Favorites Of The Week | Beautiful Things

There are questions in life that we may never has the answers to like “why does a four day work week always seem extra-long?”  While you enjoy your weekend and ponder this question, also take some time to enjoy my Favorites Of The Week.

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FAVORITE POSTS

The summer home tours have started and I loved touring Kris’ beautiful home.  Her family room is so bright and crisp and I love all the special details she’s styled the space with.

I’m at the stage in life where I’m wanting to purge and live with less.  Apartment Therapy posted an article on minimalism recently and this quote by Joshua Becker, author and blogger aBecoming Minimalist grabbed my attention–“Desiring less is even more valuable than owning less.”  It’s a great read if you’re feeling the urge to lighten your load too.

Framed textiles are such a unique way to create custom artwork for your home.

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FAVORITE PINS

This Dip Dyed Stationery is a project to add to your DYI to-do list.  So cute!

This bathroom is just one of the amazing room designs in this designers portfolio.

Kitchen perfection…black + gold + white.  And notice the wood apron and legs on the island extension.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

Floral patterns are always a big trend for spring and summer but I’m loving all the textured pillows I’m seeing on store shelves.  If  you’re not a pattern person, textured pillows are a great way to add visual interest to a chair or sofa.  These Fringe Diendra Pillows are from Anthropologie and they are beyond beautiful.

 

If you’re planning on doing a lot of entertaining this summer, you might want to pick up this chic Leaf Print Tablecloth from H and M Home for only $24.99.  And if you need some tablescape inspiration here’s a gorgeous party table styled using the tablecloth.

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Anyone else out there have sunglasses scattered around your house?  I just can’t seem to come up with a workable storage option to keep them all in one place.  That is until now.  The Emily & Meritt Sunglass Holder from Pottery Barn Teen is the solution to my problem. I love that it can also be used to hold jewelry.

Before I sign off, I just wanted to say Thank You for all the wonderful comments here on the blog and on Instagram on my Bohemian Inspired Tablescape.  In case you missed it, you can read the full post here.

I hope you enjoyed my Favorites Of The Week.  Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday with an awesome Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Gift Wrap Inspiration: Tassel Ribbon Tie

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, you may have gift giving on your mind.  If you’re looking for the perfect gift, be sure to check out my Mother’s Day Gift Guide.  Once you’ve purchased a gift you’ll need to wrap it so I’ve got a fun and easy gift wrap idea for you today.

DIY GIFT WRAP: Tassel Ribbon Tie

Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do and because I’m a paper and ribbon collector {aka-hoarder} I’ve got a stash of pretty paper and embellishments perfect for the occasion.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I’m always drawn to floral motifs when it comes to Mother’s Day gift wrap so I chose this pretty orange and pink floral blossom paper.  I love the bold design and the accent of apple green in the background pattern.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Similar Floral Gift Wrap // Similar Faux Leather Tassels // Orange Ribbon

Wanting to put a different spin on the bow, I decided to create a tassel tie using white faux leather tassels that I had.

You won’t believe where these tassel came from.  They originally started out as tassel garland from the Nate Berkus collection at Target.  I scored several sets of the garland in white and black on clearance for less than $3!

When I purchased the garland I had the idea of making necklaces but also knew the tassels would make a great gift wrap embellishment.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle
Making the tassel tie was super easy.  I measured a length of ribbon long enough to fit around the box and tie and simple bow. Then I tied a tassel on to each end.  Once the box was wrapped, I used the tassel tie like a regular ribbon to embellish the gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Similar Floral Gift Wrap // Similar Faux Leather Tassels // Orange Ribbon

One of the best parts of creative gift wrapping is using items in new ways.  These tassels were meant for home decor but make the perfect finishing touch for a gift.

The next time you shop the clearance aisle at your favorite store, be on the look-out for trinkets and charms you can use when wrapping gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Favorites Of The Week {Spring Inspiration}

Happy weekend!  Here’s my favorite links from the week.

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FAVORITE POSTS

How to find you niche and get paid for it.

These just might be the cutest garden markers I’ve ever seen.

Now this is a bathroom makeover!  #gorgeous

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FAVORITE PINS

The wallpaper and mirror in this bathroom are just stunning.

How stinking’ cute and creative is this spring door arrangement?!

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I need these monogrammed gift tags in my life STAT!!! And these and these.

The pattern and colors on this geometric clutch are so fun.

This might be my new favorite spring candle.  The White Camellia scent is heavenly!

I’ll see you back here next week.  Until then, have an amazing weekend!

DIY Easter Candy Jars {Easter Gift Idea}

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Welcome to part 2 of the Spring Thyme Recipes & Style Blog Hop hosted by my friend Tamyra at Positively Southern.   If you’re coming over from Swirls of Flavor, welcome!  I know you enjoyed Gwynn’s post as much as I did.  Along with the other participating bloggers, we’re bringing you more spring and Easter inspiration today.   I’ve listed all of the bloggers at the end of the post so make sure to stop by each blog and see what everyone is sharing.

Today I’ve got a fun and simple Easter gift idea for you.

One of the things you might not know about me is that I like to take the road less traveled.  And when it comes to creative projects, I like to put my own twist on things.  Take for instant Easter baskets. This year when it came time to make Easter baskets I wanted them to be unique.  An ordinary woven Easter basket wasn’t going to cut it.  This year I decided to create Easter Candy Jars instead of a traditional basket!

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Medium Jar with Rope Handle  {also available in small and large size} // Pink Stripe Ribbon // Green Dot Ribbon

Aren’t these the cutest candy jars ever?  And boy are the easy to make.

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Once the idea of Easter jars struck me, I headed to Hobby Lobby for glass jars.  There were a lot of styles to choose from but these jars with a rope handle caught my eye. The jars come in three sizes and with my 40% off coupon the largest jar was less than $7.

sale alert:  next week all the jars will be 50% off.

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

I filled each jar with Easter grass, a chocolate bunny and candy.  And once that was done I tied a pretty ribbon on the handle.

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Just think of all the ways you can customize an Easter Candy Jar by using different candies, ribbons and grass.  And once the holiday is over the gift recipient can use the jar to hold a candle, pencils or whatever they want.  #twogiftsinone

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Part of the fun in creating unique gifts is giving them out.  I can’t wait to deliver my Easter jars to friends and family so they can enjoy their special treat.

DIY EASTER CANDY JARS

DIY Easter Candy Jar by ConfettiStyle

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing in my ‘Spring Thyme’ fun.  Next on the blog hop train is Tamyra at Positively Southern so head over and see how she’s bring spring style into her home.


Clutter Cafe (read part 1 here)
Viva La Vintage For Your Home (read part 1 here)
Swirls of Flavor (read part 1 here)
Confetti Style (read part 1 here)
Positively Southern (read part 1 here)
Totally Tailgates (read part 1 here)
M. Jones Style (read part 1 here)
Life at Lydia’s House (read part 1 here)
LindaG Loving Home (read part 1 here)

 

Favorites Of The Week | A little of this and a little of that

Between working on projects and dealing with the insurance company after my car was hit, this week has been a bit frenzied.   I’m glad to see the weekend and very happy to have a little down time.

Isn’t this basket the cutest?  It’s a simple DIY project I spotted on the OKL site and you can recreate it for less than $25 with these tassels and this basket.

Favorites of the week-- Posts, Projects and Pins

 

It’s a boots and sweater kind of day and I’m off to run errands, attend a blogger meet-up and then its game night at my brothers.

A few favorites from the past week, enjoy!

Diary of a room makeover.  So good!
Fill the gap between passion and success.
Five plants that can detoxify your home.  I’m headed to the nursery this weekend to pick up one or two.
How to make cut Hydrangeas last longer.
Love these chic fabric DIY’s.

7 Free Valentine’s Day Printables {designed just for you}!

The other day I was playing around (code for wasting time) on the computer and found myself designing the fun Valentine’s cards.  I’m planning to use a couple of them in a gift wrap project that will be live on the blog Thursday, but I also wanted to share them with you.  All of the cards are free downloads so you can print right from your computer.

And in true ‘ConfettiStyle’ style, I designed these cards in fun, bright colors so they will surely brighten someones day.

 Attach a card to a gift, frame one or two, or use them as part of a scrapbook and paper crafts project. Whatever you do, have fun.

These Valentine’s Day printables are yours to enjoy!

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Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

The pink heart card is perfect for anyone including teachers and everyone on your support team–hair stylist, nail technician.

Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

Give the I Love You card to your significant other.

 

Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

The poppy card has one of my favorite quotes on it and is ideal for a special friend.

This bold floral design is my favorite and would be great for mom or a special girlfriend.

Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

Give this friendship card to all your girl or guy friends.

Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

Be My Valentine is another great card for your hubby, wife or significant other.

Free Valentine's Day Printables--Cards by ConfettiStyle

Love Is A Word card is designed for anyone that brings meaning to your life.

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Download Valentine’s Day Cards

In case you missed it, you can find my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide here.

DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Mason Jar Matches

DIY Mason Jar Matches by ConfettiStyle

During the holidays I always keep a couple of candles on hand for last-minute gift giving.  Candles are one of my favorite gifts to give but sometimes I want a little something extra to go along with the candle.

As I’ve been out and about Christmas shopping, I’ve seen lots of cute jars filled matches.  I immediately thought about what a great gift matches would be paired with a candle.  And then, like all crafters and DIYers the thought of making my own Mason jar matches popped into my head.

A quick trip to the store to gather supplies and in no time flat I had created this sweet candle gift set.

DIY Mason Jar Matches by ConfettiStyle

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own DIY Mason Jar Matches…

Supplies

Mason jar (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
sandpaper (this will make lighting candles even more convenient)
strike-anywhere matches
hot glue gun
candle  (one of my favorite holiday scents)
gift tag or sticker
twine or ribbon

Instructions

Take the lid off of your Mason jar, and use it to trace a circle on the sheet of sandpaper.
Using your hot glue gun, glue the sandpaper to the lid of the Mason jar.
Fill your jar with the matches, trimming down to size if necessary. Tip: It is important that the matches you use are labeled strike anywhere, or they will not ignite on the sandpaper.
Tie a bow on the Mason jar and add a decorative sticker or gift tag.

DIY Mason Jar Matches by ConfettiStyle

Merry Christmas Sticker

DIY Mason Jar Matches by ConfettiStyle

Since I like to stock up on hostess gifts to take me through the holiday season, I made a batch of these at one time. They’re adorable, inexpensive, and didn’t take much time at all.

DIY Mason Jar Matches by ConfettiStyle

What do you think? Are you going to give this DIY a try?

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DIY Holly Leaf Swizzle Sticks

DIY Holly Leaf Swizzle Sticks by Confettistyle

I promised I’d give you the low down on how I made these cute Holly Leaf Swizzle Sticks so today I’m sharing the tutorial so you can whip out a few of these for yourself.

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First let’s talk supplies.

You’ll need wood cocktail stir sticks with a holiday sentiment on them.  I found my cocktail sticks at HomeGoods but found similar ones at TJMaxx and on Etsy.  If you’re shopping HomeGoods/TJMaxx look for the sticks in near the checkout line or back with the gift tags and holiday ribbon.  I spotted them in both spots in my local stores.

tip:  you could also use monogram stir sticks which you can find here.

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Merry Christmas Stir Sticks via Tulle and Twig on Etsy

Next you’ll need holly leaf embellishments to add to your swizzle sticks.  I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby but these exact ones don’t seem to be available online.  These 3-D holly leaf stickers are similar.  Or you could use these cute gift package stickers for another look.

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The last thing you’ll need is temporary  glue dots.  If you’re not familiar with glue dots, they are like adhesive tape but come in individual dots instead of one long strip like regular tape.

tip: the best part about using  dots is the fact that they aren’t permanent.  After your holiday party you can remove the holly leaf embellishment and use them again.

Glue Dots

Now the hard work begins.

Step 1:  Hold a swizzle stick in one hand and attach a glue dot to the front of the stick under the circular topper.

Step 2:  Attach a holly leaf embellishment on top of the glue dot to hold it in place. **the holly leaf embellishment I used had a small stem so after I attached it to the glue dot I wrapped the stem around the stick.

Voila!  You’ve got yourself really Christmas Swizzle Sticks in no time flat.

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tip:  Swizzle sticks also make a great hostess gifts add-on with a bottle of wine.

Making these swizzle sticks is hard work so I recommend you sit back and enjoy a holiday cocktail after you make a couple of set.  Enjoy!

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