DIY: Fun Festive Holiday Dinner Plates

It’s holiday crunch time, prep, prepare and decorate the house.
We have very plain plates, white, black, yellow and clear glass, none of which are remotely festive. Our holiday table needed to be more merry and bright, it was looking a bit dull and boring. I one of those who have no china passed down from Grandma, no holiday traditions used for generations and no holiday art made by the kids at made at school, so we decided to brighten up our table using scissor, some glue, our clear glass dinner plates and holiday gift wrap paper from Hallmark Gold Crown.

Each of the kids pick out their Hallmark wrapping paper and chose an animal to adorn their holiday plate.
After a few hours of cutting, a lot of glue, one or two wrapping paper sword fights and barton twirling competition, all in good fun and we now have some awesome plates to use for our next holiday meal!
 I think my momma bird plate turned out pretty good. All the colors match our decor perfectly and layer nicely with our exciting dinner plates, the kids are so excite to use theirs!

Watch our video link for the full DIY Holiday Dinner Plate instruction. It’s pretty easy, just a some cutting and pasting, even the kiddos can join in on the fun! Hallmark has so many wonderful gifts for the holidays, we couldn’t help but picked up a couple gift items for friends.

Step by step DIY video accompanied with some great Reggae music and cute kids.

Many thanks to Hallmark Gold Crown for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try my more creative side using gift wrap.

A Truly Thankful Hallmark Holiday Season

On Veterans Day we wanted to do something special and start a new holiday tradition, so we loaded up in minivan and headed to the Gold Crown Store to pick out three cards from the Hallmark Truly Thankful collection for our local Veterans and the Troops overseas. 

We truly enjoyed creating this video of our new holiday tradition inspired by Hallmark Gold Crown cards and gifts!

After picking out the cards we attended the local Veterans Day ceremony, the kids and I walked around collecting signatures and words of gratitude and thanks from members of our community. It was truly a wonderful experiences, the stories we heard of loved ones who had served and those currently stationed overseas warmed out hearts. My favorite was how the night before Veterans Day three local Veterans who happened to be stationed on the same ship over 60 years ago were reunited, this brought tears to my eyes. Life is remarkable and giving thanks is to those who serve to protect it is the least we could do.

Veteran’s Day Fairhope,Alabama
So if you haven’t been in a Hallmark Gold Crown store lately, go today! Seriously, they have the cutest gifts for the holidays and their Peanuts snow globe collection is beyond adorable!

There’s everything from stocking stuffers like itty bittys to pillows, mugs, holiday signs and decor to make your house perfect for the holidays, not to mention the Star Wars gifts are amazing even if your not a fan, yet. Fair warning you’ll need a couple hours to browse.

 Today’s post is sponsored by Hallmark Gold Crown, but my love for their [Hallmark Holidays] option is all my own!