The Creative Collection Link Party

Hi friends! Welcome to this week’s link party! Last one before Thanksgiving! Can you even believe that!? We’re so excited to eat turkey and spend time with family and friends before the official Christmas season starts! The BEST time of year, don’t you think? Check out our favorites for the week below then add your own links for a chance to be featured.

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Layered Pumpkin and Ice Cream Pie | I Should be Mopping The Floor

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Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantle | Cherished Bliss

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Pretty Ombre Dresser | The Homes I have Made

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Burlap Advent Calendar | Finding Home

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Christmas Mantle Decor | Setting for Four

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DIY Wood Pie Box | The Casual Craftlete

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Oreo Stuff Candy Cookies | Little Miss Celebration

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Mallory & Savannah from Classy Clutter:
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Kristi & Kelli from Lolly Jane:
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Marie from Blooming Homestead:
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How to dress up a plain Plate and Gold Charger

Here is another great detail of the Merry and Bright Holiday Party. The question is…How do you dress up plain plates and gold chargers?! Did you know that you can make custom plates for a party that is affordable and very cute?! Well you can, and I want to tell you how I did it. I got Clear plates from Walmart that were $1 each and then went to my local Dollar Tree and I got the gold chargers. Then using my Silhouette Machine I Cut out “Merry and Bright” in white vinyl. But don’t worry, if you don’t have this machine you can always order them of you can use lettered stickers. But I did want to point on that I placed these stickers onto the bottom of this plate and so that being said I cut out the letters after I mirrored the words to the left. If you have any questions about this please email me of ask me at the bottom of the post in the comment box.

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I love how it turned out because it makes the table setting look a little more 3-d and it adds a bit more texture then just stickers on the plate. I can image this being a very cute place setting for birthday, proms, mother’s day dinner, or any other kind of special dinner party.

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How do you feel about this idea to customize a place setting? Would you do it for a dinner party?

DIY Scalloped Table Runner

Do you remember the sneak peek that we showed you of the amazing  Merry and Bright Holiday Party. I have every detail that I am waiting to share with you but for now I wanted to start with the amazing table runner. Table Runners are a great way to dress up any table. And these table runners are so easy and super cute. The cost of these table runners are pretty affordable as well. I got the cute fabric at Walmart of all things. I also used the Heat and Bond iron-on interfacing in Medium weight. The reason why I used this was so that the fabric would be a bit stiffer, and so the edges would not fray and it makes it so much easier to cut when the interfacing is on the fabric.

This is what I did… First cut the interfacing in half… The “hot dog” way.  Since I did not need the interfacing on all of the fabric, cutting it allowing the interfacing to go farther.

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Then I ironed the interfacing on.

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Then using a cup I traced the scallops onto the interfacing because it was much easier to see.

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Then I simply cut out the scallops. It was that easy!

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I wanted to do something a bit different with the table runner. They turned out super cute and I wanted to make sure that you could see them at the table. Instead of going to normal way a table runner would go, I did three table runners and had them go the other direction. You can see from the picture below that they turned out super cute! Now I want all table runners to go these direction.

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DIY Stenciled Coasters + $500 Amazon or Target Gift Card Giveaway

DIY Stenciled Coasters

As the holidays draw near, I thought it would be fun to come up with a few easy gift ideas! I love inexpensive, handmade gifts because it shows people that you really care and put thought into their gift, especially if you personalize it! These DIY stenciled coasters are really easy to customize and even if you don’t make them as a gift, they are great for your own home! I already had the paint, brushes and stencils so this project cost me $2.99! THAT is a great frugal gift!

Supplies: (contains affiliate links)

cork coasters – I got mine from Target (similar here)

stencils – I made mine with my SIlhouette CAMEO but you can buy stencils at any craft store.

acrylic craft paint – this is our favorite!

foam paint brush

Supplies for DIY Coasters

First, gather your supplies and crank up your Taylor Swift 1989 cd! Optional but definitely more fun.

Paint the tops of the coasters

Paint the tops of the coasters and let dry thoroughly.

Apply Vinyl Stencil

Once your paint is dry, apply stencil (I used adhesive vinyl to make my stencil).
Paint with acrylic paint

Next, paint over your stencil. TIP: Stencils work best when you use up and down dabbing motions and light coats of paint.

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Remove your stencil and allow to dry thoroughly. Repeat the same or different patterns on all of your coasters. It would be fun to personalize one with a monogram for someone special.

DIY Painted Coasters

The scallop and polka dots are my favorites!

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DIY Stenciled Coasters - great gift idea!

What is your favorite homemade gift you’ve ever received? We’ll have more ideas for you soon! Enjoy!

Now time for a giveaway!! Now is the BEST time of year to win a gift card to Target or Amazon so you can get your Christmas shopping done!

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Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Thanksgiving is sooo close you guys! We are so excited about it! My favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner meal is the dinner rolls, these are my favorite and the dessert. I am a pumpkin pie kinda girl but I’m itching to try some more unique Thanksgiving desserts this year! I’ve tried most of these but the others are calling my name!

  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Apple Crisp Parfait
  • Apple Crisp
  • Caramel Pudding Cake
  • Easy Brown Bag Apple Pie
  • Fresh Peach Dessert
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Truffles
  • Easy Pumpkin Roll Dessert
  • The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe

  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Apple Crisp Parfait
  • Apple Crisp
  • Caramel Pudding Cake
  • Easy Brown Bag Apple Pie
  • Fresh Peach Dessert
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Truffles
  • Easy Pumpkin Roll Dessert
  • The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe

We wish you have very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday! ;)

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The Creative Collection Link Party

Hey guys! Are you ready to party or what!? We are!! We are psyched to check out what you’ve been up to! Check out our favorites for the week and be sure to link up your new ideas! xoxo
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Turkey Slat Sign from Home. Made. Interest.

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Boxwood Welcome Wreath from Setting for Four

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Indian Corn Thanksgiving Favors from Shaken Together Life

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Barnwood ceiling from Heathered Nest

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Thanksgiving Table Succulent Centerpiece from A Night Owl

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Hanging Macrame Fish Bowl from Love Grows Wild

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Organized Pantry Reveal from A Prudent Life

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Jen from Craft-o-maniac:

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Mallory & Savannah from Classy Clutter:
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Kristi & Kelli from Lolly Jane:
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Abbey from The Cards We Drew:
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Marie from Blooming Homestead:
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Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow:
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Classy Clutter Photoshoot!

Well, we FINALLY got our pictures done!! You guys, we have had the same profile pic on our blog and social media since 2011! Umm… that was 3 kids ago! We had the most incredibly fun time partying with Brittney of Brittney Gurr Photography! You can check out here site here.  It was more like a party with Brittney and we totally had a blast! It was so fun to be totally nerdy, goofy, and channel our inner America’s Next Top Model. LOL! We are so far from models but it was sooo fun to party and get new, fun shots! I mean, apparently this only happens every 3-4 years so we took advantage! Check out our 80 billion pics!

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Teal dress: Francesca’s

Sequins headbands – Francesca’s (similar here)

Hot pink skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Black and white stripe shirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Gold metallic shirt – Forever 21 (circa 2013!)

Mint Skirt – ASOS

Sequins skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Cream and Gold sequins shirt – Greenish.com

Gold/Bronze sequins pants – Nordstrom

“I’m not fancy” tees – Regal Republic Clothing

Floral crowns – Posies Floral

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Merry and Bright Holiday Party

This past week we were able to have a holiday party mash up with a few of our favorite bloggers. The bloggers involved were Mallory and Savannah from Classy Clutter, Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict, Kristi and Kelli from Lolly Jane, Sunny from Dandelion Square, Rebecca from Simple As That and Brandy from BD Designs . We had a great time doing this party. We wanted to have a vintage and traditional vibe with a new modern twist. I think we accomplished just that. We had a traditional cocoa bar and what party would be complete without a yummy dessert table? This party is packed full of DIY projects that anyone can do. We can’t wait to share all the details with you. Over the next few weeks, we will have tutorials of everything that we did to create the perfect Christmas Party!

 

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We did the table scape for this party and I was beyond excited with outcome. Like I said, in the next few weeks I will be doing tutorials of everything I did and then giving you more details on the other parts of the party as they each go live on the other blogs. The tutorials I will be sharing with you are, the scalloped table runner, the floral centerpiece, the DIY plates, the modern ornaments, and the cute napkins rings. I have a little trick up my sleeve for every single one of these projects. Excited for the next few weeks. We have some great stuff coming up in the next weeks.  IMG_2909original

 

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The Party turned out so amazing! Stayed tuned to see more details!

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Living Room Refresh with Jewel Tones

Since Fall is in full swing and winter is on it’s way (it’s snowing in NY right now!) and I really wanted to bring some deeper tones into the space. I have been crushing on jewel tones this season so I switched out a couple of things and my Living Room was completely transformed! I really love how it turned out!

Living Room Mood Board

This was my brainstorming mood board for the space. I love the rich color and gold and black & white accents!

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Although the room looks totally different (to me anyway!) I mostly only swapped out the textiles and moved things I already had around the house. I did, however, repaint my lamps from navy to white.  I also added the Ikea Hack nesting coffee table. I can’t wait to share that tutorial with you! I’m obsessed with the coffee table! haha!

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I considered painting the coral tv console but realized I liked how it tied in the coral in the purple rug. I’m trying to get away from a matchy matchy color scheme and let the rooms I design come together more organically and I really love how it turned out.

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My favorite little reading nook got a new throw gold herringbone throw pillow (from Target!) and I threw my black and white striped throw blanket on it.  The black and white throw is from Ikea but I got it on Amazon (you can get one here).

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Our house is pretty little and with 4 little boys living here, we ran out of a place for our family computer so I created this little office area in the living room. I was reluctant to do it at first but when we ran out of other options, I put my cream chalk painted desk in here and found a gorgeous ghost chair at Homegoods. Now I actually love having it in this space so I can watch Friends and blog at the same time! When the kiddos watch a movie, I can be in there with them and still manage to get some work done.

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The zebra/chevron pillow is from Target too.

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You may remember my DIY Macramé hanging planters from my Master Bedroom. I decided they needed a new home and I LOVE them in this space. The large ornate mirror was a flea market find. I got two of them for $10!!! Can you believe that!?

Layered Rugs from Ikea and Urban Outfitters

So this was a bit of a risk for me and a little out of my comfort zone but I decided to layer these two rugs and I love the look! You may have seen a sneak peek of this if you follow us on Instagram (@classyclutter). The black and white rug is from Ikea and the Pink/Purple “magic carpet” is from Urban Outfitters.

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Yep, I took down my gold glam gallery wall and went for a simpler look. I built the ledge above my sofa and found a few frames around the house, mirror from my old gallery wall and chalkboard  to create a smaller gallery wall. I seriously need to update those pictures considering that family photo is missing two of my kids! That photo was taken shortly after we moved to New York and now I have 4 little boys! So crazy how time flies.

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The floral pillow is from WillaSkyeHome on Etsy. I have two of those zebra/chevron pillows and again, they’re from Target.

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The velvet leopard pillow (might be my favorite pillow ever!) and it’s also from WillaSkyeHome and the teal one is from Pier One.

Just for fun, I thought I would show you the drastic changes that this room has gone through since we moved here in 2011. We have repainted from grey to white, refinished the wood floors beneath the dingy carpet and redecorated as my style has evolved.

Living Room progression

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I always love when people list where they got the items used in a room so you can get them if you’d like so I included a source list below. Hope you guys like the makeover. It’s for sure one of my favorites!

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Sofas, thrifted and reupholstered – Tutorial here.

Coral TV console – Yard sale find, DIY painting tutorial here.

End Tables, Thrifted and repainted

Coffee Table – Ikea hack – tutorial coming soon!

Black and white rug – Ikea (also available on Amazon)

Pink “Magical thinking rug” – Urban Outfitters

Ghost Chair – HomeGoods (similar here)

Cream antique desk – Craigslist and painted with homemade chalk paint – Tutorial here.

Turquoise throw blanket – HomeGoods (similar here)

Lamps – Thrifted and spray painted with Rustoleum white and metallic gold.

Leopard pillows – WillaSkyeHome on Etsy (use coupon code CLASSY for 15% off)

Floral pillow – WillaSkyeHome on Etsy (use coupon code CLASSY for 15% off)

Turquoise pillow – Pier One

Photo ledge – DIY tutorial here.

Mirrors and frames – Thrifted and Flea Market finds

Gold Foil LDS Mesa Temple – Collectivity Lane Studio on Etsy

Gold Foil Buffalo Print – DIY Tutorial here.

Chalkboard – Hobby Lobby

Macramé Planters – DIY tutorial here.

Mint Chair – Yard sale find and reupholstered with fabric from Joanns

Gold Herringbone pillow – Target

Black and white throw blanket – Ikea but purchased here on Amazon.

Accessories – Thrifted, Target and HomeGoods.

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Gold Glittered Mason Jar Vases – #MadeWithMichaels

We are super excited to have teamed up with Michaels to invite YOU to a Pinterest Party! So fun right? Michaels stores will be hosting Pinterest Parties across the nation on November 15th from 1pm – 4pm. You will have the opportunity to recreate some of your favorite top crafts from Pinterest in Michael’s stores! Girls night out anyone?

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For our craft, we chose this adorable glittered jar (they used a candle) but we wanted to make a fun floral centerpiece while using their tutorial for adding glitter to jars.

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The changes we did from the instructions above were using Mason Jars instead of the candle and before we added glitter, we spray painted our jars with Rustoleum’s Gold Metallic Spray Paint. Basically our favorite spray paint ever. You can get really creative with this tutorial and really make it your own.

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We love that it can be used year round, not just for the holidays! Wouldn’t these be the cutest jars to hold q-tips, makeup brushes, toothbrushes, etc.?

DIY Mason Jar Vases

We sure hope to see you at Michaels Pinterest Party on November 15th (1-4pm!) If you can go, use the hashtag #MadeWithMichaels so we can check out your crafts! Don’t forget to follow Michaels Stores on Pinterest for more inspiration! We hope to see you there!

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