Christmas Table Scape ... for the Kids!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tree Scape

For our Deck the Halls Blog Hop I thought I'd work on a concept for my Christmas Table Scape for our kids' table.  So ... I played with some ideas and did a 'mock-up' of my Table Scape so I can work on perfecting it in time for my favorite holiday!

The INSPIRATION piece was this tall jewel tone tree.  (Would you believe I got 2 of these ... years ago ... at Target for just over $10 each!).  This color palette is probably my signature palette for how I decorate the kids area.  I LOVE these rich, luscious, happy, energetic colors!  YUM!

BELOW:  I always like to have a small gift at each person's place setting.  I thought this simple idea would easily add color and I could use various shades of tissue paper and ribbon to keep the energy bouncing around!

OH!  You noticed my MONKEYS!  LOL!  I LOVE this Sock Monkey set and ... I LOVE MONKEYS!  {I hear some of our Angels laughing ... it's okay ... I'm laughing with you!}  Any whoo ... I wanted to keep the atmosphere light and playful so I decided to use this set for my Christmas Table Scape ... and I LOVE it!  {smiles}


I had several ideas for place cards, however, I have lots of these little 2.25" x 3.25" clear frames so thought they would be clean and easy.  I also decided to use my shipping supply stash to make wine glass markers.  Okay ... the kids don't drink wine, however, they do get to drink out of 'fancy' glasses on the holidays and special occasions!



I also had to work on ideas for each place setting.  You might be wondering about the zebra stripe plates but what other kind of plate would you put with a sock monkey?  LOL!


I punched the image below with my green circle Clever Lever Punch, adhered it to a button and then a ring back ... so this little decoration is also a treat!  My nieces will LOVE these rings!


Another table scape I tried was using cards as the name plates.  I LOVE the idea of writing a blessing to each child on Christmas and the card would then serve double duty!  Name plate and blessing!


Instead of making all of my tags wine glass markers ... I thought some would make darling necklaces as well!  Again ... the girls will LOVE this!  Notice on the image below I dusted the edges of the circle with blue ink ... I kinda' like it!


Sophie's blessing card ... I took white crepe paper and sponged pear tart ink on half of it all the way down a strip.  Then I adhered it to her card.  I just wanted to try something different and see what other textures I could introduce!  And inexpensively!


Here is another 'ring'.  this one has Stickles around the circumference of it.


Working on a 'boy' scape.  I think a Tic, Tac, Toe game would be a GREAT addition here ... {I'll start working on that!}


Kevin's blessing card ...


Kevin's name plate ...


I LOVE the addition of the die cut snowflake and Stickles!  I could NOT find a snowflake punch anywhere so went to my Spellbinders drawer and found this dinosaur of a die!  I have no idea how old it is but I know I got it years ago ... before I even had the die cutting machine!  FINALLY!  This was my first time using it!  (And I like it!)


I colored all of my images with my Copics.  You could easily use prismacolor pencils, watercolor pencils, etc.


The Glossy Accents, Stickles, White Gel Pen, Pop Dots and Snowflake Die ~ these were the stars of the show!  They polished everything up for me and made this table scape FUN!

I hope this inspires you to have FUN this holiday season and do something unexpected!

Happy Paper Crafting!


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  1. WOW! Utterly amazing!! I'm speechless!

  2. What an amazing table! Thanks for sharing your thought process with us. How absolutely inspiring and what a fun memory that table will be for the kids!!! And to think that when I was little the kid's table was an old shaky card table. We did get fancy napkins, though!! ;-) Again, WONDERFUL idea!!!

  3. Love your monkeys! The bright colors are wonderful and love the necklaces and rings, so neat!

  4. Mischelle, you might want to check your link on the hop. When I click on the picture it can't find your post. I'd hate for anyone to miss this!!

  5. To be a kid again... what a fun table to sit at.

  6. WoW! Love these colors, so bright and fun, what fun it would be to be at this 'kids' table!! TFS everything is just amazing

  7. WOW ... so many details ... I would love to be a kid at your house and eat at your kiddie table!!! How Fun! Great Projects! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow! What an exciting holiday table. Everyone will love it. It seems like a lot of work, but hopefully will be much appreciated. They each will have a trinklet to take with them. I love it!

  9. Love all the rich colors you used throughout! What a fun kids table....I remember sitting at an old uneven card table while growing up. I would've never wanted to move to the big table if I had this to sit at!

  10. wow - what a fun kids table! love all the trinkets and wine charms and rings. Super fun and colorful and festive! Great ideas!

  11. The colors are amazing. What a special kids table you will have!

  12. Such wonderful and fun colors - the images are perfect for this. Wish I had a seat at the table! :)

  13. Look at all those fabulous creations! Wow!! This is so fun and creative!

  14. Such darling projects. Love the colors! So festive for the holidays.

  15. You are so amazing and such an inspiration to us!

  16. I really enjoy that you shared the entire Christmas setting with us. I love the pinwheels, I will have to try that now that you have inspired me.

  17. Man, these are some awesome ideas!! LOVE the bright fun colors and the sock monkeys are too cute!! TFS!!

  18. Very fun table, Mischelle! LOVE all of the color.

  19. Very cool Mischelle... Love the bright colors! Oh to be a kid again! TFS!

  20. There are some really great ideas on here. I love that tree!