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GIVEAWAY! Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season

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Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season | Live Colorful

I’m one of those people that appreciates cute packing, wrapping paper textures, quotes, bows and all the small details that make a gift extra special. So when Thoughtfully invited me to collaborate with them, and try their gifting stories, I couldn’t wait. I checked out their site and saw their great collection of gift sets, all looking carefully crafted, detailed and assorted.

I received the story Sweet as Pie. Inside the gift kit, I discovered a ceramic pie dish, the pie server, pie spice, flaky pie crust and a kitchen towel. There were also 20 blank recipe cards to record all the possible pies I could make. All of these beautifully arranged with mint bows and a note about the story of the perfect pie.

Now that the holidays are approaching, I can definitely see myself giving these kits to family and friends. There are many options to pick from for all tastes and interests, it’s a bit overwhelming, in the best of the ways.

I really like finding new companies like Thoughtfully. Their stories are inspiring, and I enjoy discovering products that make me feel special, and that inspire me to enjoy a whole experience, like an afternoon baking pie with my boys. How sweet does that sound?

It’s #GIVEAWAY time! Today I’m collaborating with @thoughtfullyco to give one Thoughtfully gift kit to a lucky one of you! @thoughtfullyco is passionate about creating a new gifting experience much more exciting than traditional gifts. Their kits are like curated adventures and memories 🎉🍻🍹🍪🍰🎁I honestly love their attention to every little detail that make the kits even more special and fun 💕 I picked a few gift sets from their site for the giveaway, pick your favorite and enter the GIVEAWAY: – Sweet as a pie – Happy birthday cake in a mug – Chip chip hooray – Cirque du sweets GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 1. Follow @livecolorfulco 2. Follow @thoughtfullyco 3. Leave us a message telling us which of the options above is your favorite kit 4. Tag a friend 5. Repost this VIDEO and tag @livecolorfulco and @thoughtfullyco for 10 extra entries Note: For U.S residents only (not valid in Puerto Rico or Hawaii) Sorry :( More about the giveaway details on the blog (link in bio 👆)

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To celebrate, we wanted to do a GIVEAWAY for all of you. I picked a few gift sets from their site and you can win one of them! These are the options:

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

  1. Follow @LiveColorfulCo on Instagram
  2. Follow @ThoughtfullyCo on Instagram
  3. Leave us a message telling us which of the options above is your favorite kit and tag a friend in this Instagram post
  4. Repost this VIDEO on Instagram and tag @LiveColorfulCo and @ThoughtfullyCo for 10 extra entries

Note: For U.S residents only (not valid in PR or Hawaii)

Good luck!

Gift Thoughtfully this Holiday Season

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO) + GIVEAWAY!

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Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Curtains are a great way to add color and pattern to your home, and they are so easy to make!

When we moved, my baby was so little that I really didn’t want to work on many projects for the home, so I left the ugly gray-green curtains that were in the house when we moved for months. Until I started this fun collaboration with Digital Fabrics thanks to the recommendation a great friend, Jocelina Paixao from Pink Chocolate Break.

Digital Fabrics is an online fabric shop where you can design and print your own fabric. I have to say that my favorite part was their range of fabric that goes from chiffon, matte lycra, fleece, cotton linen, wattle and many other options for the fashion and home decor industry, and of course, the fact that you can create and print your own designs.

I knew that I wanted to make something for the home since I haven’t been able to find prints that I love. Inspired by that, I created LIVE COLORFUL collection with bright and happy prints that would look amazing for curtains, pillows, bean bags, upholstery, baskets and many other projects.

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

When the fabric arrived, I knew exactly what to make with it, new curtains!

Here is a video tutorial with the step by step to make simple DIY  curtains.

MATERIALS:

  • Approximately 2.5 meters of fabric. I used one of LIVE COLORFUL collection named “lemonade”. The fabric is waratah 100% polyester.
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

Easy DIY Curtains (VIDEO Tutorial) | Live Colorful

I also have something for you. I’m giving away 2 yards of this fun print below for your next DIY project. To enter the GIVEAWAY visit us on Instagram here, tag a friend and tell us, what would you like to make with this?

GOOD LUCK!

GIVEAWAY! Win two yards of this fabric design for your home decor projects! | Live Colorful

How to Make an Ofrenda for the Day of the Dead

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Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos).

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

I’ve partnered with Family Dollar to share with you some great ideas to create a colorful and special ofrenda or altar de muertos in your home. Check it out.

Day of the dead was probably my favorite tradition when I was a kid. I have vivid memories of me with my mother, little brothers and sister putting together the ofrenda. Our favorite part was helping mom cut pieces of tissue paper to make the papel picado. We also loved taking out old albums to look at pictures of our family members and friends who have passed away. My mom used to make us hot cocoa and tell us stories about my grandpa while we helped her with the ofrenda and that was pretty awesome.

This year I got to make my ofrenda with a bit of help from my baby. Ok, he is only 7 months old, so I couldn’t expect much help from him, but he took a nap while I was making the altar and guys, that was the most helpful thing of all!

My ofrenda is ready in my home and I couldn’t be happier with it. I just love the joy that comes from paper picado, the colorful frames and the special meaning that this tradition brings to my life.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

I dedicated my altar to Frida Kahlo, Selena Quintanilla and Pedro Infante, some characters that represent my culture with pride and that I admire.

To make your ofrenda or altar de muertos, start by looking for a place in your home that would really stand out. Any table in your kitchen or dining room area will work. You can add a tablecloth, or make something creative like an original table runner made out of colorful sheets of paper. I hole punched the sheets of paper and put them together with tape on the back, just to give the ofrenda more color. This is something kids would love to help you make.

These are some of the important elements in the ofrenda:

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

I got the paper to make the table runner, tissue paper for the papel picado, marigolds, plastic vases, candles and those cool frames at Family Dollar.

1. Punched paper (papel picado). Papel picado is made traditionally with tissue paper. They sell beautiful and intricate designs in some places, but you can make your own by cutting tissue paper into small rectangles and cutting out squares, triangles and circles from them. In the day of the dead the paper represents the wind.

Making papel picado is so much fun! Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

Making papel picado is so much fun! Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

2. Pictures of your beloved ones. Take out old albums and look for pictures of your beloved ones that passed away. This is a great opportunity to share stories about their lives with the family.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

3.  Candles. Get a few candles of different sizes and colors to make the ofrenda more fun. The candles represent fire.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

4. Water. Add a glass of water to the altar. Water is added to quench the thirst of the dead when they arrive.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

5. Banquet. Any food and beverages your loved ones used to love.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

6. Flowers. The traditional flowers for the celebration are marigolds. I was so happy to get a few flowers that look like marigolds from Family Dollar. Artificial flowers are great because they can be stored for your ofrenda next year and the colors are just ideal for the celebration.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

7. Sugar skulls. The sugar skulls significance is a bit gloomy, I have to admit it, they are a reminder that the only certainty for a human being is death. The interesting thing about this belief is that death to the ancient Mesoamericans was a stage of life that extended to another level, something not scary at all. This year I couldn’t find the traditional sugar skulls in my local tiendita, but I will probably find them a week or two before November 1st. I painted a ceramic skull and decorated it with markers. I just wanted to add this special element to the ofrenda.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

I hope you have a special day bringing back memories while making the ofrenda for the day of the dead this year.

Learn what you need and how to make a colorful ofrenda or altar for the Day of the Dead. (Día de los Muertos). | LiveColorful.com

Check out Family Dollar Facebook page for great deals and ideas.

As a surprise for all of you, I’m giving away a $25 gift card to the Family Dollar, so you can get all the elements to make your ofrenda! To enter the giveaway leave a message and tell me, what’s your favorite part of the day of the dead celebration?

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