Thursday, December 7, 2017

Red and Turquoise Christmas Decor


Usually I'm very traditional when it comes to decorating for Christmas.  I do green, red, and gold with angels and Santas.  However, this past year we redecorated our first floor and created a more rustic feel with wood accents, grays, and a pop of turquoise.  Knowing I didn't want to get rid of the turquoise, I decided to just add to it.  So, here are my decorations using a fun red and turquoise color scheme.  


This is also the first year that I put ribbon on my tree.  I love the look and will probably do it again next year.  The ornaments were found at a local craft store, Oriental Trading, and a friend that passed along her turquoise balls to me.  Then, I added our family ornaments to complete the tree.

The mantle is decorated with a beautiful poinsettia garland from Oriental Trading.  I tied silver snowflake ornaments on my stocking hooks to keep with a silver accent rather than gold.


Each side of the mantle has wooden coasters (from Oriental Trading) stacked and topped with a glass vase and ornaments.

Even the wrapping is red and turquoise.  These fun tags from Oriental Trading keep with the theme.

My last post showed you how to make these foam cone trees.  They have been a great addition to my overall decor this year.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my red and turquoise Christmas decor.   I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

If you are looking for more great Christmas decor ideas go to THIS LINK.  
 There are so many items to choose from.  Visit Oriental Trading's coupon page for the latest in sales.

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this post.  All opinions are my own. 

  Thanks ~ Nichi

 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

DIY Foam Cone Christmas Trees

We redecorated the first floor of our house this past year.  New paint, rustic wood window valances, and lots of decor.  We kept it neutral with grays, but added a pop of color with turquoise rugs, wall hangings, pillows, and other decor.  So, when I went to decorate for Christmas this year I decided to incorporate the turquoise with red instead of my usual traditional red and green.  It took a little convincing of my family, but they love it.  To add to the fun, and with the help of Oriental Trading supplies, I created these easy foam cone Christmas trees.  Follow my directions and make some of your own in any color!

Supplies needed:
foam cones
twine, ribbon, or tulle
hot glue or sewing pins
cardboard tube* 
wood slice coasters
decorations (beads, gems, etc...)

* I found the tube in the package of glow sticks from the dollar store.  Yep, the tube that protects the sticks from getting bent!!  Cut them into three shorter tubes to use with your cones.


Directions:
  1. Glue twine or tulle to cone.  If using ribbon, stick sewing pins into the cone to secure it instead of glue.
  2. Twist cardboard tube into the bottom of the cone to make a groove.  Glue tube to cone.
  3. Glue tube to wood slices.
  4. Decorate with beads, more sewing pins, baker's twine, gems, etc...














If you are looking for more great Christmas decor ideas and party supplies go to THIS LINK.  
 There are so many items to choose from.  Visit Oriental Trading's coupon page for the latest in sales.

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this post.  All opinions are my own. 

  Thanks ~ Nichi

 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Throw a Friendsgiving Celebration


You might ask, what is Friendsgiving?  Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving celebration dinner with your closest friends.  It's a time to get together, eat lots of great food, and give thanks for great friends.  With the help of Oriental Trading, I created this beautiful tablescape.  From plates and napkins, to candles and decor, they provide it all with fast shipping and quality supplies.  I loved adding a touch of gold and wood to my table to create an elegant yet rustic feel.

Items I used:
tablecloth
plates
napkins
gold rimmed glasses
gold doilies
wooden coasters
candles
candle holders
fall leaves
gold plastic silverware









If you are looking for more great Friendsgiving ideas and party supplies go to THIS LINK.  
 There are so many items to choose from.  Visit Oriental Trading's coupon page for the latest in sales.

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this post.  All opinions are my own. 

  Thanks ~ Nichi

 I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!