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Hello Style Spotters! I hope the holiday season is in full swing for you all, and that you’ve got time planned to spend with family and friends! If you’re like me, you haven’t even started thinking about gifts or decorating or all those holiday shenanigans yet–and that’s ok. I’ve pulled together a few last-minute options for you to take a look at.

 

I love this simple copper card tree holder tutorial from The Nest. It’s perfect for showing off all the cute cards you receive this holiday season while adding extra Christmas cheer to your home at the same time.

 

 

Want a new way to wrap all those presents? Take a look at these cute DIY wrapping paper ideas from Hello Natural. What a fun way to add a little homemade flair to an already awesome gift.

 

 

I have a horrible track record with mittens. It seems like the day after I get them, they get lost. For the mitten-losers out there, try this adorable sew-your-own tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. Find an old sweater and start sewing! Hopefully you won’t lose your handiwork (Terrible pun intended. Bear with me).

 

 

Last minute holiday party? Look no further. Try this awesome Colorful DIY Christmas Party guide from Paper & Stitch. Go wild with bright colors or tame with more traditional red’s and green’s. Either way, you’ll have a room your guests will be sure to remember!

 

 

And looking for that last-minute hostess gift? Try these etched wooden spoons from Design Mom to help them cook with style. Cheap, easy and fun, whoever you give them to will love them!

 

 

And there you have it! Enjoy the holidays, friends! See you next year!

Erin


Trend: Holiday DIY Crafts

It’s my favorite time of the year and I just feel so inspired. The house is decorated, it’s chilly outside, and I have Christmas music playing. I’m so ready for some holiday crafting! I have a few gifts I still need to make for some friends and I’d love to decorate our table with something colorful and festive, so I’ve been searching for inspiration. Below you’ll find 12 Holiday DIY’s you should try this weekend. There’s a DIY for everyone here: from gold painted trees to a christmas tree cactus! Enjoy.

 

1. These gold dipped trees are the perfect thing to decorate your holiday table, from Studio DIY.

2. Make a custom cheese board for your appetizers, or give as a custom gift, from Brit & Co.

3. These gold scalloped napkins are so lovely, from Sarah Hearts.

4. These mini holiday wreath drink stirrers are probably the cutest drink accessory I’ve ever seen, from Project Wedding.

5. A hand stenciled kitchen towel would be the perfect gift for the chef in your family, on The Paper Mama.

6. Make colorful snowflakes out of wood veneer paper, from BHG.

7. Turn an old sweater into a cute gift bag, from House of Earnest.

8. Use a non-traditional color scheme to decorate your holiday table, from Paper & Stitch.

9. If you’re feeling ambitious, follow this DIY to make this amazing oversized Holly Garland, from The House That Lars Built.

10. These Letter Bag Toppers could double as favors and place markers for your holiday table, from You Are My Fave.

11. Not everyone has room for a Christmas tree, so you can make your own Painted Geometric Tree, from Lovely Indeed.

 12. Another option for a small home that can’t fit a big tree: The Christmas Tree Cactus! So cute, from Sugar and Cloth.

 Happy crafting!

- Chelsey, The Paper Mama


 

Hi there!  I’m Becky and I blog over at This Is Happiness where I share my journey to create a stylish home and beautiful life with my wonderful husband and two amazing children.  My passion is DIY and design, but I also love entertaining, food and fashion all of which you will find me sharing on my blog.  I was recently given the honor of having my free Craigslist piano makeover featured in Better Homes and Gardens “I Did It” section for December, which was such a dream come true.  With the holiday season upon us, today I’m excited to be with you all as a guest blogger and share how I decorate for the holidays in my neutral palette home.

 

My decorating style is classic, casual and simple.  I love mixing whites, off whites and oatmeals for my base colors including my walls, fireplace stone, sofa, etc.  Then I like to add texture, patterns or sometimes a punch of color with accents and accessories.  Not committing to a particular color in a space gives me flexibility to easily change things up if I tire of them, or for different occasions including the holidays.

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For my holiday décor this year I choose to keep it simple and neutral adding a little Christmas flavor with red in small doses.  If you don’t want to use color, introducing pattern and texture will also make a neutral room stand out.  You can accomplish this by using baskets, throws and pillows to help provide warmth and coziness in a space, all of which I included in my holiday décor this year.

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I think any space, including a neutral one, needs greenery.  So, in addition to my main Christmas tree, I also love using other greenery to decorate with including my boxwood wreaths, topiaries and smaller lighted trees. Heading outdoors is my other source for holiday decor. Pinecones and pine branches are perfect natural elements that I like to add to my home this time of the year.   Fresh flowers, like paperwhites, almost always make an appearance in my home around the holidays.

This year I used clippings from our holly bushes to tie around my napkins as seen in the picture above. And I created a green garland for our buffet below with clippings from our cedar trees.

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And finally, here is my piano all dressed up for the holidays!
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So have you started your holiday decorating yet?  I hope you found some inspiration here today.  You can see more of my holiday décor here.  Thanks so much BHG for the “I Did It” feature and the opportunity to be with you all today!

I would love to have you stop by my blog or connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Bloglovin.

Have a great day!


It’s hard to believe that the holidays upon us. In just a few days, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family. Once the turkey settles, thoughts will quickly switch over to Christmas. With less than a month between each holiday, I’ve already started planning a few of my holiday decorations. Last year I created this DIY Rainbow Wreath for my front door using an faux evergreen wreath and glass ornaments. I can’t wait to get this colorful gem back on my front door.

However, I have a few other entry doors and spaces around my home that are in need of a festive touch. Wreaths are a quick and easy way to add festive color and instant holiday cheer. With so many varieties available, you can find several options to match your current decor or have a little courage and try something completely new.

To lend a helping hand, I’ve gathered twelve of my favorite holidays wreaths. From modern to traditional, one of these is certain to beautifully adorn your door and welcome your friends and family into your home.

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Which wreath is your favorite? What other ways to you dress up your door for the season?

Happy Holidays!

Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm


Hi! I’m Julie Blanner & I was named Better Homes and Gardens Entertaining Blogger of the Year! I share effortless entertaining, home design & thoughtful gift ideas on my blog, julieblanner.com! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s not only okay to graze, but it’s encouraged. It’s where rustic & relaxed style are embraced & we take time to truly enjoy a great meal, family & friends. I enjoy creating a table setting that allows for great conversation & flexibility so that I can relax & enjoy dinner as well. Today I’m sharing my favorite tips, trends & finds for Thanksgiving entertaining!

Thanksgiving ideas

Choose some make ahead dishes:

Prepare side dishes & appetizers in advance, when possible, to eliminate stress once your guests arrive.

 

Don’t be afraid to mix metals:

One trend I’m obsessed with this year is copper! Copper mugs aren’t just for moscow mules. I’m serving apple cider with cinnamon sticks in them. I can’t get enough of gold flatware either!

Thanksgiving trend

Create your own centerpiece:

Use a bowl or platter to create a centerpiece in just a few minutes!

Thanksgiving table setting

Thanksgiving table setting

5 minute table runner | 5 minute apple & pear centerpiece | 5 minute gathered centerpiece

Preset the table:

Setting the table adds both ambience & convenience. Even if you’re serving buffet style, place napkins & silverware at each place setting. If you’re serving at the table, add appropriate plates. Always preset wine & water glasses to minimize your tasks as a host or hostess during dinner. Don’t be afraid to mix & match china & glassware.

 

Keep your guests entertained with activities:

Grant yourself time to put the finishing touches on the meal without stress, keeping your guests entertained with activities.

free printable thankful for cards

Free printable thankful for cards are a fun way to reflect on the year. Keep & share them after dinner!

Test your  family & friends knowledge with a free printable crossword puzzle

Kids & adults will all enjoy a Thanksgiving word search

free printable Thanksgiving activities

Create a self serve bar:

Create an environment where guests can serve themselves. Learn how to style a functional bar cart here.

Learn how to style a bar cart

This bar cart is affordable & beautiful!

 

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Relax & enjoy it!

Nothing puts your guests more at ease than making them feel welcome & seeing you enjoy the occasion as well.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie Blanner


 

Hello everyone! I’m Amber from Damask Love, and today I’m sharing how to make monogrammed treat box labels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The holiday season is officially upon us and if you’re anything like me, it manages to sneak up on you! It comes the same time every year and I should be more prepared than I am, but alas, I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy ways to wrap gifts for friends, family and coworkers. I’m excited to share an easy gift wrapping idea that you can use during the holiday as well as year round.

1. Punch a circle from gold glitter paper. I used a 1.75″ circle paper punch.
2. Use a scalloped punch to punch around the circle to create a pretty frame.
3. Punch a 1.75″ circle from white cardstock and nest the circle in the center of the gold frame.
4. The white circle will fit snuggly as pictured.
5. Place the shape into a sticker maker…
6. …and pull through the other side.
7. You’ll now have a pretty frame sticker.
8. Add an alphabet sticker and you’re done!

This simple project takes minutes to complete and adds a beautiful, personalized touch to your gifts. If you don’t already own a sticker maker, it’s a great tool for even the most inexperienced crafters! You can use it to turn anything into a quick label or seal…and who doesn’t love a cute sticker?

 

Please visit me at Damask Love for more handmade holiday ideas!

 

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas


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