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.

8 comments:

  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 writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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  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!

    Katherine

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  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.

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  7. Oh my gosh that is a brilliant idea. I can see this for other things too xoxoxo Clarice

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

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