Archives for November 2015

Christmas Dining Room Table Scape with At Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I recently shared with you At Home Christmas Decor, the one-stop-shop for you to decorate you whole house this Christmas– every single room! At Home offers a total holiday solution for every home, with their unmatched assortment of both indoor and outdoor décor items for Christmas.

As I shared previously, the Christmas and holiday decor is featured in fifteen decorative themes, to fit every style and taste.

In addition, At Home offers 101 Varieties of artificial Christmas Trees in the Tree for Me section!

We decided to snatch up their everyday low priced decor to create a Christmas wonderland table scape! 

Using a combination of the Crystal Chateau and Snowcapped Scene decor themes, as well as candles and candle holders from At Home, we created a lovely, wintery holiday vignette for a super low price!

We can’t wait to have company for the holidays this year! With all the money we saved on decor, dinner will be quite the spread. Not only that, but we are in a new space, which will be hitting up At Home to decorate in general. The great prices and stylish decor are not just for the holidays at this store. If you haven’t been there, you are in for a treat!

Visit the At Home inspiration page and check out the decorative themes, which include Seas & Greetings, Holiday Hoedown, Lavish and Luxe, Peppermint Jazz, Berry Platinum, Forest Fairy Tales, Crystal Chateau, Cherished Memories, Heaven and Earth, Midnight Plume, Regal Renaissance, Snowcapped Scene, Handcrafted from Around the World, Dem Darlings and Handcrafted.

Which is your favorite? We love our combo of Snowcapped Scene and Lavish and Luxe!

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Easy DIY Graphic Christmas Ornaments

 

Make Gorgeous Holiday Ornaments with @plaidcrafts @savedbyloves

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It is the most wonderful time of the year, and that means hands everywhere are covered in glitter and Mod Podge. Mine are no different. Yours shouldn’t be either. I am here to help you out with that by sharing how to make these beautiful graphic holiday ornaments in just a few simple steps. Personalize them as great gifts and keepsake ornaments for your friends and loved ones that will be cherished for years to come. But wait, there is more…other awesome things about this project are the fact that it is super inexpensive to create, and features Plaid’s new Mod Podge Pearl formula!

DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament

SUPPLIES

Plaid Holiday Ornament Challenge Supplies

Mod Podge Pearl

Folk Art Multi-Surface Paint in your favorite holiday colors

Foam Brushes

White Christmas Ball Ornaments to decorate

White Tissue Paper

Alphabet or word stamps of your choice &/0r rub-on transfer letters

Empty bottle with small mouth to hold ball while drying

Masking Tape

Staz-On Black Ink Pad

TUTORIAL

Dip ornament in paintClean ornament with rubbing alcohol and lint free cloth and let dry. Tape off ornament top third or so and dip in multi-surface paint.

Color Block OrnamentsShake and tape ornament to move paint around to cover entire surface of untaped portion of ball.

Is it just me, or does this look like dijon mustard?

Dry Ornament on Bottle

Place ball as shown in empty bottle and let dry overnight or for several hours.

How to Apply Rub on Transfer

Apply rub-on transfer with craft stick. It is helpful to cut out the letter or word before applying so you aren’t trying to maneuver a bulky sheet.

Easy DIY Christmas Decor

That is that for the color block ornaments. Now for the pearlized monogram ball…

Stamp on White Tissue Paper

Stamp desired letter onto white tissue with StazOn ink or other solvent based ink.

Stamped image transferTear letter out by hand to leave feathered borders (as opposed to cutting with scissors).

How to Image TransferPaint entire ornament with a layer of pearl Mod Podge, place letter, then paint a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the tissue paper. Take care not to rip the monogram.Mod Podge Pearl Christmas Ornament TutorialHang ornament to air dry. Add another coat of pearl finish Mod Podge and let dry.
DIY handmade Christmas Ornaments

That’s it! Do you love the pearl finish? Of course you do. It is elegant with an aged feel. It looks great with the glittery gold and silver metallic finishes too.

DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Budget Decor for the Holidays With At Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know it seems early, but let’s face it friends, Christmas is rapidly approaching. With ever growing Christmas gift lists, nobody wants to spend a ton on decorating for the holidays That is why I am excited to introduce you to At Home Christmas Decor! This is the perfect stop for all of your decorating needs.

​With all of their indoor and outdoor decorations offered in 15 style themes and over 101 artificial Christmas Trees available in the Tree for Me area, At Home has something for every taste and style.

This store is huge, with an impressive array of affordable Christmas décor and everyday low prices. I was a bit overwhelmed upon walking in, but luckily the staff were eager to breakdown the layout and point me towards the style I was seeking!

I will be the first to admit that styling is not a gift of mine. I can create individual pieces, no problem, but arranging them in an aesthetically pleasing fashion does not come easily. That said, I love this sweet vignette I created with pillows, a blanket and side table accents!

It came together super quickly, easily, and inexpensively – just how I like it! I had a little help from the inspiration page on the At Home website. Check it out to explore the 15 decorative themes and get ideas for decorating your space this holiday season with At Home!

Christmas Pillows

Which decorative theme is your favorite? Comment below and we will see if our tastes are similar! Hint: I like a combo of three!

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