How’s the weather where you are?
In Kentucky we are preparing for the ice storm of 2013.
I just got the phone call that they have cancelled school and I currently have four pairs of eyes asking me what we are doing tomorrow.
The questions are swirling like…..“Can we make a fort that covers the whole upstairs?”
and……“Can we make snow ice cream?”
…..and the ever popular…..”Can we plan a play and a dance and make hula skirts?”
It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow.
Because during an ice storm….
….everyone knows that Mele Kalikimaka…..is the thing to say.
In case you are snowed in too…..and your hula skirt is packed away….here’s a fun idea for your Christmas table.
How To Make Stamped Spoon Napkin Rings
spoon (at the risk of stating the obvious)
steel stamping block
ultra fine sharpie marker
Step 1: Flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet
Hammer the spoon until flat.
You will still have some bumps when you finish.
They’re called character.
Step 2: Choose the size of stamps you want to use
Here are the three sizes of stamps I have.
1/4 (largest)…..all caps.
5/64 (2mm) (medium)…..all caps.
3/32 (smallest) …..lower case.
I used the 1/4 for stamped spoon napkin ring.
Step 3: Stamp spoon
Place spoon on the stamping block.
Hold the silver stamp where you want the letter to go and hit hard with a hammer several times.
Sometimes you have to flip the spoon over and flatten it again when the edges curl up slightly.
Step 4: Trace letters
Trace the letters with a fine-tipped sharpie marker to make the letters dark.
You may have to trace several times to darken.
Step 5: Bend spoon
Bend spoon with your hands until the spoon forms a narrow “u”.
You can also bend the tip to make it form a circle…..but I really like it straight on the bottom because then the napkin ring lays perfectly flat on the plate.
You can stamp names.
Or funny quotes for each person.
And when you set the table and your guests are so all about you and your decorating and your spoon napkin ring and they tell you how amazing you are and wonder how you do it all and ask what you could possibly think up next…tell them Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way….
….to say Merry Christmas to you.
PS Have an awesome day rock star and don’t forget that this is the last day of the Christmas tour!
Looking for a little more Christmas inspiration?
Here’s some fun projects from the other 12 Days of Christmas gang!
So many fun, inspiring ways to celebrate!