Decorating for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas can be time-consuming and expensive. Save both with some great tips that we’ve put together for you. With a little prep work, you can make your Thanksgiving décor something the guests will be talking about long after the feast’s over.
First of all, there’s no need for expensive holiday decorations when Mother Nature has provided them for you free of charge. This elegant piece can be set on the table, or anywhere you want to bring the outdoors inside. You can even scatter leaves across the dinner table. Here are the simple steps.
While waiting for the main course, have guests write down what they’re thankful for on “feathers” attached to craft sticks. They can insert them into this non-edible turkey, for a reminder on why you’re all gathered around the table together. Get directions on this cool craft.
You can let your guests sit through awkward silences during the meal, or you can increase the likelihood of conversation with strategic planning. Make these beautiful place cards ahead of time, allowing you to arrange people so the conversation will flow. Find out how here.
When dinner is through and you’re waiting for the coffee to finish brewing, pull out some pre-made cookies to decorate with frosting and candy. It will keep the kids busy (and some of the adults, too).
Who says that the fun has to end once the meal’s over? Kids of all ages will enjoy making these glitter pumpkins. Martha Stewart shows you how here.
Now that we’ve shown you how to decorate with some simple tips and shared some of our favorite activities to keep your guests entertained, what tips do you have to share with us? Let us know in the comments!
New job, new department, new location. All of these scenarios entail making new friends at the office, a task that can often seem daunting at best while you navigate through your new environment. It’s hard to make connections while you’re busy learning all those policies and procedures. Here are tips and tricks that are sure to impress your new co-workers and have them begging to share a cubicle or a cup of coffee with you in no time at all.
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Lifehacks. Those simple tricks geared toward making life easier. Some are probably so ingrained into your daily life that you do not even think about them anymore. Some are still out there, waiting to be discovered. With the holiday season right around the corner, here are ten simple solutions to make your travels less stressful.
It’s 8pm on Halloween night and you didn’t buy a costume. You look around the house and all you have is paper. Perfect! Here are our favorite Halloween costumes that incorporate paper. Hopefully they inspire you (and save you from being a hobo again).
Lightweight and less confining than traditional masks, these paper masks are really impressive and relatively easy to make. Download a template as a PDF, print it out on card paper, fold, and glue. Paint them for added wow factor. Check out all designs.
It’s less than two weeks until Halloween. Here are five easy steps to get ready for that party:
1. Pick a Theme
Nothing is more magical than All Hallows Eve, the night when kids and adults alike transform themselves into magical creatures. Of course, magic reminds us of wizard school, which means we love this idea of a Harry Potter Halloween party. Here are 100 Harry Potter Halloween party ideas from House of Paint.
Ink Technologies and team “Remember the Fallen, Fight the War(ner)” are celebrating another successful year of fundraising for the LLS Light the Night walk, raising over $17,000 in 2014 for the fight against blood cancer! A cure is in sight!
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You still have a couple weeks until Halloween, which means you still have time to put together something people will talk about for years to come. Here are five of our favorite technology-minded Halloween costumes.
1. Creepy Masks – Phone Not Included
These clever t-shirts and masks incorporate any size of mobile device for a quick and unsettling effect. Just slip in your phone and party on!
What’s not to love about the fall season? Sure, winter is waiting just around the corner, but put that thought aside for now and take in the moment. The vibrant colors are everywhere. The crisp air, the aroma of leaves, and of course, all things pumpkin. They all make for the perfect reason to slow down and enjoy this season before it slips away. Check out a few of the ideas we’ve gathered to help you do just that…
Take It In
It’s easy to pass for a professional photographer this time of year. The colors are vibrant and beauty is everywhere, whether it’s bluer than blue skies or curves of a pumpkin stem. Get artfully inspired by nature.
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If you spend much time at an office with other people, it’s likely you will have conflicts to resolve, quirky habits to adjust to, and pet peeves to confront. This happens even if coworkers become close friends. Personalities sometimes clash or communication breaks down, and we just need help coping. But what if there was a better solution than just coping? Read on for a few tips and tools to bring peace back to your office space.
You’ve heard it before, communication is key. To keep communication lines open with coworkers, make yourself an approachable person. How do you do this? First, get to know your co-workers. The simple act of listening lets them know you care. Find some common interest to talk about, preferably non-work related. But don’t use this as a form of gossip within the workplace. Your coworkers will get to know quickly that they can be honest with you about work-related needs, concerns or ideas.
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Whether your creativity comes out best in the kitchen or with a paint brush in hand, you might be interested to know what’s new in the world of 3D printing.
A Blank Slate
MakerBot, a 3D printer manufacturer, has provided a different kind of canvas for both well established artists and aspiring artists alike. The 3D form is named Zee and is a figure with a very simple human-like body without any hair or expression. Zee was inspired by blank vinyl toys in Japan when design head Lane Feuer noticed them. MakerBot sent 30 of the Zee dolls to leading artists from around the world. The results were fascinating.
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