I’ve always preferred gold over silver in any season. So today I just wanted to share some fun gold dotted DIY projects (some I’ve shared before) that are worth trying. Project links below.

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BOWLS via Kelli Murray   |   MOUSE PAD via Lovely Indeed   |   CHAIR via Whipperberry with project by My Fabulous Life   |   TEA CUPS via Michaela Noelle.

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When my husband and I were still engaged, I put together a little book of all the things I loved about him instead of giving him a card. I loved seeing his face as he flipped through the pages, either smiling and laughing out loud at the bizarre things I managed to put in there. And because it was such a special thing for us, I decided to share with you how to make one yourself.

1   Cut out little pieces of paper sized at 2½” x 2″, hole punch them, pull a pretty ribbon through and tie a bow.

2   On the front page, write “I love…” to begin the adventure.

3   Write out all the things that you love about your sweetheart.

4   Fill a kraft box will tissue paper confetti and place the book inside.

5   Stamp a huge heart on the lid of the box, add some glitter, and voila!

  • Sweet Girl

    It’s really fancy ;)

  • Preciously Me

    So sweet and romantic!!!
    Especially when there are so many things you love about your sweetheart … I just have to find a box that is big enough to put all I love in him ?

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Wrapping up Christmas gifts is one of my most favorite things to do during the holidays. I’m sure many of you can join in on that with me. The gift that always gets left in the dust it seems is the gift card. I do gift these to people quite often, so I try to present them as prettily as I can. This year, I will be giving out some, so I made some cute little envelopes and am showing you below how to make your own.

1   Cut your holiday paper into 5×4.25″ sized sheets.

2   Score the sheet in three areas: 1 3/8″ from each side and 3/4″ from the bottom. You’ll see a chart above that shows the lines you’ll need to create (yellow dashed lines).

3   Make your flaps by cutting in the designated areas shown above in the same chart (blue dashed lines).

4   Dab some glue on the right flap and fold the left flap over it. Dap some more glue on the bottom flap and fold that one over the other two. You’ll find that you used sturdy paper, getting them to stick together will take a little longer than if you used a lighter weight paper.

5   Cut a finger slot with a pair of scissors or a punch tool.

Embellish the gift card holders some more by adding baker’s twine or some other festive tidbit.

  • Di

    Hi, thanks so much for sharing! Do you happen to have the template? And what’s the meaning of score?

  • Anastasia Marie

    Di: The I don’t have a printable template for this, but it’s all written out on the post on what sizes you need to cut the paper and everything. To score means to create a crease line along which you would later fold. This helps keep the fold nice and clean. Some people just use a ruler and a score tool, but I like to use Martha Stewarts scoring board. It makes things so much easier.

  • helen

    Thanks for posting this!! I made a bunch of these with some cardstock I had. Then I had some leftover greeting cards that I couldn’t use and they were perfect for this project! Nice thickness, a bit glossy :).

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As you saw in yesterday’s post on my birthday party decor, I made a ribbon garland out of glittery holiday ribbon. I bought the ribbon at JoAnn and set to work a couple days before the party. Besides the ribbon, all you need is some white cotton string, double-sided tape or tacky glue, and a pair of scissors. I used double-sided tape for mine — it held pretty good because my ribbon was very lightweight and smooth where I placed the tape but if the ribbon you get is heavier or has glitter on both sides of the ribbon, the tacky glue will probably be a better option for you.

How it works: Cut your ribbon into various lengths, fold each piece over the string and make a crease. Unfold it, apply your tape or glue onto both the ribbon and the string, and re-fold. Pinch the fold to give it a more tighter seal. I used mainly gold and a lighter gold for my garland with bits and pieces of silver simply because I didn’t buy enough ribbon, but it still turned out so well. Enjoy making yours!

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I rarely have pumpkins in my home during the autumn season, but I’m really tempted to once I saw these painted pumpkins. They don’t come painted (believe it), so it’s a great DIY idea to try this year. Loving these ideas:

The cutest, these chevron pumpkins via My Sweet Savannah; this quilt pumpkin via Babble; and these leafy pumpkins via Better Homes & Gardens and Good Housekeeping.

  • Sylvia

    I do this just about every year. It’s a fun, easy way to decorate for the season (or Halloween), and afterward… pumpkin soup! Why waste a perfectly good pumpkin?

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