So guess what's up? My Christmas Tree! This has to be a record for us! I'm normally a not-til-after-Thanksgiving kind of … [Continue Reading]
Sadly, we've reached the final day of our Party Hop. I'm going to miss all of the sparkling eye candy. But before we get too … [Continue Reading]
We've got more glitz and glam for your holiday parties this season! Make sure you check each post this week for links to all … [Continue Reading]
We're back today with more sparkly details from the Season to Sparkly Party Hop! Here is my big reveal! I created the … [Continue Reading]
Our Season of Sparkle Party Hop continues today with three great projects you can incorporate into your holiday … [Continue Reading]
So guess what’s up?
My Christmas Tree! This has to be a record for us! I’m normally a not-til-after-Thanksgiving kind of gal, but when I got the opportunity to receive, review and decorate a gorgeous tree from Tree Classics, I got really excited about coming up with a fresh design and decorating the tree differently than I ever have before. The tree I chose to review is this beautiful Classic Noble Fir. I just love the shape of it and that it looks so rich and full.
It is a very beautiful tree! It is substantial and sturdy. The pine needles look very realistic. All it is missing is the pine scent and you could fool everyone! It may very well be the only tree I’ve seen that I think looks just as beautiful with the lights off as with them on.
This is the first time we’ve had a pre-lit tree! It made the set-up so simple and quick. I had thought about adding lights to make it more electrifying, but it really didn’t need it. It has a lovely glow about it.
About 80% of the decorations on the tree were DIYed in some way. I’m going to take a couple of posts to show you the specific projects and give you the details about how you can make your own.
This year has been one of many significant changes for our family. I wanted the tree to celebrate that and to have a bright, modern and optimistic tone reflecting where we are headed in the future. I am in love with metallics, so they are featured abundantly–gold, copper, and a little silver, too. The color scheme of the ornaments is traditional with a twist. Bright red, with a very light pink. Deep green with a paler teal color, as well. Can you tell what my garland is made of?
Come back for the answer and all of the specific ornament details!
When do you trim the tree? I am really enjoying mine up now.
Make sure and visit Tree Classics if you are in the market for a new, beautiful artificial tree that you will love!
Disclosure: I was provided a tree at no cost to decorate and blog about. As always, all opinions, photos, and insanity are mine!
Sadly, we've reached the final day of our Party Hop. I'm going to miss all of the sparkling eye candy. But before we get too sad, we have 3 more great projects to go--sure to give you your glittery fill: I have spray-painted glassware stems gold before, but I have never gone glittery. I may have to give this a try! See how to make your own DIY Glitter Adorned Party Glasses at Whatever Dee Dee Wants. You want your guests to be able to continue to revel in the glittery goodness that is your party, right? So send them home with these Scatter Sparkle Party Favors by Kojo-Designs. These DIY holiday Napkins by Squirrelly Minds would be great at your Christmas dinner as well as at our Season to Sparkle party. So there you have it! I hope our creations have helped to get you in the mood for a sparkling holiday season! To see the entire party go to this post. Big thanks again to … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
We've got more glitz and glam for your holiday parties this season! Make sure you check each post this week for links to all of the spectacular DIY projects that comprise our Season to Sparkle Holiday party! I'm crushing big time on this messy Holiday Garland by Mod Podge Rocks! It looks like a party all on it's own. Or what about these perfectly precise little sparkly bows by Paisley Petal Events? Such a cute way to glam up your favorite cupcake. Nothing says party like a giant balloon. Adding some sparkly fringe makes it a real focal point. Get the details from Bump Smitten. One more day of sparkly goodness! Don't forget to come back tomorrow! … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
We're back today with more sparkly details from the Season to Sparkly Party Hop! Here is my big reveal! I created the DIY Glitter Christmas Party Hats for the occasion. I'll show you how you can make your own in just a minute. I am a huge sucker for caramel and chocolate. These fancy Cashew Turtles by LGRollins look so delicious and would make great holiday gifts as well as party food. Find out how to make them here. Rock Candy does double duty here as a drink stir that not only looks fance but adds flavor, too! Get the free printable tags over at You-Make-Do. And now for the party hats... You'll need: Inexpensive (Dollar Store) party hats Paint Painter's Tape Gold Spray Paint Gold glitter Christmas ornament stars and/or bows Gold Tinsel garland Hot Glue Gun Step 1: Paint the base of the hat the desired color. I used acryllic paints this time, but have … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Our Season of Sparkle Party Hop continues today with three great projects you can incorporate into your holiday celebrations. How pretty is the DIY Sequin Holiday Wreath. You can find directions to make your own at The Cake Events Blog. Dress up your holiday with these fun cupcake toppers by The Frog Prince Paperie. It takes any ordinary food from boring to fab. Sara from Confetti Sunshine created these DIY Glam Sequin Envelopes. The party starts the minute your guests get their invitations! Come back tomorrow for three more great projects (including mine!) … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Are you getting in the holiday mood yet? Don't worry if not, this Sparkling holiday party will have you in a festive mood in no time! I was super-lucky to be invited to participate in Sara's (Confetti Sunshine) latest Party Hop. If you haven't seen her other party hops--and you should--she gets a dozen or so fabulous bloggers to contribute DIY projects to one fabulous party that she styles and photographs. Each day this week we will be breaking down the individual projects with more DIY details. Today you are getting the overview! Any guesses which part is my contribution? We were really fortunate to also have Tiny Prints sponsoring and contributing to this party! They provided the Pillow Invitations Custom gift wrap Custom tray My Christmas Wish easel art Which are all so very fun! I want my own custom gift wrap! I just love how it came together! Please check back … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]