paint chip madness

Paint chips are more than just samples to bring home to see what looks good on the wall next to your kitchen…they are the source of fabulous DIY, colorful projects! While I love so many day-to-day paint chip DIY’s, we love these particular projects for the upcoming holidays.

Paint Chip Table Runner, Eclectically Vintage
Impress your Thanksgiving or Christmas friends and family with a colorful, maybe even ombre table runner, made of paint chips.

Owl Paint Chip Wall Art, The Homes I Have Made
Owls are so relevant this time of year, and personally, I think they are hoot-rific. This framed Owl Paint Chip Art would look great for a fall entry.

Now that you have Owl art for Thanksgiving, you will need a framed piece of art for Christmas. This one is perfect by The Red Thread Blog

Paint Chip Trees, Hubby Made Me
Omg, we just LOVE these trees for gift tags! Cinnamon stick trunks – oh, what cuteness!

Paint Chip Gift box, How About Orange
Wrap your small gifts this year in a handmade, paint chip box.

Paint Chip Snowmen Bookmarks, Bam Crafty Mammas
These adorable snowmen are sold out, but you can totally re-create yourself! And, instead of ornaments, make them into bookmarks! It would be a great craft to do with kids on a snowy day. 

Paint Chip Banner, Rebekah Gough via A Bit of Sunshine When Skies Are Grey
This DIY would make for a lovely Merry Christmas sign, JOY banner, etc for the holidays
 

{images via Eclectically Vintage, The Home I Have Made, The Red Thread Blog, Hubby Made Me,  How About Orange, Etsy via Bam Crafty MammasRebekah Gough}

top 10 halloween cupcakes

We have to bring dessert to this year’s Halloween bash. Jenna is making our delicious, homemade caramel popcorn, Jodi is making caramel apples and I’m bringing cupcakes. Here’s my top 10 after some very important research…

1. Witch Cupcake Toppers, Better Homes and Gardens

2. Halloween Hoot Owls Cupcakes, Catching Fireflies

3. Cupcake Liner Witch Hats, The Cake Blog

4. Monster Cupcakes, Bonjour Blog

5. Fake Cupcake with Boo Banner, Msapple
{obviously, I can’t serve fake cupcakes, but I LOVE the BOO banner} 

7. Candy Corn Cupcakes, The Girl Who Ate Everything

8. Polka Dot Halloween Cupcakes, Better Homes and Gardens

9. Pumpkin Cupcakes, Better Homes and Gardens

10. Yummy Mummy Cupcakes, Better Homes and Gardens

{images via Delish, Better Homes and Gardens, The Girl Who Ate Everything, Catching Fireflies, The Cake Blog, Bonjour Blog and Msapple}

hoot hoot

This fall, owls are not just in trees. I’ve found those big eyes staring at me everywhere. I’m not one that has been drawn to owls in the past. Never disliked them, but never really liked them …until now.  

1. owl soap dispenser, claylicious via etsy {$30}
2. swoop or salad bowl set, modcloth {$26.99}
3. golden apple orchard LED owl candle, pier1 imports {$14.95}
4. ceramic owl planter, piggy bank or lantern, fruitflypie via etsy {$39.99}
5. owls digital clipart, scrap world 2010 via etsy
6. owls on a branch kids lamp on pink base by oopsy daisy, sweet retreat kids {$138}
NOTE: Target got in on the owl action too recently with this patch owl lamp for $60
7. wooden owl frame, urban outfitters {$18}
8. owls of the british isles wallpaper, anthropologie {$148}
9. night owl welcome mat, urban outfitters {$34}
10. owl warm and cozy mug, modcloth {$17}
11. owl cookie jar, west elm {$39}

For a little something sweet to go along with today’s post, check out these adorable owl cupcakes from one charming party.

{images via urban outfitters, claylicious, fruit fly pie, anthropologie, west elm, pier1, sweet retreat kids, scrap world 2010, modcloth, one charming party}