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12 Days of Christmas: Wreath DIY

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Wreaths are a classic decoration that can also be a great DIY project for the whole family.  You can even use clippings from your yard as the raw material.  Collect feathers, leaves, small twigs or holly branches, and follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Form a wire hanger into a circle, leaving the hook in place as a convenient way to hang your wreath.

Step 2: Using florist wire, create a bundle of leaves or branches and attach it to the hanger.  Layer new bundles on top of the previous one until the hanger is fully covered.

Step 3: Add a bow or pinecones as a finishing touch, and hang your wreath somewhere special.

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Happy Decorating!


images 1 & 4: pinterest

images 2, 3, 4 : save on crafts

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Decorations

 Our 12 Days of Christmas Series is back and we are kicking off the series with holiday inspired decorations.  We found these gorgeous pictures using Pinterest. Check out our Pinterest Christmas Board and Follow us!


Use green as the dominate color when decorating and gently splash white throughout, giving the space a elegant look. Decorations do not have to be your traditional green and red. Be different! Introduce, silver, white, gold, or even a cafe mocha brown into the mix.



LOVE the repetition of the wreaths on the wall. Great way to make an impact in one room.



Red ribbon is always a must for any holiday decorating. The touch of ribbon around the chairs gives the whole dining room a classic feel.



Don’t have a lot of space in your home, bring the outside in with simple potted plants on the window seal.



The all natural look is very popular and simple.



Last but not least make a statement! (above) Martha Stewart creates a chandelier worthy any holiday party.

 Stay tuned…next on our list

images: 1. Country Living 2. Better Homes & Gardens 3. interiordezine 4. theswenglishhome Blog 5. Fleamarketstylemag blog 6. Martha Stewart

12 Days of Christmas {Day 2}: My Favorite Christmas Memory…

So- as a person who feels extremely blessed to have health and happiness on my side for most of my life – my best Christmas is still that of 1973 – oh yeah baby!! Flashback to my living room – soft avocado painted trim mouldings- wide ivory & white striped wallpaper, a peach rug and a green velvet sofa with my sister’s oil portrait hung above the fireplace.


I run downstairs (6 a.m.) at my scraggly age of 6 to find a black and white puppy hanging in my stocking. Yes – a real puppy! Nothing has ever topped that. So – thank you Santa for all the work that it took to get my beloved Bitsy in place that wonderful Christmas morning. Bitsy later died when I was a Junior at ECU – she lived a long happy life. What a gift – what a Christmas.


DLL.My Favorite Christmas Memory.Bitsy(2)

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