Lacquered Agate Box | House Of Ernest

Though i write a blog talking about tons of amazing DIY projects, whenever I end up at the craft store I find myself walking the aisles looking at all the stuff with no idea what to do. I often find myself looking at the raw wood products thinking about what I could do with them. Blank. But next time I’m in store I’m going to pick up a box so I can make myself one of these boxes - I love the agate handle and the ‘lacquer’ finish - I just need to write myself a note so I don’t forget next time I’m out!

How To Have A Sophisticated Halloween Wedding / Party

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1. Letterpress Invites: The first way to add a little fancy to your party is to create gorgeous invitations. Letterpress might be a little more involved than you like, but is sure to inspire. 

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2. Lace Pumpkin: For a fancier pumpkin, wrap yours in lace! Simply lay fabric over the pumpkin, cut a hole for the stem, and secure at the bottom with glue or tape (if you’re looking for something more temporary). Love the idea of making mini lace pumpkins too!

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3. Festive Name Cards: A great way of combining a little class with a more playful tone is to make whimsical name cards. So cute! 

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4. DIY Glitter Pumpkin Candle: Love this glittery look! If orange is a little too loud for your soiree, glitter it up with gold and white. (Tutorial : Twig and Thistle)

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5. Pumpkin Table Setting: You can achieve a more general fall vibe with a few Halloween touches by combining pumpkins with gorgeous red and orange leaves, twigs from outside, and other warm hues.

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6. Dessert Table: An easy way to add a Halloween vibe to a fancier party is at the dessert table. No one can reason a festive collection of treats. 

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7. Treat Bowls: For just a touch of Halloween class, decorate candy bowls using black tape or craft paper and turn them into clear jack-o-lanterns.

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8. Baker’s Twine Pumpkins: More pumpkins! This time, wrap them up in twine for a soft, country vibe. For this project, cardboard pumpkins were used but you could definitely do this with regular ones. (Tutorial: Crafts Unleashed)

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9. Silver Pumpkins: These couldn’t be simpler! Simply spray paint your pumpkins to create a silvery grayscale scene.

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10. Sequined and Thumb Tacked Pumpkins: Or go even further and bling them out with sequins and thumbtacks!

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11. Mason Jar Cocktails: You can always count on mason jars to bring your party drinks to a new cuteness level. Love this bright orange drinks with black and white paper straws.

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12. Pumpkin Party Cooler or Punch Bowl: Could also use as a punch bowl for some mulled cider!

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13. Ghostly Ceiling Decor: If you’re partying in the outdoors, create some mood lighting by filling a water balloon with water, a glowstick, and then putting it in a stocking. Soooo spooky!

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14. Skeletal Ice Cubes: For your cocktails, be sure to mix up some spooky ice cubes. These ones have little plastic skulls and bones in them!

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15. DIY Burlap Decor: For a rustic sort of bohemian vibe, try one or all of these  burlap decor projects. All you need is black paint, burlap, and a few spiders. (Tutorial : Brit + Co.)

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16. Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin: If you’ve got a bunch of canning rings (mason jar lid rims) laying around the craft room or kitchen, put them to good use with this fun DIY pumpkin. (Tutorial: Simply Klassic)

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17, DIY Spooky Fabric Art: For this project, you can print graphics directly onto fabric. Love the vintage look.(Tutorial: Graphics Fairy)

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18. Spider Infested Flora: Finally, when in doubt, you can always add creepy crawly spiders! 

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