Santa’s liking him a little leopard print this year! Last month I purchased wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby and chose the Santa print with leopard trim hat. I coordinated with a solid red on red zebra and a solid leopard which is not shown here. I started at that time thinking about a leopard print Christmas table and things kind of fell into place from there.
I used some wrapped gifts as the centerpiece, alternating both the zebra stripe and Santa print.
During another trip to Hobby Lobby, I saw the matching napkin rings! So my mind starts going crazy with possibilities! I found the matching plates but didn’t purchase them. I still had too many gifts to buy! While standing in line in the checkout line, it came to me!
I’ll make my own! I had some clear salad plates that I picked up at Goodwill for just this purpose! I knew sooner or later that I wanted to make some custom plates! Since I already had Mod Podge and the wrapping paper, I didn’t have to spend any money!! I used this tutorial from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl. I will say this…Hobby Lobby’s wrapping paper is good and thick so it was a little harder to work with than I expected. I’m sure a thinner paper or even tissue paper would have been easier to work with.
I’m so excited with how they turned out! The red square plates are from JCP, the red glasses are from an auction and the small wine glasses are from the Dollar Tree.
Since I only had four Santa plates, I used 2 leopard print plates for the other two place settings.
I scattered a few ornaments to give the centerpiece a few pots of color.
Instead of buying bows, I purchase rolls of wired ribbon. It’s not that much more expensive and really dresses up the gift.
The Santa was an after Christmas purchase last year!
I’m wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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