Doc Confetti 

To brighten up the tables and add more ‘Doc-related decor’, I’m going to create some Doc band-aid confetti. I am going to use some of the leftover brown construction paper for the band-aid and pink glitter and purple glitter scrapbook paper for the hearts.

 

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From here its pretty easy. I will attach some of the hearts to the band-aid and some may be left separate.

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Sprinkle them all over the food, gift, and dessert table.

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Classy Clipboards

Here is a cute tutorial on jazzing up those dull clipboards. This would be perfect for the middle, high, or college aged student in your life. This is so easy because you can customize it so they can show off their personal tastes. All you need is some clipboards, mini or regular size. If you plan on making several of these, you can make a template to use for cutting out the paper to go around the clip part of the board. Now for the fun part. Choose two sheets of scrapbook paper to cover the clipboard. One sheet for the top and one for the bottom for contrast. Trace the paper and cut it to fit the board. Coat the clipboard with Mod Podge and then apply the paper (give the paper a really good rub down to avoid bubbles.

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Now add contrasting paper and your monograms for flair!

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Cover with another coat of Mod Podge to give the scrapbook paper protection.

Add a bow with some cute ribbon at the top.

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Scrabble Tack Tiles

For this simple diy you can use leftover Scrabble tiles. You can also use the Bananagrams mentioned in earlier posts.

 

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Glue thumbtacks to the back of the tiles. You can glue tacks to all of the tiles, or pick out just enough for a few choice names, individual letters, or phrases.

 

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I used our middle initials just as a starter.

 

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Home State String Art

I found myself with several pieces of wood leftover from the Casino Party cupcake stand. After seeing so many string art images online, I had to try this diy. I took one of the many pieces back to Home Depot and had it cut in half. They ended up being the perfect size for the state online. I chose to do one for Georgia for my peaches and Alabama for myself.

  

  
You will want to paint the board next. The color is completely up to you.

I choose to mix White and Palm Leaf green. Some ideas might be a common state color if available, favorite color, or a nice neutral color.

 

Allow the paint to dry completely. Using painters tape — because it will not pull up the paint — tape down your pattern of whichever state you want. I printed the outline of the state map from the internet, trimmed around the edges, and cut out a heart shape around the city of birth. Livi and her dad share the same city of birth and I cut out a heart for my birth city. Nothing to it.

 

 

Now here’s the fun part. Hammering the nails. I will warn you, this is a long process. It is worth it in the end, I promise.

 


Once you have gone all the way around the border of your template and the heart, you can pull the photo up.

To start your string, tie a tight knot around whichever nail you are going to start and finish with. You can trim off the excess when you are all finished. Wrap your string back and forth from the state’s edge, to the heart, and repeat.

Once you make it all around the state, knot the string around the same nail you started with. Trim off the extra and you’re all done!

I think this will look great in the hall with the other photos and home decor.

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Refrigerator Magnets for a Couple

I wanted to have some personalized Scrabble tile art. The ideas just started flooding in and I will have several tile posts for you over the coming weeks. This diy is super easy and will brighten up any photos that you already have on the refrigerator. The supply list is short and you will only need one store. No, this time it’s not Dollar Tree; I can imagine the shock on your face!! This time you will enjoy the aisles of Walmart. You will need a 2-pack of magnetic sheets and some old Scrabble tiles that I hope you have lying around the house.

 

Wal-mart also sells a game called Bananagrams. These tiles do not have the numbers like Scrabble, but serve the same purpose.

 

Now decide what you want the magnet to say. I chose four letter words that can be for a couple.

 

     Love     Pair     Mate     Yoke

 

After getting your words together, it’s time to apply them. Peel the sticky backing and apply the letters in order. You want one word per line.

   

   
 

Trim any excess. Next, spray a layer of spray adhesive to the top and allow it to dry.

 

After my mom saw how great mine turned out, I got a special request. She has a wine themed kitchen and dining area. This added greatly to her bare refrigerator.

 
  

Display your art and your friends will be so impressed!!!

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School Pride: Coffee Table Coasters

First and foremost, Happy Birthday to my father!!! I love you. I wanted to have some personalized Scrabble tile art. The ideas just started flooding and I will have several tile posts for you over the coming weeks. This diy can also be enjoyed by my dad; we went to the same school so he can appreciate this coaster. This diy is super easy and will add a conversation piece to your coffee table. The supply list is short and you will only need to stop by Hobby Lobby for either cork rolls or pre-cut coasters. The coasters come six to a pack. You will also need some old Scrabble tiles that I hope you have lying around the house.
 
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Now decide what you want the coaster to say. I chose four letter words that can show school pride. This shows the school colors and mascot of where I got my Bachelors. This might be a little tricky for some schools.
     Blue     Gold    Wild     Cats
 
After getting your words together, it’s time to apply them. Add some E6000 to the coasters and apply the letters in order. You want one word per line.
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Allow everything to bond completely and trim the excess cork. Next, spray a layer of spray adhesive to the top and allow it to dry and you’re ready to display!!!
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