Happy Friday! We’re only two days into December and we are already in the Christmas spirit! We loved the jack-o-lantern soda bottles we made with Places for Faces for Halloween so much that we decided to make them Christmas-themed. Here’s how to make your own reindeer soda bottles and top them off with personalized toppers from Places for Faces… Supplies: glass bottles (ours are from Michaels), silver pipe cleaners, googly eyes, mini red pom poms, glue, Places for Faces, tape, scissors, and paper straws. Directions: 1. Clean your soda bottles thoroughly and let dry. 2. Use glue to attach googly eyes and pom poms to the bottles to create the reindeer faces. 3. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the neck of the bottle and bend it
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! We are SO excited to share all the new Christmas content we’ve been working on! First up, some delicious chocolate spoons to give as gifts, to add to a hot cocoa bar, or just keep for yourself to stir your coffee! Here’s how to make your own… Supplies: chocolate candy melts, spoon-shaped candy mold, white candy melts, and sprinkles. Directions: 1. Thoroughly wash and dry the silicone candy mold before using. 2. Melt chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until smooth. 3. Scoop melted chocolate directly into each mold OR scoop the chocolate into a Ziploc bag
Happy Cyber Monday! In honor of this super-sale occasion, we are kicking off our 2016 Holiday Gift Guides with some of our favorite finds from around Etsy! We love shopping small and supporting local and handmade business, so we gathered some awesome products we think you’ll love. Click the links below to check them out! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 Happy shopping! And don’t forget – we have a sale going on in the Vicky Barone Designs Etsy shop. Use the code CELEBRATE15 to save 15% off your total purchase!
This post contains affiliate links. If purchased, I will receive a commission, but the price stays the same for you! We are so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Today we’re sharing a fun DIY to personalize your table settings. Here’s how… We have seen the idea for bleach pen napkins all over Pinterest and we just had to try it out for ourselves. Supplies: fabric napkins (ours were from Target), a bleach pen, and cardboard. Directions: 1. Test out your bleach pen writing skills on a piece of scrap cardboard before using it on a napkin. Once you feel comfortable with the flow of the bleach, you can get started! 2. Place another piece of cardboard underneath a napkin to catch any bleach that may seep
Happy Thanksgiving week! Today we’re sharing a super easy, last-minute place card tutorial to spice up your Thanksgiving tablescape! Here’s how to make your own… Materials: – Faux pears (we got ours at Marshalls, but you can find faux fruit at any craft store!) – An X-acto knife – White card stock – A pen or marker (we used Tombow Dual Brush Pens) Directions: 1. Cut white card stock into small rectangles. Ours were about 2×3″ 2. Use the X-acto knife to make a slit in the top of each of the pears. 3. Use a pen or marker to write names on each card (you can also print out name cards with your favorite font!). 4. Insert cards into pears and set on the
Mimosas are not just for orange juice anymore! This Autumn-inspired mimosa recipe is so simple and delicious you will want to drink it year round. Here’s how to create your own… Ingredients: apple cider and champagne, cinnamon sugar and apples for garnish! These apple cider mimosas just require TWO ingredients! Simply mix apple cider and champagne and you have yourself a tasty Fall drink for any occasion. To take our mimosas up a notch, we added a cinnamon sugar rim! Mix cinnamon and sugar on a small plate and spread it out into a circle the size of the glass rim. Take an apple slice and rub it around the rim of the glass, then dip the glass into the cinnamon sugar and roll it
The holidays are coming up and we are so excited for all the fun festivities! Today we’re sharing a inspiration board with our favorite ideas for holiday entertaining including personalized invitations from Paperless Post! From party attire to cocktail recipes and decor, we are prepared for the perfect low-key cocktail party and thanks to Paperless Post, we’ll have unique invitations to set the tone for our guests. Shoes | Dress | White Cranberry Mimosas Table Runner | Glasses | Invitations How are you celebrating the holidays this year? We’d love to hear!