When it comes to DIY decorating for the holidays, some of us are already too overwhelmed with food and party prep that we can’t even wrap our heads around making elaborate DIY creations. No need to worry! These DIYs are easy to make, and stylish to boot! So if you have an hour to spare, you can probably knock out all of these projects, and make your home ready for fall hosting.This autumn garland from Decor Envy is a stunner, and takes about 10 minutes to make! Quick, simple, and sparkly!
Who knew popcorn could look so festive? This simple and inexpensive DIY from Passionate Penny Pincher celebrates the harvest season with the ultimate movie snack as the main “ingredient”.
All this DIY from A Night Owl calls for is a few wood slices, some paint, and a few extras to really make your “pumpkin” pop!
This pinecone garland from The Sweetest Occasion is not only simple and sweet, it will take you right through the winter holidays too!
Have you ever fallen in love so deeply that you overlook the bad, and highlight only the good? And then you get home and realize that the fit/shape/cut/color is all wrong? We’ve all fallen in love with a pair of jeans, that by all intents and purposes is perfect, except for one little setback. But one tiny problem can’t stand in the way of true love, right? Right. With these simple DIY fixes, all of your jean dilemmas are a thing of the past. AND you won’t have to spend a dime on therapy afterwards, retail therapy that is.
Learn how to make your jeans a little more rough around the edges with this denim distressing DIY!
Does your favorite denim need darning? If your go-to pair needs a helping mend, use this DIY to make them almost brand new!
If your pair is picking up dust as you walk, use this DIY to hem those jeans like a pro!
If your jeans fit everywhere but your waist, it may be time to take them in at a side seam.
Are your jeans making you feel blue? Dye them with this DIY, and your friends will be green with envy!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to update your basic blue jeans, look no further than this DIY! It’s so easy, and there’s absolutely no sewing involved. Just place the gems and studs where you want to add some pop, heat them up with glue, and you’re ready to hit the town in style! What You’ll Need:
4mm HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
6.5mm Hotfix Cone Shaped Stud
SS10 Hotfix Swarovski Pearl
1. Lay out your jeans and place the iron-on studs and pearls to the desired areas. We laid the studs and pearls out in a denser pattern at the top and faded them out to the middle of the jean.
2. Place your iron on top of studs and pearls to heat up the glue. The heat will attach the studs and pearl to the jean.
Lately we’re really feeling jeans that are jazzed up. With the holidays right around the corner, adding a little sparkle or flair to your pair makes them all the more festive. Last year we were all about the embellished sweater, but this time around we think its time that the jeans got a chance to shine! We love the look paired with a basic tee or sweater that really lets the look of the embellished denim shine through.
Denim jeans are a fashion staple, but sometimes your average pair seems a little basic. Check out these fun DIYs to make your spare pair into a statement pair!
Add a little sass to your cuffs with studs!
Adding texture to a pair of jeans is easy with a needle and thread!
Glam up your pair with a sequined pocket!
Mix in some pattern play with a fun dotted pair!
This season fashionistas are going full-force with faux fur! We’re seeing the most stylish ladies rocking colorful coats that have a life of their own whenever the wind picks up. We love this over-the-top style, and it sure helps that you get to walk around in a comfy cozy blanket! Years ago faux fur was met with looks of disdain, but the game has changed and now we’re seeing this unique textile in high-quality finishes and fun colors. Another added bonus of going faux? The lower price tag means more room for experimentation. You want a hot pink fur coat that is guaranteed to only be on trend for one season? You do it.
When it comes to fall colors, there’s one that is almost always in our homes, on our feet, and dominating the landscape. We’re talking about a neutral that goes with almost everything, and imparts an undeniable classic flair: cognac. The color is like its namesake; woodsy and warm with a hint of masculinity.
Cognac is the perfect shade of brown for leather accessories like bags and boots. A pair of cognac boots and skinny dark-wash jeans are a match made in heaven for fall.
Want to make your home feel cozy, rugged, and also somehow luxurious? Enter the cognac leather couch. This warm color makes your home inviting, especially when used on such a statement piece in the room.
While cognac may seem to take a backseat to other fall wedding colors, don’t be fooled! This beautiful brown makes its way into wedding decor through leather and wooden accents.
Embroidery artist, Ana Teresa Barboza isn’t your average needlepoint star. She takes a medium that has often been relegated to high-society women in history books, and breathed life into this forgotten art form by thinking outside the box, or in this case, the hoop. Barboza created a collection of landscapes that appear to be growing out of the embroidery hoop, and take on a life of their own with wide knits and knots crawling out of the frame.
But she doesn’t stop at landscapes. Barboza also recreates plants and uses the natural likeness of thread to roots to create a multi-dimensional piece that straddles reality and art.
While florals have always been a popular theme for embroidered art, this ain’t your average throw pillow art. The bold colors and unique outline of the female figure make this piece a standout.
Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host? This DIY is the perfect last minute present that is sure to dazzle! These lace votive holders will set the cozy mood for any soiree, and they may even use them for the party as soon as they get them!
What You’ll Need:
Glass Votive Holders
4” Fine Metallic Lace
Small candles1. Wrap your lace around the candle holder.
2. Measure and cut.
3. Cut one edge off of the lace trim so that the bottom is relatively flat.
4. Add glue to your lace and gently wrap it around the votive. Place on candle holder carefully, and let it dry.
As we approach the holiday hosting season and the invites for holiday parties start pouring in, questions start to swirl around our head. Should I bring a gift? Should I arrive early? What spoon goes with which dish? And other inquiries of etiquette that only seem to arise around this time of year. Fret not! We have some tips to make you the best guest at the party! And if you’re hosting? Check out our tips on how to be the Host with the Most!
Offer to help! If you see your host struggling, and even if you don’t, offer to lend a hand in the kitchen. It will be greatly appreciated by the person hosting, and the hungry crowd outside of the kitchen.
Bring a small token of appreciation. Whether it’s a bottle of wine or a gift you made yourself, a small something never goes unnoticed! You can even offer to bring one of the courses to make the party even easier on the host!
Be Punctual. Don’t be late! Especially if you happen to be bringing the appetizers!
Power through. Unless you’re allergic, don’t fuss over a food you may not like. Although it may be a bit challenging if you have certain food gripes, the person who made it put love and effort into each bite, and that’s the best ingredient of all!