Monthly Archives: October 2015

pumpkin cinnamon rimming sugar

October 22, 2015

pumpkin cinnamon rimming sugar // materialdelight.com

With Halloween & Thanksgiving (two of my favorite holidays) on the horizon, I’m all about finding fun ways to work pumpkins into all my festivities.

I wanted to find a way to work pumpkin into a simple recipe you could whip up in a matter of minutes either for yourself or as a nice little gift for a friend. What’s easier or more festive than something special for a cocktail?

pumpkin cinnamon rimming sugar // materialdelight.com

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autumn smudge sticks

October 9, 2015

DIY Smudge Sticks // materialdelight.com

With the holidays just around the corner, you’ll be welcoming more guests into your home now more than any other time of the year. Maybe seasons past haven’t gone exactly as planned, or perhaps you need a clean slate before the in-laws arrive. If so, an autumn smudge stick is just the thing.

Essentially, smudging is burning sacred herbs to correct the energy in a home. Born from the Native American tradition, this ritual is used for the purpose of cleansing and purification but depends primarily on which plants are used. Many believe the smoke from the herbs binds with negative energies and carries them away as the smoke disperses… plus these beauties have the most amazing scent! Just the thing to make a house feel (and smell) fresh and new.

DIY Smudge Sticks // materialdelight.com

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cement lamp

October 1, 2015

DIY cement desk lamp // materialdelight.com

Confession: I’m in love with cloth-covered wires. Instead of an ugly plug or cord, they add a textural element with a little pop of color right where it’s least expected. It’s a great throwback to vintage style and nowadays these wires come in tons of different patterns and colors. I was totally inspired by an awesome red and white zigzag pattern from Color Cord and just had to make something with it.

DIY cement desk lamp // materialdelight.com

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