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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Golden Tablescape Set Giveaway!

Smarty Had A Party is giving away this fabulous disposable Golden Dinnerware set to one of you lucky Everyday Mom Ideas readers!

Set includes:
1 Each Elegant Embroidered Gold Table Runner
1 Pack Upscale Gold Rim Disposable Plastic Dinner Plates (10/pk)
1 Pack Upscale Gold Rim Disposable Salad Plates (10/pk)
1 Pack Ivory Polyester Napkins (5/pk)
1 Pack Square gold napkin rings (6/pk)
1 Pack Radiance Silver-Look Disposable Cutlery Pack (48 forks, 24 knives & 24 spoons)

I received the exact same set the winner of this giveaway will be getting. I got my set just in time for Thanksgiving. It really set my dinning table up a notch and made the Thanksgiving dinner party feel extra special. 

I love the gold trim on all of the dinner plates and the sparkle on the napkin rings. I also really loved the detail in the table runner it helped to tie it all together. I also like that there is less mess to clean up with not as much dishes to wash afterwards, so I could enjoy my guest more. This set is meant to accommodate five guest but as you can see I made it stretch to double that size.  

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Santa-Tizer Printable Gift Label

My little boys and I are just in love with all the fun mini hand sanitizers you can find at Bath And Body Works! Every season we are always stopping in and collecting more. So we thought it would also make a great inexpensive gift for their friends this Christmas. 

We jazzed it up with a few special peppermint chocolates and cute Santa-Tizer Labels. All in all I made ten friend gift for a total of $12.00. Not bad. 

My kids were personalized of course, but I kept you EMI readers in mind and made a Santa-Tizer Label version to share with you guys as well. 

Just click on this google doc link to print off the pdf. file. 

Merry Christmas!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Top 10 Christmas Chalkboard DIY Projects

I got my hands on a pint of chalkboard paint earlier this year and now I have to paint everything with it! Here are 10 of the best christmas chalkboard DIY projects I am just craving to get going on...

A great way to make cute containers to store and organize just about anything.

Chalkboard plates make a fun way to display a special Christmas Dinner Menu or leave a sweet note. 

Make mugs personal and iterative. 

What a great way to do a Christmas Countdown!

I know this isn't exactly "christmas" but I thought it would make such a great personal gift for any kid or even some adults I just had to include it. 

I just love these DIY chalkboard wood ornaments! 

Im a big lover of Faux fireplaces in the home for the holidays! Growing up we always made one out of construction paper and we believed santa turned it into a real one on Christmas Eve when he came.   This one you would only have to make it once and then roll it up for next year. Plus its super cute!

Chalkboard Christmas Wreath!!! Love it! So Clever! I bet you could do this with cardboard. 

This would make a cute Christmas To-do list as well. 

There are a lot of ways to make fun chalkboard labels and tags. Amber from Damask love does it with black card stock and some fancy hand lettering. 

Tip: If you like a lot of detail with your chalkboard art and are having trouble with the chalk try using chalkboard markers. They come in many different colors and can even be brighter and have a higher readability than chalk. 

We have a problem with people coming to our side door when they come to visit and so its nice to have a cute little sign that is easy for them to quickly read. 

We used Liquid Chalkers. And the neat thing is you can do more than just decorate chalkboards you can also use these special markers to draw on mirrors, windows and other fun glass surfaces. 

I just let my boys go to town on this old cupboard door we revamped into a chalkboard. The colors are so much more richer with these markers than regular chalk. Very fun!


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