I went into Lowe's last month in search of a perfect
little something to use for a holiday table setting
& gift idea for friends and family...
and I came out with a cart filled with inspirations,
and much, much more.
Seriously, Lowe's is one of those places
that I cannot just run and out of and go on my merry way.
I linger, I browse, I imagine and I am inspired ...
every time I walk in.
Remember I mentioned that new white & flocked tree that I will be sharing soon?
Yep, I found it at Lowe's.
So I knew that I would find a bevy of beautiful elements for creating a simple project
for this months Lowe's Creative Ideas project
which was all about the holidays and gifting, decorating and entertaining.
I LOVE entertaining
and I think one of the fun things about setting a table for friends and family
is to add that special touch-
like these little metal reindeer.
These are ornaments that were found in a pack of 4 at Lowe's
Cute details: yep.
Did I instantly imagine them looking a tad bit different? You bet.
Since they are a vintage inspired black metal finish
I immediately thought of chalk and names or a message
and how cute they would look on a table.
so simple to make.
Here's what you need:
tiny tinsel for the wreath
sprig of juniper, berry, etc
First start by taking your chalk and rubbing it along the ornament
to season the surface-
Then wipe off with your fingers to give it a clean look.
Next up- add a little piece of tinsel wrapped around to create a sweet little wreath
and then tuck in a sprig of juniper, berry or fresh green for an accent
Write your guests name with the chalk
and place on your table and voila!
Even better- these are actually little ornaments
so you can send each guest home with a plate of cookies
and a gift for their tree. You can tie them to a package for a topper
and use them as a little sign that says
something like 'Merry' on it.
I love the idea of glittering and gilding these as well
and not using them with the names
The possibilities are endless!
But I am certainly loving them as simple, rustic place setting holders
on the table
and for around $1.50 each at Lowe's - they are perfect.
I'm loving them.
I am thrilled to be a member of the Lowes Creative Ideas Network
and was compensated for this post- but all ideas and opinions are my own
Find more inspiration at Lowe Creative Ideas
and get their Creative Ideas Magazine and App in the app store
Happy Saturday everyone