DIY Room Transformations
We get tons of questions from our customers when they are preparing to order. From how many lights to put on their Christmas tree to which ornament color combinations are best for their room, via email and phone, customers know we are here to help. The most common question, however, is, “How do I use some of these wonderful products year-round?” We have some answers for that one as well!
Small decorative touches can transform any room. To help redefine your room, you’ll need a mason jar, some string lights, a hot glue gun, and some gem
stones (you can find gemstones – flat on one side – at your local craft store). Start by hot gluing the gemstones to the outside of the mason jar. You could maintain a consistent pattern with gems of the same color and shape, or you could mix the gems up to make your own very unique creations. Once the glue is dry, simply place the string lights inside the mason jar and place the lid on top. You can display upside down, having placed gems on the bottom of the mason jar as well, or you could drill a hole in the bottom of the jar for the light cord and display with or without the lid. Being a fairly inexpensive DIY, you could create several different jars to place in different rooms.
If you’ve ever watched any home improvement shows, you know that creating an accent wall is a great way to transform a room. You can do this without all the hassle of painting! Simply using square mirrors (we found some on Amazon), fishing line, guide wire, and string lights, you can create a fabulous accent wall in any room. Simply string the mirrors the length of the wall. Place mirror strings approximately 3”-4” apart using guide wire at the ceiling and the floor. Add strings of light between the mirror strings for the entire width of the wall. You have created a fabulous accent wall that you can transform to suit your mood or the seasons by simply changing the light colors.
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Christmas at Easter
Easter is a wonderful holiday for decorating! Eggs, bunnies, and pastels all scream Spring – and Spring does bring a freshness with it. There are so many ways to decorate for Easter, but one thing we pride ourselves on is the ability to help you think outside the box! Try one (or more) of these wonderful ideas to hop into your Easter!!
Ornaments look wonderful hanging on your tree, but turning them into centerpieces gives them all new life. Simply choose the glass container that suits your style. Choose your ornaments – might I suggest pastel colored to appropriately match the Easter theme. You could add some pure white battery operated lights to add some sparkle to your ornaments if you like. Throw in some Easter grass for depth, and place your centerpiece on any table. You can make several and place them all around the house. If you choose to make multiples, you could make each one a different color.
Make yourself an Easter wreath to welcome your guests at the front door! Your local craft store or dollar store should have some small, plastic eggs, chicks, and flowers. Get creative and use these Easter classics to spruce up your old Christmas wreath. Throw a beautiful bow on top and hang on the door or over the mantle!
Another idea for those ornaments is creating a bouquet. Glue each ornament to a small dowel rod (you can have these cut to your desired length). Bundle a few or a lot to create your desired look, and tie a ribbon bow around the ‘stems’. You can use some baby’s breath and/or fake greenery to add some depth. For the vase, Gatorade bottles or aluminum cans covered in pastel scrapbook paper. These would look great on any table in your home and add that Spring touch.
Hopefully we’ve given you some wonderful Easter décor ideas. Do you have some of your own? How do you decorate for Easter? We sure want to know so we can share with others. Send us all your Easter and Spring décor ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
This article was included in the April 2014 issue of PlanetChristmas Magazine.
By Melanie Street and Tarah Fred