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How to Make Summery Napkins and Coasters for Your Shavuot Table

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How to Make Summery Napkins and Coasters for Your Shavuot Table

6 Comments 18 April 2015

Thank you Nicole from Sketch42 for sending in this perfect Shavuot table napkin do-it-yourself craft!

All of the items here can be purchased at M and J Trimmings in Manhattan so head on over there for some great Shavuot table inspiration! They have tons of ribbon, trim, feathers, flowers and more. The creative possibilities are endless! Its time to spruce up your Shavuot table!!

Summer Cloth Napkin Dip Dying and DIY Coaster:

by Nicole Cohen

This spring I am SO inspired by neons and color, andI have been dying to do some dip-dying ever since I made some tie-dye napkins this summer. Dip Dying seems just a tad more sophisticated and is a much simpler affair.

So for my first project, I made a place setting that I would use for a spring lunch or brunch. The great thing about this project is that even just by using the neon grosgrain bow as a napkin ring, you can set a totally current and chic table with very little permanence or cost.

After I made the dyed napkins and the co-ordinating napkin ring and placed them on a white plate, I knew I wanted to add way more color. So I added a peacock colored placemat that I already had. Then I realized I had these amazing vintage neon glasses and that they would add even more color to the table. And then after that, I thought of making the orange coaster! (I was considering making a placemat but I didnt have enough cord…)

 

Materials:

  • 4mm Imported Rayon Twist Cord Item# 42950 in Orange
  • 1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Orange
  • 1” Imported Chromspun GrosgrainItem# 02224 in Neon Yellow
  • 1” Imported Chromspun Grosgrain Item# 02224 in Neon Pink
  • Rit Dye Powder Item# 46301 in Fuchsia and Sunshine Orange
  • Seed Beads Item# 76010 in Paque

Project 1

Project 1 Instructions: Dip Dyed Napkins

  • Follow the instructions on the Rit Dye Box. I chose to do mine on the stove. Mix dye with hot water, salt and a small amount of detergent. Stir and wait until desired color is achieved.
  • Take clean, washed napkins and dip into the dye bath. I dipped the edges of one napkin, the side of another and the bottom of another. Ultimately, the napkin with the dyed bottom was the most successful.
  • Immediately rinse with warm water, then cold until the water runs clear.
  • Dry and iron.

Project 1: 

Project 2 Instructions: Neon Grosgrain Bow.

  • Begin the  bow by winding the ribbon back and forth to form three loops. To do this, first form one loop. Holding the loop at its midpoint, wind the ribbon underneath to form another loop that is slightly larger than the first. Now hold both of the loops together at their midpoints and wind the ribbon underneath in the opposite direction to form a final loop, again slightly larger than the previous.
  • Staple them together at the midpoint.
  • Wrap a small piece of ribbon over the staple and secure in the back with a glue gun.
  • Attach to the center of the extra ribbon , and using the glue gun secure the ends of the ribbon to each other.
  • Place the napkin inside.

Project 3:

Project 3 Instructions: Orange Cord Coaster

  • Remove the tape from the edge of your cord.
  • Using a glue gun, apply a little bit of glue to the edge of your cord to stop fraying .
  • Place the cord flat on a table and wrap the cord into a spiral, using one hand to keep it flat and the other to twist.
  • Take your glue gun and cover the entire cord with glue. Make sure that the glue gets in between the cord. Finish the edge of the cord with a little more glue and tuck it into the side of the coaster.
  • After the glue dries, turn it over and voila!

Finished Look

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Springtime Bursts of Color for Two Spectacular Parties!

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Springtime Bursts of Color for Two Spectacular Parties!

No Comments 16 May 2011

 

The one thing I love most about being an event designer and planner is that I can always reinvent myself. One day it’s a colorful candy land fantasy (http://thejewishhostess.com/2011/01/how-sweet-it-is-a-sugar-sweet-bris/) and the next it’s a simple, bold, and chic affair.

This next bris was a bit unconventional in that I decided not to go in the ‘baby boy blue’ direction. Don’t get me wrong, I love a blue bris! But I was going for more of a smart and chic feeling. So we started with a beautiful cotton white and baby yellow striped linen. There’s something about yellow and white stripes that screams Rodeo Drive to me. I also find these colors very refreshing for a morning affair in May!
From there it was simple- A natural wood chair, a beautiful clean centerpiece of orange tulips blooming out of fresh white hydrangea, and a birch vase. In the center of the room was a HUGE oversized centerpiece of beautiful branches with little yellow blossoms.
Another occasion that called for an effortless & elegant feeling was a torah dedication in July. It was the couples 50th anniversary and their children dedicated a Torah in their honor. So we decided that cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on a Friday afternoon before Shabbat would be a great way to celebrate.  Being that this was a summer event, I wanted to incorporate a high dose of color in a handsome and neat way. So I chose very bright orange and fuchsia baby orchids.

For a linen I chose a beautiful celery green organza with paillettes.

I topped it with the orange and hot pink orchids for a burst of color and added a light wood ballroom chair. If you don’t want to overdue it make sure your vases are height appropriate!

And there you have it! Less is more with these two beautiful events.

Lillian Antar Shomer

Event Design & Planning
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An Easy Art Project for Kids or Adults

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An Easy Art Project for Kids or Adults

No Comments 25 April 2010

A couple of years ago, I did this project with my two little sisters for my first apartment. I hung it above a chinese console that I painted lime green!

I love that its easy enough for a kid to make, plus it helps kids learn about mixing and juxtaposing interesting colors… and I think it turned out pretty cool!

I used 1 large canvas, 2 different widths of painter’s tape and acrylic paints… It took about an hour and a half and my sisters LOVED making it! I wanted it to be really bright and colorful, but you could limit your color palate and create something a little more sophisticated.

Happy DIY!

 

 

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

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Fresh Trends For the Holidays

No Comments 15 March 2010

Separates are great

by Marceline Gindi

Passover is around the corner and with all our kitchen duties; we find time to obsess over what to wear…  So whether you are home, or away for the holidays, everyone wants a fresh new look.  Don’t forget spring  (should be) is in the air.

Right now you’re probably confused with all the trends.

I know sometimes I get crazy from all of the choices. My belief is, always be classic but with an element of surprise. For Passover Seder nights separates are great, like printed flirty skirts with solid knits Try adding a trendy chunky necklace, or a beautiful jeweled belt. Structured military style skirts with silk blouses are a cool twist.

Try adding a trendy chunky necklace

So what if u want to wear last years dress?
No worries! BCBG has cool and affordable belts that will quickly update your look. You can even put a structured blazer over any dress for a tailored style, Zara has a bunch in all colors and they look great.

Cinched waist belts by BCBG

White Leather and Lace belt by BCBG

How about going for some gold?  As in shoes of course!   Any Yves Saint Laurent platforms are to die for.   Or Valentino wedge espadrilles go from day to night.

So whatever you choose, have fun, walk tall, because being happy and feeling great is the best fashion DO!

Happy Holidays!

Marceline Gindi

Marcy Gindi is available to assist you in all of you personal shopping needs. For parties,holidays, or just every day cool fashions you can contact her at mailto: marcelinegind@aol.com

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