A Christmas lunch isn’t complete without wearing those colourful crepe paper crowns found in Christmas bon bons. I have many photos from over the years, of our family gathered around the Christmas table showcasing our brightly coloured crowns and smiling like crazies. It’s all part of the Christmas fun!
Last year I decided to create my own white Christmas crowns, and they were a hit (especially with my sister Taya who has a slight obsession with crowns). Apart from looking amazing, they perfectly matched the neutral and gold table setting I had going for that year. Yea!
Well this year they are back and better than ever, with the luxe addition of gold leaf. Check out the reference photos above and the ‘how to’ description below to easily create these for your Christmas gathering.
I’ve also been playing around with a few natural festive table setting ideas that you'll also see in the photos above. For this festive setting I’ve used my favourite white glazed terracotta plates from Country Road, West Elm linen napkins, Christmas tree branches foraged from the garden, pinecones foraged from a near by park, pillar candles, and my handpainted ‘noel’ tags which can be downloaded for free here. Simple, effective and beautiful.
Table decorations don’t need to be overly expensive. Sometimes the simplest, most resourceful settings are the best.
If I don’t speak to you before, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas gathering, celebrating and feasting with your loved ones!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- White card (preferably between 200 - 300gsm)
- Gold leaf
- Sticky tape
- Craft glue
- 2 clean paint brushes
- Hold one piece of card vertically and cut a zig zagged line through the centre.
- Sticky tape the two halves together to form a crown.
- Using a paint brush, brush glue onto the tips of the crown.
- Quickly place the gold leaf on the glue and gently press down.
- Once the glue has dried, use a clean paint brush and gently brush the excess gold leaf off the crown.