Rather than using flimsy paper plates, invest in a great set of neutral dessert plates that will suit most any party theme. Set these out at the front of the cookie buffet with festive red-and-white-patterned linen napkins for guests to grab on their own.
Inspired by antique brass animals, Bustamante created golden horse place card holders to add a touch of glam to the mix. These pretty conversation pieces were made with plastic toy horses, metallic paint and wire—genius! Get the DIY here.
Put a stylish Southwestern spin on seasonal decor with a dreamcatcher made from tree cuttings and a cross stitch hoop. Attach greenery to the hoop using floral wire. Next, tie ribbon along the bottom of the hoop to add length. Lastly, use fishing wire tied to the top of the hoop to hang it above a window with a push pin or tack.
Everyone loves cupcakes, especially kids! Place cupcakes in paper or plastic bowls and wrap with cellophane for a portable container they can take with them. Add one of our free printable Halloween tags to dress it up.
Thankfully, these pieces that were once necessities have become antiquated due to indoor plumbing. They now make a quirky, tongue-in-cheek holder for homemade soaps and other items that make nice holiday gifts.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
Theea light hardwood floor brightens up this dining space, even with a dark wood sideboard and server. Adding a small dining table for four and a fun gingham tablecloth gives this room an airy, outdoor feel.
Furnishings in the new dining room include an antique grandfather clock case and rustic table in distressed white. The original built-in cabinet was retained and is painted matte black for a nice contrast with the white walls.