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Tabletop Challenge Part Two..... DIY

photo- GiraffeManor,Kenya

This week I will be sharing three DIY projects from the French Country Tabletop, a Cottagecore Bread Recipe, Farmhouse tabletop projects and a yummy table centerpiece idea.

Fun and easy! Let's go!


French Country Tabletop Lemon Napkin Rings

"Asseyez-vous s'il vous plait". "Please, have a seat" at our French Table. We will be creating "designer knockoff" DIY Lemon Napkin Rings as seen in many of our favorite design mags, and try to re-create the "inspo" table setting.

DIY Lemon Napkin Rings


  • Paper towel tube

  • hot glue

  • artificial lemon branch (Michaels) $8.00

  • 1/4" jute string I had on hand (Hobby Lobby or hardware store)

  • scissors

Step 1: cut lemon branches off, leaves remain on

Step 2: cut 1/2" rings from paper tube

Step 3: glue bent branch stem in place on and around cardboard ring, let hot glue set

Step 4: dab of glue begin to apply string, hold until hot glue set

Step 5: continue to add a dab of glue, then wrap around, repeat

Step 6: continue to wrap around, glue & set around cardboard ring

Step 7: final wrap, cut saving 1/2" on end to wrap inside napkin ring and glue in place for a clean finish

Step 8: The hot glue also gives the napkin ring solid support

Fini: "designer" napkin rings complete!

Total: $10.00 for Set of 6

*blank wood napkin rings from any craft store can be used as well


Cottagecore Rustic Bread Recipe

Cottagecore Tabletop Challenge

Looking back at an earlier Randi K. blog post in January, we discussed the design trend, Cottagecore. This decor trend gained its popularity during lock down in the 2020 pandemic. A trend that celebrates a simpler life. Part of the simpler Cottagecore life style, is going back to the basic home cooking and baking! Bread recipes flooded the internet.


Here is a wonderful DIY bread recipe to share on your scrumptious Cottagecore table!

Rosemary Sea Salt Rustic Bread Recipe here

Wild Mushroom Risotto Recipe here



Farmhouse Birdhouses & Buffalo Plaid Garland

"Life is better in the country". Well we all can't live in the country, but we can bring the country to us!

Loving the Farmhouse Tabletop it has a bit of a Modern farmhouse spin! Signature Farmhouse look; buffalo plaid & Rae Dunn dishes! I re-created the Birdhouse Centerpiece and background birdhouses for under $20! A quick paint job, and placement on my cake platter. What do you think?

The Buffalo Plaid Garland is simply made form a left over napkin, stiffened the fabric, then hole punched when dry to string the twine and hang! See DIY below👇

Farmhouse Birdhouse DIY


  • Unfinished birdhouses (Michaels)

  • acrylic craft paint