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DIY Natural Winter Wreath | Homemade Christmas decor, entertaining tips, party ideas and winter decorating ideas from @cydconverse

DIY Natural Winter Wreath

When it comes to decorating our front porch for the holidays, I am particularly fond of elements that feel more wintery and seasonal, giving them life well past the official holiday season. I am loving this DIY natural winter wreath for exactly that reason! Paired with a big swag of pine around the front door and it feels both Christmasy and woodsy with no pressure to pull it off the door right after the new year. I also think a beautiful homemade wreath like this makes a truly lovely hostess gift or as a sweet gift for a neighbor. I used a grapevine wreath as the base so it can be used over and over again, year after year, and reimagined each time. Oh, and if think you need a ton of impressive skills to make this one, you would be wrong. It’s so much easier than you think. Keep reading to see how I made it!

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How to Keep Flowers Fresh for Longer

How to Keep Flowers Fresh for Longer

This time of year I almost always have fresh cut flowers around the house. It’s almost a little crazy just how happy a big bunch of blooms in the center of the dining room table or tucked on the mantle can make me. Now that the snow is finally gone and the screen doors have been opened up, flowers around the house really drives home that spring vibe and they make me insanely happy. I get a lot of questions from friends about how I take care of cut flowers and I’ve shared them before here, but it seemed like a good time to revisit my favorite easy tips for how to keep flowers fresh, alive and perky for as long as possible. Any other tricks you can share with me? Fill me in!

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DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements | Thanksgiving ideas, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving table ideas and more DIY projects from @cydconverse

DIY Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

Friends, we are just fifteen days out from Thanksgiving! Totally blowing my mind. (For the record, this also means that in fourteen days our little girl will be celebrating her first birthday, but I’m going to continue to avoid that reality for a few more days.) I’m certainly not the first person to take a …

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DIY Gold Confetti Glitter Vase by @cydconverse

DIY Gold Confetti Glitter Vase

This post was sponsored by Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! With holiday entertaining quickly approaching it’s peak for the season, my good friends at Dr. Oetker and I are teaming up today to inspire all of your upcoming Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve festivities with …

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DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece by @cydconverse

DIY Watermelon Flower Centerpiece

I keep both a notebook and a very detailed spreadsheet for brainstorming, cataloging and organizing DIY ideas that I’d like to eventually turn into posts. I scribble down ideas as they strike me and also occasionally sit down for longer, more formal brainstorming sessions. And then there are the days you’re about to shoot a …

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DIY Gold Leaf Planters from @cydconverse

DIY Gold Leaf Planters

Friends, I am so excited to share this pretty little gem of a DIY tutorial with you today! This is one of my favorites, basically of all time, and I’ve been sitting on it for a few weeks now just itching to show it off. It’s not even a little bit of a secret that …

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DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases by @cydconverse

DIY Mini Paint Can Glitter Vases

This post was sponsored by Valspar. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! Friends, I am so excited about today, because this post marks the start of an incredibly exciting collaboration with Valspar where I’ll be working with them to bring you loads of color …

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DIY Flower Ribbon Necklace

DIY Ribbon Flower Necklace

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. I am a grade A, certified lover of all things floral. Turn those blooms into a gorgeous fresh flower necklace made simply in a few minutes with velvet ribbon and, well, I’m crazed. In a totally good way. Today our awesome gal pal Andrea …

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DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

by Chelsea Costa On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I came across the most incredible flower market. It was floating in the middle of the Amsterdam canals, and the shops there had rows and rows of dried flowers hanging upside down from the ceilings. I thought it was the coolest thing I’d seen in a long …

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