A Winter Tablescape from Yard Clippings

Limbs cut from a birch branch in her yard have been fueling Diane’s craft projects all winter long.  Let’s take a look at the latest projects she shared at her blog, An Extraordinary Day.

An Extraordinary Day birch branches before

Diane confesses that she hates being outside in cold and ice, so she works hard to bring the things that make winter beautiful indoors.  This tablescape is an example of that, much of it put together with items that came from her yard.  She used some of the birch branches to create a basket-like centerpiece filled with pinecones and candles.  Other branches were sliced and turned into rustic napkin rings.  Thicker slices became fun little place holders/favors.  The mix of natural decor creates a really lovely display for winter.

An Extraordinary Day birch branches after

Visit An Extraordinary Day to get more details on how Diane turned ordinary birch branches into a fanciful winter woodland tablescape.

Perfect for Thanksgiving: a Reclaimed Wood Table Runner

Over at Vintage News Junkie, Candace shares a project that is perfect for creating a lovely table arrangement for your holiday dinners.  It all started with a big bucket of scrap wood.

Vintage News Junkie scrap wood before

The wood came from a home built in 1923 in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and was given to Candace by a friend.  Candace loved the idea of that wood being the keeper of many memories from families past.  She cut the wood into equal lenghts, and tied the pieces together using twine to create the flexible table runner.  The natural wood laid out across the table is such a lovely, rustic contrast tot the rest of her holiday table.  It’s really beautiful.

Vintage News Junkie scrap wood after

Lucky for us, Candace created a video tutorial for this project.  It’s posted at Vintage News Junkie.

Pallet Wood Chargers

Ashley, from Cherished Bliss admits that, “I have LITERALLY carried around this pallet to 3 different houses. One of those moves being from Texas to Wisconsin.”  She finally used it to make something that she’d wanted for quite a while…holiday charger plates!

It’s a little hard to imagine how a pallet could become a pretty part of a winter tablescape, but Ashley did it.  She crafted rustic looking chargers from pallet wood, and added a pretty snowflake to each one.  I think the combination of weathered wood with a crisp white snowflake is so beautiful, and perfect for the season.

Ashley has provided a detailed tutorial for making the charger plates and adding the snowflakes at Cherished Bliss.