Posts Categorized: holiday

DIY + holiday + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Christmas is almost here and I’m going to be sad to see all the seasonal magic come to an end. Luckily, we still have New Year’s Eve to keep us in a celebratory mood! For most, New Year’s Eve means getting all dolled up and partying until the wee hours of the morning! For others, it means getting in your comfy clothes and eating a cheese platter for dinner. To each his own! This Countdown to Midnight Backdrop is definitely putting me in the mood for a late night with friends! These days, what’s a party without a photo backdrop, and New Year’s Eve is particularly important! To help count down the hours until the clock strikes twelve, we’ve created a Countdown to Midnight Backdrop complete with clock arrow props! Start looking for your party dress now, you’ll want to dress to impress before the clock strikes twelve!

Countdown to Midnight Backdrop

Find out how to make the backdrop for your New Year’s Eve Fest!

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Crafts + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 14 Dec 2017

Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity

Nativity scenes are one of those quintessential Christmas decor items I feel like I need, but always have a hard time finding one that I like! Stockings fall into that same category, but I’ll have to wait until next year to tackle that project. For this Mid-Century Heirloom Nativity I was inspired by a set my mom created when she was young. She used a variety of wooden spindles and finials that she collected and painted them in fun bright tones (it was the 60s after all). I haven’t been able to locate them in our storage at my parents house for years otherwise I’d love to show you her version. For our version we added additional wooden elements to create the exact shapes we wanted. Add some detail with acrylic paint and they’re transformed into a beautiful nativity that you can pass down for generations to come! The best part is scavenging for the materials and creating the figures from the treasures you find; the possibilities are limitless. That said, we link to the specific ones we bought so you can recreate it yourself!

See the full how-to for the Mid-century Heirloom Nativity  

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DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 7 Dec 2017

Paper Mushroom Wreath

Paper Mushroom Wreath

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the ample opportunities to give! There’s no greater feeling than giving someone a truly meaningful gift. If you’re like me, you probably have a long list of people to give to and that can be a little overwhelming. Though our gift guides can help you there if you’re interested! But what do you get for those older and wiser loved ones? Grandparents, Godparents, mentors, and more; they are some of the most important people in our lives, but maybe the hardest to give gifts! So this year we decided to step up our game.

Who doesn’t love a dose of Christmas cheer on their front door? Yes, we’re talking about wreaths! They are the quintessential Christmas decor item and a lovely addition to any home! As an ode to our love of Scandinavia, we jazzed up a store-bought wreath with paper mushrooms. It’s such an easy project and the perfect touch of winter woodland whimsy! But that’s not all…

Paper Mushroom Wreath

In addition to our paper mushroom wreath, we’re giving our grandparents the gift of life with Bay Alarm Medical Device. As those we hold near and dear to our hearts get a little older, it can be hard not to constantly worry about them. Thankfully with Bay Alarm Medical Device, you can rest assured that your loved ones will always be taken care of. With 24/7 help at the touch of a button, both in and out of their home, you won’t have that constant worry in the back of your mind and neither will your loved one! Can you think of a better gift and peace of mind? I chatted with my Grandma beforehand about the Bay Alarm Medical Device to make sure she would be on board with the idea. To my delight, she was just as thrilled about it as I was!

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DIY + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017

Clothespin People Ornaments

Clothespin People Ornaments

Say goodbye to boring globe ornaments, this year we’re trimming our tree with handmade clothespin people ornaments! Dressed in bright colors, ear muffs, and mittens, these make for adorable ornaments. We took a spin on a classic craft to create some very well-accessorized snow bunnies, with scarves to boot! With such fun patterns and symbols, the options are limitless and your clothespin people are sure to be cute and cozy. This is a great craft for kids and a pretty cheap way to trim your tree!Clothespin People Ornaments

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christmas + Design + holiday + Party / Tuesday, 5 Dec 2017

Best Holiday wrapping papers

Christmas Wrapping Round Up

There is a time and a place for brown paper packages tied up with strings, but this year we wanted pink, patterned, and pretty! We’ve done a thorough investigation of wrapping papers this Christmas season and collected some of our favorites. From geometric patterns to Swedish Dala horses to fun florals, these papers are sure to delight their recipients. They’ll look fabulous under your tree too! Read on →

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