Did you ever think that the warmth of a flannel plaid could be transformed into a winter wedding theme? Check out this inspiration board jam packed with cozy chic red plaid wedding accents!
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This week's popular finds include a charming way to tie back your drapes and a must-have favor idea!
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Layered runners - the solid blush fabric tops the gold sequin piece perfectly!
These leather Oxford heels are the perfect choice for the bride or fashionista who wants to rock a classic vintage style.
Blush pink drapes held back by rows of complementary roses - so utterly charming!
The pearls and gold accents make this mint place setting super chic!
Wine cork keychain favors. Who wouldn't want one?
Any of these seven innovative escort card displays are sure to be a hit at your next event. Take the idea and re-invent to adapt to your upcoming soiree. I am head over heels for the mini crates filled with baby's breath; what a gorgeous presentation that would be when all of the crates are lined up together!
This map seating chart is a great idea for a world traveler focused event. (justindemutiisphotography.com)
What a fun way to kick off an event; guests are treated to a mini bottle of liquor before they head to their tables. (tylerbranchphoto.com)
Consider using feather dipped tips in your event colors for a creative escort card holder. (kayshaweiner.com)
Such a precious display - fill each small crate with baby's breath or small flowers and top with an escort card. (volatilephoto.com)
So fitting for the holiday season! Escort cards that are each attached to mini ornaments filled with colorful glitter. (erichmcvey.com)
Find an old library card catalog at an estate sale or second hand shop and fashion it into an escort card display. Old or newly fashioned library cards can serve as the escort cards inside! (sandytam.ca)
Ticket stubs attached to a dart board are perfect for a carnival themed event. (samhughesphotography.com)
When putting together a winter hat collection, I always recommend starting out with a hat in a white or cream shade. Not only are they key colors for the season, but they also complement pretty much any ensemble. I scouted a wide variety of the most unique Vintage hats in whites and ivories to share with you. Is there one in particular that strikes your fancy? I really can't choose a favorite myself - they are all equally breathtaking pieces that I would model in a heartbeat!
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Here is a magnificent collection of rustic, holiday cakes that I have put together for you. They feature different natural winter aspects such as holly, evergreens, pine cones, and berries. I love the idea of adding in a decorative deer figurine too!
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Ending the week with our top pinned winter finds from a festive sugar cookie baking gift to a wedding favor that your guests will thank you for this holiday season!
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Add a touch of nature to your decor with a DIY birch log vase.
The perfect holiday photo of you and your love kissing under a ball of mistletoe!
This sugar cookie kit is such a cute idea for the baker in your life!
Skip the frilly bows this year and top the gift with something he really loves - a mini bottle of his favorite liquor!
Glove sets are such a cute favor idea for winter weddings.
The holiday cards have already started flowing in with many more to come over the next couple of weeks! Get creative this year and design a decorative card display using one of these innovative projects.
Wrap ribbons around a large empty frame and glue or staple the ribbon ends to the back of the frame edges. Hang the frame and tape your Christmas cards to the face of the ribbons. (bhg.com)
Evenly space small clothespins on an embroidery hoop and hang on your wall or door with a beautiful bow. Use the clothespins to hold your holiday cards. (marthastewart.com)
Who doesn't love a chalkboard decor project? This project involved hanging garland covered rods on a chalkboard wall. Cards are hung along the rods using small clips. (detailgalblog.com)
Find some extra wide ribbons at your local craft store and line the edges with thin ribbons that can be used as card holders. Attach the large ribbon to the wall and decorate the top with a big bow or other holiday embellishment. (kristendukephotography.com)
Reclaim some old pieces of wood by attaching them into a nice sized board. Wrap twine around in varying patterns and use clothespins to hang the cards on the twine. Great rustic decor piece! (shanty-2-chic.com)
Instead of using decorative ribbon or string to hang your cards on an open frame, try strings of lights! Use battery operated LED lights if you want a clean look without all of the dangling cords. (reasonstoskipthehousework.com)
Use thick washi tape in a holiday pattern to make a Christmas tree design on your wall. Print out a paper star and attach it to the top of your tree design. Use stickers or tape to attach your cards to the tree. (blog.brightstarkids.com.au)
I love this idea! Hang a pair of shutters on the wall and tuck the cards inside the slots. You can give the shutters some holiday appeal by painting them or adding some holly to the edges. (lookiewhatidid.blogspot.com)
If you prefer to keep holes out of your walls, try a tabletop piece. Take a low-depth box and fill it with mini ornaments. Then, tuck photo holders beneath the surface of the ornaments and use the tops of the holders to display your cards. (spottedink.blogspot.com)
A card tree is another great display if you have the table space. Fill a vase or pitcher with long branches to hang your holiday cards from. (bhg.com)
After the lights and ornaments are hung, I always like to top my tree off with a couple boxes of candy canes every year. After hanging the last one tonight, I was inspired to compile a collection of red and white striped pieces in honor of the holiday season. Enjoy!
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Be inspired by the silver bells of the holiday season. This inspiration board consists of a combination of jingle bells and sparkly accents. Enjoy!
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My family loves creating new holiday traditions every year and one of our newest additions is the Advent Calendar. This year, I created 25 numbered bags that represent the days leading up to Christmas. Each bag contains a treat for my little one along with a a piece of paper listing a festive holiday activity that the whole family can participate in together for that day. Here is the tutorial for those of you who want to make a DIY Advent Calendar of your own for this holiday season!
For this project, I picked up packs of green and white paper sacks from Michaels. I also purchased a set of 3D holiday stickers, mini clothespins, and some ribbon.
I started out by divvying up the stickers and then used them to decorate the paper sacks one by one.
My daughter is almost two years old so all of the daily treats fit that age group. I purchased small gifts like cookie cutters, stickers, mini books, and bubbles.
Each bag contained one of the small treats along with the daily activity that I typed up and printed on cardstock. Some of the activities included baking cookies, watching a Christmas movie, and donating to Toys for Tots.
Once each bag was filled, I printed out the numbers 1-25 in varied fonts and cut them into circle shaped tags that would be attached to the bags with the clothespins. I plan to hang the advent bags on a ribbon so I needed to punch a hole in each bag too. Since some of the bags were pretty heavy, I decided to punch eyelets in for a stronger hold.
Here is a picture of one of the bags after punching the eyelet in, adding the ribbon loop, and topping it off with the number.
December 1st couldn't come soon enough!