Inspired by my Shavuos DIY project: French blue and gold

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

So at a certain point yesterday, I got really sick of being in the kitchen and decided I needed to do a craft project for Shavuos. There's only so much cooking I can do at a time, and there's nothing more soothing than wielding a glue gun.

I wanted to add a touch of sparkle to my yom tov table, so I decided to create something unique and  fabulous from basic gold chargers and some bags of craft store marbles. I originally tested this idea with solid blue marbles ringed around the charger, but when I went back to Michaels, those exact marbles were out. I quickly decided to be OK with the idea that I wouldn't have my sparkly chargers for Yom Tov when I spotted a whole slew of assorted blues. That's when I decided that my misfortune was actually my good fortune (as is usually the case) because these ended up being so much more dramatic and amazing.

I purposely used no specific pattern while gluing the marbles for several reason. 1. I didn't want to have to think much after a long day. 2. I knew that a random pattern would give the table a much more interesting dimension. 3. I was shmoozing with my daughter the whole time so I would never be able to count and pay that much attention anyway. 

I'm so thrilled with the results and can't wait to set my table today....I will keep you posted on Facebook and Instagram of the final result so make sure you follow! Meanwhile, I'm so inspired by the this color combination I decided to dedicate this post to it!

Clearly, this is one of the richest and most beautiful color combinations for both fashion and interior design...

...and even makeup!

And it translates beautifully in softer tones as well...
Similar skirt. Similar blouse. Similar clutch.

Shop some more blue and gold goodies below (click items to shop, arrows to scroll):

And if you were wondering how I was planning on offsetting all of that blue and gold with some Shavuos flowers, the obvious choice to me is a simple arrangement of pink peonies, fresh from Autumn Creations, placed in sparkly blue mason jars...perfection! 
Happy Shavuos and have a wonderful week!



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  1. So gorgeous Sharon! You always add your special design touches that make all the difference!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. I love blue and gold, its a gorgeous combination!

  3. This is ever so beautiful, I love this shade of blue, my favourite colour :))) The plate turned out beautifully. I hope your week is going well xx

  4. Great inspiration!