Guys! This is incredible. For one thing, it’s almost beyond my comprehension that I’ve been doing this #DIYChallenge for a year. ONE WHOLE YEAR. Wanna see everything I’ve done? Just check out – January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October….
Now for today, the other thing that is incredible is our theme: Cork. Yep. The stuff that makes wine yummy, push pins purposeful and floors warm. Quelle broad topic, le. ( That was my attempt at franglais.)
Okay, so I was going to make these cute little cork pencil holders. But then I thought – BORING. Like BORING as all get out.
So I just went with it. My obsession lately has been creating intimate dinners for two. Some of you may know that I married VERY WELL 🙂 Dan is a master chef. He loves to cook and read recipes and food blogs and all of that. When he travels for work, I basically survive on popcorn, Kraft Dinner and peanut butter toast.
Lately, I have been feeling like I can pull my weight by at least creating a fun ambience in which we can enjoy Dan’s wonderful meals. Enter my new idea to create Cork Embellished Thanksgiving Placeholders.
I had some cool Scalloped Frog Tape and I really wanted to use it and I had just picked up a new Exacto knife at Michaels. I also had these little wooden boxes (that were going to be boring pencil holders) that I got on sale at the craft store for $2 each.
First thing I did was sand the little boxes and paint them with plain old white craft paint.
Then I cut some of my Frog Tape and used it as a guide to cut some scallops out of my cork. I got it on sale at Michael’s too. It was $8 for 4 12×12 sheets.
From here, I thought they needed a little something. So I added a festive gold stripe right at the bottom. It matches the gold rim on my ‘fancy’ dinner plates.
Some geometric push pins, a little mason jar plant, and a love note or name card 🙂 I have never really set a table before. I’m excited to try my hand at it and these little guys will make it much more fun!