Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Leopard Tablescape

a walk in the countryside: Santa with leopard Christmas table
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.
a walk in the countryside: Santa and leopard print table
I used some wrapped gifts as the centerpiece, alternating both the zebra stripe and Santa print.
a walk in the countryside: mod podge santa plates
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!
a walk in the countryside: mod podge santa plates
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.
a walk in the countryside: Christmas tablescape with leopard
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.
a walk in the countryside: christmas tablescape with leopard
Since I only had four Santa plates, I used 2 leopard print plates for the other two place settings.
A Walk in the countryside: Christmas tablescape with leopard
a walk in the countryside: leopard Christmas table
I scattered a few ornaments to give the centerpiece a few pots of color.
a walk in the countryside: santa and leopard table
Instead of buying bows, I purchase rolls of wired ribbon.  It’s not that much more expensive and really dresses up the gift.
a walk in the countryside: santa and leopard tablescape
The Santa was an after Christmas purchase last year!
a walk in the countryside: Christmas presents as centerpeice
I’m wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Sharing with:
All Star Block Party @ New House, New Home, New Life
Winter Blues Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Let’s Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House @ No Minimalist Here
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Tips, Tutorials, & Tidbits @ StoneGable
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home


  1. The leopard is a perfect touch!

    Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Hi Tammy, Using the wrapped gifts was a great idea for the centerpiece! And the leopard certainly ads a fun and unexpected touch. Have a very Merry Christmas! Linda

  3. Get OUTTA here!!! You MADE those salad plates?!?!?! Go, girl! I'm proud of you!!! Grrrrrrr....SEXY touch with the leopard print! Great job!!! Merry Christmas! Have a safe and joyous one!!!

  4. Love how the plates came out! Great table, never would have thought of leopard print!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, and have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. What a lovely table. The animal print and black napkins give it a little wild feel! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Love can never go wrong with a little leopard! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Red and leopard are really good together.


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~