Sweets for Two: Valentine’s Table
Roses are red, violets are blue, and with Scotch® Expressions Tape; you can say “I love you!”
Add a personal touch to your dinner for two with a Valentine’s Day inspired table setting. This week’s project offers some tips on how to complete this great project so you can show that special someone just how much you care.
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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Scotch® Brand Team!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 2 hours
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch™ Expressions Washi Tape, Silver Solid
- Scotch™ Expressions Washi Tape, Purple Lines
- Scotch™ Expressions Masking Tape, Purple
- Scotch™ Expressions Magic Tape, Red
- Utility Knife
- Heart-Shaped Craft Punch (large and small)
- White Dishes
- Wax Paper
- Bakers Twine
- Cardstock (to create menus)
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Heart Straws. To create the large hearts for the straws, lay two strips of masking tape on the wax paper overlapping them slightly. Using the large punch, cut out the heart shapes.
Peel the wax paper from the back of the heart and place the straw down the centre. Take a second heart sticker and line it up with the first around the straw. Press the edges together to secure it.
Using the same procedure, create smaller hearts with the small punch and red Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape.
Espresso cup and saucer: Overlap the red magic tape with Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Purple Lines to create a tartan pattern. As a finishing touch, add a single, small red heart to the edge of the cup.
Pretty Plates: Line the edges of the plate with a strip of Scotch™ Expressions Washi Tape, Silver Solid and a strip of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Purple Lines, overlapping the edges. Trim and remove excess tape with a utility knife to get a mitered edge. To finish the edge, add a few red hearts down the seam where the tape meets.
Perfect Platter: To create the platter follow the same edging technique as what was used for the plates, trimming the edges in a mitered cut. Create the heart detail by using the red and purple hearts centred on the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Solid Silver.
Romantic Menus: To crease menus, edge them first in Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Red. Layer the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Solid Silver, leaving about ¼” of the red magic tape exposed.
Fold the napkin in half and then fold it around the bottom of the menu. Wrap the centre of the napkin with the Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape, Purple. Do not pull taught, simply wrap the tape and secure it at the back to keep the fold of the napkin in place. Add a piece of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Solid Silver in the same manner to create a striped pattern. Using a piece of bakers twine wrap the napkin, tape gently and tie in a bow.
EXPERT TIP: Be creative! Use the ideas above, but feel free to get crafty if you have more items that have some Valentine’s Day potential.
Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog. She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create this project, and has more tips to help you out.