Thank you for joining me for my 12 Days of Christmas 2020.
If you missed the previous days- there will be a link at the end of this post.
This year I am going back to basics of why I started my blog and that was to inspire you to make, bake, create and decorate, all on a budget of course. From now until the end of November, I will share some simple, easy and budget friendly ideas just in time for the holidays.
Day 6: DIY Christmas Bulb Napkin Rings
Old Christmas bulbs make for inventive napkin rings! I love the colorful, happy look of this easy DIY.
Make the Napkin Rings:
Attach a loop of blue-and-white baker’s twine (or whatever color you want) to the base of a bulb with hot glue; wrap base completely with twine and tie around rolled napkins. Yes, it’s that simple. LOL that little pink thing is my finger protector, I’ve learned my lesson the hard way!
I think these would also look great used as embellishments on gifts and or strung along the ledge of a fireplace. Regardless of how you use them, It’s AWandafulThing!
Welcome back to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas, this is Day 6 so we are half way there.
This gift includes vintage items and a bonus delicious recipe. There is never a shortage of stem or glassware at vintage and thrift stores but often times you cannot find complete sets. For this gift I wanted a set of four matching glasses and I was delighted when I spied these for $1.00 each. I do believe they are brandy glasses,they have a beautiful etched wheat pattern.
I found this tray at an estate sale and was immediately drawn to it due to the fact it was wicker, was rectangular and had a handle. I admit it’s not much to look at but oh the possibilities it holds. I was going to paint it but I’m holding off for now as I really like the rustic look of it and I think with a few embellishments it will be perfect for delivering this gift.
Check out how some simple paper napkins helped make this tray look festive.
Since I mentioned a recipe earlier, I won’t keep you waiting any longer to find out what I put in those beautiful etched brandy glasses. Oh sooo decadent Peppermint Mousse. The recipe that follows made exactly enough to fill the four glasses, you don’t need to garnish the mousse but I had some mint and some frozen raspberries, so why not?
This is my go-to dessert recipe for the rest of 2017. The recipe is courtesy of doTerra essential oils and can be found here.
Add some bottle brush trees and a bit of greenery to the tray, throw in some spoons (the napkins are already there) and you are ready to deliver a wonderful dessert that includes the dishes. It’s always fun to use something in a different way than it was intended and this gift does exactly that.
A delicious gift in vintage glasses, delivered in a vintage tray – its A Wandafulthing!
Here is a recap of what you may have missed so far along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).
I hope you enjoy this festive and beautiful compilation of Christmas tablescapes to help you find some inspiration and ideas for your own table this year. To link to the blogs for each tablescape, hover over the image.
Here is a lovely dollar store centrepiece made by Rhona G from Rambings of a Southern Girl be sure to click over to her site to get all the deets on how she made this inspiring creation. (Note the etched hearts on the glass).
This one is from Susie at Cake Plate and Other Treasures, she dug into her storage unit and went through EIGHT (8) tubs of dishes etc that she already had and created this amazing tablescape…I’m still stuck on the eight tubs – I could only wish :)))