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The inspiration I get for wrapping gifts comes from a variety of places.  Whenever I shopping, reading a magazine or even watching TV, my eys are always focused on litte details that may inspire me. Inspiration can come from a piece of artwork, a spool of ribbon or even a rug pattern.

When I started thinking about how I was going to wrap my mom’s Mother’s Day gift, the card I bought for her became the inspiration.  I loved the butterfly and flower design and the touches of glitter that made the card sparkle.

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After studying the card, I knew I wanted to create a 3-D version with butterflies and flowers and I found just what I was looking for in the sticker aisle of Michaels.

Butterly Fly Stickers

I picked up a set of butterfly stickers and paper roses, and used a paper mache box, gift wrap and ribbon I already had on hand.  The gift wrap is a beautiful gold embossed diamond pattern from HomeGoods and the ribbon is a reversible satin from my favorite ribbon source MayArts.

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I wrapped the top and bottom of the box separately in the gold paper and used two different ribbon colors as wraps around the box.

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The butterflies and flowers are placed in a random pattern on the top of the box and secured with glue dots.

The ribbon is secured under the bottom of the box so it will be easy for my mom to open her gift without messing up the top arrangement.

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It’s always a treat to send my mom a little something that I’ve crafted and I know she will love her gift and the gift wrap.

MOM

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Mother’s Day is May 10th!

Shelly

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 Happy Saturday to you all.

Just dropping in today to share a fun spring-is-coming DIY craft you can make this weekend, along with a few links I think you’ll love.

Flower Monogram

how-to tutorial 

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If you’ve ever thought about opening an Etsy shop or already have one, here’s a great article on Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur.

This quote is a driving force in my life right now.

15 Ways to Live a Year With No Regrets!  Powerful wisdom.

This kitchen renovation is pretty amazing.  I especially love the free-standing console and that chalkboard.

If you love food served in a bowl like I me, you’ll want to try these healthy recipes.

Shelly

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I love to personalize our small little cocktail cart with monogrammed cocktail napkins and barware.  The newest additon to the cart are my DIY Monogrammed Cocktail Stir Sticks which you got a glimpse of when you saw my mug wraps.

DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle

After seeing and wanting these monogrammed cocktail stick on Horchow but not wanting to pay $65.00 for them, I knew I this could be an easy DIY project.

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After gathering all my supplies, it took me about 15 minutes to make 25 personalized stir sticks and all for less than $9.00 !

Monogram Stir Stick by ConfettiStyle

To make your own monogrammed stir sticks, here’s what you’ll need:

Plain Wood Drink Stir Sticks {this Etsy shop is currently on vaca but you can ask to be notified when they open back up}

Assorted Adhesive Letter Stickers {available from craft stores and always remember to check the sale section for these}

Mod Podge {to seal you stickers to the stick)

Monogram Drink Stirrers (4) copy

I love how easy these were to make and plan on making more to give as gifts!  

Monogram Stir Sticks by ConfettiStyle

DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle3

Happy Crafting!

Shelly

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Happy Friday!

Boy and I exhausted this morning.  I was up until 11:00 pm last night decorating a monster Christmas tree (over 9′ tall) for a client. Even after taking a shower and washing my hair I still have glitter on me :)

Oh well, no time to be tired.  I’ve got a long list of things to do today and projects to complete.

Before I take off to get some work done, I wanted to share a few creative Christmas card display ideas I’ve come across recently.

Enjoy and be inspired!

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When ever I teach a holiday design workshop and talk about decorating with faux Christmas trees and garland, I always recommend mixing real cedar into your decor to give your home the scent of Christmas.

I also share the tip that if you go to any of the big box hardware stores and ask for the cedar clippingsfrom the Christmas Trees they sell, the stores will let you take it for FREE !

Whenever I share this tip, I’m always asked for other ways to incorporate cedar into Christmas decor so I decided to share a few of those ideas with you today on the blog.

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1)  Wire cedar sprigs to a monogram letter form for a unique door hanging

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2) Use a cedar piece as a gift wrap embellishment
3)  Add cedar to a flower arrangement to give a holiday feel
4)  Bundle leftover cedar pieces together to make a chair swag
5)  Add cedar sprigs to faux garland to add texture, highlights and a holiday scent
6)  Use cedar sprigs as an hors d’ oeuvres pick
7)  Embellish a chandelier with cedar branches
8)  Use cedar pieces to accent the base of a candle holder or around decorative items on a tree
9)  Fill an outdoor planter with cedar for a fall porch accent
10)  Gather cedar pieces together and hand from the front door as a holiday wreath alternative

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11)  Make cedar candle rings for your tabletop candlesticks!

Oh what fun it is to decorate for free during the holidays!

Shelly

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Happy Sunday!  With only about 16 days before Christmas, I know this weekend was a big weekend for Christmas tree decorating.  I’ve put the finishing touches on my tree and at the last minute I added a few monogrammed ornaments to the mix.

Monogrammed ornaments are a great way to personalize your holiday decor, whether it’s on the Christmas tree, your holiday table or as part of your holiday gift wrap.

Monogram Ornament on Tree

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Personalized Holiday Place Card by Inspired By Charm

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Ornament Gift Tags

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If you love the idea of decorating with monogrammed ornaments this holiday, you can either Buy or DIY.

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 My favorite online source for beautiful monogram ornaments is Mark and Graham!  I love the different font styles available and that the ornaments are available in different colors.

Spherical Glass Ornament--Mark and Graham

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  Buy:  Monogram Ornaments from Mark & Graham

If you want to get a little crafty, here’s an easy tutorial to make your own monogrammed ornaments.

DIY Monogram Ornament

Diy:  Easy DIY Monogram Ornament from Sugar & Cloth

Happy Shopping or Crafting!

Shelly

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DIY Nut Bowls by ConfettiStyle-4

Sometimes I think my creativity is a curse because I rarely can look at an item and think it’s perfect the way it is.  More times than not I look at something and imagine how I could make it better, cuter or more decorative.

Take these small wood bowls I saw at HomeGoods.  I thought about all the different food items that could be served in these bowls and even thought about how cute they’d be on a vanity holding jewelry.  They were adorable just like they were  but I imagined them being even cuter.

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DIY Wall Art by ConfettiStyle1

My mother was a school teacher for 27 years and every summer, a couple of weeks before school started, I’d go to the classroom to help her decorate the bulletin boards.  I loved going to her classroom and getting it ready for the first day of school and always love to write on the chalkboard and look at the old school map that hung on one wall.   The map seemed larger than life and I remember loving how it was hung, from two wood rods and a rope.

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The other day I came across a piece of wall art that was hung in a similar way and it brought back memories.  I decided I needed my own version of vintage school map style artwork in my home and so I created one.  Instead of using an image for my art piece, I decided to create a wall quote instead.

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To create this piece I headed to Hobby Lobby and picked up two pieces of  their 36″ x 1″ x 1/4″ pine wood pieces and a 11″ x 14″ canvas.

 Once home I cut the wood pieces in half so that I’d have four 18″ long pieces and then stained them with Minwax stain sheets.

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Next I cut the canvas off of the frame so that I’d have a loose piece of canvas.  To create a clean edge, I measured 1/2″ in on each side of my canvas, folded the edge under and secured it with stitch witchery.

Then I got busy hand lettering my quote using a SharpieAlways Believe That Something Wonderful Is About To Happen!

Once I was done hand-lettering I glued the top and bottom edge of the canvas between two pieces of wood.

The piece now hangs as part of an eclectic gallery wall arrangement.

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I love how this project turned out and the memories that it reminds me of.

Shelly

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