Here’s an easy DIY craft for you: grab some leaves from the backyard, whip out some craft paint or thread, and go to town. If your budget doesn't allow for buying store-bought decorations, this is a cheap alternative that do-able and fun.
A gorgeous centerpiece can be the crown jewel on your holiday table... but it can also be one of the most challenging floral arrangements to create. You'll want it to be low so as not to obstruct the view of your charming guests, and you'll want it to be as generous an arrangement as you are a host/ess. There are many approaches to creating low, lush centerpieces, but here's how I made this one, with plenty of step-by-step photos and instructions. Pick a bowl (or vase, I suppose) and let's get going!
Holiday entertaining season has begun. Here are eight totally easy table runner DIY projects that pretty much anyone can do. From gathering family photos (recent or vintage) to laying down some burlap or canvas drop cloth, these festive runners will show your guests that you can do more than just cook.
Matte black and gold are on opposite sides of the shiny spectrum; black absorbs light, while gold reflects it. Just black would border on the morose, while gold alone can read tacky and over the top. Together, however, they are the odd couple of entertaining, working in tandem on your holiday table.
Looking ahead to the next couple of months, my travel calendar is steadily filling up, slowly edging out any free time. Between having families on opposite coasts, traveling to prospective locations for our upcoming wedding, and the usual seasonal rush to my business, it can all be a bit overwhelming.
If you have a fireplace, mantel — or even a simple shelf — the holidays are a perfect time to make it a focal point of your home. Don't be stymied by the process. Follow these simple decorating guidelines and you can create a beautiful and stylishly decorated space. The key thing to remember is that there is no one single right answer!
I spend Thanksgiving with family eating a meal steeped in nostalgia. While I love it, I do miss getting to share the spirit with friends... and it would be nice to prepare something besides the traditional turkey and stuffing. I'd love to gather my urban family together outside under the changing leaves for a festive harvest brunch. Here's how I'd toast to great company and Autumn's bounty:
This year marks the momentous coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, and so November 28, 2013 will go down in history as Thanksgivukkah. It happened once before, in 1888, and it will be another 70,000 years before it happens again.
If you're a little late to the party when it comes to decorating your outdoor space for autumn, don't fret — there's still plenty of time before you start doling out candy to the wee ones. And while I do enjoy a little autumn flair, I'm not one for gaudy, over-the-top embellishments. These five images are superb examples of subtle and sophisticated fall decorations, offering a little inspiration to dress up your front entry just in time for Halloween.