Spending time with my friends always leaves me feeling energized and grateful, and for me, the holidays are an excuse to get together even more often. One of my favorite ways to show my friends how much they mean to me is by hosting my own Friendsgiving! What better way to celebrate the people you dish to about your life than with a table full of yummy dishes. See what I did there?
Every year I try to add some extra pizzaz to my party by trying out a new recipe or upping my decoration game. This year, I decided to go the decor route by trying out this fun DIY hack from Refinery29. I’m always running short on time, but I was inspired by this was a quick and simple solution for making my house festive and friend-ready. Check out the video below:
Buying all of the decorations can start to add up, especially if you’ve got a jam-packed social schedule. But thanks to my Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card, I save on evvverything I need for holiday festivities, including 6% cash back on all my groceries and 1% on decor and other goodies. So I was able to make these gourd-geous (haha sorry) pumpkins and craft materials all while saving on my purchases. It’s a great option for anyone who enjoys getting rewards for doing what they would have done anyway.
It’s a no-brainer. And so are these DIY party hacks!
DIY Mini Painted Gourds and Pumpkins
magenta & metallic paint
pumpkins & gourds
Wrap pumpkin with tape based on where you want the painted section to begin. I decided to go halfway down the pumpkin.
Paint pumpkin below or above the tape (your choice!) and set aside to dry
Remove tape once the pumpkin has dried and decorate!
Voila! Simple as that. I threw the pumpkins into a festive bowl for an easy centerpiece, and added pinecones, candles and some fake snow. You can also spread them out on a table runner if that’s your jam.
I hope these DIY holiday hacks help you get into the Thanksgiving spirit! They’re simple and festive so you can up your holiday game without any struggle. And if crafts aren’t your forte and they still go awry, your friends will appreciate your effort anyway.
This post was sponsored by American Express, but all opinions are 100% my own.