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Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 10.31

Happy Halloween all! I hope all things spooky and spectacular have come your way already and will keep coming all night long! To celebrate the day, I’ve got a few last minute ideas for those procrastinators out there to add that final ghoulish touch to your holiday.

 

These DIY Halloween Lanterns from DIY On The Cheap are a quick and easy way to add a little bit of bright color to your porch, table or shelves. Make them as friendly or frightening as you like!

 

 

I love these DIY zombie wildlife figurines I spotted on The Proper Pinwheel. What a fun idea that lends perfectly to any spare toys you have lying around the house!

 

 

For last minute tabletop decorations, check out these cute ideas from Dream Green DIY to add a little glitz and glam to your night.

 

 

These cute ghost lights I found on House Tweaking are the perfect last-minute addition to your Halloween decorations! In five minutes, you can transform any light in your house into a creepy ghoul floating through the night.

 

 

And lastly, check out these spooky glowing eye centerpieces from Mod Podge Rocks. Something about those pictures gives me the creeps.

 

 

Have a fun and safe night everyone!

Erin

 

8 Fall Party Projects


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: 20 DIY Lights for the Home!

Trend: 20 DIY Lights for the Home!

 

The days are getting shorter and we’re turning on our lamps a lot sooner than we have since the Spring. I feel like it’s probably time that I update my lighting. This summer I painted with bleach to update a lampshade, but I feel like I need to do more. We don’t have a ton of built-in lighting in the home, so we have plenty of lampshades that need a little extra love. Below you’ll find twenty lighting inspiration ideas from around the web. All of these bloggers and designers are very talented, so enjoy!

1. Pom pom lampshade DIY, on A Subtle Revelry.

2. Do you have a party coming up? This live floral lampshade is so wonderful, on Paper & Stitch.

3. Yes, these pendant lights are made from yarn, on Brit.co.

4. Lovely woven lamps, on Poppytalk.

5. DIY Sputnik chandelier, on Little Green Notebook.

6. This DIY industrial bedside lamp is beautiful! It’s a 3-part DIY, on Nimi Design.

7. I love these recycled cardboard pendant lamps, on Sugar & Cloth.

8. Painting with bleach lampshade DIY, from The Paper Mama on BHG.

9. Vintage brass chandelier diy, on Craft & Couture.

10. Openwork cube pendant lamp, on Vintage Revivals.

11. This lovely gold dipped lamp was made with an old vase, on Making It With Danielle.

12. Yarn wrapped geometric lamp, on Say Yes.

13. Beautiful handmade dining room lighting, on Love & Renovations.

14. Anthropologie inspired floral lampshade, on The Gold Jellybean.

15. Lace doily pendant lamp diy, on Dos Family.

16. Paint the inside of Ikea’s glass Bran Lamp to add some glossy color to your room, on Cape Twenty Seven.

17. For $20 you can buy a template to make this really lovely Quilt Light, at The Six Week Boutique.

18. Wooden bead chandelier DIY, on Gus & Lula.

19. Fabric garland chandelier DIY, on A Beautiful Mess.

20. “Sleepover” light up headboard DIY, on A Beautiful Mess.

Do you have any plans to update your home lighting this fall?

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama

P.S. The photos in the first image are from A Beautiful MessSay YesSugar & ClothA Subtle RevelryPoppytalk, and Brit.co

 

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Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 10.24

Good morning and happy Friday, Style Spotters! I hope the past week was filled with all of the wonderful happenings of fall: hot cider, apple pie, crunchy leaves, Halloween costumes, and because I’m feeling bold today, I’ll say it–I can’t wait to see some snow! In the meantime, I’m so excited to be back sharing some fantastic tutorials, amazing inspiration and all-around gorgeous stuff with you all today!

 

I love the look and fabric of this DIY Bedside Bench from A Beautiful Mess. While I’m all about southwest-inspired prints, it would be so easy to add colors and patterns that match existing decor in your bedroom, mud room or living room.

 

 

If you’re still looking for that final fall decoration, you can’t really go wrong with pumpkins and glitter. Try this Floral and Glitter Pumpkin Tutorial from Homey Oh My! to add a little jazz to your table this week.

 

 

For special occasions, try this fresh spin on flowers from Paper & Stitch. Their DIY Fabric Bouquet will make the perfect hostess gift for any of your friends, and add a little bit of brightness to any room in the house.

 

 

I think this DIY Envelope Liner tutorial on The Crafted Life is brilliant–what a fun way to add an even more personal touch to handwritten notes or cards for your friends and family.

 

 

And because we all need something to lust over for the week, look at this amazing kitchen on Decor8. I can’t get enough of that rustic-but-modern look–I see a spot for my southwestern bench in this kitchen!

 

 

Until next week, everyone!

 

Erin

 

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Erin Menardi

Friday Finds 10.10

Aaaand…we’re back. Hope the week has been nothing short of fabulous for you all. I’ve just checked in for my flight (Utah, here I come!) and I’m ready to go off the radar for a couple days! This time of year has a way of catching up to you, but it’s all about enjoying the moments you’ve got. This week, I wanted to share fun little things you can do in a weekend or 10 minutes–just things that will, hopefully, put a smile on your face.

 

I love the simplicity of these painted rocks from Handmade Charlotte. Perfect as table centerpieces, bookshelf knick-knacks or porch step decorations, painted rocks are a cute, easy way to craft with the whole family.

 

 

This gilded bowl tutorial on Julip are the perfect way to add some nature to your home. Even better, they’re the perfect go-to gift for all of those upcoming holiday parties.

 

 

Need party decoration ideas? Check out these adorable donut stools from Studio DIY. I love the bright, playful spin these put on otherwise overlooked seats–doesn’t get much cuter than that.

 

 

I’ve been super into gallery walls lately. Find some inspiration with these DIY art ideas from Poppytalk. I can’t get enough of the colors, the random feel, and the unique pieces used for this wall! I think I’m in love with that pineapple.

 

 

And for a more permanent fixture, take a look at this DIY retro diamond focal wall from Vintage Revivals. I’m definitely excited to paint one of these bad boys someday. LOVE IT.

 

 

And there you have it. Enjoy your week, Style Spotters! Enjoy the little moments.

 

Erin

 


Chelsey Andrews

DIY-ify: Maple Tree Seed Fall Wreath

It’s a new season, do you know what that means? It’s time for a new Fall wreath! That’s why I made this maple Tree Seed Fall Wreath! Most of these materials can be found in your backyard, or on a walk. Whenever the kid and I go for walks she picks up the leaves, pinecones, and other goodies from nature and they always end up in my purse. Instead of just keeping all of these finds in my bag, we like to make things with them. One of our favorite things to pick up are Maple tree seeds (or helicopter/whirlybird seeds). You snap these guys in half, toss them in the air, and they twirl down to the ground. They also make the perfect decor for craft projects, or a wreath.

Supplies:

  • a collection of maple tree seeds
  • 20+ small pinecones
  • 50+ acorns
  • 1 foam wreath
  • about 1/2 a yard of teal felt
  • hot glue
  • scissors

Directions:

STEP 1:

Go on a walk and gather your maple tree seed fall wreath supplies! You’ll need a LOT of seeds (the wreath needs a lot and it’s good to have extras if you break them). You’ll also need around 20 pinecones and about 50 acorns. All the quantities will depend on the size of your wreath.

Tip: if your pinecones/seeds/acorns are wet, let them dry completely before you making the wreath.

STEP 2:

Wrap the teal felt around the foam wreath and use the hot glue to attach it.

STEP 3:

Here’s the step the kiddo’s will like to help with. Snap all those seeds in half.

STEP 4:

Now it’s time for the fun part! Let’s make the little maple seed/pinecone bursts. Glue a pinecone down and arrange the seeds (on their skinny sides) around the pinecone, creating a sort of starburst. Repeat this step all over your wreath.

Cost of materials for this project: around $8!

Do you make your own wreaths, or do you prefer to buy them pre made?

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


Michael Wurm, Jr.

From My Home To Your: Fall Home Decor Accessories

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been busy switching things around in my home to welcome autumn. I love the change of seasons as it always gives me an excuse to reassess my spaces, see how things are looking and functioning, and tweak details not only for the season, but to make my home more visually satisfying and user friendly. To me, a room is never complete. I spend a lot of time in my home, so I’m always adjusting and moving things around to achieve an even more beautiful look.

Inspired by Charm Living Room

Last week on my blog, I shared a lot of these changes in my Fall Home Tour. While I didn’t add a great deal of “fall decor,” I pulled in plenty of natural elements, shiny metallics, and warm colors to dress my space for the season. I’ve shared resources on my blog for some of my accessories, and I thought it would be fun to do the same thing here on Style Spotters.

DIY Picture Ledges via Inspired by Charm

As you can see below, I’ve gathered together several key pieces that really helped my space come alive this season. In addition to products, I included a few DIY projects. Part of seasonal decorating is about using the things you already have in a different way – tucking fall leaves in your favorite vase, painting something a different color, etc.

Fall Home Decor Accessories via BHG Style Spotters

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I hope you enjoy this collection and find it helpful in dressing your own space for fall.

Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm