Friday DIY: Pumpkin Candle Holders & More

First and foremost… how many of you saw the midnight premier of Breaking Dawn!??!!! I didn’t venture out that late but I did see the first show today and all I can say is Wow! That dress was stunning. Not in an over the top fru fru wow, but in a sleek, modern, understated, sexy Wow! Expect a full gush next week. I’d like to give all you fans time to see it for yourselves! Tiffany is back again with a great DIY she found.

I, Lindsey, will be back to my regular posts on Monday! Happy Weekend!

Turkey Day is almost here! I don’t know about you, but it has completely snuck up on me. The only festive fall decor I have out is a moss wreath on my from door with some dried, crumpled leaves from my trees in the front yard. Not very impressive. If you’re in the same boat or you’re a fall bride looking for inexpensive decor, have no fear! Real Simple magazine has some EXCELLENT DIY ideas for centerpieces, mantles, wreaths and more.  The best thing, all the designs are made out of materials either from your yard or grocery store; add your favorite containers and ribbons and voila! Just in time to make your relatives swoon in delight. A double bonus, all you DIYer brides can take these ideas and adjust them to your wedding theme and have instant, easy decor!

Image via Real Simple.

Check it out and get ready to say gobble, gobble in classy DIY style.

For the pumpkin candles above, here’s what you’ll need:

  • assorted gourds or mini pumpkins
  • tapered candle sticks
  • Drill with a 1 inch hole drill bit or simple use a knife

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Use the drill to cut a hole in the top of each gourd or pumpkin. Don’t go all the way thru. Just enough to insert your candle. You may need to cut the bottom of the gourd flat so that your candles don’t go tumbling over if the table gets a bump or shake.
  2. Insert your candle sticks into the holes. If the holes are a little large, wrap aluminum foil around the bottom to secure them in place.
  3. Light and enjoy!

To see more Fall DIYs click here for the full slide show over on Real Simple!

Tiffany has been in, planned and coordinated over 20 weddings – only one being her own. For the past 8 years Tiffany lived in Beverly Hills, CA with her husband, David, and worked as a professional actress. During that time, Tiffany remained involved in event and wedding planning, and partnered in a business making emergency bridal kits. But life stepped in and moved Tiffany and David to Nashville in February of 2011 where she stumbled upon Ashley and Amy at Wedding 101. Now Tiffany fuses her wedding and entertainment knowledge to help brides create unique and creative weddings that are an expression of themselves.
Tiffany met her hubby, David, a month before she graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC (BA of Theater Arts). They married in March of 2003 in Pensacola, FL.

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