How to Keep a Christmas Tree from Falling Over

How to keep a Christmas Tree from Falling OverHow to keep a live Christmas tree from falling over. This trick will put the twinkle back into your holiday tree decorating!  One of my favorite Christmas traditions is going up to the mountains and cutting down our own Christmas tree.   [Read more…]

Chalkboard Place Cards

Chalkboard Place Cards

At the beginning of every school year, the elementary school that my kids attend does a carnival with a big bake sale.  Since I love dessert, it is my favorite stop at the carnival.  The only problem that I have is that it is usually really busy and you don’t have a chance to ask the workers what each dessert it.  So you guess and pick one that looks good and hope that you like it.  Now, imagine if there was no guessing?!

School Bake Sale IdeasI made these chalkboard place cards for a Christmas party last year.  They were easy to make and only required chalkboard vinyl, chalk and cardstock.  They are reusable (who doesn’t love that!) and add a super cute touch to a bake sale, lemonade stand, party food table or could even be used as actual place cards for guests names.

Bake Sale Ideas Chalkboard Sign

I used the Eye of Newt Halloween Label  for the chalkboard vinyl and then stuck that to a rectangle of white cardstock.   I then glued the white cardstock  place card onto a grey cardstock place card for extra stability.

Bake Sale Sign

I also made some chalkboard tags.  They are simply made with a white tag and then a rectangle piece of chalkboard vinyl going over the bottom.

Bake Sale Chalkboard Tags

You can see that the chalkboard doesn’t wipe completely clean after each use.  I have used these place cards and tags three times now and you can still see a little remnant of the last ones but not enough to make the new bake sale food signs unreadable.

I like to use a thin chalkboard pencil to get a smaller and more legible script on the chalkboard.  I have the Dritz Quilting Chalk Cartridge Set and it works well.

Now wouldn’t these chalkboard place cards be an excellent edition to your next school bake sale!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Back to School: Printable Book Cover Labels Back to School: Personalized Bag Tags DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Calender  Stamped Lunch Notes with the Silhouette - August Challenge Personalized Classroom Sign for the Teacher Apple earrings for that special teacher School Supply Organizer (Teacher Gift) Easy Vinyl Embellished Bookmarks Chalkboard Place Cards Fabric Tear Away Notepad LEGO inspired Printable Backpack Tags {FREE PRINTABLE} First Day of School Photo Prop Back to School: Personalized Notebooks Back to School: Geometric Paper Bag Textbook Covers Easy Back to School Teacher Gift & Printable Frozen Inspired Pencil Toppers First Day of School Photo Keepsake Giving School A Little Boost

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Clay Dog Tags and Toilet Paper Crowns

DIY Clay plush dog tag

As part of the Stuffed Puppy Dog Birthday Party that I threw for my five year old daughter, we dressed up our “build-a-puppies” with clay dog tags and golden toilet paper crowns.  I made the crowns beforehand but the kids each made their own clay dog tag. [Read more…]

Travel Tip: PERK Vent Wrap Air Freshener and GIVEAWAY!

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We just got back from a family vacation that included a long road trip to and from our destination.  Like 10 hours long each way.  That is an eternity to kids and my kids even said that the driving days were the longest days of their lives- so dramatic! I have done some previous posts on travel tips with kids and I have some more coming up in the next few days including sharing my first travel tip today!  When you are in the car for so long with a diaper wearing baby and fast food leftovers scattered about, you start to get some less than pleasant smells marinating in you car. [Read more…]

Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas with Kraft Paper

Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas using Kraft Paper

One of my absolute favorite colors and paper types to use is kraft paper.  The neutral color of it lends itself nicely as a great backdrop that you can build upon.  For the last few years I have been wrapping all my Christmas presents in kraft colored wrapping paper and then embellishing them.  I have put together some easy gift wrap ideas to use this Christmas and throughout the year! [Read more…]