Quick Thanksgiving Day Place Cards {Haystacks}

Hi, there!!  I was trolling around on the Internet and came across this cool tutorial for some Haystack Place Cards from The Twinery.  They looked so cute and so easy, I decided to try them myself right then and there!  I had all of the items needed, so I said to myself, "Why not?"

They will be a cute addition to any Thanksgiving table spread!!


Here are the directions from The Twinery, with some input from me on what I tweaked...  Have fun!

Recipe for creating these Hay Bundle Place Cards:
2 sheets of Card Stock (each measure 4.5″ x 12″)
Adhesive (double sided tape or adhesive runner works best)
Baker’s Twine  - we used our twine in MarigoldCappuccino and Mandarin
Mini Gift Tags
Bone Folder (used to create the score lines)

To create each hay bundle, you’ll just need two 4.5″ x 12″ pieces of card stock.  {I additionally used card stock that measured 4.25" x 11".  I just picked from what I had on hand!!}

Then, you’ll just need to score two lines down the center of the card stock – leaving about a 1 inch gap between the two lines to create the “center” of the hay bundle.  {I scored it at 1.75" and 2.75" for the 4.5" x 12" papers; and, at 1.5" and 2.5" for the 4.25" x 11" papers I used.}

You’ll then cut about 1/4″ slits on either side of the “center” of the hay bundle until you reach the center of it.   {You could always use those fringy scissors, too!}

Please see The Twinery's diagram below for easy instructions…
Then just roll the fringed card stock into a tube, secure the end with tape or glue.  {I used a bit of hot glue.} 

Wrap baker’s twine around the center (middle) of the hay bundle.  {Though I LOVE LOVE LOVE 
The Twinery, I just used some baker's twine that I found in the scrapbook aisle at Michael's.  Yes, I already had this, too.}

Attach a small name tag with twine to the center.  {I used a 1" hole punch, and then wrote names in the circle.}

That's it!!

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thanks so much for stopping by...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Subway Art {Free Printable}

Hey!!  I made this printable for you all!  It has all of the words that me and my family think of for the season...

Here is the link to download it for yourself!!


{CLOSED} / WASHI TAPE GIVEAWAY!! {ended November 30th}

It's time for yet another fun giveaway!!  This time it is is generous samples from my Washi Tape Collection seen in THIS post!!

There are approximately 80+ samples of washi!!  Wow!!  I know!  Super cool, huh?  The samples are about 10-12 or more inches length; and, each color family is wrapped around a plastic, hole punched Project Life by Becky Higgins designer divider.

Here are the essentials:

  • The giveaway starts November 21, 2013 and ends on November 30, 2013.
  • The winner will be randomly chosen.
  • The winner will be notified by email and also posted here on Solace Amid the Chaos.
  • If the winner does not respond in 48 hours, then another one will be randomly chosen.
  • This giveaway is for both USA and international entries.

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    {Tag} Fall Favorites

    So, I watch a lot of YouTube videos (and actually have a YouTube Channel of my own).  I love videos on makeup, organizing, planners, and more.  They do a lot of 'tag' videos on YouTube, so that viewers can get to know the person doing the videos.

    I thought it would be fun to do another tag post on my blog, so you could get to know me a little better! :)

    I ♥ Fall Tag Questions:

    1. Fall Favorite Lip Product?
         Urban Decay 24/7 Lipliner in Gash
    2. Fall Favorite Nail Polish?
         Sally Hansen Nail Polish Strips in Stripe-tease

    3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
         Salted Caramel Frappuccino, sometimes half-caf, soy milk, whipped cream and extra caramel on
         the bottom.

    4. Favorite Fall Candle?
         Unfortunately, none.  We are mostly an allergy-ridden family. :(

    5. Favorite Fall Scarf or Accessory?
         Scarves make me hot.  So, I don't wear them too much.  I love my fuzzy Crocs, though!

    6. Haunted House, Haunted Hay Ride or Haunted Corn Maze?
         None!  I don't like anything haunted.  I love going to the pumpkin patch!

    7. What is your Favorite Thing about Fall?
         Not being hot all day.  The rain.  Snuggles.

    8. What's your least favorite thing about Fall?
         The time change.  The bulky clothes.

    I 'tag' all of you because I'd love to know what your Fall Favorites are!  Just copy and paste the questions into a blog post or comment, and add your own answers...

    Thanks for stopping by!