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This really is the year to go all out and make your family feel extra special. These DIY personalised coaster place settings are a cute gift and if you’re lucky enough to have them around the table this year, the perfect way to create excitement and cheer as you sit down to eat.
But this is also a way to extend your table to those who cannot physically be with you. If you’re planning a Zoom dinner or getting together the 2020 way (digitally), these coasters can help create the idea you’re all at the same table. Post them in advance or add them to your gifts so they are ready for your Christmas meal. In a small way bringing everyone together around an extended table.
I’ve used my Cricut Joy to cut out the names for these coasters but you can order ready made names or buy lettering to create your own. I’ve used the most gorgeous terrazzo coasters from Wayfair which look incredible as a place setting. Adding a subtle detail but not distracting from the rest of the table.
I’ve styled the rest of the table in a warm, wintery way to create a slightly different seasonal feel with a festive twist. These plates are fantastic to use as a charger or to eat straight off. And speaking of eating, this cutlery is not only gorgeous but incredibly affordable.
To create the floral centrepiece i’ve added dried flowers to a garland base, adding in various decorations and baubles. Keep the look simple with stars, some twinkly lights and natural elements from the Wayfair Christmas range.
DIY Personalised Place Setting Tutorial
- Terrazzo coasters
- Vinyl name – cut out or order online
- Transfer tape
- Clean the surface of the coaster with warm soapy water and dry with a cloth. Leave for a few minutes until it feels completely dry to the touch.
- Cut off a small piece of transfer tape which will cover the entire name you have chosen for the place setting. Layer this over the vinyl name and press down.
- Rub over the tape and vinyl using the scraper. You want to create a strong bond between the tape and the vinyl. Carefully peel back the tape to remove the vinyl from the backing in one piece.
- Place the backing tape sticky side down onto the coaster ensuring it is positioned in the centre. Use the scraper to rub over the surface of the tape again. This time you want the vinyl to adhere to the coaster.
- Peel back the transfer tape from one corner. Do this slowly and carefully checking all the vinyl is stuck down onto the coaster as you go. If the vinyl sticks to the tape use the scraper to rub this area again and try peeling a second time.
- Once the tape is off your place setting is ready. I’ve styled it with some natural dried palm fronds for a boho festive look!