Garden Party DIY Roundup

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The early spring flowers have finally emerged in all of their glory, making us forget all about our love of comfy, cozy socks and hot soup. Now we want to play in the great outdoors! We’re ready to entertain outdoors, and happen to have beautiful spring flowers on the brain. Here are a few ways to make your next gathering into a garden party that can’t be missed!

Moss Coaster DIYThese coasters from Sincerely Kinsey are a simple way to add some garden greenness to your day when the April showers are still in full effect.

mothers day yfffk (37 of 42)Make a big balloon even MORE magical by wrapping the string with floral trim. It’s a simple, but effective way to make any fairy princess smile.

Spring Nest Napkin RingsThese napkin rings from Scissors and Spatulas are great for Easter, and for your garden party!

Flower VotivesMood lighting is essential to any good party. These floral votives from Hello Bee are just the thing to give your party that special glow.

Flower Party BlowersThese flower party blowers from Oh Happy Day are sure to excite everyone! They’re so beautiful that we would probably stick them in a vase after the party and call it a day.

Easter Decor DIY Roundup

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Easter is merely days away, and if you’re like us then you love getting your home decorated for upcoming holidays. Here are a few inventive ways decorate your home for this fun spring celebration!Bunny Pallet ArtThis bunny pallet art piece from Design, Dining, and Diapers is ideal for a rustic, country home. Pallets are a staple in DIY furniture, and it’s nice to see how you can use them in smaller ways around the house.

Easter Tablescape with Carrots
This fun little centerpiece from Love Grows Wild uses the Easter bunny’s favorite veggies to bring the holidays into your home, and the unexpected orange adds a fresh pop of color.

Burlap Bunny RunnerAn average table runner gets an unexpected Easter upgrade with some cute cotton tails! Find out how to make your own at Eclectically Vintage.

Dip Dye Tulip SettingIf you need a DIY that’s great for spring, try these dip-dyed napkins from Trendenser! They look like beautiful tulip petals, and go well with almost any arrangement.

Wrapped Easter WreathThis great wreath stays cute without the use of plastic eggs. We love the beautiful felt flowers used, and you can find out how to make your own at Very Truly Me!

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!

Tassel Decor Inspiration

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We don’t think we’re alone here when we say tassels are just the best. They can be used for anything from home decor to fashion accessories, and everything in between! We’ve been playing with a lot of tassel as of late because it’s such a fun material fun, and adding it to clothes can instantly make them more funky! Here are some of our favorites. We’ll go as far as to say they’re fan-tassle-stic!

Dipped Neon Tassels

Two loves marry in this photo of dip dyed tassel. We love the pop of neon on an otherwise neutral tassel.

Purple Tone Tassels

The cool purple palette of this tassel garland keeps it from being too bold, with the silver accents adding just the right amount of festive fun!

Assorted Tassels from Ceiling

A ceiling of tassels would be such a cool installation in a craft room! We would be endlessly inspired by just looking up.

Tassels for Party Decor and Weddings

These paper tassels are a huge trend for weddings and party decor. They add whimsy and color to any event, without going over the top and looking childish.

Fringe Wall at M&J Trimming

We obviously couldn’t make an inspiration post about tassel without displaying our giant wall of tassel fringe! In a rainbow of colors and an assortment of shapes, the tassels we have are incredible and varied.

Superbowl Party DIYs

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It’s almost Superbowl Sunday, and we know you’re probably stressing out thinking of all of the things you need to do before the big game! We’ve put together a list of our favorite decor DIYs for the big day to make your party go smoothly, and your guests wonder how you did it. Paper Football Banner from the Krazy Coupon LadyGet your scissors out because this perfect paper banner from the Krazy Coupon Lady is both simple to make, and so sweet!

Football Field Part Table from A Night Owl Blog

This fun party table from A Night Owl Blog will get anyone into the spirit of the game!

Pigskin Menus for Beer Menu from Camille Styles

Planning on having an impressive beer selection at your next gathering? Showcase it with this “pigskin” beer menu from Camille Styles!

Football Mason Jars from Flamingo Toes

Take your mason jars from hipster to sports enthusiast in ten seconds flat with this super simple DIY from Flamingo Toes!

Super Bowl Bingo from Studio DIY

These fun bingo boards are made especially for Sunday’s big game by the uber-talented Kelly of Studio DIY!

What are your plans for the big game? Are you hosting, or venturing out this weekend? Let us know below!

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 This NYE

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The holidays are so relaxing, said no one..ever. Even though Christmas is over, New Year’s is hot on our heels! We know you’ve probably started perusing Pinterest for some New Year’s DIYs, and we have been too. Here are some of our favorite DIYs to make before the big night.

New Year's Countdown Champagne from Martha Stewart

These Countdown Champagne Glasses from Martha Stewart are a gorgeous way to ring in the New Year!

DIY Marble Dipped Stemware from Linen Lace and Love

A more dramatic way to decorate your stemware can be found on Linen Lace and Love! They use a marbling technique to get those abstract patterns on each glass making every one unique!

Glitter Spiked Balls from the Sweetest Occasion

Avoid the crowd in Times Square with your own mini-spiked balls from The Sweetest Occasion. They are great for adding some sparkle to a tablescape.

Sequin Backdrop from Oh Happy Day

Strike a pose against this sequin photo backdrop from Oh Happy Day!

Tinsel Wrapped Numbers from Ruffled Blog

We love these tinsel covered letters! You could make a monogram for your home using the same concept, and some beautiful ribbon.

So what are you waiting for?! Get that glue gun out, and start crafting before the ball drops!

Holiday Decor DIY Roundup

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If you would rather spend your money on gifts than decor, here are a few ways to decorate your house for the holidays without having to break the bank! All of these DIYs are easy to create, and will leave your guests impressed.
Ribbon Wreath from The 36th Avenue

This dazzling wreath by the 36th Avenue is the perfect addition to any doorway. You would think wrapping a wreath in one style of ribbon might look a little boring, but that’s obviously not the case when using a ribbon coated in glitter!

Christmas Star DIY from Vosges Paris

This rustic Christmas star is unassuming and quaint. It’s ideal for those who subscribe to the theory that less is more.

Bottle Brush Dye DIY

Some people use a limited color palette for the holidays: red and green, gold and silver, blue and white. If you don’t like limiting yourself to only two or three colors, take a look at the tutorial above to learn how to dye bottle brush trees!

Color Blocked Menorah Centerpiece from Confetti Pop

We love the bold pop of color on this disassembled menorah by Confetti Pop, and the assorted color blocking patterns create a mix-and-match look!

Gingerbread Centerpiece from Hanielas

Make your holidays sweet with a gingerbread centerpiece, and try thinking outside of the house. This Eiffel Tower centerpiece from Hanielas is simple, elegant and romantic. Perfect for a pair of Francophiles celebrating the season!

From wreaths to ornaments, this is the most decor heavy season of the year! What’s your holiday decoration strategy?

Remember Movember

It’s November, and you know what that means. Mustaches are everywhere! In honor of Movember, a month-long event during which your man friends sport mustaches to bring awareness to prostate cancer and health, we thought we would compile a list of mustache DIYs. This way you can still take part, even if you can’t physically grow one!

The Key(chain) to Cool

Mustache Keychain | Etsy Russian Team

While you may not be able to upgrade your ride in half an hour, you can definitely upgrade your keychain! These simple leather mustaches are quick to make, and cute to boot. 

Baby ‘Stache

Baby with Mustache | The Paper Seed

They say that kids grow up too quickly nowadays. That’s hogwash. Look at how cute babies look with mustaches! Make these pacifier mustaches, and snap a bunch of pictures!

Real tip: These are just novelty items, and shouldn’t be used without adult supervision.

Popular Props

Mustache Photo Prop | My Calico Skies

Everyone knows that the most fun prop in a wedding photo booth is the big handlebar mustache. Why? Maybe it’s an easy way to try out the style without having to grow one out yourself. (Those things take some SERIOUS maintenance.) Whatever the reason, now’s the time to make your own, especially if you have a party coming up! Mustaches are always a hit!

Mustache: The Natural Nose Warmer

Mustache Face Warmer | Sans Limites Crochet

This face warmer from Sans Limites Crochet is the warmest way to wear a mustache! Make one today to battle the blistering cold of the seasons, and look super adorable. Two birds, one stone.

Mean Muggin’

This video shows you how to make your own mustachioed mug! Who knew it was so easy to personalize your dishes?!

Stylish Stationery

If you put a mustache on something, people will take you more seriously. That’s like a well-known fact, which makes this pencil case the perfect addition to your serious office, serious backpack or serious craft room. Seriously.

Are you taking part in Movember, or do you think that mustache DIYs are just too cute to pass up?

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!