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8 Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, good food, gratitude, and amazing decorations of course! There is something beautiful, warm, and cozy about the fall. Amidst all the preparation that hosting Thanksgiving entails decorations can easily be forgotten. Here are a few quick and easy last minute DIY decorations to spruce up your home and table.  These seasonal crafts are sure to make a statement this fall.

1. Pumpkin Place Card. Metallic spray paint can add a stylish touch to any pumpkin – real or plastic. Paint some mini pumpkins and add a cute name tag for a personal touch. Put some in a basket or large base for an inexpensive coordinating centerpiece. If you go with plastic pumpkins – you are set for next year too!

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via Women’s Day

2. Wreath Place Card. Create a delicate detail with an added scent. Make tiny wreaths for each place setting using small pieces of Rosemary. Soak the rosemary in water for added flexibility. Secure a 7-8″ strand of Rosemary in a circle with floral wire. Cover the floral wire with a small bow out of twine or string. Add a name card, and you have a perfect addition to the table.

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via SpoonForkBacon

3. Turkey Pretzel Jar. Doubling as cute decor and a delicious treat, this chocolate turkey is sure to please the little ones. Who doesn’t love the perfect mix of sweet and salty? Dip long pretzel sticks in chocolate and add some fall colored sprinkles to create the “feathers.” Next, add googly eyes and beak of felt to a round vase. Fill the jar with M&Ms or your favorite chocolate candy, stick the pretzels in, and your turkey is good to go!


4. Feather Garland. Everybody loves a dainty strand of garland. Grab an assortment of tall feathers, spray the ends with gold paint, and string together for a quick decorative touch to the mantel or buffet. If you don’t have time to buy feathers, simply collect some large leaves from the yard and do the same! All you need is string, spray paint and a glue gun.


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5. Chalk Paint Pumpkin. Decorate your table this fall with some vintage inspired pumpkins. Whether you choose some warm blues or soft neutrals, these heirloom looking pumpkins will be a great addition. Simply paint and let dry! You can add a little depth with dark wax, if desired. For a less traditional look, try using chalkboard paint instead. You can add a cute message or dinner menu.


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6. Paper Bag Placemats. Make placemats out of paper bags – both simple and sweet. Cut open a paper bag to lay flat. Add a personal touch and conversation starter by including an area for guests to write what they are thankful for this year.

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7. Wheat Horseshoe Wreath. Nothing says fall quite like a harvest wreath. Using a coat hanger or wire, create a horseshoe shape. Separate dried wheat into groups of 5 and wrap together with floral wire. Make about 10 of these bundles, or as many as you need to fill your horseshoe. Attach the bundles to both sides of the wire horseshoe with the floral wire, leaving space in the middle. Add a pop of color or keep it neutral by tying a bow with ribbon of choice to the middle.

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via Country Living

8. Box Grater Luminaries – Add a little lighting to the dinner table scape, sideboard, or coffee table. All you need is a few box graters, a tray, and votives. Arrange the graters with the votives underneath on your tray. Add in some extra candles, acorns, leaves, mini pumpkins or any other fall items to complete the look.

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via Country Living



Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Mother’s Day is May 8th! We’ve created a gift guide to help you get mom what she really wants this year! Check it out below:

HinsonGayle gift guide


  • Giant Gem Speaker from Ban.doShow mom that she’s a real gem this year with this fun speaker from! Mom can officially take her rockstar status anywhere she goes.
  • FitBit BlazeThe latest and greatest from the FitBit brand, the Blaze model tracks it all: sleep, steps, heart rate, calories burned, cell phone alerts, and more! Mom will love this new tech toy.
  • Baroque Pearl Bracelet from HinsonGayleThis pearl bracelet has been an absolute favorite from HinsonGayle. Layered with other bangles and bracelets, or standing alone, this timeless piece is elegant, just like mom.
  • Cravings by Chrissy Teigen: Full of humor and some of the most delicious eats we’ve ever tasted, Cravings is sure to please mom and the whole family with its amazing recipes!
  • Balloon Dot Battery Bank from Kate SpadeWho rules the world? Moms. Help mom keep up with running her empire by making sure she never runs out of cell phone battery!
  • Stitch Fix Gift CardStitch Fix is a monthly subscription service that pairs mom with her own personal stylist. Her stylist will send her a box each month ($25) of items hand-selected just for her based off of her style profile. If she loves the items, the $25 goes towards the purchase of any item(s) she wishes to keep!
  • Pearl Stud Earrings from HinsonGayleThese pearl studs are timeless and beautiful, just like mom. Show her just how much you love her with a pair of these earrings! Enter MOTHERSDAY to receive 20% off your order.
  • Hailu Leather Wallet by FashionABLEThis wallet is handcrafted, timeless, and represents a brand with an amazing mission. FashionABLE seeks to purchase goods from women in poverty, empowering them to grow their businesses and employ more women around them. This wallet will have mom looking good AND feeling good.

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

With Easter Sunday about 2 weeks away, it’s time to start planning what the Easter Bunny will bring to make the holiday even more amazing. While candy is always a popular Easter basket idea, at HinsonGayle, we are firm believers in giving gifts that last through the ages. Check out these 8 non-candy Easter basket ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their faces and memories to your home.


Boogie Board 8.5 Inch LCD Writing Tablet. An eco-friendly alternative to paper, pencils, and pens, this writing tablet is perfect for doodling, practicing handwriting and math, games, and more. Erase the image with the touch of a button and start the fun all over again! Continue Reading


10 Perfect Looks for New Year’s Eve

No matter what your plans are this New Year’s Eve, you know you want to look your best. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite ensembles for the big night, including our favorite fashion accessories to go with them: pearls. So, let’s start the New Year’s countdown with 10 perfect looks for NYE.

Concept Dress from Madewell // Suede Side-Zip Boots from J.Crew // White Freshwater Pearl Rope Necklace from HinsonGayle Continue Reading