Thanksgiving and Fall Round Up

There’s nothing like the last minute {oops!} but I wanted to share some beautiful Thanksgiving and Fall inspiration from the That DIY Party links with you from some pretty amazing blog friends. Enjoy!

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Need even more Thanksgiving inspiration?

Thanksgiving and Fall highlights

I’ve been pinning from the weekly link parties. See more Thanksgiving and Fall inspiration at the That DIY Party Pinterest board and to pin from the original source. 

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That DIY Party Highlights – Fall & Thanksgiving Ideas

One prominent theme to the links in That DIY Party this time of year is fall. I love these beautiful ideas and decorating for some perfect Thanksgiving inspiration:  Thanksgiving DIY

Fall Home Tour at So Much Better with Age

fall-table at So Much Better with Age  

Fall fun at Reposhure Studio

fall decorating at Reposhture

Cute felted acorns (no wool/no water) at Carolyns Homework

felted acorns at Carolyns Homework

Rustic pumpkins at DIY Swank

rustic pumpkins at DIY Swank

DIY Fall branches at Lilacs and Longhorns

DIY fall branches at Lilacs and Longhorns

Simple hydrangea pumpkin arrangement, setting a fall table at DaisyMaeBelle

Pumpkin-hydrangea-arrangement at DaisyMaeBelle

also, a DIY wheat wreath

fall wheat wreath at DaisyMaeBelle  

Paper Leaf Wreath at Nalles House

Paper Leaf Wreath at Nalles House  

Fall at the Wood Grain Cottage

fall at the Wood Grain Cottage

Fall decorating at the Turquoise Home

Fall-Dining-Room-Tablescape-at the Turquoise Home  

Free HARVEST printable at DIY Swank

Harvest.Banner.Printable at DIY Swank

Thanksgiving Table at Kathe with an E

thanksgiving table at Kathe with an E

Thanksgiving table at the Happy Housie

HappyThanksgiving-Tablescape-at-thehappyhousie  

See more DIY:

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And within the theme of being thankful, thanks to you and these talented blog friends for linking up their inspiring creativity and hard work each week. :) 

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

The winner is: Rebecca!

One of you will get an early Christmas!

Big things comes in small packages! There’s a lot of power and creative assistance packed into this little machine! I’m hosting a Silhouette Portrait giveaway this week! So fun!!! One lucky DIY Show Off winner will receive:

Silhouette Portrait giveaway @DIYShowOff

What is a Silhouette Portrait?

It’s an electronic cutting tool for personal use, similar to the Cameo but on a smaller scale. It’s like a home printer and it plugs into your computer with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials.

See more details at Silhouette America. I seriously love my Silhouette. I use it all of the time, my favorite being vinyl stencils for DIY signs but for lots of other projects too {my Silhouette projects}.

Silhouette Cameo projects

I’ll be sharing a project and and if you don’t win {winner to be announced first thing Friday} – there will be a special promotional using the code ‘SHOWOFF’ on Black Friday!

Want to know how to enter, already? Cut to the chase, you say? Here you go:

  • Leave a comment on this post about why you’d want a Silhouette Portrait. What types of DIY projects do you have in mind?

Additional entries: {Leave a comment for each entry}

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  • Like/follow DIY Show Off DIY Show Off - FacebookDIY Show Off - TwitterDIY Show Off - Pinterest DIY Show Off - G+and share this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to each of your shares or tag @DIYShowOff. Thanks, friend!

*This giveaway is sponsored by Silhouette America. The views and opinions expressed here are based on my own personal experiences.Giveaway starts today 11/19 and ends Thursday, 11/23 at midnight EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Friday, 11/24/12 and must respond to being notified within one week or another winner will be chosen. Product will ship from Silhouette America and is open to USA residents only. GOOD LUCK!  **FOR EVEN MORE CHANCES TO WIN, visit these blog friends hosting giveaways too!

*I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway, although I am a Silhouette affiliate. Opinion and experience are my own. See full disclosure here

Thanksgiving decorating {thrift store art print becomes Thanksgiving reminder}…

We don’t host Thanksgiving dinner. We’re lucky to be guests. So, Thanksgiving decor is minimal at the DIY Show Off home but I did want to share how I turned a $4 print called “Nostalgic Autumn” by Eric Sloane into something I love hanging in our home this time of the year. Our thrift stores have huge framed outdated prints in “fair” condition on occasion. It’s not something I’d normally choose, but the the colors and autumn farm theme is perfect for our dining room. I decided that adding the words “Give Thanks” ensures that once a year, I will hang this print. And every time I look at the words “give thanks”, I take a moment to thank God for our many blessings.

Give Thanks vignette

What I did:

easy DIY Thanksgiving wall art

  1. Old framed print {thrift store}. Mine wasn’t in the best of shape. There were scratches on the print, etc. but we embrace imperfection around here, therefore it’s “perfect”. {You may want to check to see if your print has value before altering it.}
  2. Decide where lettering will be placed using a level or ruler.
  3. Apply a piece of FrogTape Delicate Surface. It works on freshly painted surfaces (24 hours) so it’s a good option for sticking lightly to an old art print. I did not rub the tape to adhere since I’m not painting. I’m using it as a guide/straight line.
  4. Write quote or words with chalk or use a stencil.
  5. Go over chalk words with a Sharpie/permanent marker. Be care of smudging with your hand, work from left to right {or I guess if you’re left handed, it might make sense to work from right to left…which ever way your hand won’t smudge the area you’re working on}.
  6. Carefully peel away FrogTape. Continue drawing letters that fall below the level line, wipe away chalk.

farmhouse Thanksgiving dining room

I love the every day reminder to “give Thanks”, especially this time of year. What do you think? Have you seen large art prints at the thrift store or yard sales that with a little DIY touch or accent would work for your seasonal decor?

DIY Thanksgiving wall art This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience. 

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3rd Annual DIY Holiday Highlight Party #1

It’s that time of year…time to start thinking of the approaching holidays. This year I’ve decided to host a 3rd annual DIY Holiday Highlights linky party since the past couple of years have been such a success…and we all love having DIY holiday ideas from blog friends grouped together, right?

DIY Holiday Highlights

The party welcomes DIY related to Thanksgiving and after that, our family celebrates Christmas so that’s what you’ll see from me. My brother and sister-in-law host our Thanksgiving family gathering every year so no prep at our home, other than putting together a yummy dish to share. And I’m not ready to decorate for Christmas just yet, but I am already thinking of holiday crafts and handmade gifts, how about you?

To kick off this year’s holiday event, I actually did decorate a little for Thanksgiving. But then discovered I left my camera’s battery charger on vacation. {I should probably return to Florida to retrieve it, especially since it went from 70 degrees yesterday to in the 30s today. #sonotafanofcoldweather} So I tried the ipad camera, but not much luck. Here’s a look at what I’ll share more of when my new battery charger arrives…

thanksgiving cornucopia

I went through last year’s DIY Holiday Highlights parties and chose from favorite linked up oldies but goodies for Thanksgiving that I find just as inspiring this year as last. Please pin from the original source by clicking the link. I know these ladies would love your visit, comment and pin from their archives.

In 2011, Aimee from It’s Overflowing shared one of my favorite Thanksgiving tablescapes…whimsical and natural.

It's Overflowing 2011 Thanksgiving tablescape

I love the blue velvet pumpkins and gold accents of Thanksgiving table 2011 that Shannon from Anythingology… anythingology thanksgiving table 2011

2011 at The Gathering Place: a vintage feel, a frame within a frame and a Thanksgiving {year round} message… 

The Gathering Place Thanksgiving vignette 2011

Back to 2012: GIVEAWAY ALERT! Amanda from Mommy Is CooCoo is giving away one of her beautiful DIY ornament wreaths. I won last year and I have to tell you – it’s gorgeous! You’ll be seeing it in my Christmas decorating this year. She also shows you how to make your own ornament wreath. {Thanks, Amanda!}

ORNAMENT WREATH GIVEAWAY

Christmas ornament wreath giveaway at Mommy is Coocoo

DIY Holiday Highlights

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  • Link YOUR NEW Holiday DIY projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way {permalink or the grab the button html from the side bar}.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite holiday feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!



DIY Fall Festival Linky Party ~ Autumn/Thanksgiving Highlights

The past week sure has flown by! Sorry for the late start today to the DIY Fall Festival, a little chaos on the technical end. Last week’s Fall party was filled with so much inspiration! WOW! You all are so awesome! Here are some Thanksgiving/fall highlights…

I love the fall living room changes from Marty at a Stroll Thru Life…perfect for fall and so cozy!

a stroll thru life - fall  autumn living room

There’s still time to whip together this beautiful harvest circle felt leaf pillow, something you’ll cherish every year. Great tutorial at The Sweet Survival.

harvest circle felt leaves accent pillow - The Sweet Survival

Tricia from Simplicity in the south shares her sweet fall decorating and a free printable Thanksgiving banner – great way to dress up your existing Thanksgiving decor. Thanks, Tricia!

fall decor and thanksgiving printable - Simplicity in the South

Got something AUTUMN/FALL/THANKSGIVING related to share? Time to show off!

DIY Show Off Fall Festival Party

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  • Link YOUR NEW FALL DO-IT-YOURSELF projects only please! If linking an old project, please reintroduce in a Fall 2012 post to share.
  • Please link back to this party in some way.
  • By linking up you give permission to be a favorite fall DIY feature {with a link back your site}.
  • I will share links to your post on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same! Thanks!



This week will be the last DIY Fall Festival of the season. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your autumn DIY projects. Your projects are such an inspiration to many! Next week is the week before Thanksgiving and the DIY Holiday Highlights party starts…I can’t believe the countdown to Christmas is on! Don’t worry…Thanksgiving DIY posts can be linked up too and highlights for the next two weeks will be Thanksgiving related so bring it on! :)

DIY Holiday Highlights

* Thank you SO much to Heather from Larissa Hill Designs for the sweet feature today!