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Thursday’s Theme: Harvest DIY Projects From Pinterest

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

The title says it all – we’ve compiled a few charming harvest DIY projects from creators all over Pinterest, ranging in skill level and material needs. Tell us about the DIY projects you’ve taken on this fall, and be sure to follow us on Pinterest for more ideas throughout the holiday season.

Harvest Napkin Rings

All this DIY takes is some faux berries, leaves, greenery or all of the above. If you have never added napkin rings to your table, you may be surprised how elegant they make each place setting.

Pumpkin Leaves Printables

These little tags are perfect for marking each place at the table, or spicing up your seasonal displays.

Pumpkin Leaves Free Printable | Ella Claire Blog | DIY

Apple and Pumpkin Candle Holders

A charming idea for turning ordinary tealights into beautiful seasonal mood lights.

Burlap Wreath

This is a great tutorial for a simple burlap wreath that isn’t strictly fall specific, so you could use it all year round.

Pumpkin Terracotta Pots

This is a “We wish we had thought of this!” DIY, and it’s perfect for housing small treats this time of year.

Autumn Serving Tray

Collect some leaves from your own yard for this DIY, and have a charming tray from which to serve your guests this season.

Harvest Yard Signs

This is a more material-intensive DIY, but the result is certainly worth it.

DIY Harvest Yard Sign | Homemade by Carmona Blog | DIY

Fall Harvest Crochet Coaster Set

For those of you who love getting crafty with crochet, this vibrant pattern is free and comes with great instructions.

Free Crochet Pattern – Fall Harvest Coaster Set | A Crocheted Simplicity Blog

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Thursday’s Theme: Halloween Decorating Roundup

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Today we’re rounding up some of our favorite Halloween looks featured here on the blog, which we hope will either offer you fresh inspiration or kick your decorating up a notch.

Halloween Mantel

We love this mantel because it is so versatile – it can work with a variety of tastes and decor preferences. The banner can be DIY‘ed, the pumpkins can be painted or left in their orange prime, and faux cobwebs give the entire space a spooky charm – whether you have a farmhouse, Tudor, contemporary home, or anything in between!

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Halloween Tablescape / Vignette

This space caught our eye because of the unique addition to the pumpkin – it’s both handmade and whimsical enough for Halloween. The table and pumpkins also serve as a reminder that Halloween doesn’t have to mean purple and lime green and orange overload. A simple color palette and subtle decoratives on a table or counter can be both stylish and seasonal.

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Trick-Or-Treat

We love the idea of a candy bar for Halloween. Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, preparing for trick-or-treaters, or just want something sweet within reach, a designated candy bar can be fun and, believe it or not, decorative. Use glass jars and a festive tray to make the colorful candy a little more sophisticated.

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Find more Halloween decorating ideas and inspiration here, and share with us your tips for creating a spooky and stylish All Hallow’s Eve look in the comments below.

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Thursday’s Theme: Fall Flower & Plant Arrangement Ideas

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Only one day stands between us and the official first day of Autumn. So today we are sharing some fall flower and plant arrangement ideas that you can DIY quickly, and in most cases, with items around and outside your home.

DIY Pumpkin Vase | A Pumpkin & A Princess

One of the best vessels for holding plants and flowers this time of year is of course, the pumpkin. For an almost-perfectly cohesive look, use craft pumpkins in place of real pumpkins. Or, carve the top of a real pumpkin and clean it out like you would if you were creating a jack-o-lantern. Place flowers and greenery inside – they will look their best if their stems are trimmed relatively short. You could also place a candle inside and surround it with a mini wreath or strand of bittersweets and leaves.

Craft Pumpkin Candle Holder | By Stephanie Lynn

Fall Mason Jar Vases | Anything & Everything: A DIY Blog

Mason jars are consistent stars of DIY projects, and especially when they are painted with autumn colors and filled with flowers, it’s easy to see why. But if you use Mason jars for canning or food storage and don’t have any to spare, painted coffee tins and similar containers offer just as much charm. Even empty wine bottles can be painted and used for single blooms along a table or mantel.

DIY Rustic Flower Vase | Ribbons & Glue

Fall and Halloween DIY Vases

Of course, what we hope you gain from this this post is how “charming” doesn’t have to mean “complicated.” And fall typically offers items right outside your door. Collect pinecones, colorful leaves, twigs and other natural elements, throw them in a glass vase and voila! Instant seasonal style. A ribbon can help spruce up the look, and potpourri will add even more freshness to your indoor living spaces.

DIY Fall Glass Vase | A Kitchen Table For Two

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