This post is the first in my series of the 12 Days of Christmas DIYs for A Well Crafted Party. Check in each day for the next 12 Days for new DIY posts. There will be LOTS of free printables to boot!
Natural Green & White Holiday Party Styled Photoshoot
Each holiday I like to mix it up when it comes to decorations. I don’t know if I’ll ever be the type of person that has a set of decorations that I’ll use year after year. Don’t get me wrong… I keep all my decorations and I try to utilize many of them each year. I do however like to change color schemes, decor placement and gift wrap ideas throughout the year.
My good friend Suzannah from Create/Enjoy came to me with the idea of creating a very simple and natural holiday scene for a collaboration between our two blogs and the hardware and gardening store Orchard Supply Hardware. I was beyond thrilled to work on a new-to-me holiday style. Macey from Motormouth Studio was kind enough to photograph our styled shoot and her photos show how beautiful this simple dinner party showcases natural holiday elements.
We stuck to a general colorscheme of black and white with the natural elements of green, red and brown woods to create this look. One of the best parts of using natural elments in your holiday decor is that you can incorporate a variety of colors and textures into your event. Orchard Supply in Tigard, Oregon helped us find just the right natural elements to create this look including gorgeous 15 foot natural garlands, small potted trees and a beautiful rosemary bush shaped into a christmas tree and in a clay pot. They also helped us create many of the DIYs that I’ll be featuring this with some painting & hardware supplies!
Suzannah even created a festive array of party appetizers just for this event! She’ll be sharing the paleo-approved, dairy & grain free appetizers on her blog soon. I’ll be sure to link to her recipes on this post as they go live!
Check out Suzannah’s post about this party here:
- Create/Enjoy’s “Festive Natural Greenery Holiday Party“
Natural Hand-Drawn Holiday Party Printables + DIY
I’ve really been into hand drawn elements in many of my parties lately. So, when we decided to go with a very natural look, I kept imagining hand-drawn pinecones on the menus. I created a printable set for this party and am offering it free to readers!
Directions: To use the printables click on the downloadable item and save to your computer. Print on white cardstock and cut out for use! I’ve uploaded both a PDF version with two items per page for you to print and hand write your menus/invitation information. I’ve also uploaded JPG version that you can open up in a photo editing program (such as Photoshop or PicMonkey.Com) and add your text in digitally.
- Black & White PDF Inviations
- Black & White PDF Menus
- Black & White PDF Appetizer Menu
- Black & White PDF 8X10 Holiday Quote Print
- Black & White JPG Invitation
- Black & White JPG Menu
- Black & White JPG Appetizer Menu
Bookmark or Pin this post because I’ll be coming back to add in all of the fun DIY posts that came out of this photoshoot!
- Festive Holiday Drink Garnish
- DIY Copper Dinnerware
- DIY Wood Chargers
- DIY Woodburned Placecards
- DIY Holiday Card Holder Branch
- Dried Cranberry Pork Meatballs
- Proscuitto-Wrapped Dried Figs w/ Walnuts
- Grain & Dairy Free Stuffed Mushrooms
(Cool arrows on photos via Freepik)