Thanksgiving

VIDEO: A Fabulous Friendsgiving

As I’ve mentioned over and over again, Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday of the year. There’s no pomp and circumstance. No fuss. It’s all about getting together with our families, enjoying a little foot and watching a little football. I know, more than anyone else that often times our friends are an extension of our families. Lots of us create our own familial bonds with our friends and hosting a Friendsgiving dinner is the perfect way to gather around those you love and acknowledge their presence in your life.

Blogger  buddy and friend, Kelly Golightly and I hosted a small gathering in my backyard last week for a few friends. The elements to a perfectly decorated Friendsgiving/ Thanksgiving table are easy: tablecloth, fancy dishes, simple decor, good eats, good drinks and friends! And of course you’re invited too! Click here to watch the video.

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 1Our lovely table. Thanks to Dish Wish for providing the fabulous dishes, glasses and flatware. I was dead set on having a black and white striped table cloth (I’m currently obsessed with all things B+W). I scored this fabric at my local hardware store for $18 and made it the star of our party.

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 2DIY INSPO: Spray paint a pumpkin with chalkboard paint and leave a personalized message for your dinner party guest.

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 3

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 4Golden ears of corn and golden pumpkins!

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 5Click here for Kelly Golightly’s yummy cocktail recipe. Sherbet + Prosecco are a tradition in her family. I have to admit I was like… huh?! what?!?… when she first mentioned it, but let me tell you it’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! YUM!

Miss Kris + Kelly Golightly Friendsgiving 6Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. Thank you ALL for being a friend!

Photos: Jessica Castro  | Video: (shot by) Calvin Main  | Friendsgving Dinner Sponsored by: Santa Margherita Wine – a beverage I enjoy, obviously. Celebrate Responsibly.

DIY: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece

Glitter N Glue pumpkin centerpiece DIYLooking for a way to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table? Or maybe you need a hostess gift to show your appreciation for your love one inviting you into their home to eat up all their turkey ? I just love these festive flower arrangements. I mean who needs a vase when you have a pumpkin?  And what a clever way to dress up a boring store bought bouquet.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 2Fresh flowers + the mini white pumpkin I actually bought for Halloween. For this project you’ll also need a floral foam and a knife to carve your pumpkin.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 3First, cure out a cylinder of the floral foam and soak it in water.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 4While you’re foam is soaking, carve out the center of your pumpkin.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 5Trim your flowers to the appropriate length.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 6

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 7Once your pumpkin is carved and your foam is soaked with water, place the foam into your pumpkin. You might have to trim it to fit. Then, arrange your flowers by sticking the stems directly into the floral foam.

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 8

Glitter N Glue DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece 9


DIY: Gold Painted Wine Glasses

f9cac8f41477434ee94f9ff91f0b5ce8The countdown to Thanksgiving is on and I’m completely thrilled! I’ve been loving all the tablescape post and photos floating round the internet lately. When I stumbled upon the above image on Pinterest I thought 1.) I want to go to their house for dinner and 2.) I need to make those gold painted wine glasses for my collection. THESE GLASSES!!!! So glamorous and so simple to make.

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass GLASSFirst. start with a clean wine glass.

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass TAPEUse painters tape to cover the rim of the glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass GOLD PAINTOne of my absolute favorite craft supplies… Martha Stewart’s Gold Liquid Guilding Paint

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass PAINTPaint the base of your wine glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass PAINT 2Paint the stem and the bottom portion of the glass

Glitter N Glue DIY Gold Wine Glass FULLAllow an hour to dry and enjoy!


A Special Note To Say…

Dear Glitter ‘N Glue Readers,

Words cannot express how thankful I am for each and every one of you. It’s because of your continued support that I am able to live my dream. A special thank you to anyone one who has ever commented, liked, shared a project with friends, Facebooked, Tweeted (deep breath), Pinned, Instagramed, Tumbled, Stumpled Upon, sent me an email note or a picture of your projects. You guys have my heart. I’m thankful to have so many creative people in my life. Thank you again for being oh so wonderful!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Kristen xo


DIY: Pumpkins and Pearls

We’re just weeks away from my favorite Holiday of the entire year… THANKSGIVING!!!!!! That’s right besides my birthday (which in my opinion should obviously be considered a national holiday) Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. Thanksgiving isn’t about gifts or spending money, it’s all about food, family, friends! Seriously, you spend quality time in the kitchen with the family preparing dinner and then you put on your strechy leggings and prepare to stuff your face full of turkey, dressing and sweet potatoes.

Now you guys know that Holiday decor is very important to me and that’s why this Thanksgiving I’ll be flooding the dinner table with these pearlized pumpkins! Chic and inexpensive dinner decor is something to always be thankful for.

Materials: Stick pins with white tips. Purchase in bulk at any craft or floral supply store.

Get to sticking! The design is totally up to you.

This pumpkin now has a little necklace just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Tres chic!

Or you can really let go and dress your pumpkin completely in pearl pins. I bought two different size pins to give the pumpkin dimension.

My neighbor said it looks like it’s wearing a hat. A pumpkin pearl fascinator if you will!


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