These Easy DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Rings are frugal to make and you'll only need a few supplies: an old paper towel tube, burlap, twine, and wooden leaves.
Free Printable: Easter Dinner Conversation Starters
DIY Party Decorations: Place Cards (Table Cards)
DIY party decorations, such as these place cards (or table cards), are a fun way to assign seating or name the foods on your buffet table. By making your own, you have complete control over the look of your party, holiday, or event. This tutorial will how you how to make your own.
Here's how to make your own place cards or table cards:
I decided the best size for my place cards was 3.5″ wide by 2″ tall. This is the size of a typical business card so I knew this would work well for me. In
How to Make Pretty Lids for Old Jars
Craft: Decorated Drinking Straws
I don't know about your kids, but mine love to use straws. I put together a tutorial on how to make decorated drinking straws for kids with printable images. They're so easy and great for parties...or anytime! You can get my complete tutorial with step-by-step photos over at Happy To Create:
Fun for Kids: Decorated Drinking Straws
DIY Craft: Decorated Metal Recipe Box
I have a bit of a compulsion with metal boxes. If I find a metal box -- with a lid -- at a thrift store, you can be almost certain that I will buy it.
My favorite way of using thrift store metal boxes is by making them into recipe boxes. With a can of spray paint and Elmer's Painters Paint Markers, I was able to decorate a hinged metal box fast and easily.
Here's how to do it...
DIY: Family Recipe Shadowbox Frame
I love hearing stories about the favorite recipes in families. It's always interesting to ask someone "what was the best thing your mom cooked?" (replace mom with dad, grandma, aunt -- whatever you'd like). Almost everyone has something to share or say about those foods they ate when they were younger. The smells, tastes, and sights of yummy bites that have been etched into their memories.
Easy Gift Idea: Breakfast in a Can
As a coffee drinker, I love it when I have friends or family members who also enjoy a good cup of coffee. It's not unusual for me to give these friends gifts for Christmas that focus around coffee and this year is no exception.
This year, I am giving one of my friends (who will remain nameless for obvious reasons), a gift of Peet's Holiday Blend Coffee, as well as some breakfast items that I think she'll like. Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day and it ALWAYS includes
Kitchen Sign Craft Project
I'm was recently one of a few lucky bloggers who was invited to participate in the Elmer's Looks for Less Challenge -- my challenge was to create my own project inspired by a decor item found in catalog. I knew right away what I would do! I've always been a fan of Pottery Barn items and had recently seen a sign on their website that I would love to have in my home. You can see the product that inspired me here.
Elmer's sent me an assortment of items to get started on my craft
Photo Cube Candle Holder Craft
For Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to make a table decoration that incorporated family photos since there was so many family members that we wouldn't be able celebrate with this year. A photo cube seemed like a perfect way to dress up our table, while also remembering our loved ones near and far. I decided to fancy it up even further by making it a candle holder.