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Earth Day Coasters

Earth Day Crudité

Earth Day Centerpieces

Children's Birthday Table

Champagne Cage Chairs

Mother's Day Tea Party

Mother's Day Tea

Mother's Day Flowers

Mother's Day Keepsake

Memorial Day Napkins

Summer Vacation Napkins

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Earth Day Coasters

Reuse, recycle, re-purpose, that’s my mantra every day, not just Earth Day. If we consume with conservation and imagination, we naturally live a greener life even when celebrations call for decorations. Slip a cardboard coaster under your glassware to protect tabletops and introduce a whimsical, environmentally friendly note. Recycle chip board from used pads of writing paper or cut cardboard from used boxes into 3 1/2-inch squares. Decorate with gusto.


Paper cutter:
Rubber stamp:

Tip: A paper cutter is better than a pair of scissors to make repetitive smooth cuts. Fiskars personal trimmers are great for small projects like this.