Easy Fall Tablescape

Don’t let the stress of the holidays get to you this year, check out this week’s video for simple and easy ways to decorate your dinner table tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Shopping List:

  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Mason Jars
  • Tea Candles
  • Bouquet of Flowers
  • Burlap

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DIY Dreamcatcher

This might be my most favorite craft I have ever made! After I finished the video, I actually ended up adding more of the lace ribbon pieces, plus a couple of gold beads and feathers which you can see in the photos below. I really like the extra volume and texture they added. This dreamcatcher is going to fit in perfectly with my friend’s boho chic nursery decor.

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Materials/Tools:

  • Sewing Bamboo Ring
  • Jute Twine
  • Fabric/Yarn Doily
  • String (same color at your doily)
  • Ribbon or strips of fabric
  • Beads and Feathers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

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Cucumber Elderflower Cocktail

The most refreshing drink you will have this summer. That is all.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz cucumber infused vodka
    • Infused vodka:  take a mason jar and add a few slices of cucumbers, fill mason jar with vodka and place in the fridge for at least 24-48 hours.
  • Cucumber slices
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of Elderflower Cordinal (or you can use St. Germain liquor)
  • Sparking Water or Club Soda

Steps:

  1. Muddle cucumber in the shaker.
  2. Add vodka, lemon juice and Elderflower.
  3. Add a few ice cubs.
  4. Add topper and shake.
  5. Pour into glass fill with ice and garnish with cucumber slice.

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How to Make a Tassel

If you are looking for a craft to fill your Sunday, then look no further. I never realized how easy it was to make a tassel. I wish I attempted this craft sooner, but it is probably good I didn’t otherwise everything in my house would be covered in them! The possibilities are endless; try adding a few to accent a pillow in your home or tying one to a bracelet for extra charm. Oh, and remember that tassel necklace I made a while ago? Use this tutorial in combination with that one for even more DIY happiness.

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Materials/Tools:

  • String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard

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A few different ways I have used the tassels.

DIY Burlap American Flag

First off, I can’t believe it is already July! Where is this year going? I seem to be short on time these days: juggling a full time job, trying to keep the blog going and just blocking and tackling everything else life is throwing at me. All things consider I still find so much joy in crafting, even in the simplest of things. I don’t think this burlap flag craft could be any simpler. Burlap is one of my favorite materials to work with and it is so inexpensive!

Happy birthday, America!

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Materials/Tools:

  • Burlap
  • Red Paint
  • Blue Paint
  • Twine
  • Dowel Rod
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Easiest Refinished Ikea Nightstand Ever!

I think this is by far the easiest DIY that anyone could do. Really all you need is a little paint and a cork board! Watch the tutorial below for all the details.

Materials:

  • Spray Paint – The particleboard on these Ikea nightstands soaked up so much paint. I needed 3 bottles for each nightstand. I used Rust-Oleum Painters’ Touch Ultra Cover spray paint. It is primer and paint in one!
  • Cork board – I got a pre-painted one from Michaels but if you can’t find one, check out the my other post on how to create your own.
  • Adhesive Glue – E6000

Happy #DIYFriday!

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DIY: Flower Crown

My style isn’t super girly, but there is just something about flower crowns that I love. Maybe it is the carefree vibe they give off? I think if it was acceptable I would rock it more often than not. Whether you are in a wedding or heading to a music festival check the video for all the details on how to make your own.

By the way, I love the idea of doing a flower crown bar at a bridal or baby shower. It’s a great activity that your guests can really engage in and the crown serves as your party favor! My suggestion would be to make the actual crowns ahead of time with the coiled wire, so that all your guests have to do is fill it with flowers.

Materials/Tools:

  • Floral Coiled Wire
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Pilers
  • Flowers

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DIY Flower Crown

Champagne + Whiskey Cocktail

Nothing can go wrong with a drink that has both bubbles and whiskey, right? If you are hosting New Year’s Eve your guests will not be disappointed. If you are attending as a guest bring the mixings (shopping list below) and be the life of the party. Check out the video for steps on how to create the perfect New Year’s Eve Cocktail!

Wishing you all a healthy and happy new year!!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 Blackberries (Raspberries or blueberries can be used as alternatives)
  • Drop of Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • Prosecco (I know I ended up using Proscecco instead of Champagne but really any bubbles will do!)
  • 1/2 of a lemon

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DIY: Glitter Pumpkins

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus but the holidays are making me jump right back into things! These glitter pumpkins are one of my favorite crafts to do for Fall. It’s a quick and easy craft for anyone who wants to add a little extra sparkle to their holiday decor. They also make for great last minute hostess gifts.

Check out the video for the tutorial!

diy glitter pumpkins

Materials:

  • Mod Podge Glue
  • Glitter (use a fine texture one)
  • Mod Podge High-Gloss Sealer Spray
  • Paint Brush
  • Butcher paper or Newspaper to use for prepping the table

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!