Do It Yourself Cake Plate

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DIY Cake Plate

Ready to make a super easy cake plate for the holidays? Or even just for a fun display decoration? They are so simple and inexpensive – check out my 60 second video tutorial and then pin it for later when your ready to make yours!

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Easy Stamped Wood Chargers

I love using my wood chargers on my table settings, especially during the fall holidays.  They are so versatile, easy to use and easy to make.  I first learned about wood chargers from The Shanty Sisters – these gals are my mentors in so many ways (and they don’t even know it!).  Here is a link to their blog post on where I learned how to make them:

Shanty2Chic Wood Chargers

At the time I made these, a Kreg was way out of my wheel house (I was too nervous to use it!).  So I glued my strips together with wood glue and clamped until dry.  If you want to use a Kreg Jig, see my post below for instructions – I love mine now once I tried it!  Additionally, I have a link for more chargers and used stencils to decoration them below.

The Kreg Jig – You Can Do It!

Do It Yourself Stenciled Chargers

You can watch my 60 second video tutorial here and then follow all for all the details!

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DIY Laminate Wood Wall

I love wood walls and really wanted one in my guest bathroom. But with so many boys running in and out of my house – I worried about cleaning it (if you know what I mean!😉). So I decided I would try laminate flooring for easy wipe down. Now after a year of use, I am ready to share that it works! Please excuse my dark photos – I wasn’t thinking “blog post” when I did this DIY, but I have so many ask about it so I thought I had better share!

What is laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is “a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer.” Wiki link here

Laminate is easy to clean and has a smooth finish. If liquid is allowed to sit on it for long periods of time it can warp, just like any wood wall. But some laminates even come water resistant if you are especially worried.

Here is my 60 second video to watch the full process – you can pin this post for later as well!

Before and After:

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