For my table this year, I've created a simple yet elegant set of wreaths and place cards made of metallic paper and gold-colored wire. The table is set with Charlotta Gold by Noritake, a beautifully classic collection in white porcelain, featuring the modern addition of microwave-safe gold.


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When I was a boy, I loved setting the holiday table with Mormor’s fancy china. My favorite part was designing DIY decorations that I’d work on for days before a party. Some years my results were better than others. I wish my family would let me forget the year I spray painted dried pasta in Norway’s red, blue, and white colors!


For my table this year, I've created a simple yet elegant set of wreaths and place cards made of metallic paper and gold-colored wire. The table is set with Charlotta Gold by Noritake, a beautifully classic collection in white porcelain, featuring the modern addition of microwave-safe gold. (It is dishwasher safe as well!) The prominent gold banding features flowers and scrolling leaves, perfect for elegant dinners, while casual enough for daily use.


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Paper Wreath:
gold foil craft paper
leaf template
scissors
thin gold metal wire
hot glue gun

Place Cards:
gold foil craft paper
leaf template
scissors
thin gold metal wire
hot glue gun
blank paper place cards
  1. For the paper wreath, start cutting out leaves from the paper. I just cut them freehand, but you can get a leaf template by searching “small leaf template” online.
  2. Make a circle of wire roughly the size of the inside of your plate. If your wire is thin, you can double or triple it.
  3. Cut two-inch strips of wire, one for each leaf. Hot glue the strips to the back of each leaf as if it was the stem.
  4. Twist the stem wire around your wreath to secure each leaf, working your way around until it’s all filled in.
  5. For the place cards, start cutting out leaves from the paper. I just cut them free hand, but you can get a leaf template by searching “small leaf template” online.
  6. Cut the wire into 2-inch pieces, and hot glue each piece to the back of a paper leaf.
  7. With the hot glue gun, glue 3 to 4 leaves to the back of the name card.
  8. Write each person’s name on a card and take a seat.

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For my table this year, I've created a simple yet elegant set of wreaths and place cards made of metallic paper and gold-colored wire. The table is set with Charlotta Gold by Noritake, a beautifully classic collection in white porcelain, featuring the modern addition of microwave-safe gold.

For my table this year, I've created a simple yet elegant set of wreaths and place cards made of metallic paper and gold-colored wire. The table is set with Charlotta Gold by Noritake, a beautifully classic collection in white porcelain, featuring the modern addition of microwave-safe gold.
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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