Monday, November 29, 2010
Simply arrange photos into a circle with double sided tape on the wall
How cozy! Wrap scarves around a Styrofoam wreath base
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, Bay Leaves
A great gift for the host/ess cook!
Spray paint, and glue!
Yarn ball wreath
Simple enough! Yarn balls attached together!
Felt works wonders, I tell ya! This one is all Poinsettias, but there are tons of different options with felt
Bunch up paper to make fans, secure in the middle, and attach together
A fabulous idea for all those wine corks from the many holiday parties you are sure to attend!
I love the way this looks. You can use real ones or fake ones, and just attach either to a base, or tie the ends in the middle
Square leaf wreath
I like the square shape instead of the traditional circle
What a clever idea! Use his ties (or get some from goodwill) and secure them together for this handsome little wreath
LOVE this idea! Use old holiday cards, cut them into a holly shape and glue on a base. If you don't have old cards you can use holiday paper and get the same adorable effect.
Folded star wreath
I'm sure you could look up online how to fold a paper 3D star, then simply glue or tape them to a wire base. Super cute!
What better way to get excited about something than decorate?!? So I have been hard at work this weekend making the first of my Christmas decorations.
I started with wreaths... I attended an amazing wreath making party this weekend, and had a blast! A bunch of us girls got together, ate, drank wine, and got crafty making wreaths!
Here is what we all came up with at the end...
It was tons of fun, and it really got me into the spirit! I love how everybody had a different idea, and they all came out fabulous!
Can you tell by this next image which wreath is mine?!?
Thats right, I went all out and made a full ornament wreath! I had lots of fun doing this and thought it was super easy. I'd say at the end of it, I used about 65-70 ornaments (I love the dollar store!!!) and strung them all onto a coat hanger that I turned into a circle.
I really couldn't be happier with the end result! I also was stoked that almost all the ornaments are plastic- which means they won't shatter! Now, I can hang it on the front door if I want, and then when the holidays are over I can easily put it in a box and store it for next year!
What do you think?
I made more than one wreath this weekend, but I'm not completely done with the second one.
Here is a sneak peek on what that one looks like...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I'm open to many options! I am always in a different mood, so I change out my Duvet's often...
Soft, Subtle, calm, natural
Floral, bright, patterned
Geometric patterns, bright, colored
On a side note (not on my Christmas list- don't get me this!) I thought this naked Duvet was really funny! That would be a hysterical joke to play on somebody!
I love any of these rings. The Dahlia flower is simply amazing, and would look fabulous on my finger!
Vanilla Dahlia Ring
Mauve Dahlia Filigree Ring
I have a couple of pieces that could use a little spice, and I know I am going to want more in the future...
Anthropologie has a great selection of knobs for any piece of furniture. You can find cool ones at tons of places. Homegoods always has a great selection, Cost Plus, and sometimes you can get really lucky with a hardware store
Mercury Glass Melon Knob
Domino Book of decorating
Found on Amazon for used and cheap.
Any decorating book would be great- heck, ANY book would be great (I have been running low on reading materials too often lately)
Both indoor and outdoor. My house gets partial light- and something on the easier side to grow would be fabulous!
My living room right now is brown, cream, light blue, with accents of green. I like the idea of having pillows to compliment the room with the same color scheme, and just bring in pattern... But....
I really love the idea of using the pillows to bring in some fun color and a pop for the room. Since the rest of it is really mellow, and somewhat neutral the pillows can be anything- any color, pattern, design. I am really loving the collection of pillows at Anthropologie, but I also know of a couple really great local fabric stores that have tons of great fabrics, and an extremely talented seamstress (ahem Mom *hint*hint*)
A garden stool
Preferably in White
The prices online are way more expensive than I have seen. I've seen them at Ross, Homegoods, and heard that they were at Bed Bath and Beyond, Costco, and Big Lots.
Merrell Tetra Boots
Found at Shoe Buy for the cheapest
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Shutter message center
A great way for the family to stay organized, and look good doing it!
Shutter wall display/ memo board from The Tortoise and the Hare
This seems like a simple enough project to do on your own...
A shutter wall! How incredibly creative and attractive! In my dream home, I want a sun room, and I think a shutter wall would be adorable on one wall in there. I am actually drooling right now... Check it out at Olive and Love
Love how Paisley Wallpaper turned her shutters into a jewelery case. It looks adorable open, or closed!
The contrast on her shutters at A Glimpse Inside is fabulous! Its fun, and can easily be changed out for a different look!
Shutter Shelf by My Repurposed Life
Cute in any room, or even outside
Shutter Bench by My Repurposed Life
I have been wanting to do my deck in a Shabby Chic style, and something like this would be perfect!
What have you used shutters for recently?
Green Glass Candy Dish by Walden Road
A great accent piece! Could hold business cards, candy, jewelery, keys, paper clips, hair ties, and is good for any room in the house!
Swirly Print Clock by TudorDesigns
This is a nice change up from your typical clock. I like the frame! This would be a cute addition to any desk top, or table top!
Mandala Magnet set by Kelly Dietrich
You get to pick which ones you want in your set
Hand Stamped Metal Trio Keychain
You can personalize them with whatever you want
Vintage Rhinestone and Silver Tone Snowflake Brooch
So many uses for brooches! On clothing, on purses, in your hair, make them into magnets, or necklaces...
Stacking Peacock rings
A tad pricey, but aren't they super cute?!?!
Have you found anything on Etsy lately that you loved?