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DIY spools

With the Holidays sneaking up on us, (I mean really it was Halloween last week!!), I created some easy DIY’s that can be customizable to your event! These spools make even me squeal with delight. I staged them on a mantel herebut what about on your table as centerpieces? On a bookshelf? Or miniature ones as place settings? I would even dig them as a stocking stuffer!

DIY spools

The Goods:

Yarn

Thin wood circles (at Michaels)

Stain

Paper towel roll (I KNOW RIGHT!)

Hot glue

First, can you believe that these are made out of paper towel rolls? I loved it when this idea came together cause we all have those around the house! I’ll be honest, I unraveled one of mine to make more before it was out!

ok, now for the good part.

1. Stain your wood circles. I simply used an old rag to apply, then let dry.

2. Place a dot of hot glue at the end of the roll, and begin wrapping your yarn around the roll. Tip* I wanted mine to be uneven and natural as possible, so I created some to have a bigger middle section, and some to have a more narrow base, etc.. get creative with it.

3.  Hot glue the wood pieces to either end of the roll.

And you are done my friend. I like to leave the remaining strand free so it looks like its been used already.

DIY spools

I love the natural elements these DIY spools display with the neutral color palette, but don’t be afraid of implementing some color! Think colored yarn, or even paint the wood circles a color (gasp! that might be my next one)

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Fall Decor and Inspiration >> Part 2

Happy Thursday! Here is Part 2 of Fall decor and inspiration that I designed for Virtue women’s event. Since the theme was to create a cozy environment, I thought it appropriate to bring the comforts of ones home on stage! What doesn’t scream homey like a fireplace, a comfy chair, a blanket, and a cup of coffee? Put your feet up, sip some coffee, and pretend like its Friday.

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Hope this Fall decor truly was an inspiration to you! I love Fall because it reminds me to slow down, and take in all the sweet moments in life. Want to learn how to make those spools? Click here, and let the crafting begin.

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Fall decor and inspiration>>Part 1

I had the pleasure of designing an event for Virtue; a women’s ministry that is a part of Harvest Christian Fellowship here in Southern California. When I met with the design team, the vision for the event was to create a cozy vibe as if one is walking into a home. Part one of the design lies here at the welcome table. I chose to create a wood backdrop with warm hues that acted as a wall in a home. In honor of fall, I choose numerous leaves, and berries to create Mandala’s on the wall. I LOVED this aspect of the design, as it is unique, and truly eye catching! On top the table are clusters of metallic copper, and white pumpkins and squashes. Some of these are carved out and used as vases. All of the gorg floral design was created by MV florals. She is a doll- go check out her work! I used thick slabs of wood to create height, coupled with brown bottles, and accented the table cloth with a yarn hanging. By creating a yarn hanging, it acts as a part of the tablecloth and gives off an intricate appeal if you can’t afford a expensive table cloth! Special thanks to everyone who was involved, from the maintenance team to the day of set up gals- you guys rocked it!

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I hope this gives you ton of inspiration as Thanksgiving is approaching! Stick around for Part 2 of Fall decor and inspiration!

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DIY Metallic Pipe Vases

It’s officially Fall, and with the change of season comes a change of scenery. Okay- maybe not down here in Southern California, but my tablescape and mantel beg to differ! Enter, this metallic pipe vase! SWOON! I love it when random ideas come together, and can be customizable to fit your aesthetic.

DIY Metallic Pipe Vases

The Goods:

PVC piping in different shapes & sizes

Gold Spray paint

Slab of Wood

Super Glue

Florals of your choice

Read more for instructions! 

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1. Find piping that differ, and that add varying heights. I found mine at Home Depot in the plumbing department.

2. Spray paint the pipe gold. (What doesn’t look good spray painted gold?)

3. After arranging your pipes on the wood slab, adhere them with the super glue.

4. Finally, add your fall flowers! I chose brightly colored leaves, cats tails, and greenery for a fun fall vibe!

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This piece rests cozily at Lift Coffee Roasters, and is a great fall addition to the industrial vibe the coffee shop has going without making it too feminine. Make your own DIY Metallic Pipe Vases, and be sure to tag me @theshiftcreative in your creations!

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Fall Favorites::Flannels & Docs

I love this time of year where layering is made possible! It doesn’t happen all that much here in Southern California, but when it does I am all about it! Have a summer dress you can’t part with when the leaves start changing? Adding a flannel or a leather jacket and pairing it with tights will transition the outfit for the cooler seasons! Flannels and Docs are my fall obsession this year! Continue reading for my must have’s for this season! XO

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|Photography: Katie Boink |HMU: Cassandrah Bickett |

Here is what I am wearing:

Free People ivory lace tunic

Blue flannel

Maroon Docs

Boot socks

Necklace

AND here is my roundup of must have flannels, and boots!

For the love of flannels, this one, this one, and THIS one.

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Tie Dye Pom lawn sheets

Looking for something pretty to add to your next picnic, party, or even bed?! Take a white sheet and go back to your elemantary days with this tie dyed lawn sheet DIY! It is super easy, and just too darn cute!

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The Goods:

White sheet

Rit dye

Plastic bottles for pouring

Rubberbands

2 pieces of cardboard

Yarn

Pom maker

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Begin folding your sheet like an accordion (think back to when you used to make paper fans)!

Place a piece of cardboard on either side of the folded sheet. Doing this makes white spots, and adds to the design.

Next, take your rubber bands to secure the boards. Note* the more rubber bands you put, the more white lines appear!

After mixing your dye solution, begin pouring! There is no right way to do this!

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TADA! So easy, and so cute! Next up is adding the poms to the ends for a fun detail!

Tie Dye Pom lawn sheets

You can totally make these by hand, but I suggest investing in a pom maker!

For the pom maker:

1. Wrap yarn around prongs, and close together

2. Cut across

3. Tie a piece of yarn through slits tightly

4. Pull apart prongs to reveal your perfect pom!

5. Adhere the pom to the four corners of your sheet using a simple stitch, or taking hot glue (my go to for everything!!)

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There ya have it! These adorable tie dye lawn sheets are customizable, would be so fun at a birthday party, or picnic event! I’m thinking indigo ones would be super rad!

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Fall + Fellowship

As a mom of a 15 month old, sometimes a lot of the time there are challenges, and questions that flood my mind. Am I modeling the right principles to her? What am I conveying about beauty? About God? About loving others? About the role of a woman? Am I screwing this up? Am I screwing her up? I’m screwing up. The truth is, we’ve all been here. Questioning and doubting our abilty to raise a little human being into a big human being, who will undoubtedly have big human being responsibilities, obstacles, decisions, AND hopefully will be equipped with biblical, practical, and wise methods on handling these big human things. This is why coming alongside moms with a likeminded worldview, who strive toward a common goal is of the upmost importance. I am so grateful for the community of mom’s that I call my friends. We find out, incase we forgot, that we all fall short. I won’t be the perfect parent, and Soph won’t be the perfect daughter, because we are imperfect people. This doesn’t mean to throw in the towel, to grow impatient, or to settle for a mediocre life cause heck we aren’t perfect, right? No, this means we serve when we want to be served, we choose a soft answer when we want to scream, we love when we want to resent, and we honor when we want to disrespect. I was reminded at a mom’s night out last night, that we need to cheer each other on, not compare; encourage, not tear down; rest, not clock out.

 

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Need a quick Fall backdrop? Try taking an array of fall leaves and brightly colored tape to your wall for a statement, and a great photo opportunity! We’ve seen it with flowers, and the same can be done with leaves!

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