I found this 1/4" plywood board in the garage that I cut out from the pie cupboard I refinished (you can read about that HERE, and what I did with the other door piece HERE). I rolled 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint over the board with a sponge roller, allowing dry time in between coats, while collecting supplies.
- Pine cones (in yard)
- evergreen from back yard tree
- cinnamon sticks
This is where I experimented tying on different things. The original idea was to tie a pine cone to each one, but mine were very thick and didn't look quite right. So I tied on cinnamon. I liked the look of this.
In the end, though, I kept it pretty simple and just tied a sprig of pine to the tag and marked them each with a guest's name. All the cousins had so much fun assigning everyone's places. I was surprised at how excited everyone was about these tags!
They were so crudely and easy to make (as you can see, I sanded as minimally, if at all, as I could get away with) and since I had the supplies already on hand, they cost nothing. I was able to make so many from the small board, that I was able to let families keep them and still have plenty for this year.
So we will be using these again this Thanksgiving, and probably for many more to come.
How are your preparations coming along? I can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner!
Stay tuned for more ideas and recipes coming your way. For now, keep warm, we are freezing over here!!