11 Dec

Every party should have at least one nice, big DIY, don’t you think? It doesn’t have to be complicated, just something to show your guests how inspired you were by the event, and perhaps give ‘em a little something to talk about. This orange and olive wreath Type A Society dreamed up was the focal point of the holiday entertaining ideas shoot we posted yesterday, and it’s ideal for those who want to replace the traditional holiday color story with bright, unconventional details. Click through our DIY gallery for the two-step how-to and lots more photos by Josh Gruetzmacher:

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

That oughta brighten things up a bit!

DIY orange & olive holiday wreath | concept & styling by Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | 100 Layer Cake

Thanks to Type A Society for sharing this DIY today!

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Anthropologie / Cups: Crate and Barrel / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm

 
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10 Dec

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

If you like mixing things up whenever you play hostess, you’ll love what Carrie of Type A Society had in mind for today’s shoot: Her goal was to show how to create a holiday party setup without relying on the traditional color palettes, and instead showcase something equally inviting, but unexpected. Thanks to photog Josh Gruetzmacher for capturing all the deets for us below…

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Type A Society crafted this orange + olive wreath as a Mediterranean-inspired décor piece. Don’t the olive greens look amaze? Carrie says it’s perf for holiday use because it dries nicely and lasts the whole season.

Check back tomorrow for the DIY!

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

How to Make a Hoperol-Flip…

Ingredients

Ÿ1 1/2 ounces IPA beer
Ÿ1 ounce Aperol
Ÿ3/4 ounce Old Tom gin
Ÿ3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Ÿ1 egg white
ŸOrange peel, for garnish

Instructions

Pour IPA into a chilled cocktail, coupe, or double rocks glass. Combine Aperol, gin, lemon juice, and egg white in a shaker and shake briefly just to combine, then add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for a minute or so. Strain into your glass, garnish, and serve immediately.

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Yum!

Gold and green holiday entertaining ideas | Concept and styling Type A Society | Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82993

Photographer: Josh Gruetzmacher / Styling and Floral: Type A Society / Plates: Vintage / Glasses: Pottery Barn / Napkins: La Tavola Linen / Silverware: West Elm

 
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10 Dec

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

You may recall the incredible turquoise paper flowers that artist + designer Hayley Sheldon whipped up for a bridal fashion editorial we featured back in April. Once we came across her pretty holiday wreaths the other day, we had to add a little somethin’ to the blog calendar ASAP. With holiday planning mode in full swing, you understand the urgency, yes?

After chatting with Hayley, it was obvious a little collab was in order! Check out her wreaths and see what she created just for 100 Layer Cake below. (Spoiler alert: There’s a giveaway involved!)

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

About her work, c/o Hayley…

For these wreaths, I was inspired by how changes in colors and textures can speak to different holiday decorating styles. One wreath, that I call Merry and Bright, channels a 1950′s “White Christmas” look, while another “Sugar Plum,” was inspired by the gorgeous jewel-toned costumes of the Nutcracker ballet. Lastly, the beauty of winter white is undeniable, and the “Winter Frost” wreath pays homage to a delicate snow fall but with lots of metallic, because hey, it’s the holidays! Love!

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

We’re fans of the Sugar Plum wreath, with holly sprigs and berry tones.

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

We were inspired by the rich tones and splashes of gold we’ve seen all season, but wanted to design something that would stay relevant and beyond the holidays. (Because hello, who wouldn’t want to display this all year?!) Hayley totally saw our vision and even used many of the color stories we’ve featured on the site lately as inspo for her design and crafting. Gorgeous, yes?

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Hayley says, This collaboration was based on some of the beautiful color palettes recently featured on 100LC. I was looking for a balance between rich, bold reds and pinks and the more delicate petal shapes of the flowers themselves. Something both vibrant and feminine. To infuse a bit of shine I applied copper leaf to buds and leaves here and there. We think it works great as a winter wreath, but it can definitely transition into a special piece for all seasons. 

Paper flower holiday wreaths by Hayley Sheldon | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=82411

Hayley will soon be listing this design in her Etsy shop, but until then, she’s offering the 100 Layer Cake wreath to one lucky reader! Enter to win below…

The winner will be chosen on Friday! Good luck, and don’t forget to check out her shop.

Photography, design, & paper wreaths: Hayley Sheldon

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLODED. The wedding is Kathi Bertsch!

 

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