I love beautiful Christmas table decorations, don't you?
This year my dining room is decked out in jewel tones and lots of peacock inspired holiday decorations.
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I usually plan my Christmas trees right after Christmas for the following year. I stock up on ornaments, garlands, and wrapping paper when everything is 75% off. So, I've know for quite a while that I was going to do a peacock theme in my dining room this year. Here is a glimpse at my Christmas Tree that I based this tablescape off of.
You can also see a few of these ornaments in the centerpiece as part of my Christmas table decorations.
We'll be having a family dinner party using this tablescape, and I love to use coordinating party decor. The best way to get exactly what you want, is to make it yourself. I always customize my parties with the help of my Cricut Maker. One of my favorite ways to do that is by making treat boxes to send my guests home with a little something.
Peacock Treat Box Materials List
- Cricut Maker
- Scoring Wheel
- StandardGrip Mat
- Foil Poster Board
- Foil Acetate-Metallic Sampler
- Adhesive Foil
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut BrightPad™
- Weeding Tool Set
- Glue Stick
- Peacock treat box cut file
Peacock Treat Box Tutorial
This project starts off by using the double scoring wheel on your foil poster board. The scoring wheel is the main reason why I love my Cricut Maker so much. Although you can use a scoring stylus with the Cricut Explore, you cannot get the deep double score lines needed for thicker materials like you can with the Scoring Wheel on the Cricut Maker.
After the post board is scored and cut, cut out the rest of the project. Make sure to switch to the correct material setting for each cut.
You'll need to switch over to foil acetate, as well as foil adhesive after the poster board is cut.
When you are ready to start assembling your box, I find it helpful to use a straight edge to fold along the score lines. I like to use the large scraper to do this.
Then use a glue stick to add glue just around the edges of the window of the box.
Then attach the foil acetate to the treat box.
You will then need to weed your foil acetate. To save your eyes and your sanity, I highly suggest using a Cricut BrightPad™ along with your weeding tool set.
Use transfer tape to add the peacock onto the front of the box.
Then add glue to the tab on the side of the box and hold the edges together for a few seconds to make sure they adhere to each other.
Tuck the flaps of the bottom of the box into each other. Fortunately the poster board is strong enough to hold a small light gift without needing any extra reinforcement.
Next, put your gift inside. For my dinner party favors, my guests are getting a mix of roasted nuts in a cellophane bag.
Finally use a satin ribbon to tie a bow and seal the box.
Ahhhh.... I love what my Cricut Maker can do. I can cut so many different materials and the options available in Cricut Design Space are practically limitless.
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Something else I made with my Cricut Maker for my Christmas table decorations that I can't make with any other machine were these peacock colored snowflake napkin rings. Using the Knife Blade + Drive Housing, I cut the snowflakes out of Chipboard.
Then I put a layer of school glue onto the snowflakes and added gold foil flakes. Once the glue was dried, I used a bit more glue to add colored rhinestones to the snowflake. Then I used hot glue on the back of the snowflake to attach a ribbon to form the napkin ring.
Maybe you also noticed the peacock on the napkin. I was able to add these pretty golden peacock by using my new Cricut EasyPress 2. The napkins would have been nice by themselves, but I LOVE how they look with the added detail.
The last project that I did with my Cricut was very quick and easy - adding peacock feathers to my centerpiece. I used the same foil adhesive that I used on the treat boxes. You can find this cut file in Design Space here.
What do you think of these projects? They're pretty easy and totally complete the look I was going for for my Christmas table decorations.
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Until next time! Happy Holidays!!!
P.s. Here's a quick shopping list if you'd like to recreate the rest of this Christmas Tablescape.
Peacock Themed Christmas Table Decorations Shopping List
- Gold Rimmed China - service for eight
- Copper Silverware Set
- Purple Cloth Dinner Napkins
- Navy Blue Tablecloth
- Turquoise Fluted Chargers
- Hurricane Candle Holder
- Artificial Christmas Wreath
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hi, I’m Jordan – a work at home mom with 3 super fun little boys. I love entertaining guests and want to help you make entertaining easy!