Festive Holiday Table Decor

Festive Holiday Table Decor

With the rapid approach of Halloween & Thanksgiving here are a few table decoration ideas that with little modification can take you from Halloween to Thanksgiving and beyond quicker than you can say gobble gobble. Below are a few table centerpieces that effortlessly move from holiday to holiday with a few DIY ideas to get you started.  Great cheese cloth ghosts from Ashbee Designs make a festive Halloween centerpiece  Adding a second layer that is holiday specific will create a beautiful and unique centerpiece. For Halloween add DIY ghosts, velvet pumpkins, and spider webbing across the branches. For Thanksgiving remove the ghosts and spider webs and you are done. Here is a great use of the stems from your pumpkin after Halloween, to create a great Thanksgiving/Fall Centerpiece … [Read more...]

19 Halloween Table Decorations

19 Halloween Table Decorations

Spooky Elegant Halloween Decorations by Julie Blanner Halloween Mummy Vase by Tinsel and Trim Vampire Pumpkin Candles by Freut Cake Chalkboard Mason Jar Labels by Untrained Housewife Skull Votive Holders by Erin with a Y Creepy Crawly Resin Tray by Craft Berry Bush Creepy Cornucopia by The Homesteady Fall Décor Pumpkins Creme de la Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder by Blissfully Domestic Spiderweb Cupcake Stand by Whimsey Box Jute-Covered Pumpkins by Mom It Forward Halloween Tabletop Decor by I Love to Createe Halloween Mummy Holder by Craft Passion Halloween Creepy Candy Buffet by The Pinning Mama “Wicked” Good Halloween Wood Craft & Decor by Mom It Forward Potion Bottles with Paint by Carla's Chauer Mummy Mason Jars by Homemade 101 Marbled … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

spooky outdoor halloween decor ideas

All Hallows' Eve, or as we call it today, Halloween  is less than two weeks away. If you haven't already, it's time to pull out the spooky, creepy and otherwise frightening decorations and turn your home into a ghosts' house. Or, just add a few spiders to the garage door and hang a mummy from the rafters. Today, you'll find these ideas and MORE on how to make a few spooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations! /1/ Creepy Hanging Mummy - This would be the perfect addition to your front porch for Halloween! Cheesecloth, a couple acrylic paints and a styrofoam head are the main supplies. Maybe you have a {styrofoam} head just laying around?? /2/ DIY Spiderweb Doormat - Assuming it's a beautiful day out, grab your paintbrush and head outside to make this super easy spiderweb doormat … [Read more...]

Tips on Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

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By Rob Colosi of Inside Home As the cool winds of Autumn begin to blow, our focus turns to area of our house that we have largely overlooked for the past six months, the fireplace.   This soon-to-be main attraction may be in need of a bit of design help.  Below are a few easy tips to get your mantel ready for the warm cozy nights ahead (and some great inspirational photos!) Sweet Something Design First, choosing a theme is a great way to begin the design process.  A theme can be as simple a holiday, pulling colors from the room or inspiration from new or existing artwork. Think about what you like, what you might like to show off. The Inspired Room Once you have chosen a theme,  determine if you already have some items for the mantel and what's missing to collect to … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Simple Bunting

DIY garland for home decor

You've seen them all over Pinterest, in Etsy shops and maybe even in your friends homes. You know they've got to be simple enough to make on your own. But, how? I'm here to show you today how to sew a simple bunting in just a few easy steps. If you can sew a straight line then you can sew a bunting. First, gather your supplies. You'll need: Supplies for a Simple Bunting: a sewing machine thread that coordinates with your fabric choices a pair of scissors at least three coordinating prints of fabric {unless you want only one} a self-healing cutting mat* a rotary cutter* a quilter's ruler* {*The last three supplies are optional. If you don't have them, don't worry. You can cut your fabric by hand, it's just easier and quicker with these tools.} Let's get … [Read more...]

Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

How to spread awareness for breast cancer

It's likely you or someone you know has been touched by breast cancer. Either you've been diagnosed yourself or you have someone close to you that has been diagnosed with this horrific disease. According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Also, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers. Have you ever wondered what you can do to do make a difference and/or bring awareness to this disease? In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today we'll share share a few ways to do just that. Let's rally for early detection and more research. Maybe one day we'll see no more breast cancer!   … [Read more...]