Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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DIY Pumpkin Pie Topper

DIY Pumpkin Pie Topper- Paint the Gown Red

Thanksgiving is next week! Say what?! I couldn’t tell you where the time went, but I’m also not complaining about it. I absolutely love this time of year! The festivities, decorations, food...even my crazy family. It’s true. The weather finally cooled down and I couldn’t be happier sitting here in a cozy sweater and fuzzy socks, wrapped up in a blanket. The kitties have been especially snuggly too. It’s wonderful. As turkey day draws near, it’s time to finalize your table. Get that tablecloth ironed, figure out what centerpieces to use, dust of the stemware...But perhaps the most important preparation to do this week is is this- figure out what will top that famous pumpkin pie! What? You’ve never made a Thanksgiving pie topper before? Don’t worry! I’m here to help. Why not top a pie, with pie!? This DIY pie slice thankful banner is easy to make and sure to be the perfect finishing touch to your thanksgiving table. Dig in!

DIY Pumpkin Pie Topper- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Orange and Brown Card Stock
  • White or Tan Letter Stickers
  • White String
  • Craft Glue
  • Scallop Edge Craft Scissors
  • BBQ Skewers
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions

Cut out 8 equal size triangles from the orange paper. Using the scallop edge scissors, cut out a long strip of brown paper. Glue triangles onto strip ¼” from edge. Let dry. Trim edges so each triangle resembles a pie slice. Stick “Thankful” letter stickers onto pie slices. Tape banner pieces to string. Tie each banner edge to a bbq skewer. Top pumpkin pie and enjoy!

DIY Pumpkin Pie Topper- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Pumpkin Pie Topper- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Pilgrim Hat Bottle Toppers

Buckle up, people! I’ve got an exciting DIY to share with you today. You’ve probably seen graduation, santa, maybe even witches hat bottle toppers...but have you ever seen a bottle with a Pilgrim hat on it’s head? I dont think so! Until now! These mini Pioneers’ hats are just about the cutest thing to grace a Thanksgiving table. I’ll admit, I might be biased... having a serious obsession with both hats and miniature things. But man, these little guys really get me. If only I had some bonet-clad bottles to bust out, then it’d be a real par-tay. Gotta save some stuff for next year. Final thought- these hats are totally cat sized. Just saying.

Materials

  • Black Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions

Gather Materials. Cut a strip of black paper and fold it like you’re making a tiny party hat (with an open top). Tape together. Cut a hula hoop shape out of black paper. Make the internal hole the same size as the hole of your party hat. Tape the hula hoop to the bottom of your party hat. Cut a thin strip of white paper that stretches a little longer than halfway around the hat. Tape each side to hat. Cut out a buckle from the yellow paper. Tape buckle to hat. Place hat onto a bottle head. Repeat process until you have enough settlers for a Thanksgiving feast.

8 Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Today I’m sick. Naturally that means I’m on Pinterest... looking at tablescapes. Though I hate being so sleepy and unproductive, sick days are great because they give me a chance to get lost in the deep dark holes of Pinterest and bulk up my inspiration boards. Today I’m sharing some beautiful fall tablescapes perfect for Thanksgiving! Which reminds me, I’ll also be gawking my fair share of food today. Here’s hoping you’re feeling better than I am! If you dare, head to Pinterest and follow me down the rabbit hole.