CHRISTMAS CRAFTS | Gold Leaf + Twine + Tags = Easy Holiday Place Settings That Shimmer! | By Kindred

Happy Holidays lovelies!

It’s been so long since I’ve been back here to write a DIY and am excited to share this pretty place setting for all your upcoming holiday parties!  Easy, fresh, and a little bit of shine… what every table needs! 

- Variety of winter greens, berries and small flowers
- Fabric tags
- Glue pen
- Pen or marker
- Gold leaf
- Twine
- Gold trim

1 DIY christmas holiday place setting

Step 1:
Create small, boutonnière-like bunches using a combination of winter greens.  I started with a base of winter staples (such as boxwood pine or noble fir) and added in berries or small flowers. Bundle with twine and set aside.

christmas craft ideas gold leaf twine tags

Step 2:
Use a marker or pen to write the name or initial of your guest on the fabric tag.

Step 3:
Go over the edges of the tag (or wherever you want to see gold!) with the glue pen — you will need to layer the glue a few times, as the fabric tends to soak up some of the glue on the first layer.

Step 4:
Once the glue dries tacky, place gold leaf on the tag and peel off.  Yay!

Step 5:
Tie the tag with gold trim, attach to your green bundles and serve it up on a pretty plate!

So fun and festive!  Will you be adding these to your holiday table? :)

xoxo Kindred

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  1. Leigh on December 23, 2013

    I love this! Been frantically searching for the right styling for our Christmas dinner and I have all the materials for this already on hand (except for the greens but that’s easy)– thank you for the great ideas as always! :)

  2. ohan {Banquet Hall} on December 24, 2013

    Great piece of work regarding craft, your ideas are awesome and unique….

  3. Invity on December 24, 2013

    Great work:) Beautiful ideas!

  4. Rome{Digital options trading} on December 27, 2013

    I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading.

  5. miralinchen on January 4, 2014

    Very thoughtful and absolutely georgeous! Too bad I discovered this just now! Well, Christmas is in 11 months, isn’t it? ;)

  6. Plum Pretty Sugar on January 6, 2014

    Beautiful idea! We’ll have to keep this pretty label in mind!


  7. Ivy Ellen on January 9, 2014

    I love the gold leaf detail on these place cards, creates such a lovely effect.

  8. Avid Thinker on January 10, 2014

    This is bookmarked for the next holiday. I’m going to use this not just on Christmas but on other events too! Thank you.

  9. Elaine Kendall on January 13, 2014

    Such a great idea! Wish I had seen this a few weeks ago

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  11. Denisse (Lotus Eyes Photography) on February 21, 2014

    Cute idea! I have to try this!

  12. Amy on March 17, 2014

    Beautiful idea! For our Paris themed wedding we had NYC Design+Craft make us personalized marble coasters as wedding favors. Everyone seemed to love them!

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    Lovely. Beautiful, creative idea, I can use it next time. Thanks

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