(StatePoint) When it comes to filling your home with fall flair and warm festive cheer, you don’t have to rely on generic décor purchased from the store, which can be pricy and forgettable. This holiday season make your home unique with a little DIY.
“You’ll be surprised how simple tools, such as good, quality painter’s tape make all the difference in DIY projects,” says Carmen De La Paz, former host of HGTV’s “Hammer Heads” and 3M spokesperson.
When it comes to decorating, it’s important that your ideas are fresh, unique and different. To help you get started, De La Paz is offering some craft inspirations that cost under $100 to create.
• Spruce up your home for the season. Paint an accent wall. It will feel like you made big changes.
• Be the ultimate holiday host. Use recycled materials to create personable, homemade parting gifts.
• Using painter’s tape to create a fabric table runner can be a simple way to skip freehand grunt work, allowing you to create a repetitive pattern with more precision and less stress.
• Be dramatic and theatrical with tabletop decorations. Think of a theme and stick to it. The use of one item in different sizes and colors will make a strong statement.
• Store-bought seasonal décor can be expensive. Make your own for a fraction of the cost. By using new ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector, you can get super sharp paint lines and clean removal for your next painting project.
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your Thanksgiving table? Why not try these “DIY Thanksgiving Clipboard Place Cards” from Sarah Hearts Blog for ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape:
• 5” x 7” clipboards
• Chalkboard paint, any color
• Foam brush
• Chalk or chalkboard markers
• Mini pencils, one for each place setting
• “I am thankful for” cards, printed and cut out
• ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape for Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector
• Use painter’s tape to mask-off the bottom of the clipboard. Position the bottom edge of tape about 1.5” from bottom edge.
• Use the foam brush to paint a coat of chalkboard paint on the bottom of clipboard. Allow it to dry completely. Add a second coat. If you’re using a patterned clipboard, you may need to add a third or fourth coat. Once your final coat has dried for about 15 minutes, carefully remove tape.
• Lightly wipe the chalk-covered surface with a paper towel to remove excess dust.
• Write each guest’s name on the chalkboard painted area and clip a printed “I am thankful for” card to the top of the clipboard. Slide in a mini pencil at the top and your place card is ready to display on your holiday table
Feeling inspired? Channel that creativity by submitting your own home refresh project that costs less than $100 and you could win $5,000 to put towards a home makeover. Visit www.ScotchBlue.com/homecontest to enter the “Home of ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape” contest from October 1 through November 15, 2014 and see official rules.
PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Sarah Hearts Blog for ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape