fourth of july tablescape {and DIY wreath}

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One of the things I love most about celebrating holidays is putting together easy decor and creating fun recipes that my family and guests can enjoy. Wanting to put a “twist” on my Fourth of July decor this year, I created printable decor and invitations, a festive snack mix, a creative wreath and more, all inspired by Twizzlers Twists and Twizzlers Pull N Peel. Scroll through this post for creative inspiration, links to download your own free printables, and an easy Fourth of July wreath tutorial!

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How adorable are these flag cupcakes? I took store-bought cupcakes, blueberries and Twizzlers Pull N Peel to create these little cuties. They took less than 10 minutes and add such a festive touch to the tablescape.

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This snack mix was such a fun treat to create. I took a variety of red, white and blue snacks, added some Twizzlers Bites, and voila…an easy and yummy snack mix that I know will be a hit!

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And now, can we talk about how much I love this wreath?

All you need is two packs of Twizzlers Pull N Peel, a foam wreath form, scissors and a hot glue gun:

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Step 1: Take a piece of the candy, and separate it into three sections of three, making sure to get one red piece, one blue piece and one white piece in each section.

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Step 2: Take your wreath form and wrap it in a piece of solid-colored fabric (I chose red).


Step 3: Now the fun begins! One at a time, wrap a section of candy around your wreath form, securing the ends on the back with hot glue. Repeat all the way around your wreath.

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Halfway through!

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Almost done! Because the circumference of the outside of the wreath form is larger than the inside, they’ll be a bare spot at the top of your wreath. Just use this spot for either a bow or for hanging your finished wreath.

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To finish off the wreath, I took white foam stickers and decorated the bottom left side of the wreath.

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Now let’s take a look at some of the other details in this festive tablescape…

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There are two styles of printable water bottle labels–download them here and here.

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Download this Fourth of July printable here.

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And this subway style printable can be downloaded here. Both are best printed on 8×10 cardstock or glossy paper.printable invitationWant to host your own Fourth of July get together? Download your free printable invitations here. These can be printed on 8×10 paper (2 per page)…and head to Walmart, where I found a whole section of yummy Twizzlers products! How easy is that?

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I’ve shared with you all my ideas for putting a “twist” on my Fourth of July celebration, and now I’d love to hear yours! What little details, crafts, recipes, etc. are you working on to make your own celebration special?


she-shed loveliness {home inspiration}

It’s official. I want need this she-shed in my life.

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Featured this month on Country Living, this she-shed is a darling take on this newest outdoor trend. Love all the touches of vintage Americana featured here…

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She-shed envy, anyone?

all images via country living



1000th post giveaway!

giveawayIt’s crazy to think that we’ve made it this far. When I started this journey, 1000 posts seemed so far off in the distance, a far-off goal that wasn’t even worth thinking about. But we did it and are so grateful to you all, my sweet readers, for helping me get this far. Because, honestly, if it wasn’t for you, we really wouldn’t be here today.

So to say “thank you”, how about a little giveaway?!

I have two prizes to give away to two lucky readers!

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One reader will win a beautiful monogrammed pillow cover from my talented mother-in-law’s shop, Do Wah Diddies, plus an 8×10 custom house print from my shop, paper+palette!

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And, because everyone loves Target, another reader will win a $50 Target gift card!

There are lots of ways to enter–Good Luck!

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Giveaway ends in a week. Due to shipping costs, open to US only. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to get back to me before another winner is chosen.