I spent the last eight holiday seasons in San Francisco, a city decidedly not known for its snowfall. The Christmas fog and beribboned palm trees were very charming, but not quite the same as a white Christmas. If you're dying for a winter wonderland, invite your friends over for a faux snow party — all of the magical fluff and sparkle without the windchill!
If you love decorating for the holidays, but the idea of fitting an 8' tree in your tiny apartment seems more fantastic than a visit from Santa, then these ideas for holiday decorations with a small footprint might be just the thing.
There's a lot to love about this DIY wreath: the wildness of it, the different textures and shades of green, and the fact that making it doesn't require any wire at all. Just fragrant sprigs of evergreens tucked into a grapevine wreath base!
I can't help it — I love plaid. I blame it on my Scottish heritage. It's in my blood. You know what else I love? Christmas. Put it all together and what have you got? The dark, moody perfection of a plaid Christmas.
They're not just for the holidays anymore. String lighting is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to add a soft (and yes, festive) glow to the living room, bedroom or anywhere else in the home. When tossed casually over a frame or hung in a messy loop from a hook, string lights are very "Look how chic I am without even trying." Which is what we're all after, isn't it?
A familiar sound at Christmas time: the crunch, which is shortly followed by "Mommy...I broke something", and another ornament is lost from the Christmas tree. Hurrah for the happy trend of felt! This year, there will be no low hanging, breakable, ornamental fruit! Here is just a small taste of the many new, cute, kid-proof options available around the web.
Here's an easy and inexpensive decorating idea: fill plain glass bulbs with various objects to make unique and festive ornaments for Christmas. It's a nice, crafty thing to do in the afternoon, or while you're watching TV. They also make great homemade gifts to give at the last minute. Keep reading to see the next five ideas, along with sources and other info on how to make some yourself.
In a home office, nothing is more important than inspiration. And there's no better, bolder way to inspire every project than tacking a huge print from wall to wall. Surrounded by a graphic design that's loved will make sure every task — even if it's just paying bills — is done with passion.
Melissa over at The Sweet Escape sent us photos of her reusable DIY advent calendar. She says that it's fun & colorful for the kids, but also "stylish enough for mom" to happily hang in her space. As a bonus, felt is both affordable, easy to sew, and available in lots of great colors.