The tutorial that I bring to you today is a very simple one, Dollar Tree Mirrored Centerpieces using Dollar Tree Mirrors. Going to the Dollar Tree is like an adventure, you get so many things with which we can create and make accessories to decorate either for our home, our office or for that activity you are planning and want to do at a low cost.On my last visit I bought some mirrors that its original use is to carry candles. I found them perfect for centerpieces so we went straight to the tutorial of these Dollar Tree Mirrored Centerpieces.
I have been wanting to try my hand at DIY placemats from those Home Goods/Marshall’s/TJMaxx shopping bags for some time now and finally spotted a couple of bags I knew I would use! Full disclosure here, I tried a few different methods and managed to melt one bag and waste some seam binding when my final result turned out to be much quicker and easier!
Learn how to transform a rusty, old object into a beautiful centerpiece! This old chicken feeder was found castaway on the farm… But with a little bit of cleaning and a little bit of vision, it has now been re-purposed into a lovely piece of art for our home.
That’s how long this table trough needed to be.
Sure, I could have decided to build this as separate pieces to be placed end to end on the table, creating an illusion of a 7 foot long table trough… but that would have been easier.
Projects like this call for barnwood, and that means my wood collecting efforts are not in vain. (Giant woodpile in back yard- justified.)...
I love cooking for my family, extended family, and friends and mostly anyone who will eat it. So I look forward to being in the kitchen making that insanely large Thanksgiving meal. And, of course, a beautifully decorated table would just make me all warm and fuzzy.
I’ve been kind of obsessed with empty toilet paper rolls lately. There’s so many cool DIY projects you can do with them as you will be seeing over the next couple months (that was your warning). But I am in love with these burlap napkin rings that I made. These are very inexpensive to make and fairly easy! I think they would be gorgeous for a wedding, and they cost next to nothing to make!
With just a few supplies you can create these beautiful succulent napkin rings. These are perfect for fall but easily transition through the seasons with this timeless table decor. http://cherishedbliss.com/diy-succulent-napkin-rings/
When decorating our home for fall, I am not the traditional orange, brown and yellow type of girl. I have always steered toward the more non-traditional colors for fall. The first year we lived in our home I chose to work with a purple, cream and green color scheme and I loved it. So when I came across the Harvest Time pattern of Johnson Brothers Ironstone plates at Goodwill, I knew the plates were a great starting point for this years fall decor.
I love being a mom of three. It is a ton of adventure and meaning overflowing out of my cup! However, it also means that there can be a ready amount of chaos overflowing out of my cup as well. Sometimes, I can feel overwhelmed with household management while keeping up with activities, work and then there is always homework. Phew, just typing this makes me want a nap!! In reality, being a mom of three means finding a balance between the chaos and who I am. I love good design, I love creativity and I need a space that is peaceful where I can unwind and just be. That is me. However, my house is usually raucous and in a general disarray. I always remember a friend of mine telling me that a clean house tells the story that you know how to clean, but a house that looks lived in means you are living a full life full of love and laughter. I hold that close to my heart in hopes that it rings true in my life, but I still want to fight the battle of total annihilation of a clean home. I want a life that is full of love and laughter, but also a space that is peaceful and beautiful. Can I not have my cake and eat it too?? Yes, I could take over one room at a time, but right now I am settling on the dining table. It is one of the first things I see when I come home. So, it is time to keep it free from the infamous piles of paperwork and schoolwork, spilled drinks, and scratch marks from pencils. It is where we dine as a family, and it should be just that! Not an office incognito. Zest it Up
Each year, I try to change it up a bit while still recycling most of my key elements, maybe with new colors for ornaments and ribbon, etc., but this year with a new home, I am trying to bring out a vintage vibe with lots of "old fashioned" Christmas touches. First thing on the list of to-dos... my vintage inspired holiday centerpiece.
While I dream about buying the entire inventory of West Elm (no, literally, I DREAM about it) it simply wouldn’t be a wise budgetary decision. So I know when to hold them, when to fold them, and when to DIY my own no-sew metallic table runner in both silver AND gold. Here's how you can, too (click over to the blog for full instructions).
For a fun and festive addition to our table the Christmas, we made a black and white table runner ... complete with the lyrics to one of our favorite Christmas songs! I'm so excited to post this as a part of a fun bloghop with Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. After reading this post, be sure to click the hashtag for a TON of great ideas and inspiration!
While it’s feeling a lot like spring in Charleston already, it’s not quite time for spring decor. My go to for in between times is a coastal themed tablescape. These DIY sea shell napkin rings give a pretty finishing touch to my breakfast nook.
Layers of vintage lace make this one-of-a kind runner perfect on your dining or console table. It goes with any decor and looks fabulous layered over other runners or tablecloths!
I recently bought a bag of vintage lace pieces on a boutique deal. I have since discovered that Amazon carries the same thing for a great price and free shipping. You can get an assortment of cream or white lace, or if you like to mix it up, some of both!
My mom called me the other day and was asking where I thought she should go to get some cute napkin rings. She said she had tried everywhere, and she couldn’t find any that she liked. It really inspired me to try to make some!
Give some old vintage forks a pretty colour-dipped make-over and use them as place card holders next time you entertain! I have inherited my great grandmother’s cutlery set and cherish it dearly. It is not a very expensive one and have seen better days but the shapes of the forks are wonderful and I love the rustic feel of the aged metal. Forks make the perfect name tag or place card holders on a table setting and look great if they are colour dipped for a fun element. Try this technique in a few easy steps with old or new forks to add a little fun on your Christmas table.
This time of year the stores are stacked to the brim with holiday assortments that either influence us to buy or inspire us to make. On a recent trip to Pier1, I came across the cutest antler napkin ring made out of burlap and a pom pom. The antlers were stitched together but I knew right away that I could make an easy one using fabric glue.
Break out the curling iron and get ready to make a corn husk flower napkin ring! Here's how:
1) Gather your tools: curling iron, scissors, corn husks, hot glue gun2) Take a small, narrow piece of corn husk and twist and wrap into a "knot"3) Cut petal shapes out of the corn husks4) Glue petals around the knot to resemble a flower5) Use curling iron to curl back each corn husk petal6) While curling corn husk petals, wonder if your hair will forever smell like tamales7) Take a wider corn husk piece and dampen with water to make pliable8) Roll into ring shape and glue ends together9) Using hot glue gun, attach flower to ring10) Wrap a small piece of corn husk around the base of the flower to cover where it attaches to the ring and glue it in place.
And there you have it! This was so easy and I'm excited to use them on our Thanksgiving table. ~Vanessa
This is a fun craft activity! :) Just grab your old kitchen napkins and transform them into pretty placemats or wall decors using an adhesive tape and spray paint. By altering colors and tape arrangements, come up with your own unique design!
Want to learn how to set the cutest table for Christmas? I think the cutest thing you can do is give everyone a specially folded napkin, and these DIY Christmas tree napkins are the cutest! It's also really simple to do, so check out the tutorial below to make the cutest Christmas table setting. Step 1: Gather Your Napkins
I think you will all FALL for this quick, easy, and inexpensive centerpiece project. Rich AUTUMN colors and a warm glow will highlight the Thanksgiving table, or simply add class to your Fall decor !
This year my Thanksgiving tablescape centers around "Count Your Blessings. I transferred the words "count your blessings" onto burlap fabric with a gold metallic paint pen.