Sunday, November 28, 2010
The way our house is situated, everyone comes to our back door instead of the front. So no one sees the front of my house, just the back because it sits sideways to the street and faces the river which is a wonderful view for us, but not good for decorating. So the back porch it is! I have a table that sits on the right side of the door that is always fun to put something on. The first picture you see is made with a simple grapevine wreath and deco mesh that I have absolutely fell in love with. I have used it on several of my wreaths for my booth and folks really seem to like them. Pine cones and a few ornaments are hot glued in and a lantern sits in the middle. Very simple to do. The wreath was very easy to. Again with the deco mesh and a few ornaments and berries was all that was needed. The urn was the most fun! I cut branches from our cedar tree and holly bush for the greenery, then more deco mesh (loving that stuff) and ornaments glued in so the wind won't blow them away. The little tree sits in two grapevine wreaths with a lantern behind and wa la, that is it. Very simple and it didn't take very long to do. I hope you enjoyed my very quick directions to. lol. Have a wonderful time decorating! Thank you for
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Saturday, November 20, 2010
I have been having so much fun decorating this year for Christmas! But decorating a mantel is a challenge for me! So after the second time, I was satisfied. As you can see the old window on the left side probably took longer than anything. After a lot of cleaning I painted the wood a bright gold and the quote on the window was just the stick on kind. Love those things! I have them on other old windows in my house. The garland was way to long, so I just doubled it and then filled in with the ornaments and bows. I have a small uplight to shine on the wreath, there just wasn't enough light at night. The fireplace surround was in pieces when I bought it, hubby put it all back together and in order for it to look natural. I used thumb tacks to attach black fabric on the wall behind the electric logs, black fabric was also used on the floor. The logs sounds like fire popping and it so real, I have actually seen people back up to it to get warm. lol. I have tried to make it as realistic as possible. I hope you enjoy decorating and have as much fun as I do. Be sure and check out Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch. You will be inspired. Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you!
Sunday, November 14, 2010