4 Ways to Embellish Spring Home Decor Part Three: Buttoned Up Bottle Stoppers

We’ve been seeing these creative bottle stoppers all over the internet, and it’s no wonder why! They’re funky, add a little fun to your party, and make a terrific gift. This DIY will teach you how to make these cool bottle stoppers out of decorative buttons! 
Materials for Button Bottle StoppersWhat You’ll Need:
3 Corks
Domed Buds Metal Button
Glitter Button with Shank
Curved Top Metal Button with Shank
E6000

Creating Hole in Cork with Button1. Push your button into the top of the cork.

Placing Glue on Shank of Button2. Pull your button out of the freshly made space, and add some glue to the shank of the button.

Adding Button to Cork3. Push it back into the hole you’ve created in the cork.

Buttoned Bottle Toppers

It’s really as simple as that! Now you can dress up any bottle with a few simple materials, and we guarantee you’ll be the life of the party!

Award Show Party DIY Roundup

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The Golden Globes just passed, the Oscar nominations have been announced, and the SAG awards are this weekend. We’re in award show season people! Which means everyone will be huddled around the television screen to see who wore it best, who came with whom, and who won the awards! If you’re all going to be together anyway, why not make it a party? Here are some fun DIYs to create just in time for your award viewing party!

DIY Award Themed Photo Booth from She Knows

Feel like a star with this award-themed photo backdrop from SheKnows! Are you ready for your closeup?

Rhinestone Necklace from Glitter n' Glue

Award season is when stars bring out the BIG bling. Although it may not be Cartier, this rhinestone necklace from Glitter n’ Glue is most definitely red carpet worthy. The best part is that you can rock this neck ice while wearing pajamas and you’ll still look fabulous!

Drink Charms from HMH Designs

These drink tags from HMH Designs are perfect for making all of your guest feel super special! We’ll take a handful of the Mrs. Clooney ones please, and hope for the best.

Confetti Dipped Balloons from Studio DIY

These confetti dipped balloons from Studio DIY are one of our favorite DIYs when party time swings around. We LOVE them! They aren’t specifically for awards shows, but you can customize the colors and confetti to fit whatever theme you’re going for! Swag Boxes from Kristi Murphy

These little Swag Boxes made by Kristi Murphy are the cutest sendoff for party attendees. Why should celebs have all of the fun? Fill each box with delicious treats, and tie them up with a satin bow!

Which of these crafts will you be including at your viewing party, or will you be watching the award shows solo while DIYing? We would love to see your ideas for the upcoming events!

DIY: Metallic Lace Napkin Rings

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We’re heading into party season people! If you’re stuck on what to get the host of your next party, what about some one-of-a-kind napkin rings? Here are two ways to spruce them up, and personalize them for your gracious host!

Silver Spark

First we have a beautiful silver napkin ring featuring a bold button accent!

Silver Napkin Ring Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Metallic Lace #35269

Metallic Lace #36873

Rhinestone Button

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Silver Lace | M&J Trimming

1. Place the thinner lace trim on top of the thicker lace trim.

Measuring and Cutting Metallic Lace | M&J Trimming

2. Wrap the metallic lace around your napkin for sizing, and cut off any excess.

Sewing Together Metallic Lace | M&J Trimming

3. Sew together the lace ends.

Sewing Rhinestone Button to Metallic Lace | M&J Trimming

4. Take your rhinestone button, and sew it into the center. Make sure your seam is in the back!

Completed Silver Napkin Ring | M&J Trimming

Voila! You have a silver napkin ring that is fit for royalty!

Au-stounding

The next napkin ring is more simple, but just as exquisite! It features gold lace with gorgeous rhinestone accents!

Gold Napkin Ring Materials | M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Fine Metallic Lace #56482

Light Colorado Topaz SS30 Flatback

Gem-Tac

Scissors

Needle and Thread

Measuring Gold Lace Trim | M&J Trimming

1. Wrap your metallic lace around your napkin for sizing.

Cutting Gold Lace Trim | M&J Trimming2. Cut to the proper length.

Sewing Gold Lace Trim | M&J Trimming

3. Sew the ends of the metallic lace together.

Gluing Rhinestone Flatbacks | M&J Trimming

4. Glue flatback rhinestones into the center of the circle designs on your lace trim.

Gold_Completed

We love the pattern on this lace, and the addition of rhinestones make the circles look like tiny suns! How cute is that?

What’s YOUR party decor style? Do you like rich extravagant details, or do you prefer the understated approach? Let us know below!

Be the Host with the Most

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The late fall and early winter are THE times to have the most amazing parties because there are so many great holidays to celebrate with friends and family on the horizon. If you’re thinking of planning a party or hosting a small get together, we have a few tips to make your event go off without a hitch (or as few hitches as possible).

Pink Party Table with Peonies from Daily Crush

Thanksgiving Buffet Table from the Blue Bird Patch

Act Early

The earlier you start planning and doing, the better. Don’t leave things to the last minute, especially when it comes to the menu! This isn’t the time for creativity, make something you’ve already mastered or at least attempted with a high rate of success in the past few weeks.

Banana Pop Station from Bakers Royale

Gold Dipped Pumpkin from Cupcakes and Cashmere

It’s All About the Details

Little details are what people really remember from a party. Whether you decide to dip your pumpkin place cards in gold or wrap your napkins in lace trim, adding unique touches to your gathering really stays with the guests.

Sean Parker Wedding Vanity Fair

Theme

It’s a scientific fact that people love theme parties. Not only do they make the party more fun for the party-goers, it also narrows down the decor and dining options for the host. In all cases (except for trimming) too much variety can be overwhelming. We really like the medieval theme for this holiday season!

Confetti Dip Balloons from Studio DIYParty Confetti

Enjoy Yourself

If you’re the host, you’re probably going to feel like you have to be taking care of your guests all of the time. Remember that these are your friends and family, and this is a party. You’re meant to enjoy it!

Do you have any party planning tips for our readers? Let us know below, and for more party planning inspiration click here!

Toast the Host: DIY Jute and Lace Vase

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It’s time to start thinking about hostess gifts for the holidays! Of course, we’ll be DIYing all of our hostess gifts, and we’ve been working on one that we absolutely adore. We made use of M&J trimming’s incredible selection of jute, paired it with some pretty lace, and created this lovely DIY vase. We love the mixture of the rough jute with the soft lace (and we think any hostess would love it as well). Follow our steps below to make it yourself, and check out our Toast the Host selection to get all your DIY gift supplies.

 

 

Supplies: scissors, 2 ft wide jute or burlap trim (ours is item #54116 and can be ordered at 1-800-9-MJTRIM), 2 ft lace trim, 1 yd jute cord, a plain cylindrical vase, strong glue

 

 

1. Wrap your wide jute trim around the vase, then cut it so the edges meet perfectly.

2. Cut the lace trim so it is the same length as the jute trim. Then use small drops of glue to gently glue it in place on top of the jute trim. The lace should be in the middle of the jute so there is still some jute showing at the top and bottom.

3. Draw a line of glue going vertically in the middle of the vase, then place the jute trim on top of it. Press down so the trim stays in place. Slowly wrap the rest of the jute and lace around the vase, adding lines of glue as you go along. Once you have wrapped it all the way around, add some more glue at the end, then press down both ends until dry.

4. Wrap the jute cord around the middle of the lace then tie it into a bow. It should stay on without glue, but you can add some glue for extra hold.5. Fill with fresh flowers and you’ve got a lovely, handmade hostess gift. (We’d recommend making one for yourself as well, because you won’t want to part with it!)

DIY Inspiration: Toast the Host

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Now that the holiday season is approaching, we’re sure you’ll be preparing to attend all of those seasonal events and parties. We’ve got the same thing on our mind, so we’ve been trying to brainstorm some simple DIY hostess gifts. We’re loving the idea of a burlap-wrapped candle, a vase wrapped in jute, or a lovely lace candle holder. See some of our gift inspiration below, and check out our Toast the Host picks to make your own DIY host gift!

DIY Burlap and Lace Candle by Factory Direct Craft

 

DIY Geode Bottle Stopper by Cupcakes and Cashmere

 

DIY Burlap Napkin Rings by Tatertots and Jello

DIY Lace Candle Holders by Style Me Pretty/Beth Helmstetter

DIY Wrapped Vase by Sheepy Me