Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Besides bringing a few of the traditional dishes to dinner, I'm also in charge of making the place cards. Last year I used rosemary and it was simple with a nice smell so I figured I'd go with another rosemary idea. Thanks to Spoon Fork Bacon for the rosemary wreath idea! I couldn't find any extra long rosemary at the farmer's market so I just bought regular rosemary from Whole Foods and tied two sprigs together so that the wreath could be a decent size. They came out really cute! Warning: your fingers will smell strongly of rosemary after.
If you want to try something more simple and easy, here's what I made last year that's also from Spoon Fork Bacon.
My mom's 60th birthday recently passed and we celebrated by throwing her a surprise brunch at Orchard City Kitchen. I have to say, the staff was extremely nice and helpful. Alcohol was not part of our pre selected menu, but they gave us mimosas while setting up, which was nice of them. Everything came together nicely. I was in charge of the dessert table. We ordered the cake and desserts from Caketerest, which were so good!
For the decor, I made the happy birthday banner with card stock and bought letter stickers. I'm all about trying to DIY rather than pay a lot for it. I bought some card stock paper and printed out the dessert labels and cut a slit in some corks as holders. The cake topper banner was a first. I used canvas and letter stickers and was soo worried it wouldn't hold up on the cake but it did! The 60 was cut out from gold glitter card stock. Making decor yourself saves money, but some things are worth buying to save yourself from sitting on your floor, tracing and cutting for hours. The gold banner was bought from Paper Source and so glad I bought it.
I'll be posting a DIY for a similar banner soon and I'm actually considering selling the cake topper. Just need to think of a Etsy store name.
Sup dude. I saw this door mat awhile ago online. It was $50, which is more than what I'd like to spend on something that will just get stepped on outside. So, what's the alternative option? Make it myself! I bought a door mat from Ikea and spray paint from Michael's. I printed letters out and cut them as stencils. What's nice about this option is that you can choose whatever font you like!
What you'll need:
Print and cut out the letters.
Place the letters where you'd like. Use the ruler/measuring tape to be sure it's centered and straight. Next, tape them down.
Spray paint away! I sprayed two layers to be sure that every part was covered.
Let it dry and that's it! Easy, inexpensive, and you'll have the coolest doormat in the neighborhood!