With three kiddos to keep track of at home, Hallmark designer Ashley Harms knows a thing or two about making simple look chic. Today, she and fellow designer Laura Linebarger show us how to pull off a low-stress (and low-budget!), family-friendly Father’s Day tabletop using Hallmark gift wrap product.
My three kids—ages 7, 4 and 9 months—are always interested in making special days, like Father’s Day, even more special. I, on the other hand, get overwhelmed and sweaty just thinking about how to pull off a big day without adding too much trouble to our busy lives.
I’m happy to report, I found a solution for easy decorating for special days: In this post, I will show you how to grab some inexpensive supplies from your local Hallmark Gold Crown store to turn your kitchen table into a Father’s Day fetê. I promise this is easy, but packs a lot of party punch!
Here is what I picked up from my Hallmark store to decorate the table. Can you believe everything here is made from paper?
I purchased two rolls of wrapping paper in coordinating colors to use as a table runner. Hallmark carries standard size roll wraps and shorter rolls, so there’s no cutting involved! First, lay the larger roll down the center of your table, then take the shorter roll and layer in right on top.
You can leave it like that, but I decided to add a little something extra, by folding the ends to a point and adding a simple tassel.
Tuck the corners toward the back and fasten with tape to form a point. Be sure to punch a hole in the end of the runner to make it easy to attach the tassel, made with baker’s twine from the gift wrap section of Hallmark. You’ll need 30 pieces of 12-inch long twine or string. Gather the pieces in a bunch, fold in half, tie 1 inch below the folded loop and secure. Using another piece of string, attach the tassel to the end of the runner.
Now it’s time to set the table! I used my simple, white everyday dishes and started by layering the plates with a folded piece of tissue paper, the printable (download below!) and a pre-feast snack of popcorn for “Pops,” tied with a monogram gift tag, also—you guessed it—from Hallmark.
To help my kids make Father’s Day even more fun, I created a printable My Pops is Tops questionnaire. It captures memories for Dad and is a funny keepsake to read as the kids age. Download your own HERE.
To finish the table, I added a simple floral arrangement using gift bags from Hallmark and a variety of eucalyptus. Start by placing some tissue paper inside the gift bag and then adding cut sprigs of eucalyptus. The best part is the eucalyptus can survive without water for several hours!
And what kind of a Hallmarker would I be if I didn’t remind you to pick out cards for Dad to make him feel extra loved? We have a lot of great options to choose from! (And we even have tips on what to write in your Father’s Day card here!)
Photography by Jane Kortright.
As for what to serve at your Father’s Day fête, check out our favorite grilled pizza and manly dessert recipes. Find more Father’s Day inspiration and gift ideas in the Hallmark.com Ideas section.