sweater weather

We busted out the sweaters this weekend as the first flakes flew. As I put on my sweater, I thought about how cozy sweaters are, and how they feel like the warmth of “home,” curled up on the couch with my kiddos and hubby, with a cup of tea or coffee close by. So, why not incorporate a sweater’s feeling of “home” into the home. Some fantastic ideas below…

1. Sweater Box, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}
2. Sweater Candle Holder, Knick of Time
3. Sweater Pumpkin, Confessions of a Plate Addict {DIY tutorial here}
4. Sculpted Origami Sweater Knit Pillow Cover, West Elm {$34}
5. Sweater Pumpkin, The Painted Home {DIY tutorial here}
6. Cable Knit Napkins, Elizabeth Anne Designs
7. Mug Cozy, Knit Storm on Etsy {$17}
8. Recycled Sweater Vase,Under the Table and Dreaming {DIY tutorial here}
9. Sweater Yet Vase, Modcloth {$17}
10. Sweater Lampshade Cover, Thrifty and Chic {DIY tutorial here}

{images via Modcloth, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Knick of TimeThrifty and Chic, West Elm, Elizabeth Anne Designs, A Painted Home, Under the Table and Dreaming, Knit Storm}

ombre’s cuz makes a colorful dip

I love ombre, so it’s no surprise I like ombre’s cousin…otherwise known as dip dye. From furniture and home accessories, to jewelry and handbags, dip-dye is making a huge splash…or dip into the home, fashion and diy worlds.

1. dipped blue vases, west elm {$24-$89}
2. dip-dye dining table chairs, Better Homes and Gardens
3. dip-dyed baskets, Martha Stewart {diy}
4. dip dye side tables, visit design sponge for diy tutorials
5. dip dye yellow tablecloth, house to home 
6. turk’s head rope bracelet, a + r {$85}
{for all you diy’ers, love maegan will teach you how to make a diy rope bracelet}
7. dip-dye bracelet, Nasty Gal {$15}
8. dip dye drapes, Michael Penney Style {diy}
9. dip dye vintage spoons, for me, for you {diy}
10. natural organic dip-dyed ombre blue indigo linen tote, Jeanie Deans via Etsy {$68}
11. dip dye wooden bowls, Wind and Willow Home
12. dip dye svalbo, The Sweet Beast {diy}

{images via Better Homes and GardensNasty GalJeanie DeansMichael Penney Stylea + rhouse to homewind and willow home, design spongeMartha StewartWest ElmFor Me-For YouThe Sweet Beast}


diy vase

I’ve seen people make beautiful handmade centerpieces with just about anything – bark, photos, candles, mason jars and of course vases. Today, we broaden our vase database with these adorable and chic ideas!

Cori Cook Floral Design, a sweet and creative Denver-based floral designer we ADORE, designed some cute DIY vases that would work for any party, especially a bridal shower or baby shower. I can’t wait to do this! Find her tutorial here.

The talented Beverly at Flamingo Toes made some cottage chic single-bud framed vases, and shares her fabulous how-to here.

Eden from Sugar and Charm shares her bright, DIY enamel-painted vases that is sure to impress, and easy to make. Visit her site for how-to instructions.

Hey Gorgeous transforms various-shaped milk bottles into a beautiful display of white vases with spray paint. Here directions here.

Add an antique touch to your table setting by using vintage tea tin cans as a vase. I love this look. The tea tins at Pearl River Mart would be perfect for this project.

{images via Cori Cook Floral Design, Flamingo Toes, Sugar and Charm, Hey Gorgeous, The Sweetest Occasion}