Decorating For Thanksgiving: Outdoor Decor For Your Home

Thanksgiving often means getting together with friends and loved ones to share the spirit of the season together...plans are made, meals prepared, experiences shared. In honor of this we often pull out the special dishes and decorate our homes with festive fall accessories. But don’t stop there! Why not spruce up the outside of your home for your Thanksgiving guests? From your front walk to your back yard, extending your holiday decor to the exterior is a wonderful way to add a celebratory air to the season. Need some inspiration? Done! I've found some great examples online to ignite your imagination!Starting at the walkway, how adorable are these potted mums? Using pumpkins for a planter is clever and screams autumn harvest. What an adorable way to greet your … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Simple Bunting

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...]

6 Winter Red Tablescapes

Winter can be a gray and dreary season and there's nothing like a big splash of vibrant red to bring a winter tablescape to life! Whether it's a Valentine's Day tea party, a winter wedding or a romantic dinner for two these winter red tablescapes will evoke feelings of romance and elegance.This Aspen Welcome Party is inspirational! I love the warmth of the twine and linen paired with the bright red tin cups and flowers. The red border on the tablecloth pulls it all together for this romantic western table setting featured on Style Me Pretty.If you're looking for a classic table setting that will impress your dinner guests, Got My Reservations' A Nice Italian Red is sure to set warm up the room. Serve up a scruption lazagna and finish off the evening with a homemade tiramasu and … [Read more...]

Snow Cone Christmas Tree Craft

This Snow Cone Christmas Tree Craft makes a great centerpiece for holiday dinners and is easy to vary for children of different ages. You can start with snow cone cups, party hats or cardstock rolled into a cone shape!What You'll NeedSeveral paper cone (either snow cone cups, party hats or cardstock rolled into a cone shape) Decorative paper (2-3 sheets per tree) Circle paper punch (approximately 1/2" to 1 1/2" in diameter) Glue Glitter (optional)InstructionsIf you're starting with cardstock, use this template to create the cone shapes. Cut circles out of your decorative paper using a paper punch. Begin glueing the circles to the base of the cone. Older children can apply the circles in even rows and bend the circles slightly upward at the bottom to … [Read more...]