At our house, we welcome a new year with a fancy dinner. This year, our kids will be off doing there own thing. So I invited another couple we have been friends with for over 30 years. I wanted the table to look great but didn’t want to spend a bunch. So I challenged myself to only spend $10 on the table decorations. I decided on these Tonic Studios supplies:
- Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes
- Nuvo Rose Gold Pure Sheen Glitter
- Funky Glue Pen
- Funky Tape Runner
- Cockle Shell Layering Basics
- Build A Wreath Star Bauble
- Star Layering Die Set
- Tangerine Machine
- Tim Holtz 5″ Snips
- Dollar store battery candles, glass containers, mirror, and table cloth
- Gold paper
- Paint brushes
I decided a trip to the dollar store would be a good idea. Here is what I found……
I already had the bottle of wine and the mirror. So I spent $6 at the Dollar Store for 3 battery-operated candles, 2 glass vases and 1 black plastic tablecloth. To get started, I decided to alter the battery-operated candles with some glitter.
I used a paint brush to apply the glue to the bottom half of my candle and then sprinkled on the glitter and shook of the excess.
While these dried, I got busy with the glass vases.
I used the Funky Glue Pen, paint brush, clean glass vase and Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes.
First I applied the glue just around the edge of the vase. Don’t worry if it’s not a straight line or anything…..that just makes it look even better.
Then using my fingers, I applied the gilding flakes. Don’t try to brush off the excess until the glue is very dry.
Once the glue was dry, I used a soft brush to brush off any excess gilding flakes. If there was a spot that didn’t get covered, I just applied more glue and the flakes.
Then I printed out a menu for our fancy dinner!
I printed the menu onto some vanilla cardstock. I am using the Cockle Shell Layering Basics Die Set for all three layers of my menu.
Using the Scotch Removal Tape, I position the die onto my menu. Then I ran it thru my Tangerine Die Cutting Machine. I used the 2 larger sizes to die cut the gold mirror cardstock and the black cardstock.
I used the Funky Tape Runner to adhere all my layers together. Now I have everything ready to decorate and set my fancy table.
Here is my fancy table…..
I used an upside down wine glass to place one of the glitter candles in the middle of the mirror. I added some pine cone ornaments from my Christmas tree in the vases and scattered the gold stars all over.
I got out my mother’s china for this special occasion. Remember if you don’t use your special stuff…….it never gets used!
I love how this turned out and I think our guests will love this special dinner, too! I hope you will have a wonderful time celebrating the new year!