Holiday Decor

Sparkle Confetti Garlands

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The crush on all things spots and dots continues with the latest seasonal craft, strands and strands of sparkle confetti garland! We’re getting in the Christmas spirit around here, stringing up lights and ornaments. This year the decor is simple, concentrated mostly in the living room and the front porch since we will be spending Christmas Day away from home but still wish to enjoy the season around the house.

My ten year old girl likes to craft and decorate at Christmas too so we decorated a tree together and I added a mantel display, I’ll share that tomorrow. Here’s a look at our strands of confetti garlands and the easy steps on how to recreate.

sparkle confetti garlands

 

girl with garland

 

confetti garland

There are a few versions of this garland online but many require a sewing machine, I didn’t want to run glitter cardstock through my machine and wanted my little girl to be a part so we used a simpler process, combining 1/8” ribbon and glittered scrapbook paper cut with two different punches, 1” and 1½” sizes.

glitter cardstock and punches

Cut your ribbon as long as you wish (ours were 2 yards each) and glue two dots together to the ribbon with a glue stick so your strand is two sided.

glue dots to ribbon

 

With a little patience you’ll get strands of sparkle confetti garland for stringing up around the house through the New Year, fun to suspend anywhere, on mirrors, light fixtures, bookshelves, whichever spot needs a touch of sparkle.

sparkle garland

 

sparkle garland on mirror

 

Keep them wound up neatly in the off season and like any other garland and it will last for future parties and seasonal decor.

diy sparkle confetti garland

 

I reorganized all the holiday crafts and mantel displays from years past, find them here!

updated holiday gallery

Holiday Tabletop Favorites

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hello and happy Monday! We had a non stop weekend filled with activity, on Saturday we built garment racks with a team of volunteers for the Work Clothes Closet project, I’ll share the basic assembly and supply list tomorrow. Yesterday, I caught the holiday bug so we opened up the Christmas closet and I started decorating in the living room, I love the annual ritual of bringing out the ornaments and decor and styling them around the house. 

Are you setting a holiday table this year? We will be spending Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house in Las Vegas so my Mom and I will recreate a version of this table. Christmas dinner will be spent there as well since my brother’s family is traveling all the way from Savannah that week. New Year’s Eve will be at our place, so I bought a set of these fun confetti appetizer plates for our dinner party with friends and family.

I like to purchase things that can be used again for other occasions, I’m drawn to white with gold and/or silver since the palette is festive and universal. For a simple and elegant presentation, add some twigs and painted pumpkins for Thanksgiving; touches of blue for Hanukkah; berries, pinecones, and candles for Christmas, and something sparkly for New Year’s Eve.

golden pumpkins tablescape

a pumpkin & a princess

golden thanksgiving table

me and my insanity

TZBEIL.indd

villeroy & boch

star holiday linens

h & m

A no fail formula includes a gold or silver charger, basic white dinner plate, cloth napkin, wine/water glass, and silverware. Layer with a tablecloth or runner, add an accent plate, or introduce new barware or serveware for added charm! Here are a few favorites useful for a table settings from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.  

Barware

barware

mingle glasses, crate & barrel

gold silver barware

dot champagne glasses / gold rimmed whiskey glasses / metallic drinking glasses / greet bar glass / zebra silver wine glasses / ombre pewter glassware 

Accent Plates

pheasant accent plate

pottery barn pheasant plates

accent plates

green patterned plates / nate berkus black & white dessert plates / mercury glass salad plate / dot salad plate / joy bird accent plate   

Serveware

marble serveware cb2

two tier marble server, cb2

silver gold serveware

metal geo bowl / silver & gold leaf tray / gold flatware / confetti platter / cake stand / silver wine bucket 

   

Find more 2014 Holiday Decorating and Entertaining favorites on my Pinterest board!