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DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

Diy Bridesmaid Proposal Box

It only took me almost a year but I finally sent out my bridesmaid proposals. Of course, all of my girls said yes, so now I can finally give you a peek at what I sent to each of them. This project was super simple and didn’t cost much!

What You’ll Need:

Acrylic Boxes | Monogram Stickers | Greeting Cards | Nail Polishes | Lipsticks | Champagne Bottles

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

You can find acrylic boxes pre-monogrammed on Etsy. This route was a little more expensive than ordering the boxes and monograms separately. Plus, attaching the monogram to the boxes was so simple. First, I measured the box and found the center point. Next, I peeled the white backing off of the monogram sticker and placed it on the lid of the box. After securing the sticker to the lid, I slowly peeled the clear overlay off of the sticker. It was seriously that quick and easy!

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box

I decided to fill my box with cute little mini lipsticks and nail polishes I found at Ulta. These came in sets of six which was perfect for me since I have six bridesmaids. I ended up breaking up the package and putting one in each of the boxes. I also put a mini champagne bottle to match the adorable cards I had made for each girl. 

Just make sure whatever items you choose to put in your box that they actually fit. I purchased the champagne bottles assuming they would fit in the boxes but they didn’t. You can also find these acrylic boxes in an array of different sizes on Amazon!

Happy crafting my brides-to-be!

XOXO,

Jill

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5 Easy Ways to Revamp Your Home for Fall

The harvest season reminds us that it’s time to slow down, bundle up and take sometime to nest and reinvest in family and friends. Opposite of the spring and summer seasons full of busy activities, travel and outdoor pursuits, the fall is about recouping and recovering. If you’re hoping to give your home a seasonal makeover that will leave you feeling calm and cozy, there are plenty of ideas to consider.

Here are five easy ways to revamp your home for the chillier days of fall:

Fall Home

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Focus on Foliage 

Forget the flowers, fall is all about the foliage. From birch wood mantle pieces to leave garlands and tons of twigs and piles of pinecones, fall is the season to celebrate nature’s bounty. Find inexpensive tree trimmings on walks outdoors or faux foliage from local craft stores.

Fall Home

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Decorate the Dining Space

Nothing screams fall fun more so than a table filled with autumn accessories. From pumpkin scented candles to orange napkins and glittery gourds, this table is ready to deliver for a harvest happy hour.

Fall Home

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Light Up a Few Lanterns

There’s something eternally spooky about dark metal lanterns. Perfectly suited for setting an eerie mood, candle filled lanterns are ideal for creating a cozy but creepy ambiance.

Fall Home

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Pumpkin Party

Nothing says fall like a big pile of pumpkins. Whether ceramic, glass or rattan, a group of these beloved winter squashes is a surefire decorative homerun in any fall-focused living room. White pumpkins are unexpected and especially chic and charming in a modern living space.

Fall Home

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Seasonal Greeting

Harvest happy homes deserve a little entryway excitement. A simple table with an inviting blanket basket and a few magazines puts even the crankiest houseguest into a state of seasonal arrest. Add a little fall flavor to any doorway table with a few autumn adornments like porcelain pumpkins, scarecrow stickers or a candy corn jar.

Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor

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How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

I have been seeing specialty piñatas and balloons all over Instagram and Pinterest lately. I of course have been obsessed with them and wanted one of my own. Thus, my latest DIY project. Since my birthday is on Thursday I thought “what better decoration than a specialty piñata?” I normally would say what the heck and just order one but I just knew I could make one myself.

Just a little disclaimer, I normally share quick and easy projects but this one turned out to take some time. Even though it took me a little while to complete, it was totally worth it. I have a feeling you will feel the same way too. Also, shout out to my baby sister, Sam, for helping me with this!

What You’ll Need:

Moving Boxes | Scissors or a Box Cutter | Tape | A Sharpie | Tissue Paper

How to Make a Piñata

Step 1: Trace

After determining your shape, trace it onto the flat cardboard boxes. I repurposed my moving boxes for this project to save some money. Your boxes can be any size and shape as long as they will accommodate what you are trying to make.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 2: Cut

Now you will want to cut out your shape using your scissors or box cutter. Make sure you cut through both sides of the box so you end up with two of the same shape.

How to Make a Piñata

How to Make a Piñata

Step 3: Tape

With the left over pieces of your cardboard, you will make your shape 3D. Use pieces that are similar in size to the ends of your shape. Doing this will reduce the number of cuts and jagged edges. Piecing your shape back together is kind of like a finishing a puzzle. Also, if you want to add candy or confetti to your piñata, do it right before you seal it up completely.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 4: Fringe

Now that your shape is 3D, cut fringe for the outside. You can make the fringe as big or small as you want. After you finish cutting your fringe, determine a pattern for your piñata. I decided on four gold rows followed by two pink rows and so on. Now tape them on securely.

How to Make a Piñata

Step 5: Have Fun!

Your piñata is all finished. You can use it as a decoration for your party or put it to its real use!

I don’t think I have ever had a piñata at one of my birthday parties so this is a first for me! It only took 24 years!

What’s your favorite birthday party decoration?

 

How to Make a Flower Arrangement

How to make a flower arrangement

If you’ve ever thrown a party, you know flowers can be expensive. Little arrangements from the grocery store can cost upwards of $45, and if you call a florist you are looking at way more. One of the tricks I’ve learned from throwing so many parties is to do your own flowers. Yes, it may take some extra planning and a little more time. But, the amount you save is insurmountable.

Making your own flower arrangements is actually very simple. All you need is the flowers, a vase and some scissors. If you want to get fancy add a few pebbles or a ribbon. In just three simple steps you will have a beautiful flower arrangement.

How to make a flower arrangement

Step 1: Measure

Use your vase as a measuring tool. Hold your flower up to the vase and guesstimate about how much of the stem you should trim off. Always try give yourself a little leeway. You don’t want to cut off too much in the beginning because you won’t get that length back. For this particular arrangement, I wanted the hydrangea to sit up a little higher than the rose so I left the stem slightly longer.

How to make a flower arrangement

Step 2: Cut

Cut the stems of the flowers to your desired length. If necessary, cut the leaves off too. For aesthetic reasons, I cut the leaves off of the roses but kept the hydrangea’s.

How to make a flower arrangement

Step 3: Arrange

Arrange the flowers in the way you envisioned. You can use twine, rubber bands or create a grid at the top of the vase with tape to keep your flowers in place. I used pebbles as an anchor for the stems to hold the arrangement in place.

How to make a flower arrangement How to make a flower arrangement

For this project, I was able to make two arrangements with $25 of flowers. One of the pre-made arrangements at the store similar to the one I made cost about twice as much. This is so easy, cost effective and a great way to give any party a personal touch. There is no wrong or right way to make a flower arrangement. If you are having a creative block, Pinterest is always a great tool.

I’m so excited to see what you all create. Share with me the photos of your flower arrangements below in the comments!

Embellished Sandals DIY

embellished sandals diy

I have been seeing embellished sandals in every store since spring merchandise hit the shelves back in February. All of the big designers have their own version, which can cost a fortune! Most of you know I am #BallinOnABudget, so I can’t necessarily afford to spend $300 on sandals. Plus, my closet is about to explode and I have put myself on a buying hold until I get that under control (or at least I’m attempting).

I have decided to repurpose some old sandals in my closet and DIY them into the embellished sandals I’ve always wanted. Lucky for me this craft is easy not just in terms of doability, but on the pocketbook as well. In two easy steps and in under $10 you can have a brand new pair of shoes!

What You’ll Need:

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Sandals: I grabbed these sandals up last spring at TJ Maxx for less than $20. I have gotten a good wear out of them but they can definitely use a facelift. I would suggest using a pair of sandals you already own to keep it cost friendly or a pair from a second hand store! Also, be sure that the sandals you choose have a good working area. I chose these because the blue strap is very wide and will be easy to embellish.

Embellished Sandals DIY

Rhinestones: Choose rhinestones that have a flat back so you can easily glue them on the shoe. Any size, shape and color will do. It is all a matter of personal preference.

Embellished Sandals DIY

Fabric Glue: You will need permanent fabric glue that dries on clear.

Now that you have all of your materials, lets get started!

Embellished Sandals DIY

Step 1: Arrange the Rhinestones

Before you make your design permanent, arrange the rhinestones on your sandals. This will help you discover what you like and what you don’t. I also drew inspiration from other sandals currently on the market. (See below)

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Step 2: Glue the Rhinestones

Now that you know how you want your sandals to look, permanently place your rhinestones. Make sure you glue each and let them dry completely before wearing them. I decided to go for a more simple look than shown above.

Embellished Sandals DIY

I would love to see your embellished sandals DIY photos/links in the comment section below. How do you repurpose your old items and make them new again?