I got a Cricut for Christmas and have been DYING to use it! I made a run to the dollar store and the craft store to see what I could cook up. I found some adorable plates at the dollar store (2 for $1 in their Holiday section!). I grabbed some gold and brown papers and some plate easels at the craft store and hurried home.
With the help of my Cricut, I came up with these:
The plates have little gold swirls and stars around the edges. Very cute!
Perfect for our small New Year's Eve party we are having!
Please don't look too closely at my mantle. I DISPISE the thing! We are trying to figure out how to give the fireplace a facelift without tearing everything out (which would require new hardwood floors, etc). It is not our most favorite feature of the house. We loose a whole corner of the room because of it, and the mantle itself is this teeny little thing. I LOVE a nice stately mantle, so I am going to figure out how to get one for myself but the angles make it tricky! Oh - and I hate the black of the fireplace... I really think it looks totally 80's and can't wait to get out my paint brush and slap a better color on the black woodwork! This project has been on the backburner for the three years we've been in the house... but I think it is almost time to check it off the list since the house is closing in on near perfect for our needs! PERFECT New Year's Resolution - to finally rememdy the ugly fireplace situation! :)