Please Note:

From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Easy DIY Sparkle Pumpkins (and a Special Announcement!)

Looking for a quick and easy project for Halloween? We've got the perfect one to add some glitz to your decor. Laura Houlihan whipped up this Sparkle Pumpkin project for us, and you can check out all the instructions by clicking here. Laura has been contributing to our DIY section since its launch last year. We're so excited to announce that moving forward she will be serving as our Projects Director, developing our DIY section into a must-visit destination here at The Little Umbrella. Laura is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades with a diverse background in photography, styling, and publishing. We love her fresh point-of-view, seemingly boundless energy, and passion for creativity in so many different forms. We can't wait to see what she dreams up for us! 

Do you have a DIY project or idea that would be perfect for The Little Umbrella? We are accepting DIY submissions for consideration from all! Email your project submissions to Laura at

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