An idea came to me last night as I drifted off to sleep. (An idea that was WAY better than what I had scheduled to post today!) SO, this morning I hopped out of bed and ran into town (an hour's drive round trip--I REALLY love my customers, right?!) to get a couple of supplies . . .
Are you ready? Are you excited? I know I am! Without further adeiu, let's get to this week's PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: The PILGRIM HAT THANKSGIVING PLACEMARKERS
|Pilgrim Hat Placemarkers|
Every Thanksgiving, it was been a tradition in my family that I do little place markers for dinner and fill them with mints (for use after the meal). The last couple of years I made little favor boxes out of Thanksgiving scrapbook paper. They were a pain to make, fill and fold, but everyone loved them! (Unfortunately, they don't last. I have to make them all over again EVERY YEAR! That's for the birds! (I mean, who has time to do that? I still have to cook the REAL bird, right?!))
Enter this year:
I ran to Home Depot and grabbed some little terra cotta flower pots and saucers (which are on CLEARANCE this time of year--hint. hint.) Then I spray painted them black. (Note to self: Don't buy the kind that is the "hammered" look unless you have about 3 hours for it to dry. It looks cute, sure, but if you are trying to post it on your blog, it cramps your style! Yes, I know it needs an extra coat of paint, but my family won't mind. Grin.)
Then I applied the vinyl and I was FINISHED! If you subtract the 3 hour "watching paint dry" time, this project LITERALLY took me 20 minutes to do the whole set for Thanksgiving (AND they are reusable!) Pretty cool right?
|Don't they look cute on the table next to the plates?|
It gets even better! (Wait for it . . . Wait for it . . . )
If you lift up the hat, it's filled with an assortment mints for after dinner!
Now let's talk details:
Do you want to make a set for YOUR Thanksgiving festivities this year? It's not too late! They are $1.50 for one or 10/$10. But don't forget: THIS WEEK ONLY, they are 40% off! Use promo code: PILGRIM40 at checkout for the Pilgrim Hat single vinyl or HAT40 for the Pilgrim Hat set of 10. That's pretty cheap for such a great table decoration, am I right? (I know I am. Grin.)