Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Purple, Gold & Green

We were fortunate enough to spend Mardi Gras last year in New Orleans with Jeff’s family – and had the best time! We had a Mardi Gras shower, went to tons of parades & parties, and got to spend time with all the Whittakers!

I loved that homes around the city were decorated for Mardi Gras, and have been planning to do the same at our house ever since… So now Fat Tuesday is just around the corner, and I’m making my plans to decorate this weekend. I’m attempting to make a wreath for the front door out of the beads we collected during that trip… Here are a few inspirations I’ve found:

These instructions for the Mardi Gras wreath with ornaments below will definitely be my template.

How cute are these signs! Click here for instructions on how to make your own at Embellished Bayou or visit their adorable Etsy shop. If I get overly ambitious, I may give one of these a try too... Or just do some Etsy shopping!

{images via Embellished Bayou}


  1. Oh I love it! Can't wait to see your decor!!

  2. Thanks for the feature, I am just now finding it! Hope you had a great Mardi Gras! How did your wreath turn out?