DIY | A Festive Tablescape

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A Festive Tablescape

In anticipation of hosting friends and family that we haven’t seen in a very long time this upcoming holiday season, over the next few weeks I’m super-excited to share with you a few festive holiday ideas  (including this DIY Festive Tablescape, to elevate your get-togethers.

For inspiration, I’m loving the boho-style paper palm leaf DIYs I’ve been seeing lately, which got me thinking about a budget friendly version. Things you can easily find in a grocery store. Like different sized coffee filters, brown lunch bags, maybe some larger grocery bags, skewers, etc.

To start, I’ve created a tablescape idea that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. 

I’ve created a series of different DIY palm style leaves you can make using the items I mentioned above, as well as a few things you might have lying around the house, like card stock and pipe cleaners. I have always loved the challenge of making things out of everyday items, and I think you’ll agree, this one doesn’t disappoint.

Using the various palm leaves I created, I started out with a symmetrical layout, adding in dinnerware, cutlery, some pretty polka dot paper napkins, and created some little printable treat boxes (click here for the how-to) topping them off with a smaller coffee filter palm leaf which I think is so so cute. 

To pull it all together, I made some cursive font words, using gold pipe cleaners and added some tea lights.

For food, the folks at KraftHeinz hooked me up with a few must-have recipes for the festive season. Starting off with a savoury Croissant Bread Pudding (the only brunch recipe you’ll need this holiday season, it’s that good), Banana Walnut Waffles with toppers like warmed hazelnut spread, nuts and whipping cream, and some Sweet ‘n Salty Peanut Butter Filled cookies (perfect to give as treat favours). The full recipes can be found here.

This post is in partnership with Kraft Heinz. Stay tuned for a post on how to make these leaves coming tomorrow!

 There’s also a contest! WIN $50 to buy all your brunching ingredients. Visit addjoy.ca for more details!

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.