January Tablescape Fail

January 18, 2016 at 5:12 AM Leave a comment

Since my girls have begun the fantastically quiet activity of coloring at our new table, I thought I would celebrate with a “crafty paper” themed tablescape.

In preparation, I  pinned gorgeous, impeccable paper flowers while sprawled out on the couch catching up on The Bachelor.  And then I watched a YouTube of a woman making a paper dahlia in under two minutes flat, while classical music played in the background.

Hypnotized by the music, I thought I could surely pull off making four dahlias to place at each setting.  Surely.

As I type out this post, my fingers are giving little tings of pain from my many glue gun burns all over my finger tips that I received attempting to make said paper dahlias.

My project turned out less paper dahlia and more paper Chili’s Awesome Blossom.


I am a bruised and battered pinterest fail.

After I made one piddly dahlia and deemed it horrible looking, I continued on doing absolutely nothing to improve my dahlia skills.  You’d think I would have watched that video one more time.  Just maybe once more.

But if I’m going to waste two nap times making these hideous dahlias, I’m going to use them.

So I continued on with my craft theme.  For the napkin rings, I cut paper towel rolls down to size and then covered them in wasabi tape.  Totally easy!  No burns.

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I then made the table place cards by using the age old tissue, glue and the tip of the pencil. I did each person’s first initial.  This was my favorite part of the entire table and something I’d like to use again on a future…shall we say…more elegant…table.  I really also loved how they played with the peonies on the table.


For the placemats, I used construction paper and cut up a little strip for a stripe down the center.  So here we go…the table…




Yikes!  My vision was soo different then my execution.  It all went down way better in my head.

To redeem myself, I set a second “craft paper” themed tablescape that I like so much more.  I’ll post that one tomorrow.


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