November 26th, 2014
These chalkboard place cards are super easy to create. I found chalkboard coasters at Michaels and knew right away they would make the perfect placecards for my thanksgiving table.
Chalkboard Coasters (I found these at my local Michaels)
Mini Wood Spool
Ad Tech Hi-temp Glue Gun
Basically you just need to glue the spools to the back of the coasters. I HIGHLY recommend a full-format high-temperature glue gun like this one from Ad tech. If you don’t have one, you should definitely get one. It has quickly become my favorite crafting tool. You have to be a little more careful with high-temp, but it adheres to pretty much everything, but you get less strings, and you have a few more seconds to reposition items before the glue hardens.
Glue on one mini spool to each corner…
Your place cards will stand up just perfectly, and all you have to do is write names on them!
I also found cute chalk banners at Micheals and just had to get them. I love a few little chalk accents in my fall decor. Also did you spy my burlap placemat?
If you don’t want to glue spools to the backs, you can just leave the coasters flat and prop them against other decor on the table. You could also turn these into a banner by stringing them and writing what everyone is thankful for etc. So many possibilities!
November 21st, 2014
For the November Cricut Design Star Challenge, my team created glittered holiday projects. I love all things glitter, and I love how easily my Cricut Explore cuts through thick glitter card stock.
Using my Explore, I created a Glittered Village House, and Glittered “Let It Snow” Banner (and used them on my Michaels Dream Tree)
Here are all the lovely glitter projects that my team and I created:
Check out all the Cricut Design Space Star projects from this round on the CDSS pinterest page
. And if you don’t have a Cricut Explore
, it’s the perfect Christmas gift. I’ll be posting the awesome black friday deals in a few days too!
November 18th, 2014
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In addition to home decor (my favorite place to get lighting), Joss & Main sells fabulous holiday decor. These gold, silver, and mercury glass items are some of my favorites right now. One thing to note about Joss & Main is that their sales end after a few days, and the products don’t necessarily return to their shop. So you really have to grab it while you can!
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