Hi there!  It's Annie here again with a quick and easy project to dress up your Thanksgiving or autumn table.  I have been loving the shaker card trend lately, so I thought it would be fun to bring the idea into home decor as well.  If you are having guests over for that special meal, personalizing these napkin rings with a name or monogram could turn them into place cards too!


Start by cutting your cardstock and patterned paper down to 2" x 3" pieces.  Here I am using two colors from the Flavours Gourmet collection - "Cabernet" and "Carmelized Mustard".


Cut each piece into a tag shape.  Here I am using a punch, but you can also die-cut these or cut them by hand and add a hole for your ribbon with a hole-puncher.


Once punched, my tags looked like this.  Next, I die-cut a leaf and pumpkin shape out of the center of each patterned paper tag and saved both the positive and negative die-cuts.

 

 To make my shaker window, I glued a small piece of acetate from leftover packaging to the back of my die-cut patterned paper tag using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then, I added foam tabs all the way around the window (being careful not to let them show through to the front), added a variety of small sequins, and adhered a Carmelized Mustard piece to the back of each shaker tag.


For the Cabernet tags, I stamped a tiny elegant sentiment to the bottom corner using Versamark ink, added a mustard-y gold embossing powder over top, and melted it with my heat tool.


After adding the die-cut shapes from my shaker tag fronts to the Cabernet tags with glue, my final set of tags looked like this.


Using just a knot of tan raffia, I attached a set of tags to each of my autumn-colored napkins for a simple and rustic look.  I love little touches like these to make holidays and other occasions extra special.  Bonus - crafty guests can take these home and use them on cards or other projects!


I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today...and remember that the Flavours Gourmet Cardstock is on sale this month!


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