This year I took toilet paper tubes and glued them together at one end and then I covered them with burlap ribbon:
I took some magnolia leaves and a gold Krylon Pen...
...and wrote everyone's names on them:
I took long strips of green pine and cut them in half. I wrapped each piece around the tube and glued on a bell and a magnolia leaf.
This is how they turned out:
This is the place setting I am considering. I admire those of you who can set the table ahead of time and take photos ~ this is as far as I can get!
The star plates are from Pier 1 Imports and the starry dinner plates were purchased at Target many years ago:
This is how I am imagining each place setting so far:
Now to plan the meal :-)