This post was sponsored by Testors Craft. All ideas and opinions are my own.
This holiday season, decorate in a modern, non-traditional color palette! We are sharing photo inspiration and some simple DIY projects to bring your holiday tablescape to life!
Have you ever considered decorating for the holidays using an alternative color palette?? This year, we were inspired to create a Merry and Bright Christmas tablescape using fuchsia, teal and deep purple. And, we just LOVE how it all came together. We are sharing 3 very simple DIY projects below to help you recreate this look at home!
DIY Painted Wooden Christmas Tree Centerpiece
This colorful Merry and Bright Christmas tree centerpiece was so fun, yet simple to create. We chose to use wooden Christmas trees, but you could achieve a similar look with paper mâché cones found at your local craft store.
Pro tips: display your chosen trees in odd numbers for optimal visual impact; 5, 7, or 9. If possible, incorporate trees of various sizes into your design. And, select a paint color pattern by laying our your design and marking your selection in pencil on your trees before you begin to paint.
- Wooden Christmas Trees or Paper Mache Cones
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Acrylic Craft Paints from Testors
- Intense Glitter
- Using a foam paint brush, coat your wooden Christmas tree or paper mâché cones with your selected acrylic paint color. Allow for drying time.
- Depending upon your chosen paint color, you may need to apply multiple coats.
- Once the trees have completely dried, apply the Intense Glitter paint using a clean foam paint brush.
Intense Glitter is a brush paint that creates multi-dimensional sparkle on a variety of mediums. We used it to add shimmer to our wooden Christmas tree centerpiece and our DIY painted glass ornament place cards.
DIY Painted Ornament Place Card Holders
Place cards are a wonderful, personalized touch to include in any holiday tablescape. This year, our place cards doubled as favors for the guests. These painted glass ornament place cards holders were a simple DIY project that offered big impact for our Merry and Bright Christmas tablescape.
- Clear Glass Ornaments
- Testors Craft acrylic paints from Testors
- Foam Paint Brushes
- Masking Tape or Painter’s Tape
- Intense Glitter
- Printed Place Cards
- Using masking tape or painter’s tape, wrap a piece around your ornament to create a space to be painted. For our ornaments, we painted the bottom 1/3 section.
- Using a foam paint brush, apply a coat of acrylic paint to the glass ornament. Allow for drying time. Repeat until you have achieved your desired coverage area.
- Once the acrylic paint has completely dried, apply the Intense Glitter using a foam paint brush to the painted area. Allow for drying time.
- Add your printable place card to the top of the glass ornament using ribbon of your choice.
DIY Merry and Bright Christmas Paper Garland
This DIY paper garland took mere minutes to put together, and made a big impact on this year’s holiday mantle. Follow the steps below to recreate your own paper garland below, in any color combination.
- 3-4 Colors of Cardstock (We used fuchsia, teal and dark purple)
- Paper Cutter
- To create this DIY paper garland, cut 2-3” strips of paper using a paper cutter. We chose purple, fuchsia and teal colored card stock to complement our tablescape design.
- Beginning with one strip, pull the ends together and secure using a staple gun.
- Wrap the next piece of card stock through the center of the assembled piece, securing with a staple.
- Repeat until you have achieved your desired length. For added visual interest, we used a slightly irregular pattern of colors; 2 pink, 2 teal, 1 purple.
We hope these simple DIY holidays inspire you to create your own Merry and Bright Christmas! You can find both the Testors Craft acrylic paints and Intense Glitter at your local Joann’s, Michael’s and A.C. Moore stores. It is also available online at Amazon.com.