Dec 09 2009

Christmas Poinsettia Table Decor – Napkin Holder


Hi, welcome back to day three of the Christmas Poinsettia table decor ensemble I’m featuring this week and into the early part of next week.  Today I have napkin holders to show you that I’ve designed to coordinate in this series for my Christmas formal dining room table.  I’ve used Luxe Labels AS 0703, which you’ve seen before on this design.  I’ve incorporated this stencil into a table centerpiece that I’ll be posting in a few days.  The Luxe Labels AS703 is one of my favorite stencils.  It very versatile and can be used in so many different designs. I’ve provided a tutorial further down in the post for the napkin holders. They are quick and easy to make with the Holly Border and Garden Holiday taspestry stamps. So, for those of you who have already purchased this stencil from me, pull out your craft knives and let’s get stamping!!  If you don’t have these stamps, you’ll find them in my store, they’re fast, fun, adorable and easy to use.  They come on a peg as shown here!


Butterflies are so adorable, I couldn’t help but place a few on the design.  I used the Fancy Crafts Twin Punch to punch out several little butterflies to attach to the design.  I never tire of incorporating little insects into my work, I just love them and feel they add a sweet little touch to a design!


I’ve stamped the back of the holders as well and applied glitter.  I’ve used Christmas Red embossing paper on the ring to match the ruby silk ribbon.


To make the decorations at the top of the holders, I purchased berries and glittered them with sugar glitter.  The gold leaves were purchased as well and were cut to fit into the design.  I bought the oval ornaments at Michael’s. I couldn’t pass them up when I saw the jewel tones as they match so well with the theme I’m using in the designs.  They are beautiful laying nestled in the berries!


I’ve used Joy! Craft Yellow Pearls for the poinsettia centers as well as on the embossed scrolls.


I rolled linen napkins and placed them inside the napkin holders.  As you can see, they’re easily removed.  I’ll collect the holders before we eat so they don’t get soiled with Christmas dinner.  A strip of Mustard embossing paper was used to match the gold silk ribbon.


I love May Arts silk ribbon for decorating.  I used the largest set of legs on the Bow Easy for the bows.  They’re approximately 3″-to- 3 1/2,” a perfect match for the ornaments.  I left the strands about 8″ in length to drape down onto the plates.


The Adirondack inks were perfect for this project.  I used Bottle, Pesto, and Cranberry for the stamping. 


The stamped holders are so pretty with the glitter, everything sparkles on the dining room table with the lights turned on.  Christmas Green embossing paper was used on the holder to coordinate with the silk ribbon. 


The red poinsettias compliment the blue ribbons, everything is so festive! The sapphire is deep and rich in elegant color.


As with the Prayer Cards and Place Cards, I made a total of eight napkins holders, two for each color.


Iris Blue embossing paper was used to coordinate with the gorgeous sapphire silk ribbon.  You can see the silk ribbon glistening in this picture.

Napkin Holder Tutorial:


Place your stencil on Carnation White embossing paper and run through your die cutting machine to emboss.  Place your stencil on top of the embossed lines and lightly trace lines as shown above.  Using a craft knife, cut on the traced lines.  (There is no need to cut your embossing paper this large, this was a scrap of paper that I didn’t cut down before embossing.)


Using the Holly Border and Garden Holiday tapestry stamps, stamp as shown above. Stamp two extra poinsettia flowers on a scrap piece of Carnation White embossing paper and cut them out.


Cut a strip of Carnation White embossing paper 1 1/2″ x 6,” cut a second strip of Carnation White embossing paper 3/4″ x 6.”  Cut a strip of Christmas Red embossing paper 1″ x 6″.  


Stamp the 3/4″ strip of Carnation White embossing paper as shown above.  Use a Quickie Glue Pen to apply Martha Stewart Garnet, Malachite, and Yellow Gold glitters to the stamped images.  Adhere the three strips together as shown above and adhere butterflies with Zip Dry Adhesive.  Attach Joy! Craft Yellow Pearls to the poinsettia centers and embossed scrolls.  Draw gold lines along the edges of the three strips of embossing paper using a Krylon 18Kt. Gold pen.


To make the ring for the napkin holder I wrapped it around a Martha Stewart glitter bottle to form a perfect round shape.  Using Zip Dry Adhesive, I adhered the ends together.  I had to hold them for a few minutes until the glue dried.  I adhered the top of the napkin holder to the top of the floral stems and I attached the napkin ring to the bottom of the floral stems and held them in place until the Zip Dry Adhesive was dry.  Adhere a bow using Zip Dry Adhesive.


Fold napkin and insert into napkin holder.


A close up of the silk bow, berries, gold leaves and ornament (isn’t that ornament gorgeous!).  I made double looped bows on all the projects in this series of designs.


And there you have it, a beautiful napkin holder that matches the Prayer Card and Place Card

Please come back to see how I’ve created two table centerpieces using both the Open Passe Partouts EH 1822 and Luxe Labels AS 0703 stencils for my dining room table.  They will be placed on each end of the dining table.


A Touch of Grace:     Stencils:  EH 1822; AS 0703; Embossing PaperCarnation White, Iris Blue, Mustard, Christmas Red, Christmas Green; StampsHolly Border, Holiday Garden; InkEncore Ultimate Metallic Gold; AdhesivesZip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Scotch Removable Tape; Accessories: Christmas Fairies; Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Joy! Craft Pearls Yellow, Joy! Craft Pearl Pale Yellow, Craft Knife, Craft Knife Refills, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Stylus, Perga Soft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021)

JustRite Stampers:     Deluxe Round Monogram Kit; Decorative 2″ Square Monogram Kit

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:     Bow Easy, May Arts Ribbon:  1.25:  SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 1/4″; SK33 Gold, SK15 Emerald, SK25 Ruby, SK03 Sapphire; 5/8″ GH09 Gold Edge Ivory; 1/4″ GC30 Gold WIre Metallic Ribbon, Fiskars Scissors

Bonnie’s Best:      Genesis Paper Trimmer


Stamps: Holly Borders, Holiday Garden; Deluxe Round Monogram Kit; Deluxe Square Monogram Kit

Paper:  Embossing Paper:  Carnation White, Christmas Red, Christmas Green, Iris Blue, Mustard; SU:  Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Textured

Ink:  Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold; Adirondack:  Pesto, Cranberry, Bottle

Accessories:  MS Glitter (Garnet, Malachite, Yellow Gold), AG (Mustard); Joy! Craft Pearls (Yellow, Light Yellow); Joy! Craft 2mm Foam Pads, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Computer, Craft Knife, Scor It, Scor It Mini Metric, Mini Daubers, Pearl Ex Brilliant Gold, Mini Butterfly Punch; Christmas Fairies, Genesis Paper Trimmer, Zip Dry Adhesive, Quickie Glue Pen, Tim Holtz Clear Grid Ruler, May Arts Ribbons, Ornament Placecard Holders, Graph Paper, Stylus, Light Box, PergaSoft, Starform Gold Stickers (1021), Oval Ornaments (Michael’s), Red Berries and Gold Swirls (Silk Warehouse), Fiskars Scissors, Scotch Removable Tape, Stencils (AS 0703, EH1822), Wizard, Nestibilities Large and Small Squares; Large and Small Octagons, Krylon 18Kt. Gold Pen, Bow Easy,

Thank you so much for visiting, I truly appreciate you taking time to stop by.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!


19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Christmas Poinsettia Table Decor – Napkin Holder”

  1. Teresa says:

    These are also gorgeous. Just visiting your blog makes me want to get busy! If only I had the talent you do. But its still fun to try. Love your projects, and I know you put many hours in it.

  2. Sandra says:

    thank you, and same to you and yours.
    This is beautiful.
    thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. I’d hate to unwrap these beautiful napkins lady! They look so regal! A real work of love Jerri!

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  6. Pauline Vairo says:

    Jeri, Your work is so beautiful and original, I love it. You are such an inspiration for me. Thanks.
    Pauline Vairo

  7. OH, Jerri — LOVE these! I love sitting down to a table with real cloth napkins and these are oh SO pretty! I agree with Christine, one might be afraid to take the napkin out. Another beautiful creation!

  8. Joan Fricker says:

    Jerri, what a beautiful table your are gong to have for your guests on
    Christmas day. You have work so many hours on these fabulous decorations and your table will certainly be the talk of the meal. Your work is just stunning!!


  9. Pinky says:

    Jerri, the napkin rings are so gorgeous and I know your guests will feel so special w/all the beautiful things you have made to go on your Christmas table setting! Just beautiful and simply breath-taking!

  10. Jenny Gropp says:

    I am in awe…. again. Your details are just totally awesome. Amazing creations, stunning table place settings. Love the holiday sparkly touches on everything — Jerri — outstanding creations, such detailed pics in your post too with all the info….. appreciate you sharing all of the extras with us. Such special touches!!!

  11. Lenoria says:

    Everything is so gorgeous! I love all the sparkle. Thank you for sharing these with us. Your table definitely has the WOW factor.

  12. zoily idalia funes says:

    le felicito por lo que hace, es sorprendente su creatividad gracias por compartirlo conmigo gracias de todo corazon, desearles también una linda navidad y un año nuevo con muchas bendiciones


  13. pattyjo says:

    Just beautiful! It must look so elegant at your table on Christmas!

  14. Elaine Allen says:

    Jerri –

    Thank you for this great tutorial. I know they can’t be easy to do the work and photograph. The napkin holders and the tags are just beautiful! I love those tiny little butterflies – so very sweet!

    Elaine Allen

  15. Barbie says:

    Everything at your table is so elegant. The napkin rings are so pretty, I would be afraid to take the napkins out to even use them :)!

  16. Jerri, your table decor is exquisite and I devour your tutorials. I could never find time for this much detail in all these pieces, but I can certainly find time to admire and enjoy your beautiful work. The stamps you used are so delicate and pretty. Your artist’s touch makes them more special than the original illustrator ever imagined, I’m sure.

  17. Love Stampin!!!!!!!! says:

    I have looked at your beautiful creations in your gallery on Splitcoaststampers but when I try to look at your “touch of grace” blog the pics don’t download no matter how long I wait. Your projects are absolutely stunning !!! All I can say is WOWSERS !!!!

  18. Beth Norman says:

    Very, very pretty. How interesting that you used that stencil in a completely different manner than your Mother’s Day card. I’m anxious to try using it in the same manner. Lovely project.

  19. Dottie says:

    I have been sitting here with my jaw hanging down at your artistic ability in these projects-Christmas table decorations. They are so glitzy! I just love sparkle and color contrasts like these you put together. One thing…when I draw those gold lines with the Krylon Gold Pen they don’t come out as straight as yours. Is there a trick or something I just haven’t figured out yet??? Simple question but look at how much you use this edging to add just the right touch!
    Thanks for all your work in just photographing these projects…too.

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