So the food is all prepped and the family is on their way, but your decor leaves much to be desired. Here are some quick DIYs that will make your home festive for Thanksgiving.
This wreath made using corn is so festive with the addition of the husks! They’re like nature’s ribbons.
A Beautiful Mess never fails to impress. This Thanksgiving garland gets straight to the point with its typographic approach.
We love these festive gold-dipped leaves from The Sweetest Occasion. If you don’t want to make them into a garland, you can stick them on the wall with double-sided tape, or keep them on their branches and place them in a vase or jar.
This colorful little pumpkin from Glitter and Glue makes a really pretty centerpiece! Using floral foam helps the flowers fresh for days, and keeps your dinner guest from getting drenched in case it gets knocked over!
These little ombre pumpkins are so easy to make, anyone can make them! Recruit the kids table to help you out with this DIY.
Which of the DIYs above will you be using to transform your house into a festive family haven? Have another suggestion? Leave it down below!
Halloween is one of our favorite times to craft. Not only do we love creating costumes, we also ADORE making home decor. Halloween gives us the opportunity to get super creepy with our style, and dust and cobwebs finally have their moment to shine in our homes! Right? Maybe that’s just us. Here are a few of our favorite Halloween DIYs to transform your happy home into a haunted mansion!
Country Living created these terrifying labels for your questionable libations. You can download the stickers on their website, and watch to see which of your guests dare to drink.
The Bat Shade
Some of these paper bats are glued to the shade, while others are hung from a thread to give the appearance of floating. Who would think that turning the lights ON could send a shiver down your spine?
These feathered wreaths from Better Homes & Gardens are perfectly Poe-etic. We love the long, dramatic ribbons which almost trail the ground. If you’re looking for a similar style check out our selection of satin ribbons and feathers!
Martha Stewart deserves the title of “Queen of Halloween”. These cheesecloth spirits are simple to make, and will terrify passersby. Imagine seeing these specters lurking in the hallway of your house!
Lights and Frights
These marquee letters from Lolly Jane are so crafty! Can you believe they’re made using just cardboard letters, paint, and string lights? This DIY would look great even if it weren’t Halloween! Imagine your name lit up in lights! That’s why everyone goes into show business right?
We hope you enjoyed our DIY Halloween Home Decor Roundup, and it inspired you to get crafty! If you need some more Halloween inspiration to start creating creepy-chic home decor, visit the Trick or Trims section of our website!
M&J Trimming’s was recently featured on NBC’s Martha Stewart Show on October 9th. Kristin along with Martha embellished some hoodie’s and created some fun crafty costumes. Besides having to be careful about the candies on Halloween, parents also have to worry about the health of their children. Especially since Halloween night is usually a little chilly. Which means kids can’t stay out trick or treatin’ for long. However, Kristin and Martha came up with some really fun ideas for creating a DIY costume while keeping warm simply by embellishing hoodies with items from M&J Trimming. You can find the template and more information on how you and your children can create your own fun costumes at MarthaStewart.com.
M&J Trimming was featured in the September issue of Country Living magazine. You can find us on page 22. Our braided trim and chromspun grosgrain ribbon was used to embellish a decorative pillow. You can also accessorize your pillows just by adding ribbons and trims.
Getting married at the beach? No? Well, maybe you want a comfortable pair of shoes for the reception. Flip flops are the perfect answer! They’re cheap and can be decorated to match your dress very easily. I was able to pick up a pair at the local dollar store and decorate them in only about 45 minutes. M&J Trimming has this great glue called Flip Flop Glue (item # 37866). It’s made so that your decorations won’t fall off during regular wear and tear. You can decorate your flip flops with buttons, ribbons, sequins, or my personal favorite… rhinestones! I decorated my pair in Light Rose and Crystal AB. Why not try decorating a pair for your own big day, as a gift for the bride or maybe for your bridesmaids and flower girl. It’s a fun project and you will be able to wear them after the wedding during your honeymoon, or for a day out on the town.
It’s been a while since my last blog post, but now I’m back with a new project to share with everyone. I, like many other females enjoy styling my hair. However, it’s not always as simple as using a comb and some hairspray. Every now and then I use some accessories such as bobby pins and hair clips.
I use to keep all my hair clips in a basket. I spend quite a good amount of time searching through the basket just to find the clips I want to use. All this wasted time spent searching for my cilps in the morning before work inspired me to be a bit more organized.
I took some fabric and covered a foam center board using 3M Super 77 multipurpose spray adhesive. Remember to iron your fabric before covering the board.
Now is the fun part. I chose different colors and sizes of some grosgrain ribbon to make a flower. For example, I take a 3/8″ yellow grosgrain ribbon and laid it on top of a 5/8″ williamsberg blue grosgrain ribbon. And I cut it at every 2 1/2″ so I that I can create a full circle and stitch the ribbon from one end to the other. I made a total of four circles. Then I placed each circle on top of each other to create a star shape. I stiched the center using thread and also added a button. After that I just pin down the flower to the board and pin a another grosgrain ribbon underneath so that it’s dangling.
You can decorate your hair clip organizer anyway you want. The main idea is to have a ribbon that dangles so you can clip your accessosries to it. Don’t forget to add a ribbon at the top of the board from behind. This way you can hang it anywhere you like.