Category Archives: Crafts

Simple Ribbon Heart Place Card

Originally published on Feb. 1, 2016. I’ve put a lot of projects on this blog over the past couple of years, many of which are pretty detailed and take quite a bit time. But I absolutely love an easy project and today’s is just that. This simple ribbon heart place card requires minimal supplies and is super quick to whip up.

Ribbon Heart Place Card

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Here’s what you need:

(I found these pretty, neutral ribbons a few weeks ago at World Market and knew I had to have them in my stash.)

Neutral Ribbons

To start, cut two equally sized pieces of ribbon. Mine were about 5 1/2 inches each.

Cut Ribbons
Next, using the hot glue gun, place a small line of glue at one end of a ribbon. Press the ends of the ribbon together to make them stick. Do the same to the other ribbon.

Gluing Ribbon Ends

Then, run a small bead of glue along one side of one ribbon and attach the other ribbon to it to create a heart shape.

Hot Glue Ribbon Heart

To make the name tag, cut a small banner shape from a piece of paper and use the alphabet stamps and stamp pad to write the name.

Small Alphabet Letter Stamps

Finally, add a dab of glue to the middle of the heart and attach the paper banner. Aren’t these cute?

Place Setting Heart Place Card

These would be perfect for a party or even for a Valentine’s Day dinner. And, you could always change the wording on the paper to fit whatever occasion you choose. So many possibilities!

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Book Page Candle Holder

This month, I’m joining up for my first Create & Share Challenge, hosted by Casa Watkins and Pocketful of Posies!

So wait… what is this challenge?

Well, participants are tasked with using their personal decor style to create a project centering around one main item.  And this month, we are working with candles! For this project,  I chose to share the Book Page Candle Holder that I whipped up a few months ago.

Book Page Candle Holders

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I love candles of all kinds and it is so much fun to decorate with them.  Especially when they look pretty and match your existing decor. So many yummy scents, but also tons of styles and colors. Taper, pillar, tealight, oil, soy, square, round. The possibilities are endless. There are even battery powered candles, which is what I chose to work with for this project.

To make these super simple book page candle holders, you will need:

I started out by cutting out the book pages and trimming around the text so there were fewer blank spaces. (If you don’t want to cut apart a real book, you can find printable pages online.) Then, after measuring my candle holders, I cut the pages to the correlating height.

Paint Book Pages With Mod Podge

I used 3 page pieces for one candle holder, but you may prefer to use more or less.

Paint Brush Glue Book Pages

Using a paint brush, I applied the Mod Podge to the end of two pieces of paper and overlapped the other pieces on top. If you don’t have Mod Podge, you can glue or tape the pieces together. (I already had Mod Podge out, so I just used that.)

Book Page Candle Glass Jar Supplies

Then, I added the book page insert to the inside of candle holder, making a round shape and overlapping the end pieces. Easy Peasy. Feel free to adhere the ends together for a cleaner look.

Glass Candle Holder Book Page

All that is left is to drop in a little battery powered candle and you are finished. (Please do not use a candle with an open flame. Your book pages may catch fire!)

Tea Light Battery Powered Candles

I love the clean look of these book page candle holders.

They are so simple to whip up and you can add a new look to your decor without commitment if you decide to change things up later. I even experimented with adding some wrapping paper in place of the book pages, which gives you so many more options.

Wrapping Paper Book Page Candle Holder

These would look great as a table centerpiece with candle holders of varying heights or lighting a walkway to the front door. Also, since they use battery-powered candles, they are kid and pet safe.

Book Page Candle Holders Glowing

Now, check out the DIY Candle Projects my friends did! These ladies are so talented/creative and came up with some really amazing projects!

Need to make all of these DIY candle projects!

DIY Easy Candelabra and Color Blocked Candles – Craft and Tell

DIY Colorful Wooden Candleholder– Casa Watkins Living

Bat Halloween Candles – Pocketful of Posies

DIY Matchstick Holder – Iris Nacole

DIY Squash Fall Candles – Seeking Lavender Lane

Buffalo Snow Frosted Candle Holders – The Kim Six Fix

DIY Glittered Candles – Flourish and Knot

Book Page Candle Holder – Elizabeth Joan Designs

 

Contributor Post: How To Make Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  I just wanted to pop in really quick to let you know that I have new contributor post up at Domestically Speaking. I’m so in love with this latest craft that I made and I would love for you to check out how to make your own.

 Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Contributor Post Pinecone Scale Pumpkin Large Small

Also, don’t forget to check back tomorrow, October 17th!

I will be partnering with The Home Depot in their Workshop Virtual Party. I can’t wait for you to see my version of the Seasonal Character Door Hanger!

The Home Depot Workshops: Seasonal Character Door Hanger

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You guys! I’m so excited to announce that I am partnering with The Home Depot in their Workshop Virtual Party to bring you an awesome holiday project! Aren’t the seasonal character door hangers pictured below so cute? On Monday, October 17th at 1 pm, twenty-five bloggers will be participating in the party, building and sharing their own take own on these. (Hint: Mine is Halloween themed!) Plus, you can register here to learn how to build your own in person at your local Home Depot Workshops.

Home Depot Workshops

WHAT ARE THE HOME DEPOT WORKSHOPS?

Did you know that The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels? That’s right!  You can totally join in on the fun. Participants can pick from three types of Workshops offered:

  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
  • Do-It-Herself (DIH)
  • Kids

Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions The Home Depot Workshops.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE BY VISITING http://workshops.homedepot.com.

I can’t wait to show you guys my take on this Seasonal Character Door Hanger! Join me back here on October 17th to see my version and view the other amazing projects by my fellow bloggers. Also, don’t forget to register so you can build your own!Click Here to Sign Up