One of the things that often holds me back from entertaining is the feeling I need elaborate decorations. Honestly, after I have managed to clean the house and corral the toys I have very little energy left to give a nice seasonal feel to the house. So to prove to myself you can make some pretty place settings in no time I created:
5 Place Settings in 5 Minutes for under 5 Dollars
I used a placemats, napkins, and china I already had to make these place settings. I figure most people own a neutral napkin and placemat they can use in a pinch. I can guarantee these are quick, easy, and cheap. Why? Because I did these last night in less than an hour (with pictures) after McClain went to bed. Of course this is also why the pictures are a little dark.
Butterflies and Dried Hydrangea Place Setting
Wired craft butterflies taped to the table. The tape is covered with mini-pumpkins and dried hydrangea.
Country Acorns Napkin Ring
Simple strips of burlap act as a napkin ring. Just use hot glue to close the ring and attach the acorns.
Fall Berries Tucked Around the Place Setting
The napkin is folded to allow a small pocket. Instead of inserting the silverware simply tuck in some fall berries. Add some more small branches along the outsides of the plates.
Copper Vines Napkin Ring and Wine Charms
Scrap wire in various shades of copper and gold are wrapped to mimic vines. Matching wire is placed around the stem of the wine glasses to make wine charms.
Fresh Autumn Leaf Napkin Rings and Coasters
Simply hot glue colorful fall leaves together; creating the original disposable napkin ring. A few dots of hot glue keep the leaf coasters from scattering when guests lift their glasses.
Now there are no excuses left for me to not entertain. Well except maybe cooking the food…
2 thoughts on “5-Five Minute Fall Place Settings”
I love the copper vines! What a great idea!
Thanks so much. Honestly I was trying to find uses for a bunch of extra craft supplies, that honestly only took 5 minutes.