Posts Categorized: holiday

DIY + holiday / Wednesday, 27 Jun 2018

Bandana Berry Baskets

Bandana Berry Baskets

Fourth of July is in one week! What are your plans? I’m spending time with family and soaking up the sun. If you’re enjoying the holiday with company, we’ve got the perfect gift to send your guests home with. These Bandana Berry Baskets are seasonal and patriotic, but not overly so! Last year we posted a tutorial on how to bleach bandanas to give them a beautiful faded look. Check it out if you missed it! We’ve chosen a patriotic palette of those bandanas to wrap up fresh berry filled baskets. We’ve even created a coordinating bandana inspired tag to accompany the gifts! So share the fruits of the season with bandana berry baskets!

See how to wrap your basket properly with a bandana!

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Easter + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg TreeEaster Trees have been around for a while and there are quite a few versions out there. I love the Swedish tradition of covering branches with brightly colored feathers. We made a paper version you can check out here. This year we wanted to put a personalized spin on this traditional decoration with a Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree! This Easter Season I’ve been on a natural dying kick for my Easter eggs! I love the subtle tones and muted colors you can achieve with fruits and vegetables. Of course, it’s a bit trickier than using boxed dye kits, but I think the end results are worth it. To create our egg “ornaments,” we teamed up with Brother to use their P-touch Embellish machine to create custom ribbons for hanging our eggs! This turns a typical Easter decoration into an heirloom you’ll keep forever. 

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Get the full tutorial on natural dying eggs and making your Easter Egg Tree Ornaments!

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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!

Continue for Bay Alarm Details and step-by-step photos for the paper mushroom wreath!

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