8 DIYS for adding color this Thanksgiving.


It’s crazy to think just a year ago we hosted Thanksgiving. We had moved to Los Angeles only a couple months before, but we hosted and we had a lovely time. Our home was filled with new & old friends, it was imperfect, but our hearts and tummies were full. Isn’t that part of what Thanksgiving is about, anyway?

As the holiday nears once again I can’t help but think of the table decorations and little ways to make guests feel welcome and at ease. One tip I have, that I learned from this dear heart friend is instead of apologizing for the way something looks in our homes we should be putting the focus on welcoming others in. I just love that, don’t you?

So let’s talk about one of my favorite words: color. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year — great news :) — I’ve gathered 8 of my favorite DIY projects from Pinterest (and they’re so easy, let me assure you!) that will add color to your home in a flash. They’re low-cost, multi-purpose and so fun. Even if you don’t think about decorating for Thanksgiving for another week you still have plenty of time to complete these projects.

8 DIYs for adding color this Thanksgiving:

  1. no-sew burlap polka dot table runner
  2. monogrammed pumpkins place setting
  3. gourd flower vases
  4. painted mason jars
  5. mini pumpkins & pistachios centerpiece
  6. kraft paper place mats
  7. popsicle stick napkin holders
  8. ombre fall fruit table decor


Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? How are you decorating? Not hosting this year? Share something memorable from years past.

{Pattern Printing // DIY}

Projects for the home are one of my most favorite to do. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping for decor, but at the end of the day seeing something I made feels just a little more special. We are moving to a new city in just a few days and I’ve been so excited to think of projects I can do that have a high impact with low cost (because let’s face it, moving isn’t cheap!). I’ve seen this plus sign print all over lately, but in my quest for pillows, one case having a price tag ranging from $38-$52 wasn’t doing it for me — this is where the DIY saves the day!

You can use this tutorial for any sort of fabric project you have, but today I’m showing you how I made new pillow cases for our future home.

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{Headband Restyle // DIY}

Hey friends! I hope your holiday season and New Year were everything you wanted! I know I consumed far too much chocolate and wore my slippers more often then I should have, but it’s what makes the winter great, right?! The days seem to be going by so quickly, before we all know it Maggie will be posting photos of the cutest little baby ever (who’s guessing its a girl?!). Before this happens lets celebrate Valentines Day.

If you are anything like me it’s just a day full of pink, red, roses + chocolate — maybe a dinner. But that’s while browsing everyone’s Instagram feed (I have a forgetful husband!). So my way of celebrating is to get dressed up a little on the lovely side. Why break the bank though if you may already have something that just needs a little re-working?

I’ve made over some accessories before {here and here} but today I’m showing a quick and easy project that can turning something cute into something even cuter — yes, its possible!

The project only requires two supplies: a headband + some nail polish! These headbands came in a pack of three from dollar tree and the nail polish is something I already had. I would assume you do too, so this is a $1 craft project! And now everyone says Hallelujah!

First you need to figure out how to keep your headband stable. You can choose to hold it the entire time or grab something that just acts as a base so when you’re done adding your design it can hang out and dry.

For photo purposes I used a base, but when I created the project I just held it. If you use these same headbands you will notice how quickly the polish dries because it gets absorbed into the headband material.

You can use a variety of colors and create any shapes you want, how fun would it be to tape off sections and create a pattern? I think dots are easy and the bright pink on the gold glitter was exactly my style.

This is one of the easiest ways to re-style items you already have and I love it for when you are changing your accessories from season to season. So grab your favorite polish and go crazy!

Meet Heather Smith, our DIY contributor. Heather stays busy juggling many roles: writer of JustLove.ly, full-time designer for {just.lovely.things} {an accessories line where she creates wardrobe accessories for magazines, tv shows & some amazing customers}, co-owner of the shop Fawn & Flora, and an indie subscription service called LoveÔŁĄClub. She’s a huge fan looking at pretty things and attempting to make them.