With just less than one week until Christmas, I found it only appropriate that this week's finds included a lot of holiday spirit!
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Dress up your red Solo cups at your holiday parties with a Santa belt decoration!
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Ditch the wreath this year for a DIY Santa hat floral door hanging.
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Add some color to the dessert table with this bright candy cane cake!
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These gingerbread treat containers are entirely edible!
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Gift him this year with a Dollar Shave Club monthly blade subscription - free handle included!
 
 
Are you expecting the family for the holidays and feel you just don't have as much holiday decor up as you wanted this season? No worries - I have put together a variety of DIY projects that will have you draping the house with garland in no time! Click on the images to view the tutorials and related information. 
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This circle felt garland can also be made using holiday themed double sided scrapbook paper. (aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com)
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With all the baking we do this time of year, you are bound to have a container or two left of cupcake liners for this adorable garland! (oneperfectdayblog.net)
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Get the recipe for this cinnamon-applesauce dough and cut out festive shapes with cookie cutters. Poke holes in the center and weave ribbon through to create your garland! (lovelylittlekitchen.com)
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Grab a battery pack of led lights and tie a bunch of pre-cut fabric or burlap strips around the light string. Can't get anymore simple than that! (createcraftlove.com)
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This simple project calls for a roll of twine, pine cones from the backyard, and a strip of burlap here and there. Lovely! (homedepot.com)
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Create a winter wonderland in your own living room with hanging marshmallow garland! (blueeyedyonder.com)
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Ribbon bunting isn't just for cake toppers. This project shows you how to make a charming piece for your doorway or mantle. (theribbonretreat.com)
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Have any extra ornaments that just didn't make it on to the tree? Use them to create a colorful decor piece like this! (brit.co)
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This garland project is for all of you out there who can find their way around a sewing machine. Make mini stuffed cookies and such to hang from a piece of ribbon or twine. Beautiful! (nanacompany.typepad.com)
 
 
Did you ever think that the warmth of a flannel plaid could be transformed into a winter wedding theme? Check out this inspiration board jam packed with cozy chic red plaid wedding accents!
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Clockwise from top left: Sachin Khona, expressionsphotog.net, emilieinc.com, boudicabags.etsy.com, flickr.com/sucrecoeur, A Bryan Photo, mastinstudio.com, imageglowcandles.com, juliemikos.com
 
 
This week's popular finds include a charming way to tie back your drapes and a must-have favor idea!
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Layered runners - the solid blush fabric tops the gold sequin piece perfectly!
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These leather Oxford heels are the perfect choice for the bride or fashionista who wants to rock a classic vintage style.
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Blush pink drapes held back by rows of complementary roses - so utterly charming!
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The pearls and gold accents make this mint place setting super chic!
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Wine cork keychain favors. Who wouldn't want one?
 
 
Any of these seven innovative escort card displays are sure to be a hit at your next event. Take the idea and re-invent to adapt to your upcoming soiree. I am head over heels for the mini crates filled with baby's breath; what a gorgeous presentation that would be when all of the crates are lined up together!
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This map seating chart is a great idea for a world traveler focused event. (justindemutiisphotography.com)
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What a fun way to kick off an event; guests are treated to a mini bottle of liquor before they head to their tables. (tylerbranchphoto.com)
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Consider using feather dipped tips in your event colors for a creative escort card holder. (kayshaweiner.com)
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Such a precious display - fill each small crate with baby's breath or small flowers and top with an escort card. (volatilephoto.com)
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So fitting for the holiday season! Escort cards that are each attached to mini ornaments filled with colorful glitter. (erichmcvey.com)
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Find an old library card catalog at an estate sale or second hand shop and fashion it into an escort card display. Old or newly fashioned library cards can serve as the escort cards inside! (sandytam.ca)
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Ticket stubs attached to a dart board are perfect for a carnival themed event. (samhughesphotography.com)
 
 
When putting together a winter hat collection, I always recommend starting out with a hat in a white or cream shade. Not only are they key colors for the season, but they also complement pretty much any ensemble. I scouted a wide variety of the most unique Vintage hats in whites and ivories to share with you. Is there one in particular that strikes your fancy? I really can't choose a favorite myself - they are all equally breathtaking pieces that I would model in a heartbeat!
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Rows Top to Bottom: BeChicAccessories.Etsy.com, behidadolicmillinery.Etsy.com, louisegreen.com, BlueRoseVintage.Etsy.com, RoseleinRarities.Etsy.com, MaggieMowbrayHats.Etsy.com, tiffanybolkphotography.com, Kieran Harnett
 
 
Here is a magnificent collection of rustic, holiday cakes that I have put together for you. They feature different natural winter aspects such as holly, evergreens, pine cones, and berries. I love the idea of adding in a decorative deer figurine too!
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Columns Left to Right: thevanillabeanblog.com, stylesweetca.com, rebeccahollisphotography.com, PotterandButler.Etsy.com, nicolecassano.com, mrfood.com, jacquelynnphoto.com, courtneyjade.com, calliehobbsphotography.com
 
 
Ending the week with our top pinned winter finds from a festive sugar cookie baking gift to a wedding favor that your guests will thank you for this holiday season!
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Add a touch of nature to your decor with a DIY birch log vase.
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The perfect holiday photo of you and your love kissing under a ball of mistletoe!
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This sugar cookie kit is such a cute idea for the baker in your life!
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Skip the frilly bows this year and top the gift with something he really loves - a mini bottle of his favorite liquor!
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Glove sets are such a cute favor idea for winter weddings.
 
 
The holiday cards have already started flowing in with many more to come over the next couple of weeks! Get creative this year and design a decorative card display using one of these innovative projects.
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Wrap ribbons around a large empty frame and glue or staple the ribbon ends to the back of the frame edges. Hang the frame and tape your Christmas cards to the face of the ribbons. (bhg.com)
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Evenly space small clothespins on an embroidery hoop and hang on your wall or door with a beautiful bow. Use the clothespins to hold your holiday cards. (marthastewart.com)
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Who doesn't love a chalkboard decor project? This project involved hanging garland covered rods on a chalkboard wall. Cards are hung along the rods using small clips. (detailgalblog.com)
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Find some extra wide ribbons at your local craft store and line the edges with thin ribbons that can be used as card holders. Attach the large ribbon to the wall and decorate the top with a big bow or other holiday embellishment. (kristendukephotography.com)
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Reclaim some old pieces of wood by attaching them into a nice sized board. Wrap twine around in varying patterns and use clothespins to hang the cards on the twine. Great rustic decor piece! (shanty-2-chic.com)
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Instead of using decorative ribbon or string to hang your cards on an open frame, try strings of lights! Use battery operated LED lights if you want a clean look without all of the dangling cords. (reasonstoskipthehousework.com)
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Use thick washi tape in a holiday pattern to make a Christmas tree design on your wall. Print out a paper star and attach it to the top of your tree design. Use stickers or tape to attach your cards to the tree. (blog.brightstarkids.com.au)
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I love this idea! Hang a pair of shutters on the wall and tuck the cards inside the slots. You can give the shutters some holiday appeal by painting them or adding some holly to the edges. (lookiewhatidid.blogspot.com)
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If you prefer to keep holes out of your walls, try a tabletop piece. Take a low-depth box and fill it with mini ornaments. Then, tuck photo holders beneath the surface of the ornaments and use the tops of the holders to display your cards. (spottedink.blogspot.com)
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A card tree is another great display if you have the table space. Fill a vase or pitcher with long branches to hang your holiday cards from. (bhg.com)
 
 
After the lights and ornaments are hung, I always like to top my tree off with a couple boxes of candy canes every year. After hanging the last one tonight, I was inspired to compile a collection of red and white striped pieces in honor of the holiday season. Enjoy!
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Columns From Left: victoriamcginley.com, tatertotsandjello.com, marthastewart.com, sweetapolita.com, lifealamodeblog.com, annies-eats.com, KirahleyKreations.etsy.com, aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com, alexandrakingdesign.etsy.com