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Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - October 2022

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

We are well and truly into the season of pumpkins but not to alarm you - Christmas is coming up sooner than you think! Make sure to have all of your Christmas content ready to share before it's too late!

Trending on the Hometalk Family of Sites

Here are the trends we are seeing across the Hometalk family of sites that our readers are loving recently!

Hometalk Hits

Repurposed Glass Candle Holders

We recently shared some great ideas on how to repurpose glass candle holders on Instagram and we received a very positive response. Check out the video here to see what creative ideas we shared on how to reuse old glass candle holders.

Budget Tree Decor

Christmas is only a few short months away so everyone is looking for the best tree decorations on a budget. Take a look at this gorgeous DIY Dollar Store tree skirt that Shelly Nemeth made from a laundry basket.

Readers also loved these special personalized Christmas tree ornaments that Sunny Side Design created from tiles.

Foodtalk Faves

Pop Culture Reference Recipes

One of the best performing recipes on Foodtalk this past month was The Queen's Favorite Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches by Eats by the Beach. In honor of Queen Elizabeth after her passing, readers were keen to recreate and eat any dishes that she enjoyed. To replicate this recipe's popularity, be sure to share recipes

that are relevant to current events.

Upgrade Grocery Store Items

Staying within the current season of Fall, this fantastic Thanksgiving Charcuterie board shows how you can take a regular supermarket vegetable tray and transform it into something beautiful to serve your guests! This idea can of course be applied to any season and our readers would love to see more grocery store item upgrades!

Upstyle Stars

Bulky Clothing Transformations

Our Upstyle readers are loving any hacks and transformations made to regular sweaters and other bulky clothing items that are sitting at the back of the closet from last Winter. Lordella shared a great hack for a turtleneck top here and Roxanne showed Upstylers how to crop a blazer without any sewing necessary!

Granny Square Ideas

Another trend readers have been liking is knitted "granny squares". Upstylers have been creating beautiful items out of the basic crocheted squares. Take a look at this everyday cardigan My Poppet Makes knitted. Kaara's Style used an old granny square blanket and turned it into a tote bag! So creative!

Wows from the Web

We’re bringing the best of the web to you this month with examples and trends we’re seeing take social media by storm. Check out the examples we’ve added here to give you some new inspiration and add to your ideation.

Perfect for Hometalk…

DIY Mercury Glass

We have seen some amazing DIY mercury glass projects on the internet and Charity from Mornings on Macedonia showed the technique on some cute pumpkins for her Fall decor. The technique can be applied to many other DIYs and Hometalkers would be glad to see them all!

Last Minute Thanksgiving & Halloween Decor

We aren't quite done with Halloween and Thanksgiving decor! We absolutely LOVED this DIY "Turkey Mingo" created by Pineapple Princess Creations. How cute are these DIY Ghost Halloween Lights? Any simple Halloween decor ideas would be a hit on Hometalk!

Perfect for Foodtalk…

Turkey Alternatives

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and plenty of people are searching the web for alternatives to turkey. Even though it's untraditional, there are lots of ideas out there that can appeal to people who prefer not to eat turkey. Take a look at some of these great alternatives here.

Perfect for Upstyle…

Fall Hairstyles

Seasonal hairstyles have been a hit this year so we want to see all of your gorgeous braids and buns that are perfect for Fall! Lainey Marie Beauty has some fantastic tutorials on her YouTube channel. She has over 250K subscribers so she definitely knows what's trending!

Creative Ways to Patch Or Fix Holes

No one wants to throw out their favorite pair of socks or their coziest sweater just because of a small hole or tear. Now's the time to share the best hacks and tricks to patch up holes! A beautiful technique we've seen across the web is darning. How gorgeous are these socks that were mended using darning.

This useful hack for fixing a run in your tights is also a great trick!

Materials Worth Mentioning

Here's a quick list of items and materials our audience is loving when it comes to DIY projects.

Challenge yourself to creating something new using one of the materials listed below.

- Candles

- Holiday ornaments

- Wool (Upstyle)

What trend inspired you this month? Let us know in the comments below!

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