Make a Statement: The Shop is LIVE!

EDIT: The shop is now closed. Read more here.

YOU GUYS! Remember back in October when I relaunched the blog as Party HarDIY? Well, I told you there were some big plans in STORE (hah, see what I did there?) and I’m sooo excited to announce the launch of our shop! I’ve always wanted to have my own shop full of cutesy things, and I’ve always had a love of jewelry! Well, now the two have come together in one magical, glimmering place.

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So, what’s available?

A collection of unique and colorful jewelry, sure to add a pop of color to any outfit! The holidays are coming, and these pieces are perfect for adding some sparkle to your outfit, a fun touch of Christmas colors, or to change up an outfit that’s already been worn a bunch of times! Because let’s be real, these pieces are WAY cheaper than buying a new dress!

Um… Tell me more about this collection!

Well, ok! This all started back when I was in my favorite jewelry shop in the city. I thought, wouldn’t it be great to have a collection of fun and colorful necklaces that are affordable? There are SO many expensive jewelry shops out there, and my opinion on costume jewelry is the more, the merrier. So, I decided to curate my own collection of fun, bold, and most of all BRIGHT jewelry. There will also be some new items coming to the shop as well, but for now I decided to start small for the holiday season!

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Where did your love of jewelry come from?

My grandma! My yiayia had the most insane collection of costume jewelry. I don’t think I ever saw her wearing real jewelry, haha! She had a bunch of bold necklaces and earrings. Fun fact- her ears weren’t pierced! She only owned clip-ons. Here's a picture of us when I was a kid. She's dressed very on brand, and I'm the one in the tutu. I took ballet for a hot minute, but I was AWFUL at it.

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Um… am I brave enough to wear this stuff?

YES! I used to be shy about wearing bright things too. I finally realized that it’s fun to be bold and daring. People notice! I get compliments on my jewelry all the time, and in a sea of people, it’s fun to stand out a bit. You can always start small with a pair of colorful studs!

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Ok, you’ve convinced me! What do I even wear this stuff with?

My very favorite thing to wear bold jewelry with is a basic tee! It’s really adds a pop of fun and sass to an otherwise casual item. Try pairing the Daisy Dreams Statement Necklace or the Fringe Benefits Earrings with a basic tee. Another great way to wear these is with a Christmas sweater! Try the Rudolph the Red Nosed Rhinestone Tassel Earrings with your ugly Christmas sweater, or the Worth The Tassel Earrings with a warm, cozy sweater! Heading to a holiday party? Try the Chic-a-Boo Rhinestone Earrings for some added glitz and glam, or the Dragonfruit Dilemma Earrings for a fun, unexpected touch.

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Can I get free items?

Um, heck yea!! I’m hosting a giveaway! To enter, follow the instructions on this post on Instagram. Tag a friend for an extra entry! One winner will get all 4 jewelry ornaments- perfect for giving out as Secret Santa gifts, hanging on the tree, or keeping them all for yourself!

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Eek! I hope you guys are as excited about this as I am! I've been working on this for MONTHS, and I'm so happy to see the store is finally live! So, go sign up for free shipping, and enter the giveaway!

DIY Christmas Drink Stirrers

ok, I know I'm a little ahead of the game here, but I'm just too dang excited. IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMASSSSSSSS. I've been waiting all year for the holiday season to roll around again, partly because I have all these great Christmas DIY projects I've been wanting to show you. I figured we'd start it off easy with these Christmas drink stirrers so that we can start swizzling those Christmas cocktails and get in the holiday spirit, amiright? 

These Christmas stirrers are super easy and super affordable. You can make them in your choice of colors, but I'm always a fan of pink so I chose a more modern color palette. I had actually made these last year for the blog, but the photos came out SO BAD that I couldn't bring myself to post them (see them here). So, I knew they had to be my first project this year. I gave them a slight makeover and a new color scheme, and voila! Ready to go.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

You will need:

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

Wooden stirrers (here)
Assorted rhinestones (similar here and here)
Assorted sparkly pom poms (from Michaels, similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Toothpick

 

Rhinestone Stirrers:

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Directions: Take your wooden stirrer and put a dab of glue on the end. If your glue gun puts out a thick dollop, use a toothpick to put a small amount of glue on the back of the rhinestone or onto the stirrer. Place your large rhinestone at the top. Then, put 2 more of the small rhinestones underneath it. If you want it to look less home made, flip it over and repeat for the other side.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
 

Mini PomPom Stirrers:

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Directions: Put a dab of glue on one end of the stirrer, and pop on your pompom. Hold in place until it dries, then repeat for the other 2 pom poms. Easy peasy!

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
 

Snowman Stirrers:

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Directions: Glue the pompoms onto the stirrer in size order from smallest to largest. You can also glue your pompoms in the other direction if you want it to be festive instead of snowman.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

And there you have it! 3 easy ways to get festive with your drink stirrers for coffee, hot cocoa, and cocktails. These are perfect for any age, and they're disposable! You could even use them as drink markers, depending on how many people you have since each one can be different. And, since you can mix and match the colors, you can make these to match any holiday or event.

Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts
Want to get into the Ho-Ho-Holiday spirit? Grab these drink stirrers for your Christmas spirits (hah, see what I did there?!) They’re really easy to make for your Christmas party or cookie exchange. Click to make your own right now! #drinkstirrers #drinkstirrersdiy #christmascrafts

I'm SO excited for all the posts coming to the blog in the next few weeks. There are some really good ones headed your way!!

So, which drink stirrer would you grab for your drink? And what drink would it be? Let me know in the comments below!