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Reading my tea leaves

Reading my tea leaves
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A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Ribbon Trimmed Napkin This look is so (no sew) simple! Supplies:-ribbon-heat bond in width of ribbon-cloth napkin (buy mine here)-iron-fabric scissors (not shown above) Step One: Trim pieces of your ribbon to be about 1.5 inches longer than the width of your napkins. Step Two: Fold down the edges of each ribbon segment about 1/4" and iron flat. Step Three: Iron the heat bond to the ribbon (pressing with hot iron for two seconds), then peel off the paper backing. Step Four: Iron the ribbon in place on your napkin front with the heat bond facing down. Pom-Pom Trimmed Napkin That's all there is to it!

nicoletter erleperle keep calm and kerry on fellowfellow {scissor variations} Last year during the holidays I filled a large glass bowl with some of these miniature "disco" ball ornaments I found at the local bargain shop. They reflected the tree lights nicely especially in the evenings. So this year I thought I would make some into a garland. Gather together: miniature mirrored ball ornaments (mine were $1.00 for 8 pcs) screw eye hooks craft glue paint brush or tooth pick (for glue application) metallic cord, fishing line or ribbon (for stringing) Cut off any hanging loops from the mirrored ball ornaments. (the first ball has the 1/2" x 1/2" screw eye hook. my garland used the middle size hook) The mirrored ball ornaments that I found had a styrofoam base, so they are light weight. ****Thread your mirrored balls onto your chosen hanging cord and knot at the top of each ball to avoid the ornaments from sliding together. ....................a few further tips........................... (here is another seasonal garland that uses eye hooks + pine cones)

BLEUBIRD VINTAGE OFFICIAL BLOG happy holidays! we had a lovely christmas break over here. i can't believe how quickly it came and went. on christmas eve we invited some friends over and had a relaxing dinner. artichoke dip, honey roasted ham, beer cheese soup, along with plenty of christmas cookies and a giant present shaped cake that our friends so thoughtfully made for us. after opening up our christmas jammies and watching christmas movies, we tucked the kids into bed and popped a bottle of champagne for santa duty. the next morning the kids were up by 6:30 and rushing down the stairs to see if santa had come. good news... he did. i made a delicious soup inspired by the big kids grandmother. she makes a ham and bean soup with the leftover ham from the night before. i made a few changes, but it was easy and delicious. this is what i did... you will need: have a good weekend. i will be back on monday! xx

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