Day 4: Fellowship and Decorating!

It felt like Fall outside today! I almost needed a jacket! Along with this welcomed cool weather I had a great time at the church Tabletop Tapestry event this morning (Read the back story in the Day 3 post)! It was a great time of catching with old friends and making new friends! The room that normally serves as the church sanctuary was transformed into a beautiful space with amazing tables! I was in awe of all the creativity, love, and time each lady put into decorating her table. There were 50 tables and 50 themes!

My sister and I had the table in the middle of the room! We chose Galatians 5:22-23 as our theme!

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You can get the great printable above over at the Jelliebean Journals Blog (http://www.jellibeanjournals.com/free-scripture-printables/). We love this verse! It really speaks to being like Christ. This verse and all that it means was the whole focus of our table-scape!

We started out with a white table cloth and we added orange tulle for some color and sparkle! Then we arranged a cake plate, shadow box, and bread box in the center of the table for risers. A vintage table cloth was draped over the risers to create a uniformed base for the centerpiece.

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Then it was time to add the wow factor! Let’s rewind to yesterday afternoon! Remember that tree branch (or mini tree as we called it) that we picked up off the side of the road yesterday? We cut it down a bit and made it into a tree for our centerpiece! The making of the tree was a fun afternoon project and rather simple!IMG_1778 Here is how we made the tree.

 After cutting down the branch to a more desirable size, it was placed in a can with plaster of paris and left outside to cure in the hot Texas sun! Once the branch was set in the plaster. I decoupaged some scrapbook paper to the can! For this I chose a pink paper with crowns. The overall theme of the event today was Crowned in Splendor, so I thought it would be great to tie my tree into the overall event theme!

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On the way to the church to finish our centerpiece we decided that the tree needed some paint! After a quick a stop by the store, we added hot pink, gold, and glitter spray paint to the tree in the church parking lot! It come out marvelous! For the finishing touch we tied cards with our theme verse, Galatians 5:22-23 to the tree branches!

The rest of the centerpiece consisted of glass drink dispensers filled with a combination of frozen and fresh cut fruit! The small details of silk flowers, fresh pieces of fruit, and randomly placed scripture cards really tied everything together.

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The tree would have photographed better with a solid background, but you can see that it worked out beautifully! I’m so glad my sister chased down the landscape crew, because this truly was the perfect branch to use! The thin branches of our mini tree gave us the height and drama we were looking for without blocking the view of the stage of the people sitting at the tables behind us!

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For our place setting we used melamine plates, faux silverware, and soft orange napkins! We wrote key words from our theme verse on each of the small plates and framed the words with blueberry scones from the bakery! The sconces were a big hit with the ladies sitting at our table. I’m glad that they enjoyed their special treat!

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I love how our table came out! It was a lot of fun to put together and a blessing to share our creative skills with all who attended the event!

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