Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Eve Buffet Menu


This great image above comes from The Graphics Fairy and this post is being linked up to Brag Monday.

As soon as I saw this Santa with his scroll, I knew it would be perfect to display my Christmas Eve buffet menu. The only mistake I made was printing it on regular paper {as the red will run when you Mod Podge over the whole picture}.
As luck would have it, I still had some scrap wood in the garage and found a piece that fit this image to a "T". I added text to the scroll part through Photoshop, printed it out, and cut it out. I painted the scrap wood with black craft paint and then applied the image to the wood with Mod Podge. Once that dried, I put Mod Podge over the whole top {wood and image}.




While the top coat of Mod Podge was still wet, I sprinkled some white glitter on top. I had picked up this box of Christmas chipboard cut-outs at Michaels {$5.99 for a box of 37} and looked for a few that would go with it. Once the whole thing was dry I used hot glue to attach a few of the chipboard pieces.


I had this back to a 5x7 frame that I wasn't going to be using, but I just wanted the easel part of it so that I could prop my menu up on the table. I measured the width out and cut off the excess with a sheetrock knife. I attached the back with Gorilla Glue. How many adhesives is that in this one project alone?



Here it is all complete! This was one of those projects that I was just so pleased with when it was done. When you see what something can be and then are able to see it through it is really very satisfying!





In a practice tablescape:







Also linking up to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Holiday Highlights #4 at The DIY Showoff
Mod Podge Mania at This is the Year.
DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land
All Things Merry & Brite at All Things Heart & Home


31 comments:

Jane said...

This is so cute!!! Great use for that graphic. I was thinking about using it for gift tags but I'm loving your idea.
I'm trying to get my post up for Brag Monday but I'm a little slow tonight :-)
Have a great week.
Jane

Jeanie said...

This is a great idea and turned out so cute. I love The Graphics Fairy!
What a nice addition to your buffet table.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

love the way your menu turned out, it is so darned cute...and the menu looks great too...

DesignTies said...

That looks great Kathy!! And your menu sounds yummy -- what time should I show up?? ;-)

I'm really happy with the glass door to my office -- I highly recommend adding one to yours :-)

Kelly

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Kathy!

Nice to meet you!

LOVE your menu board! Great idea!

Stop by....

love, kelee

One Cheap B*tch said...

Yum! What time?

Inspired Comblogulations said...

How much fun is that! Love, love this idea!!!
Great job!
Lee

Embellished Bayou said...

Too cute, good job!

Tammy@InStitches said...

That looks so cute...... and Yummy !

Sandy said...

Great ideal and your table is going to be so unique. You always come up with such wonderful ideals. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

StylishHeather said...

Looks great!

Makes me wish I was hosting Christmas dinner this year!

Jenglamgirl said...

So darling is that menu you made. Love it!

{ L } said...

Oh! I am absolutely impressed!! This is awesome. It turned out so well and looks festive and fun. Great idea and great job. :)

Greet said...

Just wonderful!!

Natasha said...

Oh my...that is such a great idea! You are very kind sharing this with everyone. I love the sound of the menu too! Wish I could fly over for a taste!

Best wishes, Natasha.

Blue Creek Home said...

What a clever interior designer you are!!! This looks incredible!
Rhonda

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

What a great idea, and it turned out so pretty - really made your tablescape special for your guests!

Xazmin said...

I LOVE how this turned out! Ah, Mod Podge is so great! Thanks for linking up!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really like this project Kathy! Such a great idea and done so nicely! I would love to try this one out. Decoupage Rocks!

Gail said...

That looks great! What a nice addition to your buffet table.

Room to Inspire said...

Great way to use this lovely image. We started printing up the menu last year for the Holidays and I love it! And you already know what you are serving for Christmas Eve - I am impressed!

Chelsea

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

How truly clever this is! And the way you devised to fix the error is proof that you're one problem solver. If I were a guest, I would be very impressed!
Brenda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Kathy,
This is fantastic!!! Exactly what I envisioned when I posted this image, only better because you added glitter to it, and well... everything is better with glitter!
Gorgeous job! Thanks so much for playing along today.

Lin said...

What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Tammara said...

That is fantastic! I love everything about.

Richella said...

Wow! I'd like to be at your house on Christmas Eve! This looks wonderful--what fun you will have!

Cammie said...

What a great idea for this graphic! You should be pleased with this project;it's great!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a great project! Love the Santa image, and the idea for using it for a buffet menu is divine! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

PetraB said...

This is brilliant, just perfect for the Christmas manu. Petra. xx.

Denise Marie said...

So cute and I would be instantly attracted to that image too if I was pulling off such a buffet. Great job!

Robin said...

No kidding...that is the BEST idea ever! I love your photos of the finished product! And I'm pretty excited about the menu too :)
(Giving me ideas about a couple of upcoming parties I'm having!)
Thanks so much for linking up at All Things Merry & Brite! Looking forward to more inspiration from you!
xo
Robin

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