So this post was supposed to go up last weekend... but with KD working full time while establishing her business, and this momma has been busy traveling, wifeing, and moming, plus some weird complications with the website, we had to post pone this blog post.... so sorry!
We only have a few more posts planned from now until Christmas, simply because we are taking time off to enjoy our friends, families, and just the beauty of the season, away from the rush of social media, and what-have-yous. But in the days leading up to the grand climax of Christmas Day we wanted to share a fun (and almost too simple) pine cone and garland DIY with you today. Something to take your holiday look up one more notch, and bring a sweet bit of nature or “nature” indoors for you.
So without further ado,
DIY Garland Supplies:
• Pine cones
• Faux snow spray
• Disposable box
DIY Garland Transformation:
Step 1- Lay garland flat on a old box or on any flat surface that can be cleaned easily.
Step 2- once your garland is spread out , you can spray as much faux snow on the garland as you’d like.
Step 3- Let it set to dry. (Continue on to pine cone tutorial while garland is drying.)
Help* the snow sometimes transfers, so you can use gloves if you’re worried about getting it on your hands. The faux snow washes off easily with a damp cloth or soap and water.
DIY Glitter Pine Cones Supplies:
• At least 6 pine cones
• Disposable plate
• Small paint brush
DIY Glitter Pine-Cones:
Step 1- Brush tacky glue on the tips of the pine cones.
Step 2- Sprinkle glitter of choice directly on the glued areas.
Step 3 - (Optional) If your having a hard time covering the glued areas with enough glitter; you can pour your glitter of choice on a disposable plate and roll or dip the pine cones in the glitter. This step should insure that the glitter has covered all glued areas of the pine cone.
Step 4- Set aside pine cones on a flat disposable surface to dry.
Once the garland and pine cones are ready and fully dry, lay out the garland on the surface that you desire. Secure. And then add the glitter pine cones and extra decor.
You CAN keep just the plain, minimalist look of simple green garland (no faux snow) with no frills except the glitter pine cones. But if your like me , then you can go the extra mile with the faux snow and add a center pieces, stockings, candles, decor pieces, etc which ever your heart desires. And then you’re done!
A beautiful, quick, and chic last-minute holiday pop!
We hope this inspires your DIY side, and gives you some inspiration for that one little corner of your abode that needs a little more, “CHEERing!”
Each project takes less than an hour (minus drying time) and can be completed in the time it takes for you to watch your favorite Christmas film.🎄
Check back with us Friday for some more love and inspiration!
KD and Shell
Hey Friends! Long time no write, I know. Thanksgiving Vacation was so nice I didn’t want to come back to reality. I had hoped to have this post up Tuesday, but while we were recovering from our 11 our drive home from Phoenix, our friends back in NorCal had their second baby and we just had to come see this sweetie. So we’ve been traveling, and trying to keep the family going, and the projects just had to hold off until today. BTW, the baby is ADORBS!
If you’re like me, and you haven’t finished putting up your Christmas decor, or your feeling like the look just isn’t complete, today’s post is for you. KD has outdone herself with a fabulous DIY tree skirt perfect for making a simple tree even more cozy and chic. It’s easy, quick, and well worth 30 minute of your time.
*stick pins or chalk
*one yard fabric of your choosing (we used one yard of ivory swirl faux fur from Joann’s
*$1 tree skirt from Dollar Tree as a pattern for the material
Step 1: place fabric on opposite side of fur on a flat surface.
Step 2: pin mock tree skirt pattern to the fabric. Or if you don’t have pins, you can trace the skirt on the fabric with chalk. Just an alternative option for those who are not familiar with using stick pins.
Step 3: faux fur or fabric of choice should be facing down ward. This will insure that the fabric won’t be disturbed while cutting. Remember fur isn’t flat, so it may move as you cut.
Step 4: Cut the fabric along the mock tree skirt pattern, like shown in the photo. This will insure a precise rounded cut of the material of choice.
Step 5: After you’ve cut along the mock tree skirt pattern. Remove all pins.
Step 6: Once you’ve removed all pins. Throw the fabric in dryer on low heat/ gentle cycle. This help with the shedding from cutting the fabric. 10-15mins should be fine.
Step 7: You can stop here and be done. Or you can take a step further and cut a straight line down the middle. You can sew on a snap button to each side. This will insure that you can securely open and close the close. It’s an extra step, but not necessary.
So there you have it! It’s so simple, right? A great decorative addition to your Christmas look. Isn’t it sweet? Below is the Before/After, just to give you a peak at the final look.
I hope todays post has inspired the DIYer in you! It only takes about 30 minutes and it adds a beautiful dimension to the holiday look. This design technique is very versatile and can be adjusted to work for whatever your material of choice may be. So get to creating and be sure to share your looks with us on Instagram, or email us your pictures!
Have a beautiful day! Can’t wait to see you back here soon!
Shell & KD
Watch KD decorate her tree from start to finish here
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Can you believe it?! Oh how we love Thanksgiving here! I am so excited to eat ham, turkey, oh and let’s not forget the tamales!
As I write this we are currently creeping along the interstate headed down to Phoenix, AZ. We’ll be spending the week with my in-loves and brothers-in-law, along with my new, beautiful, wonderful niece! It will be my Father-in-law’s first time meeting Hirving, so I’m thrilled.
I’m not a blogger who has like, The 100 best Thanksgiving Traditions, or a to-die for recipe that will just transform your Thanksgiving meal. Instead I come to you today, urging you, in spite of all the work, the clean up, the talk, the food, the decor, and other things that accompany such a time, to not lose sight of such a significant holiday. 400 years ago, God called a small group of people to America to establish a colony that only partially survived their first year on American soil. They fought against great odds, but ultimately succeeded, and we dwell in an incredible country, because of a small minority, who stepped out in faith, obeyed God and gave thanks to God for His divine provision and providence.
We cannot stop giving thanks to God. Everything that is on this earth is owned by God, but the one thing God doesn’t own, but will always deserve, is our thankfulness (Psalm 50.) Even in poverty, Americans live better than almost any other people group in any other country. That alone is something to be extremely grateful for.
But putting aside the wealth, prosperity, and blessings that come from living in this country, we cannot forget the first, and most important thing to be thankful for: Jesus and the cross. We can never cease to be thankful for God who sent His Son, in a humble state to walk among us, point us to the Father and ultimately to die a horrible death for the sake of our souls so we can say, “no” to sin and, “yes” to God.
No matter how wonderful or awful our physical condition may be, the condition of our soul is the most important thing. So during this beautiful yet busy holiday, don’t forget Jesus! Don’t stop being thankful for the greatness, grace, mercy, generosity, and love of God! 💖
Before we go and change into something a bit stretcher and more accommodating for our growing bellies (food babies only 😂) KD and I want to share some very simple chic-harvest looks for your last minute decorating before Thanksgiving Day.
Simple pine cones + spray paint, small faux pumpkins, autumn foliage, and candles = simple, chic, and sweet thanksgiving readiness! Simple ways to place bits of fall all over your home. Every time you look upon a pine cone or see a warm cozy candle burning brightly in your home, remember to give thanks to God for His providence and provision in your own life. 🧡
So before we say goodbye until after this holiday, we just want you to know how thankful we are to each one of you for your support, love, and readership as we grow as a team and get to know you better. We are so grateful for you!
Shell and KD
Golden State Livin'. Southern Charm. Jesus Lover. Wifey. Mommy. Style Enthusiast. Thrifter.
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