Tag Archives: decoration

Pepper in my Nose

I finally understand people’s obsession with collecting salt and pepper shakers. True you really one set but with so many great varieties – why not have a pantry full to switch them out.

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Let the Bubbly flow!

When I think of New Years the champagne flowing on midnight (and the kiss – of course).  The question isn’t what kind of bubbly you are sipping but the vessel you cheer in the new year! Of course a sweet bite  makes everything better. Vintage or new these dainty glasses with some staple coconut rum balls will transport you to another era. These sleek steamed flutes are a never fail and who doesn’t love some chocolate covered strawberries! A masculine twist on a girlie drink paired with an in your face trend – mini cupcake and you can’t go wrong!

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Wreaths: Do It Yourself

What isn’t better than sitting down with a cup of hot coco (or a hot toddy), your glue gun and some festive accessories? But what to make you ask – why not a holiday wreath for your front door? It’s a perfect compromise for those who lives with Grinches ( i  kid! ) who refuse get a tree until it’s mid December. Here is a roundup of some unique DIY wreaths.

One:  Found this fresh wreath of moss, ivy and eucalyptus over on Country Living- the designer Minna Merchke Schmit has an amazing blog is filled with amazing images and lots of wreath ideas. Check her out.

Two: Snow covered pinecones is a great DIY route for a rustic look. Sprinkle the cones with glitter or faux snow to match your theme. Any craft store now is selling them by the bag.  A keeper for years to come. If you don’t want to make one head over to Heart of Heaven to order one before the holiday rush!

Three: Button, button- whose got the button? This idea is a great project for young and old alike. Some cardboard, glue and your collection of mitch match buttons and you have an all around unique wreath. Check out Craftapalooza for a template and details.

Four: MarthaMarthaMartha… This popcorn wreath is compliments of the fab Martha Stewart herself. Click here to read more details on how to make this aromatic wall hanging. There are about 40 or so more ideas on her site.

Five: Old ornaments can be jumbled together to make a brilliant circuit for over your mantel. Check out Good Housekeeping for a how to plus more ideas.

Six: A yarn wreath with felt flowers. How lovely. This is a project for the one sitting crafter- simple and fast. Danielle from Take Heart show you how it’s done – also her blog is really cute. It should be your new daily read.

Here is a link to a great site for all your wreath needs:  Maine Wreath Co.

Another great idea is a white cloth pillow wreath with hand prints of the little ones. Our family made one for our grandma back in 1990. She still pulls it out every year. It’s so fun to see our little hands.