If you’re a plant lover, here’s a quick and easy way to incorporate succulents and cacti into your fall decor. Use a pumpkin as a planter! I used a cinderella pumpkin because I love the shapes and colors of them, and they’re usually wide enough to make a great shallow planter.
First just cut an opening and hallow it out just as you would when making a jack-o-lantern. Then fill it with a variety of succulents and some soil.
I layered cacti and different types of succulents in mine. And since the fuzzy cacti looks like a spider nest I added some plastic Halloween spiders. I can easily remove those to transition it into November. If it lasts that long.
I love it as our dining table centerpiece.
So easy and cute! I’ll spritz them a couple of times per week and hope it lasts until winter.
I know, I know…a Christmas tree in July?!
In case you didn’t already know, July is National Ice Cream Month! To celebrate I’ve teamed up with Treetopia (who believe their trees don’t have to be limited to one holiday!) and five other bloggers to bring you sugary sweet ice cream themed holiday tree ideas.
What’s even sweeter? Treetopia is giving you the chance to win special treats through their social media giveaway, and brand ambassador, Jen Perkins’ Facebook live contest!
Ready for my ice cream themed creation?
I started with a pink lighted tree from Treetopia, of course, and decorated it with DIY ice cream ornaments and ice cream string lights.
I used tissue paper to create pastel scoops and placed them in real sugar cones and cute ice cream cups.
Then I used colorful mini marshmallows and candies to decorate them!For snow cones I used tissue paper and party hats!
For extra sweetness I used twine and taffy to make little filler ornaments.
By the way, the pastel pink tree gets even pinker once you turn on the pink lights!
Can’t forget the sprinkles! I filled Treetopia’s iridescent ornaments with rainbow sprinkles! To top it all off I used the rest of my tissue paper and a party hat to make a giant ice cream cone.
Make sure you check out the rest of the blogs to see more sweet inspiration:
All Things With Purpose
The Latina Next Door
Smart Fun DIY
Celebrate and Decorate
And don’t forget to check out Treetopia’s Facebook page for details on how to win some special treats!
I’m totally one of those people who likes to hang a wreath to celebrate every season. For Thanksgiving this year I wanted a to bring in some natural elements while keeping a pop of color. Since it happens to be the time of year when I buy corn husks for tamales, I figured I would try to use some of the corn husks to make an autumn wreath! I wasn’t sure if it would work out the way I envisioned but it totally did!
This wreath is extremely cheap and easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need:
Foam or Straw Wreath Form
Corn Husks (I used an 8oz pacakge)
Colored Dye (I used Rit. Food coloring and easter egg dye also works.)
Hot Glue Gun
First you’re going to mix up the dye color of your choice and then soak the corn husks until the level of color you desire is achieved. I chose to only dye the tips of my husks for an ombre effect.
Let the husks dry completely before assembling your wreath.
Next, using a hot glue gun, start gluing the husks to the wreath form in one direction, layering the husks all the way around until the wreath form is covered. Split up the husks into thinner pieces for more depth and keep adding in more husks until you reach your desired volume.
And that’s it! Easy peasy.
I love the way it looks like feathers! I’m in love with the way it turned out and will probably keep it up throughout winter too.
I’m finally getting into the Halloween spirit and wanted to share a quick DIY project with you guys. You probably already know that I love the retro kitschy vibe of plastic lawn flamingos, so I figured why not turn them into skeletons for Halloween? Cute idea right? Well, I have to admit that this is one of those times where I thought I was being really original and creative, and then saw that you can actually buy them like this. Well, a scarier demon version anyway. Fail. I already had the materials laying around so I did it anyway! Here’s how I did it in case you want to make some yourself.
First I started with a plastic pink flamingo.
Then I sprayed it with satin black spray paint. Which looked pretty cool on its own, but I went with the skeleton idea anyway.
Then I used a white Sharpie paint marker to make the skeleton. I’m not an expert on bird anatomy so you’ll have to forgive my crude interpretation of a flamingo skeleton. Listen, I did my best!
Autumn is just around the corner and it’s time to start decorating! First up, Halloween! I absolutely love Halloween, but it’s not really my personal style to do a lot of gore or tons of orange and black in my home. One of the things I like to do with my Halloween decor is try to make it fit in with my home’s existing style. Here’s a really quick and easy way I updated a pre-lit, cheapy plastic pumpkin that I found for for $6. Isn’t he cute?
Spray paint. That’s all you need. I went with gold and white of course.
I painted the entire pumpkin with white satin paint (satin or gloss work best) and then sprayed the stem gold. I didn’t use tape or anything around the stem because I like the way the gold over-spray looks on the top of the pumpkin.
Cute, right?! I think I’m going to have to pick up a few more pumpkins and try different colors.
Anyway, easy peasy! Super cute and fits in perfectly with the rest of my decor.
I love the 4th of July. It’s probably my third favorite holiday, and definitely my favorite summer holiday. I love everything about it.I can’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer night than eating hamburgers and blowing things up in the street. It’s just so…American.
The main requirement of Independence Day is that you use as much red, white, and blue themed things as possible. Even foods must be adorned with American flags or patriotic flair or you are doing it wrong. Here’s a fun, easy, and inexpensive little embellishment for your food flair needs.
All you need are a few dollar store items:
White, white, or blue tinsel garland
Double stick tape
Skewers or toothpicks
All you have to do is cut a piece of tape and wrap it around one end of your skewer or toothpick. Then cut 2 inch piece of garland and wrap it around the taped end. Fluff it up so it looks like a firework or a sparkler! (Except this one doesn’t result in 2nd degree burns.)
Stick it on a cupcake or something equally as delicious for ultra Americana cuteness.
Happy 4th of July!
One of my favorite things to do when I haven’t seen my friends in a while is host a friend’s night with good drinks, yummy snacks, and hilariously inappropriate games. I pride myself in being the hostess with the mostest (alcohol) so I always have to be equipped with quick and easy ideas that I can whip up at a moment’s notice. I teamed up with my friends at IZZE® to share a few ideas for your next #FriendsdayNight.
Making a tassel garland with leftover colorful tissue paper is easy and super cute. All you have to do is cut long strips of paper, bunch them together, fold the bunch in half around a piece of string, and twist. Easy peasy!
Snacks are easy too. Cut up some fresh fruit and mix up a bunch of fresh guacamole with chips. My favorite guac recipe is sooo easy. 4 medium haas avocados, half of a red onion (chopped), a handful of cilantro (roughly chopped), juice from half of a lime, and salt to taste.
Don’t forget the drinks! This is my favorite part.
I like to have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The flavored sparkling beverages from IZZE® are perfect for cocktail mixing or drinking plain. My personal favorite is IZZE® Sparkling Grapefruit juice mixed with a shot of white tequila and a squeeze of lime. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and lots of ice!
Enjoy your next Friendsday Night!
This post was sponsored by IZZE® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about IZZE®, all opinions are my own.