Holiday Stylin’

When I think about dressing up for the holidays, I think velvet, faux fur, suede, and a lot of sparkle! I’ve gathered some awesome statement pieces to add to your collection. I love that any of these pieces can be mixed together to create the perfect look for the holidays.

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What are your favorite pieces for the holidays?

Elle x

 

Holiday Table Inspo

The holidays are just around the corner, so in addition to decorating your home, you also want to think about your table. The table gets a lot of attention during Thanksgiving and Christmas, so let’s dress it up. Mixing colors, textiles, and textures will provide a nice backdrop for all the yummy food.

ORNATE

It’s all about the details.

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Via Jenny Collier

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Via Apartment 34

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Via BHG

MONOCHROMATIC

Using the same color doesn’t have to be boring. Different shades and hues keeps things interesting.

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Via GH

CASUAL

There is beauty in simplicity.

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Via Haus Design

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Via The Lemon Thistle
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Elle x

Aragog’s Lair

My work had so many fun activities leading up to Halloween. The biggest being an office wide team decorating contest. My team decided we wanted to make a spider web, but not just any spider web, Aragog’s web… or lair. We had a big area to cover, so we wanted to have really big spiders to help fill up the space. We originally thought we could just buy a few spiders, but when we found out they would cost upwards of $50 dollars we thought otherwise. I got thinking and figured basically with some balloons, an exercise ball, and A LOT of newspaper I could make them myself.

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First, I shaped the head with some cardboard from cereal boxes and starting making the head.

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After a few looong hours I finally had all of the bodies made and let them dry overnight. I used a hot glue gun for details on the face and cut up an old furry throw pillow I had and used adhesive spray to stick it to the body and head to make it more realistic.

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I underestimated the amount of brown spray paint I would need, but had gold and black on hand, so I just used those colors as a base coat to help cover up the newspaper.

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I hot glued the legs in place and attached some fishing line to hang them. Then the process of hanging over 1500 square feet of webbing began. After that, it was just a matter of adding some more (smaller) paper/plastic spiders and voila!

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We did not end up winning, but we had a lot of fun!