-SHOPLOVELY.COM has amazing deals today for black friday!
- Perfect fitness guru gift card? Definitely SoulCycle.
- Apparently all the cool girls are wearing these very interesting Birkenstocks. Comfort and trendy are a love match right now.
- Have you smelled “Live Color Fully” by Kate Spade? I know what I want for Christmas!
- Talk about being thankful this week, check out AbbyMaslin.com. Her blog brings to conversation families confronting the effects of brain damage.
- This Romance by Harry Winston video will make your heart flutter. Like only diamonds do of course.
- Really loving this fall reading list.
- I don’t believe I’ve ever seen an industrial science styled shoot before for wedding inspiration. Extremely happy now that I have!
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!
Rebecca Schoneveld gives her brides the chance to really make their gown, their gown. Mix and match your bodice to the skirt of your choosing and your gown is truthfully uniquely your own. And here’s the kicker, the dress will not come in two pieces, you decide what you like and she makes the dress as one. Genius! And if you want to get to know the talented Rebecca a little more, here is an interview with her as part of our Meet The Designer Series and some styling with her gown “Gemma.”
If you are not familiar with the gorgeous styles of Watters gowns, you are in for a real treat! The new Spring 2014 collection that was just shown at Bridal Market in October comes to Lovely Philly Dec. 6-8th and we know you’re going to fall in love. Here is style inspirations for Jacinda.
Carol Hannah is a visionary. Her gowns make you feel like you are living in a fairytale. And I think if there’s one day where you are the princess with her prince charming, your wedding would definitely be that day. Carol Hannah will be at the trunk show Dec. 6-8 at Lovely LA. Here is some inspiration on my favorite gown, Poplar.
Alright lovelies, time to make your appointments before they are all gone, but just in case, and because we love our brides, email the corresponding store to schedule an appointment for trunk show dresses even if appointments are full. Click here to reserve a spot!
This will be the most simple and most gratifying DIY you will ever partake on. And what a cute one at that for the holidays. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
2.) Draw to hearts desire on your plain white mug with your favorite sharpie colors.