Instead of rushing out to purchase new candle holders for your next Halloween or Thanksgiving get together, make your own votives out of mini pumpkins. They add fall charm to any setting and require very few materials, many of which you might already have at home. I paired taper and tea light votives with mini gourds for my Halloween dinner party to create a festive feel. Supplies Mini pumpkin(s) Pencil Tea light or taper candle Knife (I used a pumpkin carving knife with… Read more »

A few weeks ago One Kings Lane had a lucite sale that I poured over – mainly because many pieces mixed lucite and agate stone – I was in heaven! I almost shelled out $50 on a beautiful lucite pencil up with a piece of agate on the front until I had the realization that I could DIY it for a fraction of the cost. Supplies Lucite pencil cup Agate slice(s) Gorilla glue or other strong adhesive The hardest part… Read more »

Today I’m over on the Oubly blog sharing a tasty and fun DIY Caramel Apple Kit. When Oubly reached out to me and asked me to create a fall inspired DIY, I thought back to one of my favorite things about fall – crunchy apples. And so I put together DIY caramel apple kits, which are perfect for favors at dinner parties, birthdays and more. Also, if you aren’t familiar with Oubly, be sure to take some time visiting their… Read more »

Happy Friday once again! Today I’m going to show you how to make a fun and easy laundry bag for your long weekend giveaway, but first, a travel month wrap up. August is nearing and end, so this is the last day of travel month, but have no fear, there will always be more travel tips and destinations featured on Twin Stripe! Thanks to Alison, Kim of The Made Thing, Susannah of Feast + West and Jess of 26 and… Read more »

A porch is essential to a home in the South. We fell in love with the sweet little porch on our 1950s bungalow when house hunting. The previous owners left a worn bistro table and set of chairs on the porch when they moved. Not wanting to have an empty porch, we left them there for two years. Over my staycation, I grabbed some paint and gave the table and chairs new life. The table had a natural wood top, but was… Read more »