DIY Gilded Cement Letter Ornaments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And if you’ve been bitten by the DIY bug, it’s also the craftiest time of the year. Get into the merry-making spirit with this fun and festive little project from Chelsea Foy. A bit industrial, a bit delicate, and a whole lot chic, these gilded cement letter ornaments will help you deck your tree modernly. “Quick-dry cement is one of our favorite materials for creating sturdy, surprisingly beautiful handcrafted pieces,” Chelsea says. “It’s incredibly easy to work with and will definitely charm your guests! Use these alphabet letters as ornament favors or place cards at a winter wedding. You can also just spell out Christmassy words and put them on display at a holiday party or reception. The sky’s the limit!”

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DIY Marbled Mini Pumpkins

Looking for a fall decorating idea that’s more swanky than scary? Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy delivers with this gourd-geous, grown-up pumpkin-painting project that you can accomplish with supplies you’ve got on hand. Add these simple swirled squashes to tablescapes, windowsills, or mantels for an au courant autumnal vibe. Have your crafty pals over to help you make a whole batch while you sit by a crackling fire sipping on something warm and (preferably) pumpkin-spiced!

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Fresh and Fun Fruit Patterns

Why squeeze out summer’s last sweetness when you can freeze it forever with Chelsea Foy’s farmers’ market–inspired patterns? Download any of her three fruity printables, and get your creative juices flowing! These can be turned into bridal or baby shower invitations, thank-you cards, signage, notecards, or anything else you can imagine. You can even save ’em now and bust ’em out later for a burst of brightness on a rainy day.

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How to Amp Up Disposable Dinnerware with Pops of Color

We love celebrating around here, but not every celebration calls for the fancy china! Sometimes you’re dealing with disposable dinnerware, and that’s totally fine. If you want to amp it up a bit for, say, a lighthearted rehearsal dinner or a low-key reception, Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy is here to share some quick and easy techniques for taking those throwaway dishes from drab to fab. “The end product will add a dreamy pop of color to your celebration, whether it’s a backyard wedding, a modern shower, or anything in between,” Chelsea says...

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DIY Acrylic and Pompom Escort Cards

Whether we’re talking pets or pompoms, a little fluff never fails! Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy shows you how you can add some to your escort display with today’s whimsical DIY. “These days, my motto is ‘pompoms on everything,’” Chelsea says. “They bring a playful touch to any project, and I love how they add texture to the smoothness of acrylic escort cards. These bright pieces would make a fun addition to any spring or summer wedding.”

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DIY Color-Splattered Hot Chocolate on a Stick

From corn dogs to kebabs, there’s something so revelrous about food on a stick. It’s cute. It’s clever. It’s convenient. And it’s ceaselessly Pinteresting. Come cool weather, though, when there’s no state fair or summer barbecue in sight, skewered tidbits tend to slip far from culinary consideration. Enter hot chocolate on a stick, wintertime’s cozy, melty answer to delight-on-a-stickness. Lovely Indeed’s Chelsea Foy makes the cubed cocoa trend merrier, brighter, and a bit artsier with this easy recipe for color-splattered white hot chocolate on a stick...

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