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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. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. And hey! Two of them are even no sew! 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. Pom-Pom Trimmed Napkin

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D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! How to make your own crapestry. « Crapestry This is the general technique that I have developed: 1.) I choose a cross stitch kit (most of my kits are discovered on, and purchased from, ebay.co.uk)… Original design from Paco 2.) I have a brilliant idea as to how I can modify my chosen kit (this usually happens just before I decide to buy it), in this case I wanted to replace the sunset with a nuclear explosion. bee in our bonnet: Valentine's Cake Pops Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are celebrating with the ones you love, and with chocolate! I'll take some chocolate cake pops over traditional chocolates any day of the year! Yum!

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A Valentine’s Day Gift Box of… Cake… Yes, cake. The truffles… The box…all cake! Don’t believe me? Renaissance Beauty Hair Style, Romantic Feminine Hairstyle Ideas I love romantic, feminine hairstyles from times past, and this simple Renaissance hair style tutorial is super pretty. It’s a beautiful braided updo using a reverse S braid technique, and can make any woman with a few moments to spare into a Renaissance beauty. You need to be able to make a french braid or reverse french braid to achieve this pretty, feminine hairstyle. Here is our braided updo hair tutorial in both pictures, and explained underneath as well…have a great hair day! What I really love about this romantic hair idea is that if you don’t have time to wash your hair but still just want it to look pretty and feminine, this is a great style until you have time to give yourself a proper hair wash and blowout.

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