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May 29th, 2013 at 3:45 pm

DIY Outdoor Décor

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It’s common knowledge that we’re outside more when the weather is warmer. ‘Tis the season to decorate your yard! Garden, siding and patio décor add nice touches to your yard and can be admired not only by your family and guests, but by passers-by (so don’t ignore the front of your home!). Just the other day while getting the mail, a neighbor stopped me to let me know how beautiful my front yard looked. All it took was some nice gardening, a welcoming door hanger, some hanging plants and potted plants with cute garden stakes. Simple, yet so effective. Here are some outdoor décor ideas you can make yourself!

  • Stepping Stones  - Add beach glass, shells, marbles, or other small items you’ve collected over the years, or add your kids’ handprints!
  • Fire Pit  - You don’t need a contractor to put in a fire pit, it’s simpler than you think and will save you money to DIY!
  • House Number Wreath - A lovely way to showcase your house number and decorate your front door at the same time.

 

 

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December 12th, 2012 at 5:00 am

What to do with those holiday cards!

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It’s always nice to receive snail mail, especially in this age of technology when email and social media are preferred to the more traditional means. Holiday cards are a nice way of reminding people you’re thinking of them…but what do you DO with all of them?? There’s only so much table space available in a home! Here are a few creative ways to display your holiday cards:

Card Wall Decor

This is a great way to display your cards on a wall with open space. Grab a few and create a wreath, Christmas tree, Hannukah Star, you name it! The cards instantly become beautiful holiday décor!

Card Centerpiece

Collect some thing twigs and branches from the ground outside and create a card tree centerpiece! Use your imagination…you can spray paint them white or silver and add holiday baubles like craft ornaments, berries, bows, etc. Attach ribbons to each card and hang them like ornaments. It makes a beautiful display for a hall kitchen table!

Card Book

The easiest way to display your many cards is to create a book. Simply punch a hole in the same corner of each card and put a ribbon or metal ring through it. You can dress it up as much as you like by adding a nice cover and back cover, sparkles, embellishments, etc.

Scrapbook Materials

If you’re a scrapbooker, holiday cards make the perfect materials for a holiday scrapbook! Include pictures of your family, friends, etc. and use the pretty graphics and paper as accents.

What do YOU do with your holiday cards?

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