Sunday, October 26, 2014

Easy Christmas Card Holders

My project this month for the Deflecto design team is something that we can all use in the upcoming holiday season - quick and easy card holders!

I love to display the Christmas cards we get from family and friends, but I am always at a loss as to how to show them off. When I saw the VersaGrip magnetic sign holders and angled sign holders, I knew that I could turn them into a holiday-rific solution!

The first sign holder I altered was the angled sign holder. They start out looking like this:
With just a small plastic snowflake ornament from Michaels and a couple of glue dots, it turns into a simple but cute card holder!

The other Deflecto product that I used was the VersaGrip magnetic sign holders.

On this holder, I added some tinsel and a piece of a vintage plastic floral spray (I adore vintage Christmas stuff!).

For a finishing touch, I made a "Merry Christmas" sign using Deflecto's chalkboard-look sign tags! These tags are so cool -- they can be cut to size and you can clean off the ink from the included pen with water.

I decorated the other holder with mini ornaments I picked up at Michaels and some clear tinsel.

I hope that these have inspired you! You can use so many different bits and baubles to turn these sign holders into a cool part of your holiday decor!

Materials used:
sign holders and sign tags - Deflecto
mini ornaments - Michaels
adhesive - Thermoweb
tinsel and vintage spray from my stash!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Country Living Fair giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Explore Gwinnett!

October is one of my most favorite months of the year. The weather here in Georgia is always gorgeous this time of year and we can finally get out our cute fall clothes! 
I also love October because fall festivals and craft shows are everywhere. Who can resist the call of handmade items (or more importantly, handmade food like funnel cake)?  But the absolute BEST show out there comes to Stone Mountain at the end of the month -- the Country Living Fair!

Photo creidt: Aimee Herring and Country Living Magazine

The Country Living Fair is amazing! It has the best shopping EVER, with 200 vendors from 29+ states, a Harvest Market area of specialty foods, and the Country Living General Store. There are also seminars, how to’s, cooking demos and you can meet the editors of the magazine. You can find awesome antiques, vintage goods, handmade soaps, jewelry, furniture, re-purposed items... the list goes on and on. I can't even tell you how much cool stuff I have purchased at this show in the past few years!

The Country Living Fair is being held this year October 24-26 at Stone Mountain Park, and I am excited to announce that thanks to Explore Gwinnett, I am giving away a pair of tickets to the show!

Just use the handy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter! I will draw the winner on Sunday, October 12. 

Coming from out of town to attend the Country Living Fair? Be sure to check out Explore Gwinnett's extensive list of hotels to help you find a great place to stay!

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