Monday, November 30, 2009

Let Heaven and Nature...Decorate!

In the next couple of posts, I'll let you in on a few holiday decorating secrets that I've learned from the pros...yes, all those years of interviewing and observing floral designers and interior designers have filled my head with a plethora of perfectly practical ideas!

If you're on a tight budget (as many of us are this holiday season) then follow this blog for the next few weeks for some easy and affordable decorating advice.

Today's tip: Bring the Great Outdoors In
One of the simplest ways to create a beautiful holiday look is to gather tree branches, big and small and use them to decorate.
Spray paint large branches a crisp white and insert them in heavy duty blocks of floral foam. Then place them in white terra cotta pots or hide them with fake snow (see photo to the left). For a more natural look, just use the branches as they are, with a light dusting of white spray glitter.

I've also made a beautiful hanging sculpture or upside down tree by
bundling tree branches (which were spray painted white) and then adding crystal garlands and icicles (purchased at the dollar store). Hang the grouping upside down and you've got a unique arrangement. (See photo to the right.)

Stay tuned for more fun ideas...

1 comment:

Carole said...

I enjoy your blog! As I count my blessings on this World AIDS day 2009, I want to thank you for including your AIDS awareness message on the Thanksgiving page of your blog. Women comprise the highest numbers of new cases. See today's info about the reason for the awareness campaign on the Center for Disease Control website.
Nurse Staley