Christmas Truck Pillow Tutorial and Giveaway

I have become increasingly obsessed with all of the products featuring vintage cars and trucks carrying Christmas trees. It is such a classic holiday symbol and I love all of the decor that I have seen inspired by them. Last year, I picked up a cute cookie jar shaped like a truck with a Christmas tree on top and I bought another little ceramic truck this year. I knew I wanted a new Christmas pillow this year and putting this classic truck was going to be the perfect addition to the pillow! Making this Christmas truck pillow was incredibly easy, so follow along and you can make your own too!

Christmas Truck Pillow Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

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Christmas Angel Kids Craft

One thing I love to do as a mom is involve my Harper in holiday decorating. She loves to be included in the process and it is even better when we decorate with something that she has created herself! This year, we made this adorable handprint and footprint angel that can be displayed for years to come.

Christ Centered Christmas Angel Kids Craft on www.girllovesglam.com

I have to give a lot of the credit for this idea to my mom. She has a similar piece of art that my brother made when he was about four years old. My mom made up the idea with finger paint, but I wanted this project to be quick and mess free so we made a few adjustments. I love the idea of creating a craft together that reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. I love thinking about the angels who came to sing and rejoice. We talked a lot about the angels while we made this craft together and it became a great teaching moment while we created this little Christmas angel keepsake together! [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!

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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!

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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…]

Making a Rental House a Home

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I get a lot of comments and emails from readers who are discouraged about taking on a room design project because they are renting. I love it when someone emails me with that dilemma because that also means that they saw that I have been able to overcome the renter dilemma and create rooms that really do feel like our own.

When we first started renting at our townhouse, I was also discouraged. I was discouraged about the fact that I couldn’t paint the walls, refinish the cabinets, replace the flooring, etc. I will admit that I was stuck in that phase longer than I care to admit. One day it finally clicked. Just because I was renting that place didn’t mean I needed to treat it that way. I could make that house my home. That attitude has continued as we moved again to another rental home. I didn’t waste any time when we moved here because I wanted to create a home right away.

There are definitely some tips that I have for creating an awesome space without investing too much money or leaving too big of a footprint behind when you are renting.

When decorating, use picture hanging strips for every item that you possibly can when you are hanging things up. I love that they don’t leave behind any trace of it being there when it is time to take it all down. If you are hanging something up that would require an anchor, use a specialty hook nail that only leaves behind a nail hole but hooks in through the wall to be able to hold the weight that an anchor would. You don’t want to put too many large holes in a rental house wall, so these tips are vital.

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Adding Color to a Space (without going overboard)

Color scares a lot of people. I am not afraid to admit that I was totally afraid of color for a long time. I grew up loving color and I think that my brightly colored bedrooms may have scared me for life as an adult because too much color would scare me like crazy! Thankfully neutral rooms are in style because I rocked that (and however else my mom would help me decorate) for a long time. Over the years, I came into my own style and realized that color isn’t as scary as I had originally thought. You don’t have to commit to painting an entire wall a bright color in order to introduce a good amount of color into a room.

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Office Reveal: Kate Spade Bow Inspired

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Another move brings on another office space to design. I really missed leaving my old office. It was by far my favorite room in our townhouse, but I was excited to design another space in a new house. I wanted it to still feel like my old office in some ways, but a new space at the same time. I have always been in love with the Kate Spade bow print and wanted to use that as my inspiration for my office.

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What was once an ugly space full of random boxes, is now a space where I feel like I can be productive and creative.¬† [Read more…]

16 Refreshing Spring Projects I’m Obsessed With

Happy spring! Can you believe that it is finally here? I love the bright colors that seem to be making their way into clothing, home decor, nails, and just about everything else. I wanted to share some of my favorite spring projects that I have seen around online and hope you are inspired to take on a new spring project!

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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.

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