Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve Sparkle

^^That pretty much sums up tonight for me.  Off to glitter whatever else I can before tonight!  Happy New Year's everyone!  Bring on 2014!

via HWTM

xo, Elissa

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monogram Confetti

via Etsy seller 1PaperCutter

Apparently still on my holiday time in my head, but I still wanted to share this collection of monogram confetti that I had gathered over the past few weeks.  What a cute detail for a wedding processional-- although most might not notice that the tiny pieces are actually your initials!  We all know the leftovers would be plenty welcome on New Year's Eve-- what better way to start the year than your monogram flying around you!  

via Etsy seller Bookity

via Etsy seller ModernTypography

The small letters out of your price range (or just too kitchy for you)?  Try monogramming the vessel that holds the confetti instead!

1 more day 'til 2014!
xo, Elissa

Monday, December 23, 2013

Monogrammed Gift Wrapping/ Packaging

If you haven't started yet, it's definitely gift wrapping time!  And what way to make it easier to know who the gift is going to (or whom its from) than monogramming the present itself?  As you can see below, there are a number of ways you can add those special initials to any package, and I can imagine favors being wrapped in this festive print (or even some presents as decor at a holiday wedding).  No time to order anything?  No problemo-- most of these should be easy enough to DIY with some stamps (for the wrapping paper) or just some scissors and paper for the initials (extra points for some fun scrapbook paper!)  What are you waiting for?  See the inspiration below and get to it!

Making your gifts extra special this year?  I want to hear how!
xo, Elissa

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fab Pic Friday: A Holiday Proposal

via Ruffled

Because you know I can't resist a good proposal pic.  And with all that holiday spirit?  Done & done!
Have a fab weekend (and avoid those malls if possible!)
xo, Elissa

Thematic Thursday: Christmas Inspiration

Being a Jewish gal, I sometimes feel left out of all the Christmas festivities.  It always seems so magical and sparkly!  While I actually didn't know if this post was going to  make it up this today (just has been one of those weeks!), I knew that I had to trudge through since next week it would be too late for the holiday.  Truth be told, compiling all the images made me so happy and warm inside, which really seems to be what Christmas is all about (from what I hear).  I hope they resonate the same way with you!

and of course, what would any party be without some Partyliss?

Happy Holidays!
xo, Elissa

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DIY Elastic (Holiday!) Hair Ties

Anyone else loving these elastic hair ties lately?  I'm ashamed to admit how much I spent on the first ones I got (about $5 for THREE!) but never again now that I know how easy they are to make!  I always am scratching my head for small gifts during the holiday season to give to people like a hairdresser, fellow employee, etc. as well as stocking stuffers, and these fit the bill perfectly.  Plus with a free RHYMING printable they are even more festive!  The total cost for this project was $10.99 and it makes about 21 hair ties of each pattern, so each set of three costs around $.50-- way better than even the dollar store can offer and it's something you know will be utilized!  Feeling the holiday spirit?  I've got the steps below so you can spread some holiday cheer:

^^The only tool I needed to buy was the fold over elastic, which I found here and it was 10.99 for 15 yards of elastic (+free 2day shipping- I love me some Amazon Prime!).  I should've put hole puncher as well, so you can add one of those or just use your scissors to poke a hole through when needed.^^

^^ Measure your elastic(s) out and cut them to your appropriate size. I tested lengths and compared it to ones I have bought and found out that about 8.5 inch length worked the best for me.  Test it out and see what length you like if you're nervous.^^

^^Now, take your lighter and gently go over the edges of the elastic to prevent fraying.^^

^^Time to tie!  Here's the method that worked best for me: (A) Fold the elastic in half.  (B)  Loop around one finger and pull the elastic through with your other hand.  (C) Pull the ends to tighten up.^^

^^Repeat with the other ribbons until you have one in each color.  Slide them onto that 3x5 card^^

^^Now poke 2 holes and lace that ribbon through...

^^And tie a pretty bow!  Festive and simple….

a little too simple for me, so I had to add some Partyliss pizazz!

^^So I created these cards that add a little more festive-ness.  And since I love you all so much, I've attached the file at the bottom so you can print some yourself!^^

^^Can't you just feel the holiday cheer?  Your hair will!^^

These things are awesome little favors to put together, you could do school colors, sororities, and the more popular organizations even have logos or letters already printed on certain elastics!
Not to mention, I don't dislike having these on my wrist as much as normal hair ties--
They're almost like another accessory :)
xo, Elissa