Thursday, October 28, 2010

Guest post you don't want to miss

Today I am thrilled to host the first ever blog swap at It's Toile Good!  Today I have the distinct pleasure of introducing Angie, from The Country Chic Cottage!  I love her chic, yet affordable projects and have no doubt you will be inspired!  So enough of my on and enjoy!  Thanks Angie!

Hello all!!  I am Angie from The Country Chic Cottage!Y'all stop by fo some crafting, transformations, decorating, tutorials...all while on a tight budget!

The Country Chic Cottage

Okay I must admit I love paper ephemera!  I have tons in my etsy shop and I am having a map party Friday November 5th!
Y'all be sure to be there with all of your ideas or to pick up some new ones! 
My guest post today is not maptastic but could easily be made with maps.  I made some dictionary napkin rings...
Awesome right?  All you need is a vintage dictionary page, some contact paper, ribbon, and hot glue.
Go ahead and sub out any paper ephemera that you love!  It will work the same either way.  Cover the paper on both sides with your contact paper.  Trapping the paper in between.  Basically laminating for us folks that don't have a laminator.
I left one side long.  When you roll your napkin rings, that will be what holds them together.  Cut the paper into strips and roll into a ring...using that extra sticky to secure.  Or if you did not leave any extra, a little tape or glue will do the trick.
Then cut a length of ribbon to fit around and secure with hot glue.  Yep that is it! 
Gorgeousness for your Thanksgiving table in under 5 minutes! 
Y'all be sure to stop by and see some of my other projects.  You don't want to miss my NO SEW Sweater Sleeve Pumpkins!
Many thanks to Allison for blog swappin with me today!  :)   Y'all stop on by the cottage, take your shoes off, and stay a while! 

Check out our feature at Freckled Laundry!!
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Inspiring You To Save! said...

Thanks for following Inspiring You To Save. I'm your newest follower. I hope to see you at the Meet Me Monday and Wandering Wednesday blog hops next week.

Inspiring You To Save

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the napkin rings!

Randi said...

I love the napkin rings. I'm always drawn to things made from old books.

Megan said...

I like those napkin rings! I just gave my sister some place mats for her birthday and these would've been a great gift, too.

AllieMakes! said...

Those are lovely! Excellent job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh! Do I love those napkin rings!!!!!

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Kathleen said...

I love anything with words on it, so these really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing this terrific project.

Amy Meyer said...

Those are beautiful napkin rings! So simple but so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

freckled laundry said...

Um. Yea. I LOVE THESE!!! Thank you so much for linking them to air your laundry Friday. I hope to see you tonight. Stop by either way. ;)


freckled laundry said...

Back are a freckled favorite this week, Allison. Thanks for linking up!