Posts Tagged ‘decorating’
I’d like to thank FloraCraft® for sponsoring this project.
I was happy to partner with FloraCraft® for their Foam for the Holidays campaign. I was sent a mystery box of Make it: Fun® Foam and a surprise element to add into my design. I was excited to see the box contained Make it: Fun® Foam cones of all different sizes and some Design It:® Simple Style® LED lighted branches and string lights.
My dining room table came to mind when thinking about my design. I was thinking of ways to cozy it up for the holidays. It was playing a little cold to me, partly because there is hardly anything in it right now since we are still remodeling that part of the house. We will be using our table for our Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas morning pancake breakfast. So, I wanted to make it festive for our celebrations. Nothing says cozy holiday time better than sweaters and plaid. Whenever the temperature plunges, I love a chunky sweater or woolen plaid blanket. Those thoughts became the basis for my table design.
I had a couple of old cream scarves that I haven’t worn in quite a few years and decided to use them for this project. If you don’t have scarves, you could always stop in thrift shop for a few or some sweaters. This was so insanely easy to do! You don’t even need glue!
Supplies to make DIY Winter Scarf Trees:
your sweater material || straight pins || Make It: Fun® Foam cones in a variety of sizes
OK, this was RIDICULOUSLY easy folks! All I did was roll the scarves around the cones. I cut the scarf to size just leaving about a 1/2 inch on top and bottom.
I pinned the starting end about every inch. The straight pins worked excellent. They didn’t wiggle loose at all, I didn’t even need glue.
Then you just pin the end of your cut. The pins don’t stand out at all once placed and I like that if I want to reuse the cones in the future I can remove the sweater material without damaging them.
You just need to pin the tops and along the bottom. So easy, right!?!
I decided to work the LED lighted branches and string garland into my tablescape. I added fresh-cut greens and worked the lighted branches into them. I wrapped a couple of the scarf trees with the string lights.
I added touches of plaid with a scart as a table runner and some tartan fabric I scored at a flea market still on the bolt with the old tag still attached.
The rest is just a combination of collected plates and glassware. I went with a vintage look to continue the cozy feel. I also added the mittens to hold the silverware for a fun holiday touch.
Here is the table all ready for our holiday dinner!
I played around with the lights a bit too using the string lights in the branches too.
I can’t wait to enjoy our Christmas Eve dinner here!!
For more holiday inspiration check out makeitfuncrafts.com and the Crafts ‘n Coffee blog.
Only 6 days until Christmas!!!
If you are like me, your mind is already thinking of ways to deck the halls for the holidays. We plan out our trees, our tabletops, entry ways, and mantels. Another spot in our home to think about are the walls. Wreaths are a great go-to, but sometimes you want something a little different. Today, I am sharing 10 easy DIY projects to dress up your walls this holiday season and not break the bank.
DIY Glitter Reindeer Art
Bliss at Home
This was by far the most popular holiday post I did last year. I still love it for Holiday 2013 since gold is emerging as a front-runner for holiday decor.
DIY Sparkly Ornament Sign
House by Hoff
I just love this ornament sign April from House by Hoff made. The ornament silhouettes and arrangement make a pleasing display.
IKEA Margareta Christmas
Cuckoo 4 Design
This is so clever what Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design did with this IKEA Margareta fabric. The ornaments hung on it are the perfect touch.
DIY Christmas Canvas Art
View Along the Way
Kelly from View Along the Way used items you can find at any craft store to make this DIY chipboard letter art. Such a great idea and you could customize it to your own message.
DIY Holiday Paper Art
I love it when I see ideas inspired from catalogs. Kim from Newly Woodwards did a Ballard Designs knock-off of their holiday decor. Scrapbook paper cut out in holiday shapes and placed in frames. Super inexpensive but makes such a nice display!
DIY Vintage-Inspired Holiday Art
Primitive & Proper
Cassie from Primitive & Proper added a vintage touch to her decor with these DIY Holiday Plaques. Using a vintage Santa book she took the pages and added them to these plaques. I just love them! So charming!!
DIY Instagram Wall Art
I love what Amber and Nick from Wills Casa did with their Instagram photos for Thanksgiving. I could see this done for the holidays saying “BE MERRY”. They made a letter grid using Instagram photos they printed in a template in Photoshop. So creative and a great way to showcase those memories.
DIY Noel Sign
Kim also made this Noel sign for her front door. I love this! I could definitely see this on a mantel for the holidays.
DIY Greenery Star
Shift Ctrl Art
Katja from Shift Ctrl Art made a festive vignette using greenery from her yard. This is so simple and easy and it makes such a nice touch. I love it in this arrangement with the art on the wall.
DIY Snowflake Art
Bliss at Home
If you want something really quick and easy, you can always frame snowflake ornaments like I did here. These are just inexpensive ornaments popped in frames with scrapbook paper and fabric for backgrounds.
I don’t know about you, but that is getting me in the holiday spirit!!! I hope you found something that inspired you. What I love most is that all these projects are so creative but can done for next to nothing!
I am so thrilled to be part of the Modern + Fresh Fall Home Tours hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. and Kristen of KFD Designs!!! I have been loving the tours so far, haven’t you? Yesterday, Danika of Gorgeous Shiny Things shared her home tour. She has some serious style! It is so great to see a fresh take on fall decor and the creativity is so inspiring! If you follow this blog you know that fall is hands-down my favorite time of year here in the Midwest. If you are visiting for the first time, WELCOME!! I hope you enjoy our little fall home tour…
♥ Cabin-Chic or Luxe-Lodge ♥
♥ Cozy Glam ♥
Have you been keeping up with all the Modern + Fresh Fall Home Tours? They have been pretty amazing!! There’s more Modern + Fresh Fall Home Tours coming your way!! Tomorrow Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof will be sharing her home. You won’t want to miss that!
Here’s a complete list of the bloggers who already shared their homes incase you’d like to check them out:
October 1 – Kristen and Lindsay will kick things off!!
2 – Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
3 – Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno
4 – Brittany from Brittany Makes
5 – Jesse from Scout & Nimble
6 – Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
7 – Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
8 – Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home
9 – Bethany from Dwellings by Devore
10 – Carmel from Our Fifth House
11 – Kristin from The Hunted Interior
12 – Anneke from This That & Life
13 – Michelle from Décor and the Dog
14 – Cassie from Primitive & Proper
15 – Ally from From the Right Bank
16 – Shannon from Shannon Berrey Designs
17 – Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things
18 – Kristin from Bliss at Home <——-That’s Me
Here’s who is coming up the rest of the month:
19 – Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
20 – Jessica from Dear Emmeline
21 – Kelly from View Along the Way
22 – Sarah from Lacquer and Linen
23 – Eileen from A Creative Day Blog
24 – Sarah from Royal Marigold
25 – Lori from Lori May Interiors
26 – Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles
27 – Caitlin from Desert Domicile
28 – Sherry from Design Indulgence
29 – Lakeitha from Lakeitha Duncan Lifestyle Blog
30 – Shavonda from A Home Full of Color and Whitney from The Curtis Casa
31 – Angela from Number Fifty-three and Jennifer from Brave New Home
Linking to: Inspire Me Please, The Inspiration Gallery, Share Your Creativity
Today we are sharing our favorites from the Pumpkin Parade Link Party. It was so fun to look through all your links and see all your creativity! Thanks for joining us for a little fall fun!!
Each one of us chose one or two favorites to feature and I knew what pumpkin project I wanted to feature right away! I just loved loved loved these mod painted pumpkins from Nalle’s House.
I think those pumpkins and my Tribal Painted Pumpkins should get together and have a million little pumpkin babies!!
Now, it’s time to see who else got featured blog hop style. Visit these Pumpkin Parade hosts and see who they featured…it could be you!
Shift Ctrl Art
Primitive & Proper
Decor and the Dog
A Little Bite of Everything
A Swell Place to Dwell
Go Haus Go
Interiors By Kenz
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Today I have a fun and easy Halloween project to share and a great giveaway for a $200 Target gift card!! One of my hands-down favorite things to do on the blog is offer you guys a giveaway and this is a good one!! I also got to team up with some of my favorite bloggers. We were each asked to create a DIY Halloween craft that could be repurposed in our homes.
When it comes to seasonal decor, I like to keep it pretty simple. I am more about creature comforts and mixing in more texture when fall rolls around. That’s all fine and dandy, but I also have 2 little boys who just happen to love Halloween. So, I like to opt for Halloween decor that I can reuse or transition into other crafts throughout the year. As you can see this project was a really great fit for us and how we live. I also don’t like to spend a lot of money on things like this and that is where Coupons.com comes in. Have you used Coupons.com before? It is pretty great for online shopping.
I chose to do a Halloween Candy Table and make DIY Chalkboard Labels. We like to have friends over when we trick or treat and have some snacks out for the night. As you can see, we like to get our sinful candy eating ways done in one night. This will get us through until next year.
I purchased my project materials on target.com and used codes from the coupons.com website to save at target.com. The codes I used are no longer on the website but they offer new codes all the time. By using these codes I saved 30% on the home decor items I selected, got free shipping, and an extra 5% off using my Target Red Card. It added up to some pretty big savings!
For this project, I used home items that I could reuse later on. Glass jars, an apothecary jar, and white bowls all served as candy and food containers for my Halloween Candy Table. Choosing basic items like this for my foundation is great because I can reuse them for other things in my home after the holiday is over. I am already re-using the glass jars for Zoey’s dog food and the bowls are great for growing boys who like to eat cereal in large quanities.
I made the DIY Chalkboard Labels using these items:
• Paper Straws (also from Target)
• Craft store wood plaques
• Chalkboard spray paint
• Hot glue & hot glue gun
I chose hot glue since that would be easy to disassemble and I can reuse the chalkboard labels for other projects like place cards and food labels for other events.
Coupons.com has some great savings going on right now! Check out these Target coupon codes and Halloween coupon codes to save on your upcoming shopping.
I did mention a giveaway, didn’t I?!
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Check out all of the DIY Halloween Crafts that can be repurposed here:
This is a sponsored post for Coupons.com and Nesting Place. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.
Have you been enjoying the Pumpkin Parade?
I will be including a recap of all 12 of our pumpkin ideas tomorrow with the link-up. I hope you’ll join us and share your pump-tastic projects! This can be anything pumpkin related– decorated pumpkins, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin recipes, or pumpkin soaps and scrubs. I look forward to seeing all you ideas!
Today I’m sharing my pumpkin project with you. I went tribal up in here. After scoring that Nate Berkus arrow rug I was feeling that trend.
This doesn’t even require a photo tutorial, because all I did was take orange pumpkins and paint the arrows on them with some white craft paint. Super-duper easy!
I went with orange because I am using them on our entry way table that is black and white. I love a pop of orange there.
I like to keep fall decor pretty simple. I also like to use real pumpkins opposed to the craft store variety.
Adding in the smaller pumpkins makes a festive little vignette. The cloche is from Target and is a great way to display pumpkins.
Today you can also check out pumpkin projects from Go Haus Go and Interiors By Kenz.
Also, don’t forget to link up your pumpkin projects tomorrow
Linking to: Frugalicious Friday, The Inspiration Gallery, Inspire Me Please Linky Party, Home Stories AtoZ Tutorials & Tips Party
See at the Pumpkin Parade!!
Today I’m sharing our new lamp on our bar cart. Lamps.com contacted me to see if I wanted to review a lamp. This was perfect since there are so many rooms that still need lighting. I love table lamps on bar carts. I also love to collect things over time and mix metallics. I decided to select a lamp that wouldn’t be too matchy-matchy on the brass bar cart.
Our living room has a very collected look and I love that it mixes styles. I selected the Dimond Waverly Lamp because of its traditional urn base. It plays more modern with its chrome plating and black shade. It is the perfect height to put on a bar cart.
This lamp is so gorgeous! I am really impressed with the quality. It is very well made and the chrome shines like jewelry.
It really stands out against our big windows in the living room, especially with the black shade.
I decided to play a bit and try it out in another part of the room.
The polished chrome is like a mirror and reflects it’s surroundings. It is quite dazzling.
Lamps.com had so many options to choose from! I had a hard time deciding since I love so many different styles. They really have something for every taste and budget. Check out Lamps.com for all your lighting needs.
The Modern + Fresh Fall Home Tours are in full swing! Yesterday was Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home and today is Bethany from Dwellings By Devore. Check out their beautiful homes, you will love them!
I am back from our trip and catching up on everything. I also came home to two sick little boys which makes me sad. I guess it’s that time of year when we are going to be passing the sick germs around!
Here’s a little moment from our trip. We had a big porch on the house we stayed at that was set up on a hillside. It was the perfect place to sit in the morning and have coffee and take in the scenery. The colors have started to change in that part of the country and it was pretty perfect. Our first morning there it was lightly raining and there was a mist that wove itself in and out of the trees and fields.
It was pretty magical. Sitting out with our friends in our jams sipping coffee and talking.
I need to get back on my healthy diet after all that naughty indulging so tomorrow I’ll be sharing one of my new favorite meals to keep on track. But speaking of coffee and perfect mornings, grab your cup and come check out the first week of the Modern +Fresh Fall Home Tours.
Kristen from Kristen F. Davis Designs
Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.
Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
Gabbi from Retro Ranch Reno
Brittany from Brittany Makes
Jesse from Scout & Nimble
Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design
Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home
Enjoy the fall home tours! There’s some awesome fall inspiration going on!!
We want your pumpkins!!
Fall is such a festive time of year. I just love it!!
Today I want to invite you to join us for a Pumpkin Parade!! We want to see your pumpkin projects. I have teamed up with 11 fantastic bloggers to help host The Pumpkin Parade & Link Party. All next week Oct. 7th-11th we will be sharing our pumpkin projects and Friday, October 11th we will be hosting a link party. We would love for you to join us and add your pumpkin link. It could be anything pumpkin. A pumpkin craft, pumpkin carving, pumpkin recipe, pumpkin body scrub–if it involves pumpkin–WE WANT TO SEE IT!!!
That’s your project on 12 blogs. Great exposure and a way to share how pump-tastic you are!! I will be doing a recap the following week and featuring my favorites.
So, join us all next week for the Pumpkin Parade and share your pumpkin project in the Pumpkin Parade Link Party on October 11th.
Let’s see those pumpkins!!
The Modern + Fresh Fall Home Tour continues today over at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
Today we are doing our Best of September Recap and sharing what’s coming up for October. It’s been busy, busy, busy around here and that seems to be the trend for the rest of the year. We just got back from our trip to The Tile Shop and have some exciting transformations planned to start soon! We will share more on that very soon.
Here are our September highlights. Let’s get to it!
DIY Projects ||
Around the House ||
What’s Coming || October
That is perfectly said, isn’t it? October is my favorite month. It’s the most beautiful for weather and fall colors around my part of the country. It’s also my birthday month. I’m all about birthdays. I’m totally Lily from “How I Met Your Mother” when it comes to my day. Sad but true!
We have quite a bit going on this month!! Here’s our upcoming projects and goals, but I’m sure a lot of these will carry over into November too.
•Hallway Makeover Reveal•
•Continue the Kitchen Reno•
(yep, that’s right! We are going to get back to work on our kitchen.)
•Start the Bathroom Reno•
October Happenings ||
I am loving what we have going on this October! We have two trips we are taking to Wisconsin, birthdays, and fall activities. There are also some fun things coming up here on the blog that you can join in on.
Details coming soon!
I can not wait to see the home tours starting tomorrow! I will be linking to each fall home tour blogger at the end of my posts this month so we don’t miss a thing.
Bring on October!