Thanksgiving Decor & Holiday Host Gift Idea

I thought I would share some ideas for a couple quick and very simple holiday decor ideas for the upcoming holiday. I used my Cricut on these girls and because they were originally published in the Cricut Circle e-Magazine I can't share specifics. But I hope it will inspire you a bit. 

For your Holiday table setting cover some wood blocks from the craft store with paper. I hammered a small nail in the top and then removed it and placed bent wire in the top with a bit of glue. The wire is bent in a spiral so I could then place the nameplates in the top of each block (example shows 2 blocks on top of each other, but I would just use one). A fun technique I used on the paper leave was cutting them out, spritzing them with a brown glitter misty, crinkling them up and setting them aside to dry. They look just like fall leaves!! 

This next project was something that I thought would be a great "Holiday Hostess Gift." I purchased the lighted glass block at my local Hobby Lobby and using my Cricut, a vinyl negative and some etching cream I etched "Give Thanks" on the block. I then cute the beautiful flourish style leaves out of brown vinyl and place that around the etched words. I think wrapped brown tulle around the blog and glued a small leave/foliage sprig to the top of the tied vinyl.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Allred Design, mommy blogger, scrapbook, paper crafts
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