glitter chalkboard labels {a tutorial}

chalk labels 04 copy glitter chalkboard labels {a tutorial}

If you’re anything like me, you are always on the lookout for easy and creative ways to gussy up your gifts. When I ran across these scalloped, chalkboard tags at the craft store the other day, I immediately fell in love, and knew that the addition of some gold glitter would take them to a whole new level of fabulousness. The how-to is so simple, anyone can make these. Let’s get started…

Materials:
wooden, chalkboard gift tags
Mod Podge
painters tape

glitter
foam brush

Step 1: If you can’t find chalkboard tags, just take plain wooden tags and coat them with chalkboard spray paint. First, take your tags and prime them-this is a must before writing on any chalkboard surface. Just take a piece of chalk, and rub the side of it onto your tag. Erase with a paper towel or sponge, and your chalkboard surface is ready!

chalk labels 01 glitter chalkboard labels {a tutorial}

Step 2: Take painters tape and mark off the area where you want to add the glitter. Apply a coat of Mod Podge, and add your glitter.

chalk labels 02 glitter chalkboard labels {a tutorial}

Step 3: Remove the tape, let dry, and you’re done!

chalk labels 03 glitter chalkboard labels {a tutorial}

Glitter really does make everything better, doesn’t it?

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glitter and watercolor confetti garland {a tutorial}

glitter and watercolor garland glitter and watercolor confetti garland {a tutorial}

Notice that I purposely didn’t call this a “Valentine’s Day garland”…to me, using circles instead of hearts makes this garland less holiday specific…change out the colors to suit your taste, and this can be used as party décor, part of your kid’s bedroom décor, or part of your “everyday” décor.

The how-to couldn’t be simpler if I tried. I used a 3/4″ hold punch, gold glitter cardstock, and some pink/red/orange paper that my 4 year old and I watercolored yesterday afternoon. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek of the process:)

vday garland 1 glitter and watercolor confetti garland {a tutorial}
After your watercolors dry, take your punch and punch out some circles…

vday garland 2 glitter and watercolor confetti garland {a tutorial}
And then, and I don’t know why I forgot to take photos of this part, but if you can sew a straight line, you can easily do this, just stitch your circles together, varying your pattern. The one tip I have for you is to designate a needle for sewing through paper. Sewing through paper will dull your needle, so it’s best to have one set aside specifically for paper sewing.

vday garland 3 copy glitter and watercolor confetti garland {a tutorial}
And that’s it! This is easily a 30 Minute Makeable, and so much fun, as well!

Happy Tuesday!

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thanksgiving bunting {free printable}

Happy Monday! I’m thrilled to introduce you all to the lovely Ashley, of Printable Wisdom, our newest contributor! She’ll be here every so often with a fun and free printable for you all to enjoy!

I’m so excited to be partnering with Linda and Burlap + Blue to start offering you free printable downloads each month! Let me introduce myself to y’all…

logo2 thanksgiving bunting {free printable}

My name is Ashley, and I’m the owner of Printable Wisdom Design. I specialize in “printable” designs that are an affordable way to bring a little art and some words of wisdom into your home! I started creating printables just for myself and family members. I wanted to have colorful wall art in my home but didn’t want to pay outrageous prices for it. After creating some bridal shower invites for a family friend, I decided to go for it and opened my Etsy shop, Printable Wisdom! While I started out selling maily printable quotes and Scripture, I’ve since expanded my shop, and carry printable stationeryinvitations, greeting cards, gift tags, and more! I’m also excited to announce the soon-to-be grand opening of my own website at PrintableWisdomDesign.com.

Now, on to the good stuff! I created a printable banner for you this month – just in time for Thanksgiving! I was inspired by traditional fall colors, with a little twist added in using some gold glitter!

thankful thanksgiving bunting {free printable}

Here’s a close-up of what you’ll be downloading so you can see the pretty details…

Capture 243x300 thanksgiving bunting {free printable}

Here’s how to download and decorate with your free printable!

1. Go to this link, and download the PDF to your computer through Dropbox

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0w55zekjmuxbcc3/November%20freebie%20banner.pdf

2. Print on heavy paper (I used glossy photo paper) – it will take 4 pages (8.5 x 11 inches each)

3. Cut out each design

4. Punch holes in the top corners of your letters so you can string them.

5. String with twine/string/etc. and hang in your home!

I hung my banner underneath a photo collage in our living room!

thankful2 thanksgiving bunting {free printable}

I hope you enjoy your free printable! Until next month, follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterEtsy, or the Printable Wisdom blog/website to keep in touch!

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