Welcome those 18+ to your holiday table with a fun DIY Christmas place setting with New Jersey Lottery Holiday Scratch-Offs! See how to turn colorful paper straws into a 3D easel ready to hold some holiday cheer.
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It’s a fun gift I’m gifting to my father-in-law and father this year since it’s featuring four festive tickets jam packed with over $41 million in prizes! But wait, I’ve got some more tricks up my sleeve for this Christmas!
We are hosting Christmas and on top of the Christmas games we plan to play, I wanted to welcome the adults to the table with a little extra fun! Check out this fun Christmas tablescape idea using paper straws!
DIY Christmas Place Setting Supplies:
- Paper straws
- Lottery Scratch-Off tickets
- Merry Christmas Wishes Tag
- Adhesive (Hot Glue Gun and glue dot)
- Bow embellishment, optional
Each paper straw place setting uses 4 straws. Tip: mix and match holiday colors and patterns for more fun!
Keep (2) straws as the full length for the front legs, cut (1) straw ½ inch shorter for the back leg, and cut (1) straw 1.5 inches shorter as the cross piece in front.
Use hot glue to attach the front legs and cross piece, as shown. Tip: a silicon glue mat is a great surface for this craft as the hot glue won’t stick to it!
Once cooled and secured, attach the back leg to finish your paper straw easel. Isn’t it so cute? Repeat and make as many of these as you need for each of your guests at the table
To turn it into a place setting, print my Merry Christmas Wishes tag and use a pen to add their name underneath. Since we’re making this extra special for the adults 18+ at the table with Scratch-Off tickets, I’m attaching a lucky penny to each tag so they will have all the tools they need for Scratch-Off fun!
This year New Jersey Lottery has four fun games with awesome prizes:
- $1 Sleigh Bills (top prize: $500)
- $2 Snow Me the Money (top prize: $10,000)
- $5 Peppermint Payout (top prize: $200,000)
- $10 Winter Wishes (top prize: $500,000)
Place a paper straw place settings at every seat then add your Scratch-Offs and personalized tag on the cross bar.
This is sure to be a welcomed surprise at the table!
Remember, you can mix and match the holiday games at each place setting and everyone can have fun!
If you end up making one of these, please tag me!
Check out these New Jersey Lottery Holiday Scratch-Offs ideas I shared the last few years for more DIY inspiration:
Printable lottery ticket huggers. Have a sly fox, smart Santa or cuddly Polar Bear hold your giftable tickets!
Create a giftable container from an embroidery hoop complete with a fabric pocket on front and add any ticket amount of choice.
Thank a teacher for their “Work Hard Sleigh Hard” attitude and craft up little sleighs full of scratch off tickets!
This Lottery Ticket Wreath makes the perfect gift for a lottery ticket lover in your life or for a white elephant gift!
This Lottery Ticket Cake uses items found in the dollar store and includes a little hiding spot for extra treats!
Just remember that anything can happen in Jersey!