An adorable pumpkin we all can do

We love pictures of ambitious pumpkin decorating, but when it comes to what we *like* and what we *can do with a quick trip to CVS*… you know. Sometimes the quick trip to CVS Pumpkin wins out :) All you need are gold pushpins and maybe a printout of Lavanderia font so you can add some swishes and swirls to your initial! From our Autumn Pinterest Board <3


Little Stacked Halloween Bows

We love a good stripe bow. It goes with all teams, all holidays, all festivities, all EVERYTHING! These little stacked bows combine 2 little Flat Boutique Bows – you’ll love how sweet and simple this little bow is!

We used the following materials:

  • 18 inches of 1.5 inch Orange Stripe
  • 16 inches of 7/8 inch Black Grosgrain
  • 5/8 inch Black Grosgrain for knot
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter, needle + thread
  • wrapped alligator clip

simple stack bow screen 1

Fold your 16 inch strip 2 inches down from the ends to create a crease. Fold 2 more times, each time at the center.

simple stack bow fold 1

Use your creases to make your Boutique Bow folds! Match crease-to-crease to keep your loops even.

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Place 3 evenly-spaced stitches through center – start by going IN through the front!

stitch through

Scrunch to make your creases! Then wrap your knot and tie-off on the back.

wrap and tie off

Repeat Flat Boutique Bow steps for your smaller Black Center Bow


Finish your last fold and stitch through the center, same as last time!


Glue your Black Center bow down to your Base Bow


Place your knot, then your alligator clip – glue ’em down good!


Wrap knot and glue to back of alligator clip – make sure you like the look of the knot from the front before the glue sets!


Trim the excess tail, seal with a lighter and you’re done!

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So cute!

Christmas Card display!

It’s a little early to be thinking about this BUT during our daily Pinterest perusal, we found the cutest of Christmas Card display ideas! Take an un-used wall at home and make this cute display with all those cards that might otherwise sit on tables – or worse – get tossed with other clutter! This great idea comes from Design Improvised at


No Sew Inverted Bow Tutorial!

Just in time for Halloween, a bow that is as spooky as it is pretty! We love this No-Sew (and No-Fold!) Inverted bow! It’s easy, comes together quickly, and is so elegant! Would look gorgeous in a White Edge Satin Sheer as well. Would look gorgeous in Solid Grosgrain! It’s just a gorgeous bow :)

We used the following:

– two 16-inch strips of 1.5 inch ribbon {Black Satin Edge Sheer}
– one 5-inch strip of 1.5 inch ribbon for knot {Black Satin Edge Sheer} (if you’re using grosgrain for bow and knot, use 5/8 or 3/8 for knot)

– alligator clip
– glue gun
– scissors
– liquid edge sealer for ends

Cinderella Pumpkin

Normally we are Let Pumpkins Be Pumpkins kind of people, which is to say we like ours with some burlap bows or polka dots and that’s about it. We all recall when Martha Stewart creatives got a little *too* creative maybe with the Pumpkin.

The Elizabeth Taylor Pumpkin that made us go “but why?”

elizabeth taylor pumpkin

The Citrus Pumpkin that was impressive but also made us scratch our heads a bit…

citrus pumpkin

… the 80’s pumpkin which brought back memories of questionable childhood fashion choices…

eighties pumpkin

and the Gotye Pumpkin

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*apologies if you are now singing that song*


#1. It’s a fake pumpkin so we do not have to imagine what is happening under the surface of all that spray paint and glitter *shudder* #2. It’s gorgeous and makes us think this could be such a cool tradition for families! Every Halloween, your own themed-Pumpkin! Every Christmas, your own themed little Christmas Tree! We love it. Thank you A Pumpkin and A Princess Blog for bringing this DIY into our lives! Head to her blog for the full details!


Guess what else? She has an Elsa Pumpkin!Disney-Frozen-Elsa-Pumpkin

Just wanted to share a little inspiration as we head into the Craftiest Season of All!

DIY Burlap Princess Party Crown

These easy, pretty crowns are so fun to make! Keep them simple and embellish them for a great party craft or take them to the next level with scalloped peaks and heart-shaped cut-outs in the center! Want to do Pink and Purple? Just add pink or purple sparkle tulle, satin, and glitter stars and you have crowns in all your favorite princess colors!

You’ll need the following:

  • Burlap ribbon
  • Gold 7/8 Satin ribbon
  • Gold Glitter Stars
  • Gold Sparkle Tulle
  • 7/8 inch Grey Velvet if you would like to line the inside of the crown for softness!

    And we grabbed the following supplies from a craft store:

  • Gold Chrome spray paint
  • Silver Chrome Spray Paint
  • Gold Glitter Spray Paint
  • Glue gun + Scissors required!

DIY Crochet Crown

This is one of those forehead-smacking DUH crafts – take crochet trim, glitter it up, fix it with stiffener, then bring the ends together to meet to create crowns and diadems. This is a wonderful favor to have out at a princess party. For full (and EASY!) effect, make a Tutu tablecloth and Ruffle Icing Cakes! This DIY comes from

If you make these crowns, please send us photos! They would look so beautiful with ribbon streamers coming down the back – DEFINITELY send us photos if you try that out!

DIY Crochet Crown

No-Sew Tutu Tutorial!

You will need the following:

  • 20 – 30 pieces of Ivory tulle, ~22 inches in length
  • 10 – 20 pieces of Ivory Sparkle tulle, ~22 inches in length
  • 1 ivory crochet headband
  • 6 shabby chiffon rosettes, ivory
  • 7/8 inch ivory satin
  • felt dots
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter (for sealing ends of satin)

New Easy No Sew Cheerbow!

Get your basic bow-making gear out, add a zip-tie and some 3 inch grosgrain and you’re ready to BOW!

You’ll need the following:


  • 3 inch Grosgrain ribbon, 27 inches
  • 7/8 matching ribbon, 6 inches
  • lighter
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • zip tie
  • pony-O
  • 7 inch bowmaker or sheet of cardboard


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