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Christmas Story Place-Setting

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Set your table with a touch of nostalgia this year with this charger and decorative jar!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Rolled Papers - Metallic Crosshatch
Item #33328
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Rolled papers, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, can be used to create beautiful decoupage projects on glass, wood and most other surfaces. Great for larger projects. Package contains: 3 designs. 3 sheets, 11 13/16in x 34 7/8in

Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 3
Item #44269
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

Other Supplies
Children’s books
Decorative paper
Flat back gems
Ball jar
Brown paper tags
Snowflake punch
Plastic plate charger
Letter stickers
Ribbon and twine


  1. Cut a circle the same size as the inside recessed area of the charger from the Martha Stewart crosshatch paper.
  2. Paint a coat of Mod Podge to the center of the charger, smooth the circle piece down and seal with a coat of Mod Podge.
  3. Cut around the pictures and text from the books that you wish to use in thecenter of the charger.
  4. Seal the picture to the center of the charger with Mod Podge.
  5. Seal the individual words to decorative paper with Mod Podge. Leave to dry and then cut out leaving a small border. Mod Podge these pieces to the edge of the charger to create a fun border. 
  6. Cut snowflakes out of decorative paper with the punch. Mod Podge them to the inside rim of the charger and top with flat back crystals adhered withMod Podge as well.
  7. Trace around the ball jar lid onto decorative paper and cut out. Mod Podge embellishments to the top. I used a snowflake. Place this piece ontop of the jar followed by the ring.
  8. Mod Podge more snowflakes to the brown paper tag. Spell out your message with the letter stickers and seal with Mod Podge.
  9. Fill a bag with one envelope of cocoa powder and three large marshmallows and tie with a bow. Drop this bag down into the Ball jar.
  10. Tie the tag around the lid and tuck a candy cane swizzle stick in before tying it off. Trim the excess ribbon. Project 
Tip: Christmas music would make for a fun embellishing material as well
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