Handmade Paper Table Setting

Handmade Paper Table Setting2017-12-27T11:25:30-04:00

Project Description

Arnold Grummer's LogoIt’s definitely holiday season, and I’m thinking about all the great family dinners that we’ll be having. I wanted to create something special for our Thanksgiving table, and handmade paper is always special. Here’s what I created.

Place Setting made with Handmade Paper

I embossed a sheet of paper that I made using Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking Kit and these basic directions. I embossed this with a leaves and branches embossing folder. I was amazed at how well the handmade paper embossed!! I scored the sheet into thirds to make a pocket.

Next, I cut the bird and bird cage from other pieces of handmade paper using Sissix Caged Bird die. I assembled these pieces and used Aleene’s Quick Dry “Tacky” Glue to glue them to the pocket.

Silverware Holder Close Up

For the napkin holder, I cut two slits in the bird’s body, threaded a piece of ribbon through the slits, and glued the wing on top to hide the slits. I tied the ribbon with a bow on the under side of the napkin.

Napkin Ring Bird

Napkin Ring Close Up

Now I just need to get the turkey!! You can see more projects made with handemade paper on the Arnold Grummer’s blog.


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  1. Shirley Wheeler November 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Carole, I know I already posted a comment on the Arnold Grummer's blog but I just had to post here too. This is by far my favorite project you have shared. I am definitely going to use this idea!!! The way you did the ribbon and covered it with the wing was GENIUS!!! Lovely project and so well done! Thank you for sharing it! :0)

  2. Susan P. Rothamel November 14, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Shirley, these are WONDERFUL! I love Arnold Grummer products and you've done something really different. Lovin' it.

  3. Irit November 15, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    What a lovely project! Good job!

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