Showing posts with label Christmas Decorating for the home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas Decorating for the home. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Christmas Doily Candles

Home Decorating:

Can you believe that Christmas is just over 7 weeks away? Seems like it was yesterday Em and I were posting our Christmas ideas last year!

Em and I have some great ideas over the coming weeks to help you get organised for Christmas this year, so make sure you check in with us so you don't miss out!

Anyway, I thought I'd start out nice and easy this week with some pretty doily candles. This has to be one of the simplest ways to decorate your table for Christmas. 

Simply find some paper doilies (mine were 99c for a pack of 12 at the discount shop) and wrap them around any jars, hurricane lamps or votive candle holders you might have and tie with a mix of lovely red ribbons.

Happy Christmas crafting.

Caity x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Cheap Decorating for a White Christmas

Home Decorating:

These run-of-the-mill empty wine bottles look fantastic painted white and placed together on display. I used an undercoat and then a semi-gloss topcoat for the painting (both were water-based).

I thought they'd be lovely as part of a white Christmas themed home, or maybe somehow as a simple table centrepiece. You could also use them as a base for a small rustic Christmas tree using sticks.

The only thing to remember when painting wine bottles is to make sure you paint inside the rim at the top a bit. Otherwise you won't end up with the same look!