Category — Lovely At Home
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!
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…..
Ooh, la la is right! These luxury candles are not only the best scented candles ever, they make wonderful gifts too. And since we are coming upon the holidays in the next couple months, using these for a housewarming, or holiday gift event giving is perfect. Voluspa has a number of superb scents that can immediately change a room and their seasons collection is to die for. Absolutely wonderful.
I really wish there was a way to “scratch n sniff” your screen, but until that technology is available to us, I advise in visiting their website to find the closest retailer near you. My favorite is the “Crisp Champagne.” I feel expensive just smelling it.
Hey ladies! So I’ve had a great girl’s weekend in Palm Springs, CA. and I have to say, with all this mid-century decor, I can’t help but think Mad Men style with a bar cart full of sweet mixers to make cocktails and host a carton full of macaroons. A Bar Cart is essential to all homes wanting to entertain a house full of guests and with that perfect pinterest style, you’ve got it made with either vintage or brand new carts to show off the perfect drink style of choice.