Simple-Table-Setting-Ideas-2 Today I am sharing some super easy, inexpensive and quick table setting ideas for the holidays. I should warn you though, some of you might be appalled. You see, I like to limit my laundry to the mountains we already have, I avoid ironing as much as possible and I would much rather linger with my family at the table that do a major clean up. Which is why this table is set with wrapping paper. Buffalo-Plaid-Christmas-Table2 Wrapping paper is all of the things I mentioned above – quick, simple and inexpensive. It can also be crumbled up and recycled after the meal – no laundry needed. You can also jump on trends like buffalo plaid without the big commitment of buying a tablecloth that you will then feel obligated to use every year. Besides, how many times have you come across wrapping paper that you love so much but don’t have any presents to wrap? Why not put it on your table? I am also here to officially tell you it is okay to use paper napkins on your holiday table. Yup. It really is. Now, I still think they should be pretty, and why not layer two and add a cute candy cane? Quick-Christmas-Table-Setting2 Who made the rule that only the kids table should be fun? My quickest tip for a centerpiece is the simplest one yet… Borrow the one you already have on your coffee table and just put in back when the meal is over. Christmas-Kitchen-Decorating copy I also added some quick touches around our table. My girls and I made a whole bunch of clay ornaments this weekend using cookie cutters. Whenever we had a little corner left over, we cut one of these small trees up. I strung them together on some bakers twine and hung them across our kitchen windows. Clay-Ornament-Garland To hang them, I used my favorite Command Brand Banner Anchors. I will leave this here for all of the times we hang banners for birthdays and holidays. They hold perfectly and you can barely see them since they are clear. Command-Party-Products-2 Since Command also wants your holidays to be simple and to make sure that all the fun is not only at the kids table, they are giving away a pack of party products to THREE readers – yeah! If you want to see more about these different products, you can visit the Halloween party I used them for. If you like to decorate with balloons, you will love their balloon bunchers. Microsoft Word - Command Party Products Giveaway.doc a Rafflecopter giveaway And one more thing! We are closing the shop on Monday night! I know a lot of items have sold out, but we still have maple syrup which make great gifts. We also still have two of my favorite items, the toolbox and the measuring cups. All three items group together quite nicely. Maple-Syrup-Gift-Basket-Option Thanks so much for reading! Quickpen-Signature_edited-1
December 12, 2014 — Laura Putnam