Christmas Setting + Christmas Crowns

« SCROLL PHOTOS LEFT TO RIGHT »

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 RoadWest 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!

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS CROWNS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • White card (preferably between 200 - 300gsm)
  • Gold leaf
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Craft glue
  • 2 clean paint brushes

 

THE STEPS

  1. Hold one piece of card vertically and cut a zig zagged line through the centre.
  2. Sticky tape the two halves together to form a crown.
  3. Using a paint brush, brush glue onto the tips of the crown.
  4. Quickly place the gold leaf on the glue and gently press down.
  5. Once the glue has dried, use a clean paint brush and gently brush the excess gold leaf off the crown.

 

 

 

Also on Gather & Feast

It’s nearly CHRISTMAS again… and this year (after the popularity of last years super

Read more

Sweet Potato & Pear Spiced Muffins

February 13 2019
These delicious muffins are grain, dairy and refined sugar-free.
Read more

Buckwheat Blueberry & Ricotta Hotcakes with Maple & Seeds

March 3 2016
One of our weekend favourites is this week's buckwheat blueberry and ricotta hotcakes recipe.
Read more

Hi there!

I’m Ashley, welcome to Gather & Feast. A site full of beautiful food, simple wholesome recipes & the occasional sweet treat. x  

Read more