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
artificial lemon branch (Michaels) $8.00
1/4" jute string I had on hand (Hobby Lobby or hardware store)
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
Easy steps to follow....
Step 1: paint black birdhouse centerpiece
Step 2: paint white birdhouses for side table
Step 3: add grosgrain ribbon bow to white birdhouses to mimic Rae Dunn Birdhouses, cut ribbon 24"
Step 4: find a platform for centerpiece, I chose my cake plate. You could use books, a crate,
wood cutting board or a platter.
Total: $19.47 for all 5 Birdhouses (Michaels)
Buffalo Plaid Garland
left over buffalo plaid napkin
paper/pen for pattern
Buffalo Plaid Garland DIY Steps
Step1: fold napkin in half measure how tall the garland pendant will be
Step 2: create pattern for pendant
Step 3: fit pattern on folded napkin "ying yang" or "sardine" fashion to get as many pendants as possible
Step 4: arrange how many pendants you need
Step 5: brush Mod Podge over pendants to stiffen, will dry clear
Step 6: when dry, punch hole at each corner
Step 7: thread twine through holes and thread along back of pendant
Step 8: once you have desired garland length and number of pendants, ready to hang!
*My pendant pictured is about 3.5 feet, each pendant is about 4" wide at top, used 5 pendants
Total: Free! all of the supplies I had on hand form other projects