DIY Holographic Ornament Tags

Every year at Christmas, I always think back to Christmas when I was a kid. There was something magical about the holiday season back then. I distinctly remember Christmas feeling different. There was an anticipation in the air, like anything could happen. The magic of Santa, the warmth of your home, the mystery surrounding the gifts you would receive… it was exhilarating. This year, I wanted to make something that commemorate the amazing childhood Christmases that I had. The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! These are relatively cheap to make in bulk, so you can make them for all your gift tags, to decorate a tree, or to create a Christmas banner. Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do!

The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.

You will need:

Colored cardstock (similar here)
2.5 inch circle punch (similar here)
Holographic paper (similar here)
Scissors (here)
Embroidery floss (similar here)
Glue Stick
Glue gun

Directions:

The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.

1.     Cut out circles with your circle punch.

2.     Cut a trapezoid shape out of your holographic paper and a white or light colored backdrop. You’ll need one for each ornament you make.

3.     Cut a “shine” shape out of the holographic paper (not the backdrop paper). I made an L shape with a curve to finish off the triangle.

4.     Using your glue stick, glue the large edge of the trapezoid onto the top of your ornament. Add glue to the holographic trapezoid, and glue it on top. Finally, add glue to your shine and put it with the flat edge facing down.

5.     Using your glue gun, secure your hanging ribbon or embroidery floss. I made mine short and cute, but you can make it any length you need!

6.     Hang on your tree, a gift, or make a garland and you’re ready to go!

The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.
The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.
The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.
The iridescent effect on these ornaments is super 90’s, while also being modern. Holographic items are coming back! Give them to all your friends who love the 90’s as much as you do! Click for the DIY.

You can add names to the front or the back of your tag if you wish, or you can add a simple monogram using a sticker. I kept the front of mine plain because I thought they looked so cute! I love tilting mine back and forth to see the iridescent effect!

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How do you plan to use your holographic ornaments? Let me know in the comments below!

Make a Statement: The Shop is LIVE!

YOU GUYS! Remember back in October when I relaunched the blog as Party HarDIY? Well, I told you there were some big plans in STORE (hah, see what I did there?) and I’m sooo excited to announce the launch of our shop! I’ve always wanted to have my own shop full of cutesy things, and I’ve always had a love of jewelry! Well, now the two have come together in one magical, glimmering place.

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So, what’s available?

A collection of unique and colorful jewelry, sure to add a pop of color to any outfit! The holidays are coming, and these pieces are perfect for adding some sparkle to your outfit, a fun touch of Christmas colors, or to change up an outfit that’s already been worn a bunch of times! Because let’s be real, these pieces are WAY cheaper than buying a new dress!

Um… Tell me more about this collection!

Well, ok! This all started back when I was in my favorite jewelry shop in the city. I thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a collection of fun and colorful necklaces that are affordable? There are SO many expensive jewelry shops out there, and my opinion on costume jewelry is the more, the merrier. So, I decided to curate my own collection of fun, bold, and most of all BRIGHT jewelry. There will also be some new items coming to the shop as well, but for now I decided to start small for the holiday season!

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Where did your love of jewelry come from?

My grandma! My yiayia had the most insane collection of costume jewelry. I don’t think I ever saw her wearing real jewelry, haha! She had a bunch of bold necklaces and earrings. Fun fact- her ears weren’t pierced! She only owned clip-ons. Here's a picture of us when I was a kid. She's dressed very on brand, and I'm the one in the tutu. I took ballet for a hot minute, but I was AWFUL at it haha.

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Um… am I brave enough to wear this stuff?

YES! I used to be shy about wearing bright things too. I finally realized that it’s fun to be bold and daring. People notice! I get compliments on my jewelry all the time, and in a sea of people, it’s fun to stand out a bit. You can always start small with a pair of colorful studs!

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Ok, you’ve convinced me! What do I even wear this stuff with?

My very favorite thing to wear bold jewelry with is a basic tee! It’s really adds a pop of fun and sass to an otherwise casual item. Try pairing the Daisy Dreams Statement Necklace or the Fringe Benefits Earrings with a basic tee. Another great way to wear these is with a Christmas sweater! Try the Rudolph the Red Nosed Rhinestone Tassel Earrings with your ugly Christmas sweater, or the Worth The Tassel Earrings with a warm, cozy sweater! Heading to a holiday party? Try the Chic-a-Boo Rhinestone Earrings for some added glitz and glam, or the Dragonfruit Dilemma Earrings for a fun, unexpected touch.

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Can I get free shipping?

You got it! Just sign up and free shipping is all yours, baby! This deal is only for the US though!

Can I get free items?

Um, heck yea!! I’m hosting a giveaway! To enter, follow the instructions on this post on Instagram. Tag a friend for an extra entry! One winner will get all 4 jewelry ornaments- perfect for giving out as Secret Santa gifts, hanging on the tree, or keeping them all for yourself!

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Eek! I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am! I've been working on this for MONTHS, and I'm so happy to see the store is finally live! So, go sign up for free shipping, and enter the giveaway!

Roundup: The Best Colorful Thanksgiving Printables

Thanksgiving is this week and I am so freakin excited!! I have so many amazing memories relating to Thanksgiving, so that makes this a super nostalgic time of year for me. Also, the weather is just starting to get slightly cool, the leaves are falling, and I finally get to wear my collection of cute and colorful sweaters. I truly love Thanksgiving, the fall and being with family. And eating. I love food! Haha. Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

If you've got only a few minutes, you have enough time to make these place cards from Party HarDIY! They're perfect for seat assignments and labeling the food.

Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Centerpiece

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Being in NYC, I get to experience the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations firsthand, which is a Thanksgiving tradition for me as I walk to the train from work. I love seeing them putting up the bleachers, adding the decal to the street, and adding those police barriers. This table from Oh Happy Day highlights everyone's favorite part- the balloons!

Macy's Day Parade Tablescape 

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Not one, but two Parade printables! This table by The House That Lars Built features the city streets down below. I mean...how cute are the taxi cab place cards?

DIY Printable Thanksgiving Food Label Cards

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Want to prevent everyone from asking you what each item is all night? Use these printables from Lovely Indeed! They're super simple and cute, so they'll match with any colorful tablescape. 

Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards, Menus and Food Signs

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

If you're looking for a cute and colorful way to spice up your table, check out this set from Sarah Hearts! All you need are some coordinating Avery labels and a printer, and you're ready to go!

Wise Words Placemat

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

I find the holidays to be a very inspiring time of year, so I think these placemat printables from Oh Joy! would be a perfect addition to your table. They feature quotes from Roald Dahl, who wrote books such as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda.

Pie Box Place Cards

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

We all know the best part of any meal is dessert! With these mini pie boxes from The Happy Scraps, you can have "dessert" before dinner!

Printable Conversation Starters

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Looking to break the ice at a family gathering or Friendsgiving? Well, you'll need these cute and colorful conversation starters from Studio DIY! They feature some interesting (but probably safe) chat topics so that people can get to know each other, and like each other!

Printable Thanksgiving Tote, Table Runner, and Placemat

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Featuring a pop of deep purple, this trio of fun and adorable printables from Damask Love is just what you need to add a twist to the traditional Thanksgiving colors!

Free Printable Thanksgiving Invitation

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

While it may be a tad bit late to mail these out, these invitations from Eighteen25 are perfectly colorful, and feature a section to add what you'd like each guest to bring! Plus they come in both Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving versions, plus 2 different color choices!

Thanksgiving Place Card Printables

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Let all your guests know how special they are to you with these place cards from Printable Crush. They look adorable tied onto a white pumpkin!

Printable Thanksgiving Banner

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

Add some simple decor to your home by hanging up this banner from Daisy Cottage Designs! I love the stripe and polka dot combo, and the colors are just perfect! 

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Since there isn't tons of time left for setup, I wanted to create a roundup of the very best, most colorful printables and paper crafts for your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner. These are quickly and easy to create- most projects require only a printer, or items you're likely to have on-hand!

And finally, let's not forget the reason that we all come together! These printables from Thirty Handmade Days will help you to remember all the things in your life you have to be thankful for. it comes in 2 versions, colored and blank, so you can decide whether you want a fun coloring activity to do, or only to focus on gratefulness. It works for both kids and adults!

DIY No Sew Embellished T-Shirt

Happy fall, y'all! Ok, being from NY I don't say normally say "y'all", but this seemed like the perfect time to try it out. Fall is my favorite season. I love the leaves changing colors, the weather getting slightly cooler, and the amazing roundup of holidays in such a short timeframe!

With the busy hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I don't have time to construct a perfect outfit. I've gotta be comfy and ready for anything! T-shirts are my go-to fashion choice, because of how easy and versatile they are. You can wear them to work, to dinner & drinks, and to go shopping. But wouldn't it be nice if you could give your t-shirt an upgrade so you're not wearing the same thing over and over again, without having to bust out a sewing machine? Well friends, look no further! This no-sew embellished t-shirt features some of our favorite things- tees, tassels, and pom pom trim! Plus, two of my fave colors- pink and turquoise! And, it's all thanks to this Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse.

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You will need:

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T-shirt (here)
Peel N Stick Fabric Fuse (here
Fringe Trim (here or similar here)
Pink Pom Pom Trim (here or similar here)
Scissors (here)

Directions:

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  • Measure your fringe trim so that it goes along the entire collar of your shirt
  • Add a little extra and cut the trim. I found that I had just enough to go around with the extra, so I guess the collar somehow got smaller being laid down!
  • Measure your Pom Pom trim to the same length, and cut. 
  • Roll out some small pieces of the adhesive, and cut it into narrower strips. I cut each strip into thirds vertically. 
  • Place it along your tassel trim. I didn't put it along the entire length, but every inch or so I stuck a piece down.
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  • Once all your adhesive has been placed down, go piece by piece, removing the wax liner and pressing down the Pom Pom trim to adhere the two trims together. 
  • Cut pieces of adhesive in half lengthwise and place them end to end along the collar of your shirt. I didn't leave any gaps here so that the trim wouldn't fall off the shirt. 
  • Once all your adhesive has been placed down, starting at the front, peel off the wax liner and start pressing down your trim. Repeat until the whole collar is covered. (Note: for a v-neck, I started front and center, since that's where the seam is. For a crew neck, you can probably start in the back and wrap around to create a smooth, seam free "necklace" of trim).
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And that's all there is to it! It's seriously fun to spruce up any article of clothing, and then you get to proudly tell people "I made it!" when they ask where it's from. I think these would also make a great gift for a friend- matching BFF tees! Or, it would be perfect for a craft night. If the whole collar is a bit much for you, try getting a pocket tee and adding the trim along the top of the pocket for a little bit of POP. 

What's your favorite item to spruce up? Tees? Jeans? Shoes? Let me know in the comments below!

Easy Colorful Thanksgiving Place Cards

You guys... Thanksgiving is next week!! I truly can't believe how quickly the months have flown by this year. It feels like just yesterday we rang in the new year, and we're about to celebrate another one! While I'm especially excited for the upcoming holiday season (and busy prepping those blog posts!) I'm featuring the one, lonely Thanksgiving craft I did this year haha. These place cards are super quick and easy to make, so you can get back to cooking everyone's favorites and setting that table.

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These are perfect because you can whip them up quickly with just a glue gun! There's practically no dry time, so you can even make them in the morning while you're watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Head on over to Giggles Galore for the full post!

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I think these glitter scallop trim ones are my favorite! My husband also liked them best. Um, he liked something with glitter? WHAT?! You can even mix and match the different designs as long as you pick a similar color palette. You can keep the colors very traditional, or go a little bit funky like I did.

Either way, your guests are sure to love them! So what are you waiting for? Head over to Giggles Galore for the full post!