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August 16, 2010, 6:05 pm betterhomesgardens
It’s time to hold a tea party, so check out these ideas for a cheerful outdoor table setting
[[vid:mm:15266086|caption=Tara shows how easy it is to add a fresh and vibrant feel to your entertaining this spring]]
Flowers, butterflies, ladybirds … get into the mood and welcome the new season with an outdoor tea party. Bring out your prettiest cups and saucers even if they don’t match – real style is about mixing everything up. Decorate the scene with potted blooms, and use these clever projects to create a table that celebrates this lovely time of year.Outdoor tea party
and tiered cake stand – why buy them when they’re so easy to make?Retro runner
Weave strips of floral and plain fabric into a gorgeous runner for the centre of your table, choosing fresh colours to suit the light-hearted mood of the season.
Whip up a set of whimsical placemats using our simple ladybird stencils. Press under 1cm on edges of six 47 x 35cm canvas rectangles and finish with blanket stitch in a contrasting embroidery thread. Enlarge then trace ladybird (Body and Wings) onto stencil film and cut out with a scalpel. Using fabric paint or acrylic paint mixed with textile medium, stencil a vertical line of ladybirds on the left-hand side of each placemat. Stencil the bodies then, when dry, the wings. Dip end of paintbrush into black artist’s acrylic and dot paint onto wings. Heat-set the paint with your iron.Let them eat cake!
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