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Nice Stems: DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

Nice Stems: DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

by Chelsea Costa

Happy Valentine season, lovebirds! Are you celebrating this year? We’ve put together a quick and simple little floral project for you, perfect for whipping up if you’ve got a special date or just want to be a little extra festive. And of course we know that boutonnieres are for fellas, but I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this on my own sweater, scarf, or just my bag. These little DIY succulent boutonnieres are fast and easy, so let’s do it.

Supplies …

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

As promised, we’re officially talking about Valentine’s Day this week! If you’ve been reading for a while then you’ll probably recall that my fondest memories of Valentine’s Day actually revolve around my mom, who always made sure to give us kids some sweet little token of affection each year. I think it’s probably for that reason that I’ve never really gone all crazy over the romantic side of Valentine’s Day and have instead seen it as just a fun excuse …

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

by Chelsea Costa

Every year after Christmas, my mom and I are so bummed to take down all of the decorations. So this year I decided that we needed some transition decorations that wouldn’t make us so sad to take down the tree at her house. My mom insisted on keeping up a few twinkly lights, and I got started on a surprisingly simple little magnolia leaf garland! I love that it feels wintery but doesn’t necessarily scream “holiday,” and that it’s …

20 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

20 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Since we talked all about my love for homemade holiday gifts yesterday, I figured it was only appropriate today to make sure you’ve got all the gift wrapping ideas you need for making those Christmas packages look gorgeous! It’s probably not going to shock you that I tend to be the type who gets really excited about wrapping gifts. I like gussying things up with bows and ribbons and stamps and tags. Heck, I even go so far as to …

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought

 

Only a couple more weeks until Christmas, which means it’s time to start thinking about wrapping up those presents that are hoarded away in our closets! It’s always tempting to just grab a marker and scribble a name across those just-wrapped packages but these quick and easy gift tags will add the perfect touch to any present.

Birch plywood or basswood (I found mine at Michael’s)
Pencil
Sharp scissors or utility knife
Drill
String or twine
Wood grain contact paper …

Nice Stems: DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

Nice Stems: DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

by Chelsea Costa

In case you can’t already tell, I’m into tiny things right now. I’ve also been trying to think of projects that are simple and cost-effective for the holidays. Sometimes with all of the excess of shopping and sales and the holiday madness, I enjoy keeping things small but beautiful on the DIY front. These little mini holiday wreaths are almost free and can be used to dress up your holiday table, mantle, or just a lonely doorknob. …

Cinnamon Pear Skillet Cake + Printable Thanksgiving Tags

Cinnamon Pear Skillet Cake + Printable Thanksgiving Tags

Posted 11/25/2013 by in Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Recipes \ 0 comments

This post was sponsored by Air Wick. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so
generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on!

When I tell you that this cake recipe is one of my favorite recent kitchen success stories, I’m not exaggerating. With resounding cheers from B and everyone else who has tried it, I think it’s safe to say this cinnamon pear skillet cake is a major win! Part of my collaboration with Air Wick (designed to bring you six inspiring …

DIY Holiday Hostess Gift Basket

DIY Holiday Hostess Gift Basket

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I’m so excited today to be sharing the first in a series of six holiday DIY ideas in partnership with Air Wick! Inspired by Air Wick’s limited edition holiday fragrances, I’ll be sharing one project for each of the next six weeks, all designed to help you craft the ultimate homemade holiday this year. Today we’re talking …

Nice Stems: DIY Floral Place Settings

Nice Stems: DIY Floral Place Settings

I am so excited this morning to be welcoming back the lovely Chelsea Costa to The Sweetest Occasion. Chelsea started her reign as our original DIY contributor back in early 2011 and now she’s rejoining us once a month with easy and inspired DIY floral ideas for dressing up your celebrations and your home. See more of her amazing work over at Lovely Indeed!

Hey gang! Chelsea here – I’m so excited to be coming back to The Sweetest Occasion, and …

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers

by Kelly Lanza

It’s back to school season and I always think it’s a super sweet idea to have a very special first day of school breakfast! That’s where these pencil drink stirrers come in. No, I am not asking you to put actual pencils in your kiddo’s milk. (Please don’t do that!) These faux pencils are made from straws, and make the perfect and easiest touch to a morning celebration before the little ones head off to their new year …