‘Sweet’ holiday tablescape, easy crafts and a recipe

During the holiday season, I love decorating the dinner table. I particularly enjoy creating unique, themed tablescapes to try and “wow” my family and friends and make them feel extra special.


This year, I broke out of the traditional red and green box and put together something a little more unexpected – I’m calling it my “sweet treats” holiday tablescape. I used rich purples and metallic elements as the base color palette. I also incorporated a few small gifts that guests can take home with them, hopefully making the dinner and fellowship even more memorable.


I started with a metallic green table runner and my favorite white dishes. I am a huge fan of white dishes because they are so versatile. I chose the color palette and theme based on the main dinner party favor – this yummy-smelling Limited Edition Winter Collection candle from Glade®​ called Sweet Holiday Treat™ (available for a short time only at Target).


I had a blast adding embellishments to the table like flowers, ribbon, tea lights and silver ornaments.


I worked on a few super easy craft projects to give each place setting a personalized, custom touch.


For example, to create this chalkboard name tag, I cut out a name tag shape from a cereal box.


Then I used a hole punch to make a hole for the ribbon.


After that, I spray-painted the shape with chalkboard paint. When it dried, I swiped a bit of chalk dust over the tag to give it an authentic, chalkboard look. Finally, I used a purple chalkboard pen to write out the name and tied the tag to its gift box with purple ribbon.


To create the candy-filled gift box, I used Mod Podge to cover an inexpensive party favor box with silver wrapping paper. I added a layer of Mod Podge on the outside of the paper as well to prevent loose glitter from falling on the table and food.

I filled the silver box with a layer of purple tissue paper, then added my own “sweet treats” – homemade cream cheese mint candies colored purple using red and blue food coloring. You can get the recipe here.


I had a lot of fun crafting this inexpensive, yet elegant tablescape for the holidays.


Now for the hard part … the menu …

I’m linking this up to My Repurposed Life and Love of Family & Home.

Get festive this holiday season with the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection available exclusively at Target. Inspired by the best feelings of the season, the Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ scent lets you indulge in the irresistible scent of rich cocoa, toasted nuts, and creamy caramel. The 2013 Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection was inspired by the nostalgic, spontaneous, snowy, moments that build up to the holidays. Creating memories with loved ones defines the season and the holiday lineup from Glade® is just as memorable.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glade®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. December 20, 2013

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