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Homemade New Year’s Eve Party Crowns.

Yesterday I shared a quick DIY for upgrading store-bought party horns for the countdown to midnight. I had similar feelings about the poor selection of New Year’s Eve crowns at the party store and decided to whip up a few of my own. Using a store-bought crown as a template, I traced the bottom portion of the paper crown and then drew my own message for each crown. Using a sharp knife, I cut out the message from glitter scrapbook paper. Then I simple attached the cardboard cut-out piece with the two tabs I left and a few staples to the original crown headband! I can’t wait to pass these out to guests at the party!

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Guest Post: Glittery Polka Dot Holiday Wrapping

I’m off to New York today to wrap up the year and head home for the holidays, so I have a festive little guest post to share with you from Navya of The Little Flower Cottage:

When Kate mentioned that she wanted to do a guest post on gift wrap styling,  I jumped at the chance to share what I’ve been whipping up in my own little workshop this season! I don’t know about you, but for me, receiving a beautifully wrapped package is almost as exciting as what’s inside.  This year I went with some simple polka dot kraft wrapping paper (a TJMaxx score!)  that I embellished with sprigs of pine, cinnamon sticks and gold glitter. I didn’t feel like the white dots were festive enough so I brushed on a thin layer of glue and dusted away with some Martha Stewart glitter. Presto!  An instant touch of glam to otherwise rustic packaging.  I can’t wait to hand them off to friends and family next week!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Good as Gold

Have you started your holiday shopping? I’m kicking off a series of gift guides today organized in my very favorite way: by color! First up, a little bit of sparkle with gifts as good as gold.

Sources: Rimmed ramekins, Cheers coasters, Bow napkin rings, Tassel Earrings, Party poppers, Champagne Flutes, Gold Bar Coin Bank, Polka dot pajamas, Party placemats

Handmade Holidays: Glitter Hangers

Next up in the Handmade Holidays series is a set of glitter coated hangers, the perfect gift for a stylish friend!

In my opinion, you can’t go wrong when you coat something in glitter — am I right? I started this project with inexpensive wooden hangers, and painted them with a layer of mod podge. Quickly, before the glue dries, sprinkle glitter until you coat the wood.  After this layer dries, go back over with another layer of mod podge to coat the hangers and seal in the glitter — you might need more than one coat depending on the thickness of your application. And there you have it, some sparkly gifts for your favorite clothes horse! (I love these so much that I might save one to hang my wedding dress on this Spring!)

 

Jazz hands.

Inspired by a post yesterday on Joanna’s blog, I popped into the pharmacy last night and bought some Salon Effects nail strips. I can NOT stop looking at how sparkly my nails are… they’re twinkling as I type! I was a little skeptical with press-on application, but they really feel like regular nail polish and were extremely easy to apply. Everyone needs a little glitter in their life, right?

Sparkles and champagne.

One holiday down and the next is just around the corner; I’m trying to get some inspiration together for hosting my New Years Eve party this weekend. Sparkles and champagne are getting me in the mood!

All that glitters.

I think it’s fair to say that this is the season of the sparkle. All signs point to sequins for the holidays and I am quite excited. J.Crew’s factory outlet is packed with glittery glamour this weekend, and here are few of my favorite finds:  

I also have my eye on some bedazzled dresses from Rent The Runway to wear to Christmas parties. I’ve never tried the service before, anyone have any experience with it? I’d love to hear your reviews!

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