So like, you are totally voting today, right?
Won’t be bugging you about it, just want to say this one thing: even if your voting lines are crazy long, DO NOT HESITATE to stay in line for your turn. Your employer is required to forgive your absence. <== yayYUH!
Alrighty. Great news, you guys– our resident DIY contributor Renee is back, and HOLY CRAP is this a good one. Enjoy!
Today’s DIY is a fall-inspired way to display your reception seating chart! These mini-apple name cards can even serve as simple take-home favors for your guests. Obviously, my favorite thing about entering holiday season is that my metallic-y/glittery/sparkly/shiny obsession becomes, for a few months, considered “acceptable”, but for those who are looking for a way to ease a little more gradually into the gold and glitz of the holidays, this is a project that gives a little shine without going TOO over-the-top (if there is such thing as that…). The trick here is Rub ‘n Buff, a wax-based metallic finish. It’s basically a matte metallic coating, providing an elegant and antique feel… and super easy to use! Let’s start:
What you’ll need:
- Mini apples
- Rub ‘n Buff (in Classic Gold)
- Metal letter stamps
- Black ink pad
- Log slice
- Old sock or cloth or cotton pad (I used makeup pads)
Using your old cloth/material, apply the Rub n’ Buff by, well, rubbing and buffing it onto your mini apple. A little goes a long way, so start with a small size and gradually work it in to cover the entire surface area of your apple. Once covered, allow to dry for an hour or so.
Use the metal letter stamps to deboss names around the top of the apple. If you don’t already have one, metal letter stamping sets are not very expensive (I got mine for $10) and are perfect for small, precise lettering.
Stamp the table number around the edge of the wood surface using the same metal letters. Place apples atop according to their table assignments and you’re finished!
Easy, unique, and fall-inspired. What do you think?