First of all, I am in love with the pumpkin coaster album. For a few bucks, I can make it into an album or take it apart and make a bunch of small decorations. Which was just what I intended to do. I had planned on making beautiful Thanksgiving Table Place Cards
List of my supplies needed-
Pumpkin coaster album- check
Maya Road Fall Color Velvet Ribbons- check
Maya Road Scalloped Ric Rac- check
Chalkboard paint and chalk-check
New Thanksgiving Tablecloth and Napkins- NO CHECK
Not a problem....I had a week to get them...and then the Swine Flu hit my house. I have literally not stepped foot outside of my house in 7 days. My kiddos and husband have been sick, sick, sick and I have not been feeling too well either the last few days.
The new tablecloth and napkins were not a priority this week. Motrin, Tamiflu, Gator-Aid and lots of cough syrup were though.
So, this morning came...and I realized that I needed to finish my blog project or do something different. I'm stubborn though, it's the Irish in me, and I could not let go of my Thanksgiving Table Place Card idea.
So, I improvised. Like crazy.
New supply list-
Pumpkin Coaster Album- check
Maya Road Scallop Ric Rac- check
Maya Road Fall Colored Velvet Ribbons- check
Chalkboard Paint and chalk- check
Floral Leaf- check
Scotch Tape- check
Scallop Scissors- check
Brown Kraft Wrapping Paper brown paper lunch sacks- check
White cardstock White computer paper- check
Napkin Paper Towel- check
Then just wrap your silverware up in a "pretty" napkin....or use a paper towel :( like mine and insert it into the cone. Lay it on each persons dinner plate...it's functional, cheap and decorative.
You can use this for a home picked Fall bouquet for a teacher, full of mini muffins for a neighbor or for a party favor bag.....it's a different take on "brown baggin it"!
ETA- I wanted to set this out on my kitchen island until Thanksgiving, so I added some Indian Corn and some fake pumpkins and ya know what? The little cones looked Harvest-y. So now, I can use it as a Harvest Decoration also. I love that it has each of my family members name on it. I like-y.