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We are back with our final “Table Setting Collection”! Who else loves a duel purpose DIY?! Not only is it a napkin ring, but it serves as a place setting too. I wanted to use lots of color for this place setting as well as give it a fall feel since the holidays are coming soon. I think I managed to do that with this pom pom trim that I just had to have. The bold colors were great and exactly what I was looking for. No-one says fall can’t be filled with bold colors right!

Another idea I had was to make a denim table runner and use the pom pom trim on either the ends or along both sides length wise. How fun would that be!

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SUPPLIES:

  • Pom Pom Trim – (Hobby Lobby)
  • Denim Fabric – (Joann’s)
  • Galvanized Letter Tags – (Joann’s)
  • Fabric Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue
  • Mat and Rotary Fabric Cutter

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by laying out your denim fabric and measuring the width you would like your napkin ring to be. I measured mine at 2 inches wide by 12 inches long allowing me to center the pom pom trim.

Once you have cut your denim you will want to measure and cut your pom pom trim to measure the same length.

Next  you will want to attach your pom pom trim to your denim with fabric glue and secure the ends together. You could always sew it in place as well.

Once your fabric glue has dried you can add your galvanized letter tag with hot glue or you could stitch it with colorful thread in place since it does have the two small holes on each side to secure. I opted not to do that.

Now you are all done and ready to show off your new colorful pom pom place setting!


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Hope you enjoyed our “Table Setting Collection”! I would love to hear what other kinds of projects you would like to see?

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We are back at it again with part two of our “Table Setting Collection”! We have all seen all the fringe projects and various looks around the web.  This fringe napkin ring place setting is so dainty and delicate that I really like how soft it made the table setting look. The possibilities are really endless with this project as you can use any material, colors, add beads and or  other embellishments. I remember being a little girl and helping my mom set the table when she entertained. She would always have the music playing and talking about how every piece at the table had a story to tell. One of my favorite things was listening to her explain how some of the items had been passed down to her from generations in Spain. Then she would let me add my very own personal item of choice. Anything I wanted. Sometimes I would add something I made at school or I would make something especially for each place setting. Some of the best times were spent with my mom making little things and memories. I miss her daily.

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SUPPLIES:

  • Crochet Thread ( I went with three different colors to create an ombre look) – (Joann’s)
  • Wooden Rings – (Joann’s)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by deciding which color combo you would like to start with. You could always make them in a solid color as well.

Start by cutting all your crochet thread to about 11 inches of each color. You will want two strands per color per loop and I ended up with 14 total loops.

Once you have done that begin by looping your crochet thread around your wooden ring with the colors and pattern of your choice. One set at a time and two strands per loop.

When you are finished trim your strands evenly to finish off your fringe look.

That’s it! You are all set to entertain your guest!


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What color combo and material would you use?

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Fall and Halloween to me have always been a blur. Not sure if it’s because we have so much going on with kids back in school and sports but they kinda blend together to me. Anyone else feel that way? Every year I get together with an old friend from college and we get one day to visit. She loves fall and halloween so I thought I would share a quick gift idea to combine both her loves. When I went out shopping I had no idea what I was looking for but I knew I wanted to include a variety of goodies that would work together. I also always try to make sure that even the packaging/container can be used afterwards as part of the gift. The inspiration came from these adorable ceramic pumpkins I love from World Market.

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PURCHASES:

  • Ceramic Pumpkins – World Market
  • White Candy Corn M&M’s – M&M’s
  • Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte – Starbucks
  • Bailey’s Mini Bottle
  • Oreo Egg – Oreo
  • Frightfully Yummy Gummy Rats
  • Light Brown Filler

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One of my favorite seasons is fall because of all the beautiful color changes here in Michigan.  What is your favorite season and holiday?!

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Fall is just around the corner and what better way to start then with these “Chocolate Candyfetti Caramel Pretzel” treats! If  you guys have yet to try Candyfetti or know of  Sweetsindeed head on over right NOW you will thank me! These treats are not only tasty but easy to make and even quicker to eat. I’m sure you have seen these before but I added a few special twists of my own. These are definitely sweet but they also have that salty flavor which I love! My plan is to give these out to all the teachers as a fall harvest treat. I also wanted to have an adorable treat bag to go along side these yummy Chocolate Candyfetti Caramel Pretzels. You can use any chocolate flavor and or any color combo you wish.

These lasted about an hour at my house! You may say I had to sample a few too many.

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Recipe:

  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • Hershey Kisses – Caramel Ones
  • Round Pretzels
  • Candyfetti – (Sweetsindeed)
  • Microwave Safe Bowls
  • Parchment Paper
  • Spoons
  • Piping bags

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Directions:

Start by placing your round pretzels on your parchment paper leaving space between each one. Unwrap your caramel Hershey kisses and begin placing them in the middle of each pretzel.

Place your pretzels in the oven at 250 until softened and slightly melted. Mine took about 7-9 minutes. When you remove them from the oven set on a cooling rack for at lest 10 minutes before adding your chocolate.

Once you have done that start melting your chocolate chips in the microwave. I started with 30 second increments checking in between each set to ensure the desired consisteney. Make sure that you mix your chocolate well.

Fill your piping bag with your melted chocolate and begin drizzling it over your pretzel and Hershey treat.

Make sure to sprinkle your Candyfetti or sprinkle of choice over your your treat before they dry to ensure they stick to your chocolate. Then allow for the treats to harden for about five minutes and place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

As soon as they harden I placed them in an air tight container till it was time to eat or gift them.

Treat Bags:

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Treat Bag Directions:

Fill each clear treat bag with your goodies.

Once you have done that grab your wooden leaves and you have the option to get a little creative and have some fun. You can paint your wooden leaves in different colors or you can do a water color effect on them and then string them or pin them to each individual bag.

Then place them into each one of your burlap bags.

Now you can add a hang tag and you are all set to start handing out your treats.


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What was one of your favorite childhood fall treats?

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This is part one of a collection of three table setting DIY posts that I can’t wait to share with you all!

Around this time a year we host a lot of special get togethers and the holidays are just around the corner. One of my favorite things is to come up with new ideas for table place settings. I find it fun for our guest to find their place at the table and tell a little story about the theme of the day. Now we all know how much this girl loves her memo boards so it was no surprise when I decided to make mini memo board place settings for a fun get together. The best part of this DIY is that you can use them for any occasion and any color combo. I even made a set of six, where I used brown frames with a navy and mustard colored felt for more of a fall table setting and gifted them to our new neighbors that just moved it. They loved the unique gift idea!

I hope you like these as much as I do! It definitely helps with table presentation.

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SUPPLIES:

  • Felt ( I went with two different colors) – (Joann’s)
  • Small Frames – (Target)
  • Hot Glue Gun – (Amazon)
  • Metal Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Corrugated Cardboard – (Staples)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by measuring the inside of your frame to ensure your corrugated cardboard will fit in place. I decided to use the cardboard that came inside the frame as my guide.

Once you have measured cut your corrugated cardboard. Then cut a larger size of your felt material. You will want that to be larger as you will want to hot glue the felt in-between the groves of the board so it will require more material then the actual size.

Start at the top of your board with a line of hot glue. you will need to work fast as the glue will harden and not adhered to the felt. I used a metal ruler to push the felt into the grooves to ensure it was a secure hold.

At this point you can cut the access felt material and place your felt board into your frame. Place the backing of your frame back in place to secure and use.

At this point you are ready to add your guests name or short saying for your table setting. How fun are these!


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What is one of your favorite holidays to set the table for?

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