Monday, December 17, 2012

Moody Monday / 6

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Moody Monday / 5 / Winter Whites

sorry for my absence in blogging the past few weeks...
i'll be back intermittently through the holiday and into the new year :)

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

After all the decoration DIYs I posted this month, I wanted to share with you the final results here at our Thanksgiving dinner!

All the DIYs here - Wall Decoration, Deer Place Card Holders, and Painted Pumpkins.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving DIY Decorations - Painted & Glitter Pumpkins

It may be the day before the big feast - but there is still plenty of time to put together these painted and glitter pumpkins for your table centerpiece!

Together with the wall decoration and deer place card holders you'll have the most festive Thanksgiving dinner in town! I'll be showing you photos of all my decorations tomorrow!

You'll need:
- Various pumpkins and squash
- spray paint
- spray glue
- glitter
- tape

Tape off the parts of the pumpkin you want to keep natural, including the stems.

Spray the desired areas. Remember to do several thin coats from all sides and let it dry in between.

For a touch of glitter, cover the desired areas with a spray glue and then dust with glitter. Repeat several times to make the glitter solid.

Peel the tape. (This is always my favorite part!)

Voila! Make lots if you have a larger table to fill and add in some un-painted pumpkins and squash to round out the look.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Moody Monday / 3

more moody mondays.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving DIY Decorations - Deer Place Card Holders

As I mentioned last week, I'm helping with Thanksgiving decorations at my parents house this year. And while place cards are generally for formal dinners... if the occasion calls these animal ones are simple to make and add great dimension to any table setting!

Don't forget to make this Thanksgiving wall decoration.

You'll need:
- plastic deer figurines
- spray paint
- hack saw
- place cards
- pen

First cut a small slit on the back of the deer. Make it about half inch deep and slightly angled so that the card sits in comfortably.

Carefully spray paint all sides of the deer - this may take several coats depending on the color you choose!

Write out the names of all your party guests.

Voila! Just a few simples steps and you'll have the cutest creatures setting places around your table. I decided to make all of mine out of deer - but you can also mix and match different creatures!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blue All Over

While putting together my Dressed to Drink posts over the last few weeks I started to notice a trend. All blue! And a very bright blue at that. Here's just a few of my favorite looks that I found!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Moody Monday / 2

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving DIY Decorations - Wall Hanging

This year my Mom is hosting the first Thanksgiving in their new house and since my cooking skills leave something to be desired, I quickly offered my help in the decor department! Each week from now until Thanksgiving I'll be sharing quick and easy decoration DIYs that will transform your dining space for the day!

You'll need:
- Colored construction paper
- Free Template
- Rafia
- Tacky Glue
- X-acto knife, metal ruler, & cutting surface
- Tape

Download the free template above and use to cut out each of the letters in the color construction paper.

Fold over the tabs at the top of each letter and add a dab of glue. And with the rafia cut to the rough desired length, fold down the tabs over the rafia gluing them down. Space each of the letters out as desired.

And then string up on a wall!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Go Vote!

Just a friendly reminder to get out there and vote today! I can't wait to turn in my ballot and get my "I voted" sticker to wear proudly all day.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Moody Monday / 1

I'm starting a new column today on my blog... Moody Monday! Just a little moodboard based on the vibe and feel of the moment.

Today I'm feel very cool, calm, and collected. My closet is organized and clean and I'm ready to take on the world!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

DIY Sequin Heart T-Shirt

For my halloween costume this year (The White Rabbit!) I made my own version of the red heart shirt with some felt and sequin fabric. It was so quick and easy to make I decided to do a second version and show the steps here on the blog.

You'll need:
- felt
- sequin fabric
- sequin ribbon
- t-shirt
- needle & thread
- tacky glue
- scissors
- pen & paper

Draw and cut out in paper a half of a heart. (Using just half as the template ensures you'll have a symmetric shape). Fold a piece of felt in half and use the paper as a template to draw and then cut out the heart.

Repeat with the sequin fabric.

Apply tacky glue to  felt and lay down the backside of the sequin fabric on it. Let dry. (Don't worry about the glue showing through the sequins, it will dry clear).

Add a thin line of tacky glue to the outer edge of the heart and lay down the sequin ribbon. It's easiest if you do a small section at a time, rather than laying down all the glue at once.

Continue around the entire outline. And then trim off the extra length of the sequin ribbon. And then let dry.

With a paper liner inside the shirt (to prevent gluing to the backside) apply tacky glue to the backside of the felt and place on the shirt. It helps to first try on the shirt and mark where you want the heart placed.

Once the glue is try, use the needle and thread to tack spots every few sequins around the edge.


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