DIY Beverage Cart for the Hostess

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What does every hostess need to have in her entertaining arsenal? A beverage cart of course! Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic made one just in time for her holiday entertaining for only $150, and that includes the hardware. I love Ashley’s suggestion of stocking this baby with coffee and cocoa for a festive holiday soiree. How cute!

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Painted Dot Party Glasses

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Your typical drinking glass may be functional, but it’s definitely not fun. Kelsey from P.S. Heart shows just how simple it is to transform those boring old glasses into festive and fun glasses. Kelsey says that glass paints worked like a dream. All she had to do was dot away, allowing each color to dry in between application. Now Kelsey has a new set of “party cups” that are perfect for her next get-together.

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Easy Beverage Tags for the Hostess

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While we may have just celebrated Labor Day, Carrie from Making Lemonade isn’t ready to put away the icy pitchers of lemonade just yet. She shares how she created beverage tags that are perfect for entertaining or even giving away as hostess gifts. Let me tell you these are a piece of cake to make following Carrie’s tutorial. All you need are wooden tags, alphabet stickers, and twine, and you’ve got yourself some cutesy new beverage tags!

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Chalkboard Tile Place Card Holders

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A couple of weeks ago I shared a fun twist on your traditional place cards that was made from repurposed Scrabble game pieces. If you loved the idea but don’t have an old Scrabble game to dispose of, Laura from Inspiration for Moms shares at My Crafty Spot how you can get the look with a strip of molding and wood tiles from the craft store. All Laura had to do was cut her molding to size and then paint her tiles with chalkboard paint. The result? “A super simple craft that is a great addition to your table at any family gathering!”

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Repurposed Scrabble Game to Place Cards

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shares a fun way to put that old Scrabble game that’s been sitting in your closet for ages to use. And, no, it’s not at your next game night! Debbie stained the wood tile holders for a more vintage look and then spray painted the tiles with chalkboard paint to make the cutest place holders for her table. All she has to do is erase and change the letters whenever she has new guests. Absolutely genius!

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Cookout Food Labels

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for backyard BBQs, bonfires, and pool parties. Jaime from That’s My Letter shares an idea for creating the perfect party table with her mini croquet mallet food labels. I mean how cute are these? Aside from just looking adorable, these food labels clearly mark all the grub so guests know what’s being served. They’re also versatile enough to be used as place cards or garden markers if you remove the base.

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Burlap Easter Napkin Rings

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You may remember the bunny ear napkin rings shared here on KOD a couple of weeks ago. Well, Trish from Uncommon Designs also couldn’t pass up on the adding some major cuteness to her table this Easter with a set of the napkin rings. Trish’s technique results in a seamless finish with bunny ears that are super sturdy and will not fray. Plus, she says they are easy to make and may not cost you a penny if you’ve got the materials on hand like she did!

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Chalkboard Placecards

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I always love when I stumble upon something new, so imagine my excitement when I saw these chalkboard placecards Tricia from Simplicity in the South shared at Beneath My Heart. Tricia shares the secret of how she sanded contact paper to create the faux iron finish. These cards can be used as placecards for your Christmas table, labels for your buffet dishes, and tags for your gifts! That’s quite the impressive list for only thirty cents a pop!

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