Spring Thyme | Recipes & Style Blog Hop

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Spring is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is getting warmer,  flowers are blooming and it’s almost time for picnics in the park and long evening walks.  The coming of spring is such a mood booster for me and I’m just giddy that it is staying light outside until almost 9:00 o’clock.

Now that spring is here, I’m starting to see lots of spring blog tours popping up on the web.  I don’t do much in the way of decorating for spring but I do love creating pretty seasonal tablescapes. And it just so happens that my friend Tamyra with Positively Southern is hosting a fun ‘Spring Thyme Recipe & Style’ blog hop and invited me join the fun.

There are a total of 9 bloggers on this tour and today is just part one of the blog hop.  We’ll all be back next Tuesday (3/28) to share more spring style and recipe inspiration so mark your calendars.

If you’re coming over from Clutter Cafe, welcome.  Lisa is one talented (and sweet) lady and a hard act to follow.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Whenever I plan a seasonal tablescape, I look for something to inspire the theme.  Can you guess what my inspiration was for my spring Easter table?  Rabbits of course!  I spotted the rabbit beverage pitcher at HomeGoods and immediately knew I wanted to use it as a flower vase. #unexpecteddecor

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Rabbit Pitcher (similar here )

Once I had the pitcher home, my color palette of green, pink and white fell into place and I went on the hunt for a green and white table runner. #fail.

After searching a few stores without any luck, I decided to make my own using inexpensive cotton fabric.  The fabric is a soft green color with an all-over white lattice pattern.  It’s exactly the design I wanted for my tablescape. Once I cut the fabric to size I used iron-on hem tape to finish the edges and had my runner done in about 10 minutes. And it cost me less than $10 to make the runner and 6 napkins.  #score

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Green and white fabric from Hobby Lobby

Flowers are always part of any tablescape I create so I surrounded the bunny pitcher with a mix of floral styles and colors.  I combined hot pink orchids, white anemone, green hydrangea and pink peonies.  The flowers are cascaded down the center of the table and add so much dimension to the centerpiece.  Once I had the flowers in place, I tucked a few ceramic bunnies amongst the flowers to bring my Easter theme to life.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Noritake Ranier China // Bamboo Flatware // Green Ribbon

I opted not to use traditional placards on my table and instead did some hand-lettering on ombre tags I picked up at Michaels.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Ceramic Bunny–Target Dollar Spot

Did you notice the floral placemats under each place setting? Well it’s actually scrapbook paper I had in my craft stash.  Scrapbook paper is the perfect size for a placemat and the floral pattern and colors worked great with my table decor.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Ribbon // Floral Paper //Noritake Ranier China

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Whenever you build a tablescape you should create layers with your decor. I used the mini cake stands to add height and placed a small dip bowl on top filled with chocolate eggs for added color.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

The white dinner plates are my mom and dad’s wedding china and I love the pretty etched floral design around the edge.  It coordinates perfectly with my paper placemats.  The black and white place plates are from C. Wonder which is no longer in business. #imissthatstore

And if you hadn’t already guessed it, all the flowers except the tulips are silk.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

Now that I’ve created my Easter table, I’m pretty sure the Easter bunny will be dropping off an Easter basket at my front door.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

I hope my Spring Thyme tablescape has inspired you to add a little spring happy around your house.  For more spring cheer, hop (no pun intended) over to Totally Tailgates and check out Heather’s spring inspiration.

And there’s a list of all the participating bloggers on the Spring Thyme Recipe & Style blog hop listed below so make sure to stop by and check them out.

Spring Easter Tablescape by ConfettiStyle

A  big shout out to Tamyra for hosting such a fun and fabulous blog hop.

Spring is definitely in the air and I’m ready to enjoy the season!

 

Viva La Vintage For Your Home
Swirls of Flavor
M. Jones Style
Clutter Cafe
ConfettiStyle {yours truly}
Totally Tailgates
Life at Lydia’s House
Positively Southern
LindaG Loving Home

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.

Favorites Of The Week | Design & DIY Inspiration

It’s 7:00 am, its freezing outside and I’m off to the gym for a workout.  I’ve rounded up some great inspiration for you and hope you enjoy.

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Design & DIY Inspiration

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If you’re a ribbon hoarder like me you’ll love this DIY project. Diane created this easy ribbon storage rack out of unexpected hardware materials.  I love that it’s functional and pretty.

DIY Ribbon Rack

A chic and stylish kitchen update including a gorgeous Suzanne Kasler light fixture.

p.s.  hanging plates on the wall and decor will never go out of style

p.s.s  I love the framed chinoiserie art hanging in the wall in the dining area.  With the right frames and fabric you can create this look too.

Kitchen Makeover by La Dolce Vita

This Texas farmhouse is filled with loads of charming details and eclectic touches.  And check out the pattern mixing going on in this bedroom.

Eclectic Farmhouse Decor

The next time you come across a couple of straw placemats at a thrift store, buy them so you can make this cute clutch.  I’m definitely adding this to my craft project list.

DIY Placemat Clutch

See you back here Monday.  Have a great weekend!

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.

SEVEN Last Minute (and easy) Christmas Decorating Ideas

Between work, parties, shopping and all-around busyness of the holiday season, you may still working on getting your house decorated.  Don’t fret, because I’ve rounded up 7 Quick & Easy Last-Minute Christmas Decorating Ideas you can knock out in no time flat.  And the best part is that most of these ideas use items you probably already have around the house.

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THREE Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

It’s no secret that I love wrapping paper. And you may have even noticed that from time to time here on the blog I use wrapping paper for more than just wrapping gifts.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

When I received this beautiful gift wrap from Paper Mart in November I knew immediately I wanted to use in my holiday decor.  So I got creative and here are a few ways I decorated for the holidays with gift wrap.

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No. 1:  GIFT WRAP TABLE RUNNER

A gift wrap table runner is a no-brainer and such an easy and inexpensive way to dress your table.  The poinsettia wrapping paper is perfect as a runner because of the all-over pattern and bold colors.  You may have noticed that my table scape is different from what you saw in the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I made a few simple changes to give my table a new look.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Pinecones and Poinsettia Gift Wrap // Preserved Boxwood Wreath

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Red Satin Reversible Ribbon

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No. 2:  GIFT WRAP TRAY LINER

Another creative way I used the wrapping paper is as a liner to a serving tray.  This is such an easy way to UpStyle any tray to match your seasonal decor or a party theme.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Black and White Plaid Ribbon

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NO. 3:  GIFT WRAP PICTURE FRAME MATT

Another one of my favorite decor ideas using gift wrap is to use the paper as a decorative matt in a frame.

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Holly Jolly Print

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Similar Plaid Gift Wrap

Creative Ways To Decorate With Wrapping Paper

And here’s a few other ideas for decorating with wrapping paper…

♦  Make seasonal pennant flags to hang from the mantel

♦  Wrap plain pillar candles to make them more festive

♦  Line drawers or cabinets

♦  Wrap books for a decorative book cover

♦  Use wrapping paper as a wall paper alternative in a small room or closet

♦  Frame it and hang as artwork

With only 10 days until Christmas, I know some of you still have decorating and wrapping to do so I hope you’re inspired by this gift wrap inspiration.

Holiday Spiced Tea–Reindeer Recipes Blog Hop

I’m  back with the final post in the Reindeer Recipes holiday blog hop.   A big thank you and hug goes out to Heather of Totally Tailgates for creating such a fun blog hop.

I hope you’ve enjoy the fabulous recipes, cocktail inspiration and beautiful holiday tablescapes as much as I have.  Be sure to stop by and visit my fellow bloggers to see what fabulous inspiration they are sharing today–you’re going to love it! (links at the end of the post).  If you’re coming over from Positively Southern, welcome.  Isn’t Tamyra’s New Years tablescape just beautiful? 

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I mentioned in my first Reindeer Recipes post that unlike many of the other bloggers in the blog hop, I am not a cook.  In fact, I can think of about 5,ooo other things I’d rather do than cook.  So the cocktail recipe and the mini cheese boards I shared in previous posts have something in common with today post.  They are all quick, easy holiday ideas that don’t involve cooking 🙂

If you’re in need of a last minute holiday gift, I’ve got a gift that anyone will love–Holiday Spiced Tea.  Not only is this a super easy to make but it is sure to bring back lots of childhood memories at Christmas time.

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStylep.s.  depending on the gift recipient, you could also add a small bottle of Rum to make it a Holiday Spice & Spiked Tea!

Once you’ve made a batch of spiced tea, place it in an air tight jar and add a holiday tag to the front of the jar.

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle


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Don’t forget to pick up a pretty tea-cup to go along with your spiced tea gift and wrap it all up in a pretty box.

tip:  Spiced Tea makes a great gift for teacher’s, co-workers and all your blog friends. 

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

boxwood wreath // ribbon 

Holiday Spiced Tea Recipe by ConfettiStyle

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope today’s post helps you check one more thing off your holiday gift list.

The next stop on the Reindeer train is M. Jones Style.  What a fun and easy recipe Marsha created.

Now it’s time to head over to see what the other Reindeer Recipe bloggers have to share…

Tamyra @ Positively Southern
Marsha @ M. Jones Style
Gwynn @Swirls Of Flavor
Lisa @Clutter Cafe
Brittany @Brittany’s Pantry
Pat @Life At Lydia’s House
Heather @Totally Tailgates

 

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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