October Around The Web

Happy Friday, friends! It has finally started to feel like Fall but I definitely enjoyed the warmer weather we had most of the month. This October had some big moments — I moved back to my original team at Hallmark in the lettering studio, we celebrated Dale's 26th birthday, my sister Sophie spent her birthday weekend visiting us in St. Louis, and of course we attended a Halloween party (with our whole group dressed as Mario Kart). Here are a few of my favorite finds this month:

Happy Halloween!


Halloween Inspiration

I've never loved orange so this year I decided to round up some Halloween inspiration that was a bit darker than the traditional orange and black. I love the idea of hosting a Halloween dinner party complete with an elaborate table setting — hopefully this gets you excited for this spooky time of year! 

Letters Are Lovely | Halloween Inspiration

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Turkey Hill Blooms

I was lucky enough to spend this weekend at my family's lake house, Turkey Hill, with my parents, sisters and grandparents. We spent quite a bit of time surrounded by flowers, both real and handmade paper blooms. I absolutely loved learning to make paper flowers at a Think.Make.Share. workshop, and I had the best time teaching my mom, grandma and sisters how to make their own. Now we will be reminded of this weekend every time we visit Turkey Hill and see our bouquets! 

Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms

I was also inspired by all the beautiful pressed flower pieces Hallmark shared just last week, and luckily there were still enough flowers left in the garden and wildflower field to make our own pieces. Hopefully you will find some inspiration from our flower-filled weekend!

Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms
Letters Are Lovely | Turkey Hill Blooms

Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.

Recently I participated in a piñata-making workshop at Hallmark for one of #My5Days! I choose to make a cactus piñata and you can head over to Think.Make.Share. for all the tips and tricks Em shared during the workshop. I may have underestimated the time commitment of creating my three-foot cactus, but I am obsessed with the end result! I hope you feel inspired to make a piñata of your own. Happy crafting!

Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.
Letters Are Lovely | Piñata Tips from Think.Make.Share.

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers for Think.Make.Share.

Today on Think.Make.Share. you can learn how to make these beautiful crepe paper flowers! This was one of my favorite workshops to participate in, I loved how each person's flowers turned out so unique using the same steps. I plan on displaying mine in a vase, but I have also seen some beautiful paper flower cake toppers. Now I just need an occasion to bake a cake! I hope you're inspired to get making.