Stewardship Sunday: Last Minute Simple New Years Eve Party from Up-Cycled Christmas Cards
As I shared yesterday, even a non-crafter can get on board with up-cycling Christmas Cards. If you missed it, check out the post here. You can also see our complete feature on ivillage here. Like, share, pin – we’d like to MORE for them!
For today, some still simple, slightly more labor intensive ways to throw a last minute New Year’s Eve party using your pile of beautiful cards
Why do I love this so much? It is customized from your life + friends in your home = divine
Take them all out & start sorting by color & thickness. If you want to “save” take a picture of the pile & then start cutting, sorting, shredding
Thank you to Dianna Condon Cuisine for providing the incredible Hors d’oeuvres used on our Couture Chateau Photo Shoot!
3 New Year’s Eve Party Uses for Up Cycled Christmas Cards:
1) Hors d’oeuvres Plates
Look CLOSELY at what is under Dianna Condon Cuisine’s Brownies…they are ALL Up-Cycled Christmas Cards! And the shredding is cards as well. Simple uses can create striking vignettes. You just have to think out of the box.
2) Name Cards or Place Cards
Coasters from our ivillage post. How simple can these be?! Purchase the “slip in” kind at Aaron Brothers or other Craft store, cut & insert!
Recycled Cards as Coasters. No laminating, just cutting! From our Couture Chateau feature on “Casual Kitchen Entertaining”
Easy to Create with these supplies:
Scissors (Pinking Shears + Creative Shapes)
Laminating Machine (We use Kinko’s at $2.00 per sheet)
Sharpies or Dry Erase Markers
5 Easy Custom Tips for Taking it Over the top:
1. Color Coordinate
Make individual Gift Bags. Use color coordinated duct tape & “press them” to make an opening. Add some of the card shredding. Use duct tape as a handle as well! For more ideas check out our entire feature on ivillage.
2. Make Gift Bags with Cards + Color Duct Tape + Card Shredding
People LOVE to see their cards go to good use! Here cards are under glass on one of our table settings. Use a riser (the snowflake) to make inserting & removing or adjusting easier.
3. Use cards from people attending the party
4. Match food types to colors (brownies on red, white + black)
Make name or place cards by cutting + pasting elements from several cards. Just cut and apply to make customized personal statements. From our feature on ivillage.
5. Make over the top place cards + menus by cutting + pasting cards
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Tomorrow, we share a video from Ann’s Master Mind Group with Tobi Fairley
It’s the consultant group that retro fitted our 20+ year Design Business with an Amazing Client Roster into the new economy. Ann shares some of her reasons for participating & you will see why we still have faith as it feels like the world crumbles around us…
Looking forward to an amazing New Year
At least it’s never dull!
“Live a custom life. There is only one you.”™