Friday, May 8, 2015

ideas for a pretty Mother’s Day table; free downloads






Hello friends.

In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I’d share a few ideas you might want to use for your brunch or dinner table.

I love adding little details— and I’ve always thought a silhouette place card would be a perfect addition for a Mother’s Day table,  don’t you think?


So today I decided to make this one and share it with you.

Since I was in a time crunch to get this post out, I decided to use the old fashioned cut and paste method. Pretty basic.

But if you’re interested,  here’s how I did it.

(I’m sure there’s all kinds of stamps and stickers out there you can buy --but I made these without leaving my house)

Old Fashioned cut out and paste method.


First I found my image HERE.

After I clicked on it and singled it out from the page… I right clicked over the image again but this time I clicked COPY.

I opened up a Microsoft word document. I clicked PASTE and the image appeared.

Then I clicked SAVE and printed it out. Don’t forget to name your file.

(Sorry if I’m insulting anyone, ha. I know these are simple instructions but these are the kind I like best)


For this project I chose to make just one; I cut it out and simply glued it on these chalk labels I had from Joann’s Craft store. 

But if I’d wanted to make a bunch, all I would do is keep pasting the image on the Word. Doc then print it out.  Then you cut each one out, and glue. Voila!

I know it takes time, but I think it’s so worth it.


Some other easy ideas for your table include adding doilies underneath the glassware…

(you can find these at most Craft stores)




setting silverware on top of an old book page…

(you can find wonderfully yellowed pages in thrift store books)


and putting flowers inside tarnished silver pots and colorful tea cups.

Here’s some other inspiration you might like:




DIY Silhouette Place Card Tutorial

made from real pictures of your guests, how-cool-is-that?








Glassine envelopes

filled with flower seeds or a sentimental photo



free gratitude banner download



hey mama placemat download



I hope you found something in this post you can use.

But if you’re still collecting ideas …here’s some of my other posts related to Mother’s Day:

setting a beautiful Mother’s Day table

the perfect Mother’s Day table runner


how to make tissue paper flower napkin ring


Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful weekend…





I’m sharing this post at Feathered Nest Friday




ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful ideas!! Happy Mother's Day my friend!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

I like simple instructions too! your old-fashioned cutout is perfect for a sweet mother's day celebration. beautiful inspiration, have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are beautiful and elegant ideas! The book paper under the silver is exquisite. Love your always make me smile!

Happy Mother's Day!

Jane x

Leslie said...

Great tutorial Leslie and love your ideas for a pretty table setting. My Mom is in S. CA so we won't be hosting. I think we will likely go somewhere for brunch to give me a break from cooking .. and then we will end up home for dinner (back to cooking!). I am thankful that both kids will be here.

How wonderful that you are so close to the beach. Walking in sand is SO good for the legs and our feet which get kinda weird as we get older :\ Your comment about the Nike vs. New Balance ~ yes the Nike shoe is super light and narrow. It's a tough shoe to wear. I've recently found a couple that work for a group exercise class I take. Getting NEW shoes every few months is key. They break down so fast! Honestly though... I wear a Merill hiking shoe on the trail I was on for that photo shoot. You don't wear running shoes on a hike, ha ;) but the location was so pretty we took pictures there. My chiropractor says we need to use tennis balls to exercise the bottoms of our feet to keep the fascia healthy. I need to start rolling the ball again!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow and enjoy the time with your beautiful family!


karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love a good silhouette! Happy Mother's day Leslie!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie ~ Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day. I hope your boys can be home for a visit. Patty/NS

Karen said...

Such pretty ideas. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. I've only got half of the family tomorrow, but I take what I can get. :-)

michele said...

beautiful ideas for a special day, leslie. no special party over here. we will head out for my favorite deep dish and beer! peace to you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Leslie, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! What pretty table settings for that special queen in our lives. My mum is gone, but I will honor her today by writing about her, privately in my poetry time.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful celebration. Much love, Anita

Thehouseofhampton said...

Hey Mama is the best! I'd like to use that next year. Great ideas.

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful ideas ~ thanks for sharing!

Happy Mother's Day ~


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