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DIY Message Candle Centerpieces

by Michaela Egger

In my work as event designer, almost every dinner table setting is competed with candles. Votives, candlesticks, little lanterns, etc – there’s always the warm glow of candle light in one form or another because every single client loves the intimate, festive atmosphere candles create. So, why not use candles as the only centerpieces? This DIY will let you make a big statement with your table settings – in no time at all. Let your centerpiece “greet” your guests, spell out your table numbers or whatever else comes to your mind! I’ve provided three different printable templates – black & white, shades from yellow to pink and colder hues in blues and greens. Feel free to mix and match!

DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day!DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day!

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Punched Leaf Napkin Rings

by Ashley Page Norton

I love the idea of tying a piece of rosemary into a mini wreath for a napkin ring – a little bit of greenery always looks nice on a table. Here’s a way to have a set of leafy napkin rings you never have to throw away – they’re made of paper! You can make these into mini wreaths which are super pretty, or customize them by making letters for everyone’s first name who’ll be sitting at your table. Either way it’s a little bit of spring to keep all year round!

Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!Punched Leaf Napkin Rings | Oh Happy Day!

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DIY Easter Nesting Three Ways

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you dyed your Easter eggs yet? I usually dye mine on Good Friday and then set up my basket for the Easter bunny to find overnight. Plain paper nesting is available in stores of course, but why settle when you can customize your own to match your eggs and basket??

DIY Easter Nesting Three Ways | Oh Happy Day!DIY Easter Nesting Three Ways | Oh Happy Day!DIY Easter Nesting Three Ways | Oh Happy Day!

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Metallic Leaves Table Decor

by Kathleen Ballos

Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family is almost always potluck style. When we’re hosting, I always want to decorate the table but don’t know how much of the table will be covered with bowls, platters, and plates and how they’ll all fit together. With this in mind, I thought these metallic leaves would be a fun way to solve this little dilemma. Line them up along a table runner, scatter them around the table, or use them to dress up place settings – you can easily move them to accommodate whatever dishes your guests bring.

Metallic Leaves Table Decor | Oh Happy Day!Metallic Leaves Table Decor | Oh Happy Day!Metallic Leaves Table Decor | Oh Happy Day!

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Pop Up Flag Place Cards DIY

by Sally J Shim

When hosting a small party or dinner it is nice to set up the seating arrangement so guests can meet new friends. In lieu of traditional place cards, try making these fun pop up flag place cards. You can make them in any color to coordinate with your favorite color palette. Your guests will love the handmade touch and it will be sweet reminder of your time together.

Pop Up Flag Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Pop Up Flag Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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