Sunday, February 07, 2010

Elegant Tea Tableclothes

Elegant Tea Tablecloths

Most tea parties are known for their elegance or frills. Here's an idea for creating a tea tablecloth that is a cut above the rest! You will need:

1 plain colored tablecloth that matches your decor
a variety of large, silk flowers such as roses, daisies, mums, etc. mini magnets (available at craft stores)

Using a hot glue gun, secure a magnet on the back of each flower. It is best to apply the magnet to a petal near the center of the flower rather than on the actual center. Allow glue to harden. Drape the tablecloth over a table. On the draping portion of the tablecloth, arrange flowers randomly in an elegant manner. Use another magnet on the back side to secure in place.

This makes a beautiful backdrop for your tea table. Because so many silk flowers are used on the tablecloth, candles instead of fresh flowers may be preferred for the centerpiece.


  1. Hello La Tea Dah: Wish you could have included a picture of the table backdrop. Are the roses on the top or on the sides of the cloth? Hmmmmm. Sounds unique. I would like to SEE the project. Guess I'm a pretty visual person. Sincerely, Susan from

  2. What a fun idea! Do you have a photo? It sounds very creative and beautiful!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful idea! Any photos? It would be fun to see it in use. ~Adrienne~

  4. What a clever idea. I love it and look forward to trying it one of these days.

  5. Sounds like a good idea, but are the magnets supposed to stick to metal somewhere? Do you have a picture of this? I would love to see one!


  6. The roses go beautifully on the sides of the tablecloth. They can be scattered or used to create a border. Each flower has a 'set' of magnets that stick together. One is hot glued to the flower and the other is stuck under the tablecloth in the place you want the flower --- and the flower with magnet is stuck on the top side.

  7. The roses are full bloom. Gorgeours. I see like that for the first time.


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