Category — Decor & Details
Now that it’s December, what are some last minute ideas you can put together for your winter wedding? Well take a look at the mood board above and maybe it will spark an idea or two!
A White Knit Cape like this one, will make you not only cozy, but you will look darling in photos!
A white bouquet of flowers interspersed even with cotton sometimes? Definitely gives off a kind of vintage vibe and keeping it very classy and elegant.
If the ceremony and reception happen to be outside (and in the snow!) keep everybody warm with some traditional hot chocolate! Mmmm…
A pine cone boutonniere for the groom and his men is a very nice touch.
Warm your hands with these adorable white mittens! Matches your cape too!
Fur throw blankets are not just for cozying up by the fire place, but what about an actual wood burning fire outdoors? Ready to roast marshmallows in fashion ladies!
Can’t go wrong with white candles. And like 20 of them. Okay, thousands will be perfect.
Pine cones are probably the easiest decoration to add to anything fall/ winter time. You can even paint them white or just the tips to give them a just snowed on feeling.
The best thing about all of the Winter Wedding Essentials, is that they should be easily accessible to you if you are getting pretty close to your special day this winter! Good luck lovelies and I would love to see your winter wedding essentials!
There’s one day left before Thanksgiving and you are scrambling around to prepare for the holiday tomorrow. Busy getting the food ready, setting the table, decorating the house, but not to worry! There is still time for one of these awesome crafts for this special day with family and friends. Here are my top 14 Thanksgiving arts, crafts, & DIYs.
1.) Who’s to say that finding golden leaves on the ground outside and tying them waterfall style on a fishing line isn’t easy? Hang them in the window or above your dining table like the picture above.
2.) This starry garland can be used again for Christmas and even birthdays too!
3.) Want to reuse all those wine bottles? Using clear glass bottles make the best statement for this centerpiece DIY with rice, beans, basil, and seeds poured inside and topped of with a candle. Done.
4.) Either spray paint or brush on gold metallic paint (or whatever color you choose) to give a pumpkin a face lift and your table some glam.
5.) I love this Thankful Pumpkin below. On strips of colored construction paper, have your kids, or even you yourself, write what you are thankful for. Staple or glue the ends together making sure they are fanned out, and then with some brown or green fuzzy pipe cleaners on top, you’ve got yourself a wonderful little treat of thankfulness.
6.) Now these chalk board place mats can be used over and over again. And why not use them for Thanksgiving to start them off the right way. After all, dining with friends and family is very thankful indeed. I love that you can change the name of the guest every time.
7.) These place mats I love almost as much as the chalkboard ones, and only because I would only use these once, but then keep it forever. When your guests start to get seated, they can write on the side of their plate what they are thankful for and then during dinner or after, (or even before!), share with everyone what they wrote on their “Thankful List.”
8.) These gilded leaf place cards are beautiful! I would definitely use these again, and I feel like my guests would definitely appreciate the attention to detail.
9.) I do love these burlap envelope place cards for each of the guests with why you are thankful for them. And I really appreciate the “no sewing involved!” I do think however it would be cute too to take colored yarn and sew big stitches around the edges and tie it with a bow. But I am pretty girly, so that probably explains it.
10.) Nutter Butter Turkeys. I don’t think anything needs to be said, but if so, I think these are too cute and I wouldn’t know where to start eating it.
11.) BHG.com has some great Thanksgiving DIY ideas, but this burlap and pine cone garland was definitely the fav. Reusable of course and very easy.
12.) We are all aware that Thanksgiving is a time spent with loved ones, and why not share our favorite memories together with a photo banner of all the moments in our lives that we are thankful for? Pulls at the heart strings doesn’t it?
13.) Not that we need a reminder to “Give Thanks,” but this banner is such a great Thanksgiving decoration.
14.) Want a little champagne to go with that orange juice the morning of Thanksgiving? Easy and creative, let’s make champagne ice cubes to give that OJ a little punch.
Hope you have fun with any of these arts and crafts! I think I’m going to do the gilded leaf place cards. OH! and the champagne cubes. Oh, and then definitely the chalkboard place mats…hmmm, maybe all of them?! Happy Thanksgiving!
Fantastic fall scents are now in abundance at home good stores, on Etsy, even in grocery stores. Whether you love vanilla, cinnamon, or green spruce, there are top scents that remind you of the holidays and give you that warm cuddly feeling when you smell them. And there are SO many! But here are my top 5 scents, and I would love to know what yours are!
1. Williams Sonoma has their “scent” that goes year-round, but for some reason, around the holidays, I feel like it is definitely pronounced. Great thing about it, you can make it at home!
-A few sprigs of Rosemary
-3 Sliced Lemons
-1 Cinnamon Stick (I added this one!)
-2 cups water
Boil water first, then add all ingredients and simmer on low. If you boil first, it fills the room/house better.
2. Jo Molone Blackberry & Bay is to die for.
3. A Voluspa’s Chestnut & Vetiver candle will be burning in every room of my house.
4. The Boulangerie Gingersnap candle. Done.
5. And I just love cinnamon no matter what outlet, so here is an awesome DIY with a simple plain candle and cinnamon sticks!
Getting ready for that Halloween party this week? Here are some wonderful little treats for your guests to enjoy!
- Ghost Sucker Pops are so easy and also fun for kids to help you at craft time.
- These “Perfectly Poisonous Parfaits” look amazing! Mmmm…
- You would rather be healthy? Try these pretzel and veggie treats!
- Speaking of pretzels, these pretzel sticks are dipped in chocolate and then covered with yellow and orange sprinkles. Done. And also such a great idea for any time of year.
- Adults only for this “Weeping Woman.” La Llorona Martini is the perfect treat, but adding the dry ice will make this a great start of a Halloween evening. The story behind the La Llorona is exceptionally interesting.
So get to cooking lovelies, Halloween has arrived!
Well if you haven’t decorated yet for this upcoming Halloween season, now might be a good time to start. With these simple and sophisticated and spooky decor ideas, it’s easy to live with and still maintain a decor magazine appeal.
How easy is it to take some of the wine bottles we’ve gone through, paint them black, and draw/write with chalk, a sleek “Potion No. 9″ or “Dracula’s Good Stuff” on the bottle? Set them up on the mantle above the fireplace, string some cobwebs, and you are good to go. Even adding a glass vase with black flowers create a posh and rich eerie atmosphere.
If you want to make sure the glam factor is still pronounced, add lots of metallics, especially gold, to give the room those bright accents. A painted gold skull in a glass case will definitely show off an elegant spooky nature. I also still love the idea of a black cat, black crow, and black rat to appear among old vintage books and clocks. You don’t have to have googely eyes, black shadow witches on your front door and standing wrapped mummies to show it’s Halloween time. I think there’s something even more scary and eerie about the subtleties.
Now get to decorating! After all, Halloween only comes one once a year. Mmwahahahahahahhahha…..