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Do you love chalkboard art? Get the chalkboard art tips you need to make beautiful chalkboards for your home – the easy way! Plus get a free design perfect for those cozy winter nights and drinking hot cocoa. Snuggle up with some fun and fabulous winter decor. #ad #ChalkboardArt #Winter
When the weather outside is cold, it is the perfect time to snuggle up and get cozy. We love to use our White Winter Ceramic Mugs that look like cable knit sweaters and enjoy some hot cocoa. We snuggle up in the den and turn on one of our favorite shows or movie. The den is all decked out in Buffalo Plaid winter decor.
One of the items I picked up from Oriental Trading was this super cute Buffalo Plaid Chalkboard. I absolutely LOVE chalk art (check out my Sidewalk Chalk Art). So, I couldn’t resist this board and creating a fun design. There are a few tips and tricks I want to share with you on how you can make your own chalk art design and transfer it easily to your own chalkboard. You won’t believe how easy it is!
I wanted to celebrate cozy winter nights with a chalkboard design that featured the hot cocoa we enjoy. So, I drew a steaming mug to compliment the saying, “Warm Mugs of Hot Cocoa Served All Winter Long.” I am thrilled with how it turned out.
Get the Chalkboard Art Tips
Create your design
Create your design. Use fancy fonts, choose or draw graphics.
Put them all together how you want them in a word document, photo program, or whatever you like to use.
Make your design the size you need for your chalkboard.
Print a black and white copy of your design.
Transfer your design to the Chalkboard
Use the side of a piece of chalk to chalk the back side of your design paper. Be sure to cover every bit of your design area.
Place the chalked side of paper against your chalkboard and lightly tape it into place. This just keeps the pattern still and in the proper position.
Trace over your design to transfer it to the chalkboard.
Remove the tape and pattern.
Use Chalk Markers to draw your design onto the chalkboard. Follow your pattern, it is easy peasy!
Once finished, let your chalk marker DRY thoroughly.
After the chalk marker is completely dry, you can dust off the remaining chalk dust and have a perfect chalkboard decor.
I love this time of year with all the parties and fun activities that surround the holidays — Christmas Caroling, Holiday Boat Parades, taking a ride or walk to see the Christmas lights and decorations. Sometimes you just need a quick little snack to take on-the-go.
This Winter Trail Mix recipe is super quick and easy. You can literally whip it together in a minute. The trail mix is not too sweet and not too salty and loaded with the wonderful flavors of the season. It’s perfect for snacking or it makes a fabulous party nibble that both kids and adults will love.
How easy is that? It does not get any easier, right? Yes, you will thank me. This is so yummy and packed with the delicious flavors of cashews, almonds, pecans, cranberries, cinnamon, and even some chocolate.
This Winter Trail Mix recipe is great not just during the holidays but all year long. Use it as a party snack or take it on-the-go.
from: Life With Lorelai
1 Cup - Roasted Salted Whole Cashews
1 Cup - Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
1 Cup - Candied Pecans
1 Cup - Dried Cranberries
1 Cup - Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup - Mini Marshmallows
In a large bowl, add all the above ingredients.
Mix until well blended.
Oriental Trading has the cutest Buffalo Plaid line available right now. I like to package my Winter Trail Mix in these adorable Buffalo Plaid Snack Bowls with Lids. They are so festive and fun for those holiday outings. Take thermoses or stop and pick-up a couple boxes of coffee or hot cocoa and fill up your Buffalo Plaid insulated coffee cups with lids. It is a perfect treat combo.
At the busy holiday season, it’s nice to have some simple elegance. I’m sharing how to put together a gorgeous and easy Thanksgiving tablescape with the help of Oriental Trading Company who provided some of the items for my table decor. AD #ThanksgivingTablescape
Thanksgiving Tablescape Simple Elegance
Helping to make the busy holidays easy and beautiful
This year, my Thanksgiving tablescape style is simple elegance with a rustic touch. Autumn is such a lovely season full of fall colors, delicious flavors, cozy moments, and family memories. Let’s celebrate!
The first thing I did was gather my supplies:
Ceramic White Pumpkin
1 – Wood Large Round Centerpiece (wood slice)
1 – Wood Medium Round Centerpiece (wood slice)
Silk Fall Leaves
Fall Burlap Pumpkins
2 – Battery-Operated Round Flameless Candles
Prep the Candles:
Lay individual leaves in a line, right side up. Make the line of leaves long enough to go around the candle.
Place a strip of Tape across the line of leaves to hold them in position.
Wrap the leaves around the candle and secure with an additional piece of tape.
Tie Raffia Ribbon around the leaves. I used two pieces of raffia ribbon for each candle.