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Easy DIY Photo Centerpieces For Wedding Receptions and Bridal Showers

I want to share these easy DIY photo centerpieces for wedding receptions, showers and engagement parties that I made for the Amazing Connections™ Official Velcro Company Blog as part of a wedding series that shows how to use VELCRO® Brand fasteners to add simple and clever personal touches to your big day. This easy and …

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DIY Tie Napkin Rings and Tie Bunting Father’s Day Decorations

Here’s an easy idea for DIY Father’s Day decorations: Colorful paper tie napkin rings, tie garland bunting decorations, and a tie card. It’s a kid-friendly activity and a festive way to Colorize your Father’s Day brunch. The kids think Father’s Day is kind of like a birthday and so they wanted to decorate for “Daddy …

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Thanksgiving Tepee and Mayflower Snack Cups for the Kids Table

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores sponsored this #turkeytablescapes project; all opinions are my own. It can be hard for kids to wait for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. Stave off grumbling tummies (and “I’m hungry!” moans) with tepee and Mayflower snack cups filled with pre-dinner munchies. These kids Thanksgiving pre-dinner snack cups are simple to …

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Thanksgiving napkin rings using recycled brown paper grocery bags

Here are some super easy fall napkin rings using recycled brown paper grocery bags that you can easily make the night before your Thanksgiving feast. And these Thanksgiving napkin rings double as place cards. Elise and I went grocery shopping for Thanksgiving dinner and I totally forgot to bring our cloth bags. We walked out …

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Thanksgiving Retro Embossed Label Maker Placecards

When Shane told me that he wanted to host our sixth annual Thanksgiving dinner I didn’t quite know what to say. Baby Elise was born on October 20th and I was crazy sore and beat. Flash forward a month and we’re all starting to get the hang of things as a family. So what better …

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Recycled Fabric Napkin Rings from Saran Wrap Tubes

I made this fabric napkin rings recycled craft from an empty Saran Wrap tube. A few months ago I was getting ready to throw away an empty Saran Wrap box and happened to notice how the cardboard tube inside was oh so strong and sturdy. What useful thing could I make with such a pretty?? …

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Shrinky Dink Rabbit’s Foot Napkin Ring Keychain Favor

This is one of those craft projects that I just love. A little throwback, a little whimsical …and totally original. The idea for Shrinky Dink rabbit’s foot napkin rings that double as keychain favors sprung from a creative volley between me and Heather Crosby. I was hell bent on wanting to use Shrinky Dinks for …

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Felt leaf napkin rings and placecards for Thanksgiving

This is our fifth year hosting Thanksgiving in Chicago for the twelve members of our joint families. Each year we try to do something slightly different for food and table decor. I came up with a Thanksgiving napkin ring idea solely using things here at home because (a) my craft closet is to the brim …

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Entertaining ideas from PenCarlson

Our wedding photographers, Kiri and Brett of PenCarlson Photography, hosted a bright and cheery open house on Sunday for their new Chicago photography studio. Height is always good with buffets but I’ve never seen anything like these innovative ‘flowers enclosed in glass cylinder’ food risers. This detail would work particularly well for weddings or showers …

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