Make Your Own Erasable Laminated Bulletin Board

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Need an erasable memo board in your own style and decor? It is super simple to make this one yourself in just a few minutes.

You will need a laminator for this project. The one I used comes from www.PurpleCows.net
It’s a great machine and there are so many projects you can make with it. Totally worth the investment.

Supplies:
Laminator
12×12 laminator sheet
12 x12 scrapbook paper
Tags
Stickers or anything you want to add to it
Dry erase pen

Instructions:
1. Cut about ¼ inch off 2 sides of the scrapbook paper. You want your paper to fit inside the laminator sheet so the there is a border on all sides. This way your project will be sealed all the way around.
2. Embellish your paper. I used tags and stickers. Attach them with adhesive.
3. Place your embellished paper inside the laminator sheet and run it thru.
4. The idea is to use this on the go. If you want you can also make an 8×11 size and punch holes in it so it fits in your notebook.

 

Check out this cork memo board too!

Party Table Decor

Use random objects for stacking

When it comes to holidays I don’t know about you but for some reason everyone seems to end up at my house. So here are a few suggestions for planning ahead and being ready for any party for any season!

The Table

Keep it simple! I love buffet style. There is no pressure to serve and your guests can eat, talk and mingle. Pick up a few generic table cloths that match each other. Gather them together on a large table, your kitchen island or even a fold out table in the corner. Stack sturdy items likes blocks of wood or books in varying heights.

Lay a pretty cloth over the items and place dishes on top.

Lay your table cloth over them and set your dishes on top. This not only looks amazing but everyone can get to the goodies easily.

The Dishes

I used a product called Gallery Glass to make these!

If you don’t want to do any then make sure you pick up some sturdy plastic ware.If you want to get cute and fancy you can even decorate the cups. I used a product that allows you to create an image, let it dry then peel and stick it to the plastic. You can toss it or save it it’s up to you.

Also finding unique containers to put your utensils and condiments in makes your table fun. I embellished a cardboard wine carrier.

The Details

Having a centerpiece or small decorative items on your table gives your guests the impression that you care. That you have put some thought into the party and you want to make a good impression. This does not have to take all day and quite frankly it could be the last thing you do. My favorite thing is to hold onto pretty glass bottles. They can be easily decorated with ribbon, paper and buttons. A little glue and a snip from your backyard (or your neighbors) will give your table that added touch. Serving trays are great too. I made mine interchangeable. The instructions are in my DVD Super Simple Holiday Crafts.

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