Author Archives: Mark Kintzel

Chalkboard Contact Paper Gift Tags

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Recently I discovered chalkboard contact paper … brilliant! Really doesn’t take much to make me happy. So, in the spirit of holiday season gift giving, I created these super cute snowflake gift tags. Let me show you how to make them for your family and friends.

You’ll need:

  • Roll of contact paper
  • Paper punch (mine is a circle but you can also pick up really cool tag shaped punches as well)
  • Chalk pen
  • Hole punch
  • Card stock paper (any color will do)
  • String or twine

I purchased the contact paper, and chalk pen on Amazon, although you can purchase all of the project ingredients at any craft store.

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Here’s how you do it:

  1. Cut a piece of contact paper which will cover the card stock paper.
  2. Peel the backing of the contact paper and place it firmly on the paper.
  3. Cut the shape of your tag using the paper punch.
  4. Draw a snowflake or other image of choice. My method of drawing a snowflake is to simply start with an X then continue adding additional Xs on top of the first one. Then add little embellishments like dots or lines to create a unique snowflake.
  5. Punch a hole in the tag, add string or twine and you’re done!

I created these little succulent hostess gifts using vintage red depression glass goblets. Super fun and super easy!

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Happy crafting and happy holidays!

Tillandsias – It’s All About Air

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Hello Crafters!  Here’s a ‘sneak peek’ of a tillandsias (also known as air plant) story I worked on for Organic Gardening Magazine. The story and all the projects I created will be featured in the December/January 2015 issue of Organic Gardening Magazine which goes on sale November 4th.

Check back after November 4th for all the project details and how-to’s!

4 Apple Crafts for Autumn Entertaining

Hello crafters! Looking for tips on how to decorate with gorgeous apples? Look no further…check out my blog post at mariasfarmcountrykitchen.com.

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Jackie & Jeff’s Spring Wedding

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One of the reasons I love planning and styling weddings is the opportunity to think out of the box and to create unique venues for clients. Fortunately, my clients have allowed a little design craziness. And as expected, some cockamamy ideas … Continue reading

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Birds & Blooms Magazine, Creative Garden Ideas

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Hello crafters!  Check out the August/September issue of Birds & Blooms Magazine. In the issue is a feature story titled, 28 Thrifty, Unique and Creative Garden Ideas. My Garden Hose Doormat project is one of the projects….cool! Thank you Birds & Blooms … Continue reading

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Lynn & Quin’s Mountainside Wedding

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I’m convinced I was a butler in a former life. And like Mr. Carson in the TV show, Downton Abbey, I appreciate and expect order. With proper planning, agendas, and lists what could go wrong, right? For Lynn & Quin’s … Continue reading

Garden Hose Doormat

Are you wondering how to repurpose a leaky old garden hose?  Well wonder no more.  Check out my latest video.  And, don’t forget to visit Organic Gardening Magazine.  They’re fabulous!  Happy Crafting!