Posts Labeled ‘decor’

Creative Guest Book Idea

It is always nice to have a guest book at your wedding for guests to leave little notes congratulating you on your special day! But the classic, plain guest book can get a little boring. Here is a great idea from Martha Stewart for an alternative guest book.

Plate Guest Book

Instead of having guests write on a book, buy several white dishes for guests to sign with metallic paint pens. After the event, arrange the plates on a wall in your home in random groupings. You will be reminded of your special day every time you see it and house guests will love the whimsical feel of the decorations!

Oh My Gourd! Fall Centerpiece Idea

I recently helped on a team of women who worked on decorations for a women’s luncheon at church. We were inspired by this idea from Better Homes & Gardens which is perfect for fall.

We first cut off the top of the squash and then used a melon baller to scoop out a portion of the inside. Supermarket flowers were perfect to make the arrangements. In addition to butternut squash, we used acorn squash, as well. The whole process was actually very easy and the result beautiful!


gourd centerpieces via Better Homes & Gardens


Wallpaper Wedding Ceremony Decor

Wallpaper is a brilliant way to bring color and print to wedding decor. Here are three ways Martha Stewart suggests wallpaper can be incorporated:

1) Ceremony backdrop

2) Aisle runner

3) Chair back covers

I love how each black and white wallpaper print is unique but complements the other. Together, they make a striking impact for a wedding ceremony set up.


Martha Stewart Wallpaper Ceremony Decor

Elegant Chair Back Covers

I am not a fan of traditional chair covers and ties, but these chair back covers, or “jackets,” can be really beautiful. You can use them on all of the chairs at your party or just guests of honor chairs.

BBJ Linen Acorn Contour Chair Back

Select Rentals Vienna Chair Cover

Cloth Connection Champagne Lamour Gathered Chair Back Cover

Cloth Connection Fuchsia Tangerine Brocade Chair Back CoverSelect Rentals Vienna Chair Cover

chair covers via Tara Guerard Soiree

Mosaic Ivory Cascading Chair Back

Moss accents

I’ve always loved the look of decorative accents made with moss and these accents here are perfect inspiration for wedding decor. The organic, natural look of moss works for classic occasions and rustic ones, as well.

Moss monogram via Weddingbee

Moss ring bearer's pillow via Sasha Souza Events

Moss "paint" is used to decorate a brick wall with words - via Oh Montreal

DIY Paper Garlands

In the latest DIY craze, paper garlands are making a comeback but with a modern twist.  Here are some examples of trendy paper garland decorations that use a variety of materials including crepe paper, coffee filters, and even book pages.


Crinkle Paper Streamers by Oh Happy Day


Crepe Paper Streamers by O Chickadee


Paper garlands made from coffee filters


Vintage Book Paper Garland


Punched Paper Chain Garland

Simple Graduation Party Decor

I’ve been working with a client on a graduation party and its been fun to brainstorm decor ideas for the event. Keeping it simple is sometimes the best — like the simplicity of this DIY decor idea from Martha Stewart. A gold seal — easily found at office supply stores — is repeated throughout the design. Using two colors like they’ve done here keeps the design tight and consistent. What a fun concept with which to celebrate the grad’s big day!

gold seal-inspired graduation party decor from Martha Stewart