DIY: Cake Stand Dome

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I just got back from Arizona where I loved seeing all the beautiful cacti and succulents everywhere and especially the gorgeous and creative succulent terrariums my sister-in-law made in various containers. I was in a mission to drive to one of our favorite places, ReStore (a Habitat for Humanity home supply recycling store and donation site) to grab a light pendant to transform in a beautiful terrarium (I’ll write another post and tutorial about that next week). In the lighting area, I found a pile of these light fixture covers and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few to transform them in beautiful domes for my cake stand collection. Don’t these give the most wonderful vintage flair to cake stands?

You’ll need:
  • Light fixture covers – only $2 a piece at my local ReStore
  • Knobs from Anthropologie, World Market or Hardware store – cost between $3 to $6  each.
  • Fender Washer 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ – costs $0.12 at my local home improvement store.

Total cost : +/- $6 each dome

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DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }

DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }
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Pom Pom Wreath

Pom Pom Wreath { Be What We Love}Every other year I try to make a new wreath for our house. Do you remember our Yarn Wreath Tutorial from last year? Well, still having some yarn leftover, I decided to create a wreath full of pom-poms. You can find various online tutorials on how to make yarn pom-poms, my favorite tutorial is from the Craft, Interrupted blog. I used clover pom-pom maker, which are super easy to use and comes in 4 sizes.

You’ll need:

  • 10″ or 12″ styrofoam wreath
  • 35-40 pom-poms (I made smaller ones to fill any gap)
  • glue gun
  • 2 glue sticks

Directions:

Start glueing the pom-poms from inside, arrange the pom poms closely together, filling in your entire wreath form.

Optional:  ribbon to wrap the wreath and bow ribbon to hang or embellish your pom-pom wreath. I just thought wrapping around before glueing the pom pom would give a better finish in the back, and make sure there are no blank white spaces.  But it’s not required. 😉

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A Touch of Brass

I’ve been searching for a new light fixture for my dining room, and I find myself inexplicably drawn to brass. Brass used to be the hallmark of old Hollywood regency style and stock door handles, but no more.  Aged brass seems to be making a comeback  in the design world, and I love it.  Here’s a few of my favorite lighting fixtures and inspirational interior designs featuring brass.Brass Lighting | Be What We Love

  1. Meurice Wall Sconce – Jonathan Adler
  2. Newton Suspension Lamp – Boca do Lobo
  3. Ike Suspension – DelightFull
  4. Hudson Valley Wall Sconce – LightingDirect
  5. Sputnik Chandelier – 1stDibs
  6. Rio Pendant – Jonathan Adler
  7. Starburst Chandelier – 1stDibs

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte | Be What We Love recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup of milk

1 Tbsp pumpkin puree

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Mix all these ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 2 minutes. Use a milk frother until you get a thick foam.

Brew your favorite dark roast coffee or espresso, pour in a cup, add sugar and the milk mixture. Top with a delicious homemade whipped cream, sprinkle cinnamon and enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte | Be What We Love recipe

A Simple Autumn Tablescape

Autumn is my favorite season; I love the colors, the weather, and seeing the amazing cycle of nature. Last Friday, my husband and I went apple picking in the Virginia countryside, a few hours from DC. We picked some pink lady apples for my Apple Rose Pie (I’ll post this recipe very soon) and also bought some beautiful pumpkin gourds and huge fall mums, which I trimmed a little and spread in a few mini vases around our dinner table.

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