22 Fab Fern-Inspired Wedding Decor Ideas

Autumn weddings may be one of the *prettiest* highlights of the season. So if you’re tying the knot this fall, make sure your special day looks the part with decor that embraces fall’s whimsical woodland vibes. In other words, step up your wedding decor with stunning fern displays. From a woodland wedding cake to a luscious garland table runner and an earthy chic fern crown, these ideas will definitely get your decor details pinned onto everyone’s Pinterest boards. For more ideas on how to bring this fall wedding trend to life, scroll on.

1. Flowers and Fronds: Going with an all-natural cake? Combine delicate white florals and ferns for a cake garnish perfect for an autumn wedding. (via Sweet Root Village / Ruffled)

2. DIY Fern Floral Crown: Finally, a crown fit for the queen that you are. Embrace your inner woodland goddess with an ethereal crown made of fresh ferns. (via Wedding Sparrow)

3. Welcome Sign: Usher guests into your lush wedding venue with a welcome sign surrounded by candles and greenery. Drape a fern garland across the top of your sign for a natural and elegant display. (via Mary Claire Photography / Ruffled)

4. Wedding Invitations: Give guests their first glimpse into your special day with classy invitations that include a cheeky fern peeping out from inside the envelope. Tie the whole look together with a velvet green ribbon. (via Justin Demutiis / Snippet & Ink)

5. Hanging Ferns: How’s this for a wedding photoshoot? Billowy white curtains with fresh fern hangings sound like everything you need for a picture-perfect wedding album. (via Magnolia Rouge)

6. Fresh Boutonnieres: Forgo traditional flowers for an elegant bouq made with ferns and greenery. The varying textures and subtle differences in shade will give off a refined and sophisticated look. (via Jose Villa)

7. DIY Greenery Bouquet: Cut costs and create the bouquet you’ve always envisioned with this lovely DIY. You can even turn it into a group activity with your gal pals, where they can DIY their own bridesmaid bouquets. (via Afloral)

8. Chair Decor: Spruce up the back of your guests’ chairs with beautiful floral fern arrangements. Pair white roses with leafy greens for a look that’s nothing short of classy chic. (via Jose Villa Photography / Style Me Pretty)

9. Wedding Ceremony Aisle: Elevate a lackluster wedding aisle with candlesticks on top of gathered ferns. It’s a stylish way to dress up your ceremony without being over-the-top. (via Jose Villa / Mod Wedding)

10. DIY Wedding Wreath: For a minimalistic ceremony backdrop, create simple wreaths made of fern fronds. Then hang them from the ceiling or form branches using fishing line. (via Once Wed)

11. Photo Booth Backdrop: Step up your wedding photos with a gorgeous backdrop made of emerald green ferns. Add a romantic quote in gold calligraphy and you’re all set for the photographer to snap away. (via Debbie Lourens / Confetti Daydreams)

12. Candles: Spruce up plain candles by decorating them with ferns or other foliage. The crudely wrapped twine gives a beautifully natural and organic look. (via Per Pixel Photo / Style Me Pretty)

13. Dessert Table Backdrop: Looking for a budget-friendly idea for a dessert table backdrop that still looks fancy? Use flowers and ferns to create these charming arches. If you want, you can even add your names carved in wood to display in the center. (via Amber Snow / Ruffled)

14. Fern Centerpiece: Filling vases with leafy ferns is one way to step up your earthy wedding table decor. Throw in a couple candles and a fishbowl terrarium to make it into an earthy chic table setting. (via Pedrotti Photography / Made from Scratch)

15. Hanging Fern Display: Leaf your guests in awe with a beautiful hanging display. Clip various types of greenery, including ferns, to twine to recreate this look. (via Briana Arlene Photography / Ruffled)

16. Woodsy Table Setting: Play up the outdoorsy element with a fern garland runner *and* a hanging fern display. The bountiful foliage will transport guests into a woodsy wonderland — not to mention, it’ll make for some seriously stunning pictures. (via Hikari Photography / The Style Co)

17. Simple Chic Plate Setting: If in doubt, white it out. Seriously, a clean white plate setting can do no wrong. Slip in a fern with your menu, add a gleaming set of silver utensils and you’ve got the making for one charming table setting. (via Onelove Photography / Style Me Pretty)

18. Glass Boxes: Planning a more intimate wedding? Make sure to include this unique seating chart ideal for a shorter list of people. Display guest names inside a simple glass box embellished with a fern or a plant sprig. (via Jose Villa)

19. Dreamy Wedding Cake: A fern artfully spread on the side of your wedding cake makes for a dreamy dessert display. Your guests will drool over the simplicity of this minimalist organic look. (via D’Arcy Benincosa / Style Me Pretty)

20. Lush Bouquet: Transcend tradition with a bouquet made up of vibrant green ferns. For a seamless finish, tie the stems together with a strip of green velvet or gold ribbon. (via Jo Bartholomew / Nouba)

21. Greenery Garland: Bring attention to your sweetheart table with a luscious garland runner like this one. Mix fern foliage with similar greenery to make your table truly one with the wilderness. (via Mustard Seed Photography / Southern Weddings)

22. Chair Bouquets: Adorn otherwise plain chairs with a floral fern arrangement that’ll light up the aisle. Since simple greenery looks great when paired with anything, you can bet whatever bouquet you choose will look ah-mazing making its way to your betrothed. (via Jessi Nichols Photography / Wedding Chicks)

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Many an in-law relationship has begun around the holiday season. If you're meeting your SO's parents for the first time, thinking about how to impress your in-laws can be intimidating. There's a lot at stake in these situations, and it's not just you who needs to be on your best behavior: Your partner's parents have to make a good impression on you, too, so they're likely to be equally nervous. If you're giving some thought to how to impress your in-laws this holiday season, here are some thoughtful and important tips for putting your best foot forward.

Bring A Gift

There's nothing more awkward than attending a holiday gathering without a gift, and then receiving one unexpectedly. Even if it wasn't the holidays, you'd probably want to bring a hostess gift if you'll be meeting your in-laws at their house. You don't need to get them anything over-the-top, and in fact, anything wildly sentimental or personal is going to seem insincere (see: tip no. 2). A nice bottle of wine, luxurious hand lotion or soap, or perhaps a nice scented candle will let them know you're a thoughtful and prepared kind of person, without looking like you're trying too hard.

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Be Authentic

It can be nerve-racking to be meeting your in-laws for the first time, but it's important to relax and be yourself. This doesn't mean you should act like they're just any other acquaintance, or that you should let your guard down SO much, you end up acting inappropriately (there's no need to do tequila shots and suggest playing Cards Against Humanity, for example).

Rather, show genuine interest in what they're saying, answer their questions honestly and pleasantly, and don't be afraid to politely disagree on low-stakes topics like your favorite travel destination, musician, or after-work activity. If you disagree on anything more high-stakes (i.e. politics), it's best to save those conversations for sometime down the line when you know each other better and have already established a relationship.

Ask Questions

Part of being authentic is showing real interest in your SO's parents. Ask them questions about their lives, jobs, and memories. Show that you care about what they have to say by actively listening, nodding, and making eye contact during the conversation. When it comes to how to impress your in-laws, a little real, meaningful connection goes a long way.

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Mind Your Manners

The Millennial and Gen Z generations are all about authenticity, but there's something to be said for good manners. Not only do things like saying "please," "thank you," and "your welcome" simply make you sound like a pleasant individual, they also show your in-laws that you're a classy and intelligent human being. You don't have to be over-the-top about it, but don't forget often-overlooked manners that used to be standard, like sending a thank-you note if they give you a gift or passing plates at dinner before taking your own serving.

Offer To Help

Another important aspect of manners is to always ask your host how you can help. If you'll be visiting your in-laws' home, be sure to ask ahead of time what you can bring. Once you're there, offering to help in the kitchen, assisting in doing the dishes, and helping to clear the table are easy and genuine ways to show that you're actively invested in the event and want to make things easier on your host.

Be Gracious

Finally, always show gratitude for your SO's parents' efforts. If they've come to visit you, be sure to thank them for making the trip, and let them know you really appreciate how they've gone out of their way to get to know you. Similarly, if you're attending an event at their home, tell them how much you appreciate the invite. It's no small thing to host, nor is it a small thing to travel to someone else's home — showing your gratitude will let your in-laws know that you really care about creating a relationship with them, and they'll be more likely to continue to extend their own welcome in the future.

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Creating a unique wedding starts with handmade details. As more brides-to-be start to plan their wedding without pandemic in mind, we tapped Etsy’s trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson, for ways in which 2022 weddings are changing as a result.

“With so much uncertainty over the last few years, couples are ready to go all-out with their wedding celebrations – whether that means embracing a vibrant and cheerful color palette, turning up the glamour with regency aesthetics, or incorporating bold and playful bows,” says Johnson.

Read on for more wedding style advice, including curated selects from Etsy Design Award finalists and winners in the wedding category (selected by fashion icon Jenna Lyons of J.Crew fame) for beautiful ways to make your wedding your way.

Separates

A splurge dress you can only wear once? Not so practical for today’s brides. Instead brides are searching for separates or mini bridal dresses that they can repurpose for other special occasions .

Check out this year’s Wedding Category Etsy Design Award winner Rowen Bodysuit & Bianca Skirt by Fern & Moon. ($1542)

Mood-Boosting Color

Black and white are classic wedding colors but this year – after a downer of a couple two – couples are embracing color in a big way. “Dopamine dressing has been a top trend this year, and many couples are adapting mood-boosting moments throughout their big days as a way to inject pops of joy and show off their personalities,” says Johnson.

Add a pop of joy with the Rainbow Confetti Veil by award-finalist whichgoose. ($28+)

Regency Period Details

Blame it on Bridgerton but Regencycore — a style inspired by the 1800s elite — is continuing to influence bridal style, from dresses to accessories and everything in between. “Inspired by a sense of escapism, this trend is all about fairytale opulence, elegance, timeless romance, and vintage-inspired luxury,” says Johnson. On Etsy, there has been an 184 percent increase in searches for bridal gloves*, a 96 percent increase in searches for puff sleeve wedding dresses*, and a 64 percent increase in searches for pearl veils*.

Go for the elegance of gold with this Gold Floral Wedding Tiara by award-finalist lialibely. ($263+)

Personalization

Many couples are taking notes from the micro wedding trend and leaning into personalized details that represent their style for a more intimate celebration – at every budget. “More than ever, couples are doubling down on celebrations that reflect their personal style and, more importantly, what matters most to them – whether that means hosting an over-the-top soiree or an intimate ceremony with just their closest friends and family,” says Johnson. Etsy has seen a 10 percent increase in searches for custom or personalized wedding items in the last three months*.

Check out this Custom Handwriting Wedding Dress Label by finalist memorythreadco. ($57+)

Want a more personalized ring on your finger?

Check out this Kite Moss Agate Engagement Ring by award-finalist hiddenspacejewelry. ($1900+)

Bold Bows

Bows ebb and flow in the wedding department but are now back in a modern way. "After nearly two years of laid-back dressing, couples are ready to embrace glamorous and over-the-top styles once again," says Johnson. "While certainly not new to the wedding scene, bows are a welcomed re-emerging trend that adds a touch of playfulness, femininity, and glamour to both bridal attire and wedding day decor."

Etsy star seller Stansberry has some elegant hair bows if you're feeling fancy. ($44)

60s Throwback

Brides are taking cues from mid-century weddings that were less conformist (think Audrey Hepburn’s 1969 bridal mini). “One of my favorite emerging trends this year is the return of ‘60s style,” says Johnson. “This transformative decade tossed out all of the traditional wedding rules and allowed brides to express their style with mini dresses, flared sleeves, and shorter veils.” Think outside the wedding box and try something non-traditional for your big day.

Check out this Lennox Floral Embroidered Topper by Etsy seller lavoilerose ($195+)

DIY Details

Creative pursuits soared during the pandemic, and many are now applying their newfound skills to their nuptials, like making their own guest books or adding a DIY touch to their wedding party gifts. “Those who still might prefer to buy over DIY are turning to the pros to add an ultra-special – yet still affordable – handmade touch to their weddings, particularly for larger or more time-intensive items like seating charts or invitations,” says Johnson. In fact, there has been a 40 percent increase in searches on Etsy for colorful save the dates or invitations in the last three months*.

Check out this Customizable Watercolor Crest Digital Invitation Suite by finalist sheffieldhouse ($34+)

Pearls

The pearlcore trend can be spotted on everything from wedding jewelry to veils and decor.

Check out these DIY Jane Earrings by finalist emmakatzkabridal.

Pet Attire

Including your pet in the wedding party has been a trend for a few years now but accessorizing your pet in something like this Pet WeddingSilk Robe by finalist maisonpetglam is one we'll just go ahead and say I Do!

*In the last three months, compared to the same time the previous year

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Words hold of a lot of power, and can be used to make us feel inspired and creative, or tear us down. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year is "gaslighting," a term which is used to describe manipulation that makes someone doubt themselves. It's vital that we talk about important issues like gaslighting, but we also need to make sure we're doing it the right way. That's why we spoke to Dr. Vanessa Kennedy, Director of Psychology at Driftwood Recovery, via email to figure out what the term actually means and why we need to be careful when we use it.

What Gaslighting Is

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The term "gaslighting" comes from the Alfred Hitchcock film Gaslight (inspired by the play Angel Street), in which a husband convinces his wife that she's imagining that the gaslights on the first floor of their house are dimming. In reality, it's a result of his turning on the upstairs lights to search through and steal her possessions.

Merriam-Webster defines gaslighting as the "psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one's emotional or mental stability, and a dependency on the perpetrator."

Wow. That's quite the mouthful! In short, gaslighting is when someone makes you doubt yourself by telling you an experience didn't actually happen the way that you remember. At its root, gaslighting is about manipulation, distorting the truth, and blame.

"[Gaslighters] may lead you to think that no one will believe your version of events, that you’re crazy for thinking things happened a certain way, or that you’re being dramatic and making things up," Dr. Kennedy says.

It's easy to define gaslighting, or to understand it in examples, but it can be more difficult to identify when it's actually happening in your own life. "It could look like your coworker taking credit for your idea in a meeting and later saying, 'Don’t you remember? I thought of that like months ago!', or your partner accusing you of being irrational, too sensitive, or overreacting."

Gaslighting can come from a variety of relationships in your life, whether it be romantic, platonic, or even professional, and is often a way for the gaslighter to deflect responsibility away from themselves. While some instances of this behavior can be on the more mild side, it can get very serious very quickly.

"More severe forms of gaslighting are patterns of behavior that affect your self-esteem and are meant to control and instill lingering self-doubt," Dr. Kennedy continues. "This may be considered psychological abuse."

Gaslighters can use both criticism and praise to confuse your relationship with yourself and with other people. "Gaslighting is, at its core, designed to leave you feeling confused and powerless and that maybe you really are irrational, forgetting, being overly sensitive, or being dramatic," Dr. Kennedy says. "It’s literally ‘crazy-making.’"

"They might say things like, 'You weren’t paying attention. I told you this,' or 'I was only joking. Don’t be so sensitive,' or 'Do you hear yourself? You’re being irrational,'" Dr. Kennedy says. "These gaslighting behaviors are usually directed at your insecurities." That way, Dr. Kennedy continues, you doubt yourself and are less likely to confront the gaslighter about their manipulative behavior.

​What Gaslighting Is Not

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Gaslighting has become a widely-talked about idea in recent years (in the last year alone, Merriam-Webster saw a 1740% increase in searches). It's amazing when conversations about unhealthy communication begin to happen, but it's important to figure out when those conversations begin misusing the term or turning it into a trend.

"People may incorrectly use the term 'gaslighting' when another person is pushing their agenda or perhaps insists on convincing others to see things their way," Dr. Kennedy says.

It is not appropriate to use gaslighting as a coverall for remembering something differently than someone or when you don't want to take responsibility for something you did wrong. "A person on the defensive may disagree with your perception but still respect that you see things that way," Dr. Kennedy says, "whereas a person gaslighting you will try to shame you for your flawed perception and attack your faculties, i.e., your memory, your sanity, and your emotional stability."

Misusing the term is much more than an incorrect definition — it can actually prevent the people who need help from receiving it. "Overusing the term 'gaslighting' can minimize the experience of victims of psychological abuse who endure severe gaslighting that affects their self-esteem, leaves them traumatized and struggling to trust others, and isolates them from supportive individuals in their lives," Dr. Kennedy says.

If you're experiencing gaslighting in an unsafe relationship, please reach out to The Hotline for more help.

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You’ve planned everything for your wedding to a tee. Your color palette has come together in a way you never imagined. The food truck you always wanted is booked and your DIY table centerpieces look like a million bucks. What’s left to think about? Table numbers and escort cards. Some brides choose not to have seating arrangements, but if that’s your thing, we want to give you a variety of ideas — one of which is bound to go with your theme. From origami to bundles of lavender and little trinkets your guests can take home with them, here’s 13 ways to help your guests find their seat.

Lavender Bundles

Choosing one of your favorite scents to package and give to your guests is a very personal touch that we love. If you’re a fan of lavender, you can tie it in throughout the rest of the floral arrangements to bring everything together. (via The Lane)

Key Escort Card

This escort card is very theme specific and can really showcase your antique style. These keys are more than just vintage trinkets, though. They’re bottle openers! Booya. (via Al Gawlik / The Knot)

Old Book Moss Garden

Who woulda thought a book could take the place of a terrarium or a pot? This little moss garden is super creative and doesn’t just act as a table number — it’s a conversation-starting centerpiece as well. (via Emmaline Bride)

Potted Succulent Escort Card

Succulents have been trending for a while now, and we’re pretty sure they’re here to stay. That being said, giving each guest a succulent with their name on it is fabulous! Friends and family will remember your big day every time they look at this plant at home. (via She Wanders / Tulle and Chantilly)

Tagged Mini Pumpkins

We’re going to state the obvious and say this is perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving wedding. Heck, even if it’s spring, people go crazy over mini pumpkins. The quick poem is a nice touch as well, for a fun way to give directions to your guests. (via Emily Wren Photography / The Knot)

Origami Escort Cards

Our biggest tip for doing origami is to give yourself a lot of time to get it done (if you’re DIY-ing it). This is one of those projects that looks really good once it’s done, but getting to the finish line can be extremely time consuming. (via My Wedding)

Potted Plants

Super rustic with a slight boho feel, these potted plants are adorable. Paired with an outdoor or summer wedding, we think these would be an absolute showstopper. Plus, you can always give the plants away at the end of the night. (via Lavender and Twine / Style Me Pretty)

Miniature Tequila Bottle Escort Cards

Talk about starting the party off right. Greeting guests with miniature tequila (or any booze) bottles really sets the tone for your reception and will likely get everyone in the party mood. Trust us: This is a good thing. (via Amber Gress / Ruffled Blog)

Champagne Flute Escort Cards

Incorporating your signature drink into your escort cards checks two boxes at once — they give your guests a cocktail and tell them where to sit. Done and done. This is what elegance looks like, BTW. (via Vue Photography / June Bug Weddings)

Rustic Clothes Pin Board

We’re digging this for two reasons. One, this particular style accentuates the theme of this wedding, which is a woods-y, rustic feel. Two, it can almost double as a piece of art. This is one of the first things guests will see when they walk in the door, and we think it’s an eye-catcher. (via Barrie Anne Photography / One Wed)

Mossy Table Numbers

These are big and bold, but the character of the vintage book brings it together so the number doesn’t look out of place or random. A few flowers and some votives with this, and voila! (via A Brit & A Blonde / Style Me Pretty)

Backless Clothes Pin Board

This is a similar concept to number 10, but instead of being backed by a chalk board, it’s open air. Little details like the hearts on the clothes pins and sprigs of green show how different brides can interpret what is, generally, the same idea. (via Studiokel Photography / Junebug Weddings)

Wine Bottle Table Numbers

We had to include a wine bottle centerpiece/table number, because of how much we love it. We really love how this bride painted her bottles gold sans label and utilized the cork to hold the table number. Crafty. (via Dan Stewart / June Bug Weddings)

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Christmas cookie decorating is holiday tradition for us here at B+C., so we were so stoked to find this recipe for paleo cookies that adds a healthy twist to this classic holiday dessert. These sweet treats will shine among the rest of your Christmastime tablescape, and they are super easy to make. Plus, they'll pair well with just about any Christmas dessert. Just combine your paleo-friendly ingredients to prep the dough, let it sit overnight, then bake for ten minutes! The best part about this recipe is of course, all of the fun holiday-time shapes you can cut. Consider this recipe your go-to for healthy cookies, though, since you can make them year-round in any shape you like. Let's get to decorating!

Ingredients for Paleo Christmas Cookies

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup grass-fed salted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the frosting:

  • 6 tablespoons coconut butter or coconut manna
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • Plant-based food coloring
  • Vegetable-dyed sprinkles, for topping*
* Look for vegetable and fruit-dyed food coloring and sprinkles in natural grocery stores or online, and avoid artificial colors to keep these cookies Paleo friendly!

How to Make Paleo Christmas Cookies

  1. Add the softened butter and honey to a large mixing bowl. Cream the mixture together using a handheld mixer until it is smooth. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract and whisk until they are well combined. Pour in the almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda, and continue mixing until the batter has come together smoothly.
  2. Separate the dough into two, and place each one on top of a piece of plastic wrap. Roll each dough into a ball, then flatten to a thick disk, cover completely with the plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to firm up for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove one of the dough discs from the refrigerator, unwrap the plastic and place the dough on top of a piece of parchment paper, then top it with another piece of parchment paper. Use a roller to flatten out the dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch thick. Work quickly with your favorite Christmas cookie cutters, and use a thin spatula to lift the cut cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack for further cooling. Gather the leftover scraps back into a ball in the plastic wrap or parchment paper and place it back in the refrigerator, while working with the other piece of dough. Do this in batches to keep the dough from getting too warm and so you don’t overcrowd the baking sheet.
  5. While the batches of cookies are baking, use a small saucepan to lightly melt the coconut butter and cacao butter together over low heat on the stovetop. Remove the pan from the heat when the ingredients have just melted together. Stir in the desired amount of honey, then set aside to cool and thicken up slightly. If you are using food coloring, add in the desired amount into the frosting mixture (1-2 teaspoons of green or red should do the trick). If you plan on only using white frosting, only use a small amount of honey, as it can make the frosting an off-white or light brown color.
  6. After the cookies have completely cooled, decorate them with the frosting and sprinkles as desired. If you don’t have any professional piping tools, an easy fix is to place the frosting in a plastic sandwich bag and remove all the air when sealing the top. Cut a tiny tip off one corner of the plastic bag, then gently squeeze and pipe over the cookies. Use one plastic bag or piping bag for each color of frosting. Top with corresponding sprinkles and enjoy!

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We all need some extra creativity in our lives when things feel slow or sluggish. It's nice to know that other people can also experience with the same things that leave us feeling weighed down, and similar to our Inspirational Quotes For Any Stage Of Life, these quotes — from our favorite movies, writers, songs, and even social media — will leave you feeling less alone. There's no better way to start of a new year than with some serious inspiration so keep reading for some of our favorite creativity quotes!

Creativity Quotes

  1. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” — Leo Burnett
  2. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” — George Bernard Shaw
  3. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — Sylvia Plath
  4. “Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” — Charles Mingus
  5. “A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.” — Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” — Steve Jobs
  7. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Albert Einstein
  8. “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” — Dorothy Parker
  9. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
  10. "Don't live your life in beige if you'd rather live it in color." — Brit + Co
  11. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  12. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” – Bruce Garrabrandt
  13. “Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso
  14. "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul." — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  15. “The creative adult is the child who survived.” — Ursula Le Guin
  16. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou
  17. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” — Edwin Land
  18. “Create with the heart; build with the mind.” — Criss Jami
  19. “When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.” — A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  20. “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” — Edward de Bono
  21. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” — Bruce Lee
  22. “Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.” ― Virginia Woolf
  23. “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.” ― James Baldwin
  24. “You can be cautious or you can be creative, but there's no such thing as a cautious creative.” — George Lois
  25. "You are the author of your story." — Brit + Co
  26. "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” — C.S. Lewis
  27. "To me, age doesn't make a difference in terms of how playful or fun life can be." — Brit Morin
  28. “Creativity is the brain's invisible muscle — that when used and excercised routinely — becomes better and stronger.” ― Ashley Ormon
  29. "There is no innovation and creativity without failure." — Brené Brown
  30. “A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” — Frank Capra
  31. “Reality may be very interesting, but a work of art must be a creation.” — Jean Renoir
  32. "In order to be creative you have to be allowed to fail.” — Julie Walters
  33. “A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.” — William Dobell
  34. “The more life you have, the more it's in your pores, the more able you are to be creative as an artist.” — Lesley Manville
  35. “Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.” — Mahershala Ali
  36. “People want to be creatively satisfied, and having fun is such an important part of that.” — John Lasseter
  37. “I don't have any rules 'cause I would always be breaking them so it would be a waste of time.” — Iris Apfel

Creativity Quotes From Entertainment

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Movie Quotes

  1. “To defend ourselves, and fight against assimilating this dullness into our thought processes, we must learn to read. To stimulate our own imagination, to cultivate our own consciousness, our own belief systems. We all need skills to defend, to preserve, our own minds.” — Adrien Brody in Detachment
  2. “Once a great inventor, always a great inventor. There is always something else.” — Keegan-Michael Key in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  3. “Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does.” — Hilary Swank in P.S. I Love You
  4. “Artists have the power, through our imagination to escape and degenerate world and create a better one.” — Toby Jones in Infamous
  5. “I know I’m supposed to hate humans, but there’s something about them. They don’t just survive. They discover, they create!” — Patton Oswalt in Ratatouille
  6. "I have to believe in everything in order to make things up.” — Harvey Keitel in Youth

Song Lyrics

  1. "My creative mind/Drifts away/Far far far away/Every time." — "Creative Mind" by Mr. Chedder
  2. "All I want is food and creative love." — "Food & Creative Love" by Rusted Root
  3. "Boredom makes you creative." — "Oceans" by Wallow
  4. "Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination!" — "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Book Quotes

  1. “I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity.” ― Porcelain Utopia by Jonathan Harnisch
  2. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde
  3. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
  4. “You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ― A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

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