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{DIY} Personalized Reindeer Ornaments & Place Setting Holders

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, 
gorgeous decor
 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 
Reindeer: perfect.
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:

Deer Ornaments
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 find Lowes on InstagramTwitter 
and get their Creative Ideas Magazine and App in the app store

Happy Saturday everyone

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  1. Just the cutest idea ever, Courtney. Can't wait to see the whole tree..Happy Weekend..Judy

  2. Beautiful white flocked tree. Could you please let me know the model number and size tree at Lowes please? Thank you,


  3. I love it!! Giving an ornament is always my best go to gift!!! I am such a one isle shopper when it comes to Lowes going forward I need to just take my time and look at their Christmas items more closely.

  4. love this idea. i'm having a chalkboard motif love affair at the moment so this is perfect. tfs- MJ

  5. Cute reindeer - they are the type of thing that you use over the years in various presentations. I like them as chalk board notes for the place cards. I need to take a look at the flocked tree at Lowes.

  6. Didn't see these at Lowe's, Courtney. Now you have me wanting to go searching for these too. '-)