How to dress up a plain Plate and Gold Charger

Here is another great detail of the Merry and Bright Holiday Party. The question is…How do you dress up plain plates and gold chargers?! Did you know that you can make custom plates for a party that is affordable and very cute?! Well you can, and I want to tell you how I did it. I got Clear plates from Walmart that were $1 each and then went to my local Dollar Tree and I got the gold chargers. Then using my Silhouette Machine I Cut out “Merry and Bright” in white vinyl. But don’t worry, if you don’t have this machine you can always order them of you can use lettered stickers. But I did want to point on that I placed these stickers onto the bottom of this plate and so that being said I cut out the letters after I mirrored the words to the left. If you have any questions about this please email me of ask me at the bottom of the post in the comment box.

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I love how it turned out because it makes the table setting look a little more 3-d and it adds a bit more texture then just stickers on the plate. I can image this being a very cute place setting for birthday, proms, mother’s day dinner, or any other kind of special dinner party.

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How do you feel about this idea to customize a place setting? Would you do it for a dinner party?

DIY Scalloped Table Runner

Do you remember the sneak peek that we showed you of the amazing  Merry and Bright Holiday Party. I have every detail that I am waiting to share with you but for now I wanted to start with the amazing table runner. Table Runners are a great way to dress up any table. And these table runners are so easy and super cute. The cost of these table runners are pretty affordable as well. I got the cute fabric at Walmart of all things. I also used the Heat and Bond iron-on interfacing in Medium weight. The reason why I used this was so that the fabric would be a bit stiffer, and so the edges would not fray and it makes it so much easier to cut when the interfacing is on the fabric.

This is what I did… First cut the interfacing in half… The “hot dog” way.  Since I did not need the interfacing on all of the fabric, cutting it allowing the interfacing to go farther.

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Then I ironed the interfacing on.

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Then using a cup I traced the scallops onto the interfacing because it was much easier to see.

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Then I simply cut out the scallops. It was that easy!

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I wanted to do something a bit different with the table runner. They turned out super cute and I wanted to make sure that you could see them at the table. Instead of going to normal way a table runner would go, I did three table runners and had them go the other direction. You can see from the picture below that they turned out super cute! Now I want all table runners to go these direction.

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Merry and Bright Holiday Party

This past week we were able to have a holiday party mash up with a few of our favorite bloggers. The bloggers involved were Mallory and Savannah from Classy Clutter, Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict, Kristi and Kelli from Lolly Jane, Sunny from Dandelion Square, Rebecca from Simple As That and Brandy from BD Designs . We had a great time doing this party. We wanted to have a vintage and traditional vibe with a new modern twist. I think we accomplished just that. We had a traditional cocoa bar and what party would be complete without a yummy dessert table? This party is packed full of DIY projects that anyone can do. We can’t wait to share all the details with you. Over the next few weeks, we will have tutorials of everything that we did to create the perfect Christmas Party!

 

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We did the table scape for this party and I was beyond excited with outcome. Like I said, in the next few weeks I will be doing tutorials of everything I did and then giving you more details on the other parts of the party as they each go live on the other blogs. The tutorials I will be sharing with you are, the scalloped table runner, the floral centerpiece, the DIY plates, the modern ornaments, and the cute napkins rings. I have a little trick up my sleeve for every single one of these projects. Excited for the next few weeks. We have some great stuff coming up in the next weeks.  IMG_2909original

 

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The Party turned out so amazing! Stayed tuned to see more details!

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Gold Glitter Christmas Printables

Hello! It’s Courtney again from Paperelli. I hope you have being loving your fall season. Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? It’s totally coming … and in only 6 weeks! Being in the paper business, I have been designing Christmas cards for months now. I am definitely ready for the gingerbread houses, hot cocoa, Christmas lights, and the smell of fresh pine.

Christmas Printable by Paperelli for Classy Clutter

One of my favorite things to decorate with at Christmas time is gold and silver and glitter! Today I have two free printables to match your sparkling Christmas décor. The first one is a Merry and Bright printable, designed to fit in your favorite square frame. You can choose between an 6”, 8”, or 12” print. Wow your friends and family by adding metallic glitter accents and this printable to your Christmas décor.

Any of you who have been following me on my Pinterest may have noticed my slight obsession with gift wrapping. I have an entire board dedicated to gift wrapping ideas. Who doesn’t love receiving a beautifully wrapped gift? That is why I have another printable to help you wrap your own beautiful gifts this Christmas season. Download the PDF here. After you have printed your Mini Gift Wrap Flags, cut each of them out and fold over your favorite twine. Then, wrap your mini flag banner around your gift to complete the look. Ta da!

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It’s time to get going on decorating, gift wrapping, and holiday treat baking! What are you going to do this year to make the most of your Christmas season?

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Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet? Check out our Paperelli Holiday Collection in the shop!

Gold Glittered Mason Jar Vases – #MadeWithMichaels

We are super excited to have teamed up with Michaels to invite YOU to a Pinterest Party! So fun right? Michaels stores will be hosting Pinterest Parties across the nation on November 15th from 1pm – 4pm. You will have the opportunity to recreate some of your favorite top crafts from Pinterest in Michael’s stores! Girls night out anyone?

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For our craft, we chose this adorable glittered jar (they used a candle) but we wanted to make a fun floral centerpiece while using their tutorial for adding glitter to jars.

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The changes we did from the instructions above were using Mason Jars instead of the candle and before we added glitter, we spray painted our jars with Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic Spray Paint. Basically our favorite spray paint ever. You can get really creative with this tutorial and really make it your own.

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We love that it can be used year round, not just for the holidays! Wouldn’t these be the cutest jars to hold q-tips, makeup brushes, toothbrushes, etc.?

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We sure hope to see you at Michaels Pinterest Party on November 15th (1-4pm!) If you can go, use the hashtag #MadeWithMichaels so we can check out your crafts! Don’t forget to follow Michaels Stores on Pinterest for more inspiration! We hope to see you there!

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12 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

I have seriously had the same exact tree decor for the last 7 years and I am in MAJOR need of all decor! So this year I hope to pick out a few new things that I will totally love and that being said I have been searching around online for some inspiration and this is what I have found so far and I what I love so far.

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12 Days Christmas Advent Tree is just so much fun and I love the idea of the different gifts.

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Red and Green Christmas Tree I love the colors.

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Let it Snow Tree I love that it has a airy feel to it.

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Black, White and Silver Tree classic colors that will never go out of style

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Happy Holidays Tree, I love the woodsie feel of this tree

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Peppermint and Snow Tree I love this classic feel of the red and white

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Let it Snow love all the glitter in this tree

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Dr Seuss Tree, love this fun idea

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Burlap Christmas Tree, love the rustic feel

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Rustic Woodland Tree, I love the rustic but also the white pops adds a fun element

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Happy Holiday Tree I love the garland in this tree

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Peace on Earth Tree, I am a sucker for the gold…. and I always love Mallory’s House

With all this in mind tomorrow I am going to try and pick up a few things to get my holiday decor started.

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Paper Flower Centerpiece

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Wow! We must be on a gold and white kick right now! We are loving the color combo and loving florals right now too! I made this really fun centerpiece with only paper, glue and sticks! What!? Yep, that’s all you need. and a little paint if you want your sticks to be gold like mine.

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Supplies:

Silhouette machine

Silhouette cutting mat

Gold glittered sticks from Wal-Mart in the holiday section (similar here)

Extra twigs from outside

Gold Spray Paint (optional)

White Cardstock

Brown Cardstock

Hot glue

Hot glue gun

Instructions:

For this centerpiece I found these glittered branches from Wal-Mart and I added some branches from my yard. I spray painted mine gold but you could totally leave them raw if you wanted. I arranged the twigs together and hot glued them where I needed them to stay.

Once I had them arranged, I used my Silhouette CAMEO and my cutting mat to cut out the flowers. These are the flowers I used.

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Download the 3D Lisianthus Flower here.

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Download the 3D Gardenia Flower here.

I cut the flowers out using the cardstock and followed the instructions on the download for assembling the flowers. Finally, I used hot glue and a glue gun to attach the flowers to the branches.

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This centerpiece is really inexpensive and has a gorgeous whimsical look. It is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, a wedding, bridal showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day, Easter, etc! You could even keep it on your dining table year round!

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I really love it paired with my burlap runner and white dishes.

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Don’t forget we have the giveaway for your very own Silhouette machine going on now! Use the widget below to enter! Giveaway ends Sunday 11/2!

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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe – Last minute gift idea

This DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub is seriously amazing. I’m kind of obsessed with it. Sugar scrubs are so beyond easy to make and anyone would love this gift. 

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DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe 

4 cups of sugar

6 candy canes

2 tsp of Peppermint extract

1 cup of baby oil

*yields 7 (8 ounce) mason jars

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Instructions

In a blender, blend the candy canes until they are completely crushed. You do not want too many chunky pieces of candy because that would hurt in a scrub! Make sure it’s pretty fine. It should resemble the consistency of the sugar. 

In a large bow, mix all ingredients and divide equally into the jars. 

Print your tags and attach them with ribbon. You could also print them on sticker paper if you want to stick the labels on the jar. I did 2″ sticker labels for the lids.

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Merry Christmas friend PEPPERMINT Sugar Scrub

Download and print your labels below:

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Merry Christmas, friend tags

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I made 12 jars for my girlfriends for under $17.  That’s a little over a dollar a jar! Can’t beat that for a last minute gift for your friends. 

Have a very Merry Christmas friends! 

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FREE Christmas Gift Tags – 8 printable designs

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 Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Today I’m sharing these adorable Free printable Christmas Gift Tags. I looooove pretty gift wrap. It makes the gift inside so much more exciting! Using these free gift tags are sure to dress up any gift! More than receiving pretty presents, I love to give them! This year, in keeping with my Silver and gold Christmas decor, I decided to design these free printable gift tags to share!

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 I used gold glitter paper cut slightly larger than the tag and punched a hole through both the glitter paper and the gift tag. Then, I tied a little strand of jute to the tag and tied it onto the gift! Super easy and super cute! Here are the rest of the designs. 

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Download your free printables below:

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You should be able to print all 8 tags on one sheet. Feel free to print as many as you like, however, these are for personal use only. 

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You can purchase gold glitter paper at most scrapbooking and craft stores. I know Michael’s and JoAnn’s both carry it for sure. 

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 If you pin, please pin from the post and not the .pdf so others can find it. Thanks so much!

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 8 days ’til Christmas. Are you ready??

Christmas Inspiration

 Still looking for Christmas inspiration? Check out these posts!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar gift idea // Coffee Filter JOY letters // Peppermint Christmas Cookies // Silver and Gold Christmas Decor

 

We’re guest posting on Tatertots and Jello, sharing this awesome New Years Decor! Head over and check it out! 

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My Christmas Decor 2013

Christmas Decor 2013

FIRST of all, wheeeere have we been? I know. We have been MIA as of late. Both of us have had CRAZY schedules and decided to take a little time to recoup and readjust to life. Welp, as of today, I feel a little readjusted. I am barely keeping my head above water with my etsy shop and my kids and I had the flu yesterday. Boo!!! Seriously, not cool. Moms shouldn’t be allowed to get sick.  Excuses, excuses. But really, I’m so happy to be posting today! Thanks for being awesome readers. We really do love you!

Today, I’m sharing a little bit of my Christmas decor! YAY! I am so excited for Christmas. I love the holiday season. There’s just something so magical about it. 

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 You may recognize this sign I painted last year. I love it as much as I did last year. 

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 This guy is my kids’ favorite. They thought it was hilarious to have the ornaments hanging from his antlers. haha!  Silly boys. We did have a red glittery nose on him but it fell off. Whoops!

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 On to my favorite little nook in the house. ;) 

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 On my little side table is this cutie pie reindeer and some DIY cone trees I made! I am making 30+ of these for our ward Christmas party but I had to make some for myself obviously. For the tall white one, I rolled a poster board into a cone and used school glue and  “fake snow” in a bag to make it all snowy! Cute huh? The other cone tree was painted with craft paint and I used school glue to draw the design and sprinkled on some glitter. I love how it turned out. I did a few of these in different metallics. 

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 Can you tell I love gold glitter? ;)

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 You may remember my DIY Wintery Pearl Wreath from last year. I love the simple white and cream. 

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 These little guys came from Michaels. They remind me of my grandma’s house at Christmas time so I had to have them. Can’t beat Michael’s black friday prices! They were a steal. 

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 More Christmas cones! The beaded one is from Michaels too.

DIY glittered letters

 My glittered JOY letters were a hit last year so they’re back of course! Remember when I used them for our Christmas card last year?

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I will show you my glitzy Christmas tree and some more Christmas fun real soon! 

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