling wreath, so I’m hoping my craft projects have worked out too. The drink station set-ups all over Pinterest inspired today’s post of beverage station fun ~ oh, and there’s a craft too!
The Twelve Days of Christmas was a favorite carol when I was a kid ~ ok, you know you totally want to sing “FIVE GOLDEN RINGS” right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. 🙂 And I love when I can use my Twelve Days tableware set from Crate & Barrel. The set was a Christmas gift from my family at least 15 years ago, yes that’s last century. I used it here in the beverage station set up and you’ll see it in tomorrow’s tablescape too!
For the Twelve Days theme, I cut numbers 1-12 from stick-on vinyl and put them on a dozen mason jars (some large, some small) to go along with my large mason jar beverage dispenser from Decor Steals. (The beverage jar was a flash sale purchase, but they may come back.) I cut the numbers free-hand, wanting them to have a painted look, and also hold up to dishwashing.
I also cut out a dozen card tags and clipped them to ribbon strands in a wooden craft frame. Each tag has a quick thought like “give a hug” or “pet the dog” ~ simple, happy things. Guests get the tag that goes with their plate and drink ~ and hopefully a holiday smile.
This type of beverage set-up would work for an appetizer or dessert party. Plates and drinks here, with a separate set-up for food.
Ok, here’s the craft! As there are mostly hard surfaces in this set-up, I wanted something to soften up the look ~ and I loved the rag garland I saw in this photo recently on Coco’s blog. A rainy Sunday at Bluwatermom’s seemed a good day to give it a try. A few pieces from mom’s fabric stash, torn into strips and tied on to a braided cord. I tied until I used up all the fabric, and called it done!
Swagged over the frame, it’s softens the look without adding glitz or glitter. And who knows how else I may use it ~ there’s a ton of inspiration on Pinterest for rag garland. Or maybe I should just ask Coco ~ she’s sure to have some good ideas!
Bringing you something new from each blog, every day this week. Tomorrow it’s tablescapes and mantles – see you back here tomorrow!