Floating Table Top~The “WOW Factor” for your holiday parties!

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Isn’t this floating table top stunning!

An example of the “WOW” factor !                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This tablescape is a real star! and it works for many occasions…but let’s think Christmas right now.

This is one of those quick Easy & Elegant “tricks” you can use to add some WOW to any party!

Here’s how……

Take a round table and cover it with a cloth that falls to the floor, I’ve used white for that snowy, icy floating feeling. Then take 5 or 6 short glasses (I used votive holders) and place them around the table upside down (these are the lifts that support your glass top). You then place 3 to 4 strands of the outdoor “icicle” lights with white cords around the top of the table as evenly as possible. To soften the look of the lights you’ll cover them with 3 to 5 yards of fine white tulle. Place the round glass top on top of all that (it will be supported by the glasses). Fluff the tulle and kind of tuck it in around the edges under the lights.

For the top, I then scatter iridescent garlands that will reflect the lights. I’ve also used table confetti and “snow’ that are iridescent and/or clear. Keep whatever you set on top mostly glass so the lights can shine through and be reflected. I’ve used this mostly for a punch or drink table, but have also used it for a dessert table, putting the desserts on glass footed dishes. At this time of year it could also be used for a winter scene you’ve created and would like to highlight during the holidays!

I’m a visual learner….so here’s a video tutorial for you………

Holiday Floating Table Top


ENJOY! xoxx~ Kathleen


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  • Tara Sloan December 6, 2012, 12:54 pm

    This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this idea!

    • Kathleen Ellis December 6, 2012, 2:30 pm

      Thank you,Tara! I hope you are able to use it for your holiday celebrations!
      Wishing you a Blessed & Beautiful Christmas!

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