I’m so excited to share with you my Christmas Nutcracker Dinner that I created on our again porch for The Home Depot’s Holiday Style Challenge. We reside in Southern California and entertaining outdoors is one thing we love to do all yr lengthy. With our massive fire and heaters within the ceiling of the porch, we dine outdoor — even in December!
This yr I created a Nutcracker themed eating room with the objects I discovered on-line on The Home Depot’s web site. I like the beautiful tree, the gorgeous desk objects, and the Nutcracker accents.
I made a very particular wood centerpiece that holds a number of candles and I can’t look forward to you to see how I made this. This night will really be a tremendous dinner for our household.
The Nutcracker Themed Tree
The Home Depot despatched me this wonderful Christmas tree. It was really easy to assemble and took me lower than half an hour. The tree got here in three elements and all the pieces was pre-wired. I like that it comes with a distant management and a timer.
I adorned the tree with three sorts of ornaments. They are the Home Accents Holiday 80 mm Shatterproof Ornaments, the Northlight 5.25 in. Assorted Classic Nutcracker Ornaments and the 3.25 in. (80 mm) Celadon Green Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornaments. The tree collar is a Home Accents Holiday 27 in. D Red Metal Christmas Tree Collar.
I made my very own burlap ribbon as a result of it’s actually exhausting to discover it in eight in. and 11 in. widths. I purchased one roll of burlap fabric and made all the eight in. broad burlap ribbons for the tree and the 2 11 in. broad tie backs for our outside curtains. The complete value was $11. (An straightforward manner to reduce burlap is to measure the width you want, and pull out one string of the burlap material alongside the width line. By pulling the thread, you should have an apparent line to use as a reduce guideline.)
When it’s lit, the tree seems to be completely beautiful. I added this enjoyable, LED Nutcracker as properly for added aptitude!
Wooden Centerpiece with Hanging Votives
I feel essentially the most dramatic factor of my Nutcracker themed eating room is the wood centerpiece I made with the hanging votives.
This centerpiece can be utilized within the eating room, on a patio desk, and nearly anyplace. You can alter the peak of the votives within the jars and in addition dangle something from the rope. The backside trough of the wood centerpiece can maintain appetizers or on this case, dried eucalyptus with Christmas ornaments.
How to Make a Wooden Centerpiece with Hanging Votives
Cut the boards in these sizes:
- Sides: Cut two boards to four in. x 72 in.
- Bottom: Cut one board to 72 in. x 7 in.
- Vertical Pieces: Cut two boards to 48 in. x 5 half of in.
- End items: Cut two boards to 7 in. x four in.
- Pieces to assist vertical boards: Cut two boards to Three 7/eight in. x 5 3/four in.
I constructed this wood centerpiece to particularly match our outside desk. You can alter the dimensions to meet your wants.
Once the boards are reduce, connect the edges to the underside with a nail gun. Nail the tip items on either side.
Cut the vertical boards in order that they’re within the form of a paddle. I made the cuts 10 in. from the underside and reduce the paddle width down to Three in. throughout.
Place the vertical boards into the trough and add the items that assist the vertical boards on every finish. You need the vertical boards to match snugly however nonetheless find a way to take away the vertical boards for storage.
Drill a gap within the prime finish of every board to thread the rope by way of.
Lightly sand the perimeters of your wood centerpiece and stain the colour of your desire. I like the Behr Classic Gray water-based stain.
Look on the distinction!
Set up the wood centerpiece in your desk. Add the vertical boards and thread the rope by way of the holes and tie a knot in every finish to safe the rope. I tied jute twine to the highest fringe of mason jars, crammed them with votive candles, and tied them to the rope.
Creating the Nutcracker Themed Table
For the desk, I shopped many of the objects on The Home Depot’s web site on-line. I chosen the inexperienced and white ticking placemats and added these glasses. I additionally discovered these wine goblets on-line. Even although they seem like beautiful glass, they’re manufactured from recycled plastic. How wonderful is that? Lastly, I chosen the 11.02 in. RYO White Dinner Plates (Set of 6) by Manhattan Comfort to end the settings. I’m so proud of this stuff and may’t wait to use them indoors and out, all yr lengthy.
I made nutcracker cut-outs to enhance the highest of the plates and positioned a wood nutcracker on prime of every. Then I made nutcracker snowflakes and hung them to the ceiling of our porch.
Decorating The Outdoor Fireplace
I additionally adorned our outside fire. On one facet I hung stockings, and added three nutcracker ornaments from my private assortment. I additionally hung this synthetic eucalyptus wreath (with wire strung from the trellis on either side).
On the opposite facet of the fireside, I positioned one other Nutcracker with LED lights.
This was a magical expertise and I can not wait to host this Nutcracker themed Christmas dinner with our household.