Here's a quick craft for your Thanksgiving table: Name tags for your glasses.
Grab your scalloped hole punch and a sheet of scrap booking paper and punch away!
After you've punched out the circles cut a short line into the center of the circle, then cutting a small hole for the glass stem. I usually make these as people are literally driving up my driveway for dinner so I just free-form cut. But you can take a small round object (like the Bingo call out number I've shown) and trace around it to get a perfect circle. But it doesn't really matter, no one will notice if your center circle is a little lopsided!
Then stamp the names on with a small set of alphabet stamps. My set is by "Image Tree" and are called "Antique Alphabet". I love using this set, it's my favorite, guess because the letters are so tiny and cute.
Tag your glasses and away you go!
For Christmas dinners I use Christmas wrapping paper or even old Christmas cards. Also, if you don't have time to pull out your alphabet stamps just write the names on the tags with a pretty script lettering.
For fun I tried punching felt in the paper puncher. (Which is made by McGill, and is 2 1/4" diameter, in case you want to track one down at the craft store.) The lesson I learned is that felt does NOT punch well in a paper puncher. I will say, it did punch most of it, but it was not easy and I ended up trimming the felt with scissors to finish it off. At that point it'd just be easier to cut the circles out with a scalloped scissors! (In the photo below, the red felt tag was punched out, the white felt tag is the one I just cut with my scalloped scissors, which I love by the way.)
With felt (or even fabric) I could stitch on the names, and save the tags for other dinners. Since it's family names for most holidays this would be fun to do. Here's our a couple examples:
Just an idea, but wouldn't a set of these hand stitched for a family with the family names be a great Christmas gift? People really love handmade gifts, and a set of these would be greatly recieved. I think I'll do just that!
Have a blessed weekend! Blessings, Heidi
(THIS POST IS ALSO LINKED TO CINDY'S ROMANTIC HOME FRIDAY SHOW AND TELL)
ps... Our family's drink of choice is Red Robin's copycat recipe for