In this new series called Tablescape Tuesday, I will show you some options to dress up your tables. It could be your dining room table, coffee table, gift table, or buffet table. I think putting a little extra effort into how a table looks and is designed can make your guests’ experience so much better. Hopefully every Tuesday you’ll be inspired by simple ways to make your tables beautiful.
To kick off the series this Tuesday, I’m showing you the easiest place setting ever! I recently had some friends over for a casual dinner. Because the evening was pretty laid back I didn’t put too much effort into an elaborate table, but I wanted to do something a little extra special to let everyone know where they were going to sit.
About 5 minutes before our guests arrived I ran to my ribbon stash and found some navy blue grosgrain ribbon and some scrapbooking stickers. The steps below for making the place setting couldn’t be any easier.
- Measure the distance from under your bowls to the edge of the plate. There were no precise measuring tools used, I just held the ribbon under the bowl and cut it at the edge of the plate.
- Then put a capital letter sticker of your guest’s first name at the end of the ribbon. Or any kind of sticker, or any combination of name, number, or symbol.
- Repeat for each place setting you have then step back and admire your work! So easy!
Putting the extra 5 minutes into making a place setting made the table look a little nicer, especially since I was just using our every day casual plates. Another reason to take the extra time to add a place setting is because it cuts down on that awkward moment of people wondering where to sit and trying to take the host’s lead.
I hope you were inspired to make an easy place setting!