Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Party Decor and an EASY Craft!

I'll start with a "tutorial" on the easiest craft ever. Really, a monkey could do this. I created these chargers for a Christmas party I hosted. But, I plan on using them for other occasions.  Versatility: a best friend!

All you need is:
 silver platters from the dollar store, a can of chalkboard paint, and a paintbrush.

step 1: paint on a thin layer of chalkboard paint.
step 2: let it dry.
step 3: repeat steps 1 and 2, about 4 times.
step 4: after your final layer, let dry for 24 hours before writing on.

Also from the dollar store, I bought clear glass dinner plates. Write a phrase on each plate, and put your glass plate on the charger! Adorable.

 How cute for "it's a girl/boy" or "so and so is 30!" 

Here's a few more decor items I used for my husband's office party. I call this decor "Dr. Suess meets charming."
I found these cups at the dollar store as well. I know. "They're ridiculous" is what you're thinking, but I couldn't pass them up! 
Give me some credit,I did remove the crazy straws!
 My center piece was a mason jar filled with Christmas ornaments and embellished with cute partridges (two of these).
 And the whole shabang...


Jami Nato said...


mel @ the larson lingo said...

So cute!!! I might have to make these this week or next week while I am off for Christmas break!

audrey said...

look at you! crafty McCrafterson! love those cups!