No Sew Faux Leather Thanksgiving Table Runner

It is Throwback Thursday again! Now that Halloween has come and gone, are you the type to decorate for Thanksgiving or do you jump straight to Christmas? I like to give Thanksgiving its own glory before jumping into Christmas, mostly because I don’t like all of the clutter that comes with Christmas decor and having it up this early would drive me crazy. I like to decorate pretty minimally when it comes to Thanksgiving. It gives me a nice break between the Halloween and Christmas decor. I mostly just keep out the pumpkins that don’t look overly Halloween and then add a few more things to turn it into Fall decor.

One of my favorite pieces of Fall decor that I like to pull out each year is my faux leather Thanksgiving table runner that I made several years ago. It is still a favorite of mine after all of these years and it is today’s Throwback Thursday!

No Sew Faux Leather Thanksgiving Table Runner on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Leaf Covered Pumpkin Fall Decor

It’s Thursday! Time for another Throwback Thursday, blog post edition. Today features one of the easiest tutorials I have ever posted on my site. This leaf covered pumpkin fall decor is not only easy to create, but it is down right adorable too. I love that it can be used both as Halloween and Fall decor. I don’t have to pack it away once Halloween is over. I really want to find different varieties of leaves and pumpkins to add to my collection as well!

Leaf Covered Pumpkin Fall Decor on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

It is officially the time of year that I look forward to each and every year. When I first started making my family costumes, I didn’t mean to create the no sew theme that I did. But I am sure glad that I didn’t start out by sewing every costume because that would have never lasted! If you are new around these parts, this is the 5th year that I have created a new sew costume for my daughter. We end up having a family theme with all of us, but I usually just share the tutorial for her costume. I will be sharing our entire family look later, but today I am excited to show you my very own little Ninja Turtle! Here is my DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

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This costume was not only easy to make, but it was so fun too! The best part was definitely putting it on my daughter and seeing her instantly turn into a ninja. Its like she literally thought she was a Ninja Turtle!

Easy Ninja Turtle Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

Obviously this costume would be pretty easy to turn into a boy’s costume as well. Just don’t include the tutu and the sparkly fabric and you are good to go! Just follow along with the instructions below to create your very own little half shell hero! [Read more…]

Easy Rosette Pumpkin Pillow Tutorial

I am excited to start doing something new around these parts each Thursday! It is going to be Throwback Thursday! There are so many of my old posts that have been lost and forgotten because of bad photography or just that they are really old posts, so I decided to bring one back from the dead each Thursday so that many of you who are new can kind of catch up! Since we are right in the middle of Halloween and Fall decor season, I decided to start things off with one of my favorite Fall projects… Easy Rosette Pumpkin Pillow Tutorial!

Easy Rosette Pumpkin Pillow Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

DIY Minnie Mouse Knee Patch Pants and Shirt

If you have been a semi-long time reader, you know that we have a thing for Disney. I mean, who doesn’t? Saying you don’t like Disney is like saying you don’t like Santa Claus! Our love of Disney definitely skyrocketed when we became parents. Our little Disney loving princess made quite the impression on our family. In fact, on a phone call with Dave yesterday the point was made that there was no way he would have known that Minnie Mouse’s nieces  were named Millie and Melody prior to being a dad. Gotta love the useless information kids put in our brains sometimes!

Speaking of that Disney loving child, I made her a new little outfit inspired by her favorite Disney diva, Minnie Mouse!

Minnie Mouse Knee Patch and Shirt Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

I love creating character inspired clothing because I know I can make it in a way that is modern enough for mom to like, but is character enough for the little to like!

These Minnie Mouse patch pants and shirt were the perfect combination of both! They were insanely easy to create!

Here’s what you need to make your own… [Read more…]

Easy Bright Confetti Pumpkins Halloween Decor

I have realized as I decorate for holidays that I really like non traditional holiday decor. If there are Halloween decorations in a store that are made with colors besides just orange and black, I always find myself gravitated to them. I love the different perspective that non traditional colors can bring to a holiday. This year is the first year that I have had the opportunity to decorate for Halloween in our current home because we moved almost exactly a year ago and the last thing I was about to do was decorate for Halloween when I was just trying to get my life out of boxes. It has been really fun to decorate this year and to take out old decor that I forgot that I even owned! One spot in my house that I knew I wouldn’t have decor for was my coffee table. We have a tray that goes on there that usually has succulents in it but I wanted something a little more festive for Halloween. I knew that I didn’t want it to be totally traditional because my living room is such a bright and cheery space.

The perfect solution was to make these adorable confetti pumpkins!

Bright Confetti Pumpkins on www.girllovesglam.com

I love how much color these pumpkins bring to my Halloween decor but I think the best part about these is the fact that they are INSANELY easy to make! They are so easy to make, my four year old helped me with most of it! [Read more…]

Floral and Polka Dot Acrylic Makeup Case

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Need a great Mother’s Day gift idea? Mother’s Day can be hard holiday to shop for because you want your gift to be thoughtful. The problem is a lot of thoughtful gifts aren’t necessarily things that mom can use. I love the idea of combining both a practical gift with something thoughtful that she will love. That’s why I decided to cover a clear acrylic makeup case with vinyl to turn it into a floral and polka dot makeup holder and fill it with some of my favorite beauty products as the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Floral Polka Dot Makeup Organizer

I think the best gifts to give are the ones that you would love to receive yourself. I know that I would love to receive this as a gift! It was really easy to make, so I will probably be making a duplicate for my own bathroom counter as well! To make your own you need… [Read more…]

Easy Stripe and Floral Wreath

If you follow me on Snapchat, you have seen that I am knee deep in decorating my office (finally)! Don’t worry, you will be seeing the whole thing soon. It is turning into my favorite space in my house, which means that I will probably be willing to get more work done! I wanted to make the perfect little wreath for my office and since I can’t seem to get enough of stripes and floral print together, I knew just what I wanted to do for my wreath.

Stripe and Floral Wreath Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Race Bib and Medal Display

Last June, I ran my first 5k. It may not seem like much to many runners out there, but it was a huge deal to me. I grew up battling asthma and always had a mental block when it came to running because I was afraid I would have an asthma attack. I overcame a lot to be able to run that first race and was able to run a few more 5k races and even a 10k! I have saved all of my race bibs and medals, but they have just been taking up space on a shelf in my closet. I wanted a way to display them without them taking up too much space, so I came up with this beautiful race bib and medal display!

Race Bib and Medal Display on www.girllovesglam.com

I love that I have a place to put my race bibs and medals now! It didn’t take long to put together at all which is a major bonus!

Here is what you need to make one. [Read more…]

DIY Christmas Canvas Decor

I am living in a new place this year, so it was fun to be able to create new ideas for my Christmas decor. One thing I really wanted to make were some custom canvases to go above a little table I have on the side of my couch. I looked in the stores for something similar to what I was looking for, but when I couldn’t find anything I liked, I knew I needed to create it myself.

Easy Christmas Canvas Art on www.girllovesglam.com

These two canvases were really quick to whip up! They would be the perfect activity for your next girls’ craft night! [Read more…]