Use double-sided tape to attach three folded triangles together back to back, using one of each pattern, to create a three-dimensional tree shape. Then, use the double-sided tape to attach three trees to the card front, positioned as shown in photo. Add a small ribbon bow to the top of each using double-sided tape.
There's no need to run out year after year to buy new holiday accessories if you've already got a drawer full of gift-wrapping supplies! Put yarn, bows and ribbon on display by placing them in clear glass vessels. This is also a great way to get kids and family members excited to help wrap gifts as the holidays approach.
This perennial bloomer makes its debut in late summer, when other plant performers are taking their final bows. It brings on color into mid-fall, opening clear rosy-pink blossoms roughly 2.5 inches across. Japanese anemone is also known as windflower because the blooms stand atop long stems that sway in breezes. Hardy in Zones 4-8. Botanical name: Anemone hupehensis japonica ‘Pamina’
Make It: Paint a holiday message along the front of a budget-friendly serving platter using acrylic paint and a detail brush. Or, for a more modern look, consider using stencils and a can of spray paint. To attach the platters to the back of the chair, wrap ribbon around the top of the chair back, then secure with a bow.
Decorate a simple brown box with a festive holiday ribbon. Use 2-inch wide ribbon to cover the exterior of the box on all four sides and adhere it to the interior of the box. Apply the ribbon to the top of the lid and create a decorative bow to place on top of the box.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
Raid your yard for pine cones and form them into a decorative hanging cluster. Gather between six and 18 pine cones and tie a ribbon at their tops. Once all ribbon is added, cluster the pine cones together neatly, then tie them all together at the top. Add a chunky ribbon or bow to conceal the tied knot, then hang on a door, in a window or even directly on the wall.
1. Carefully undo the cardboard sleeve where it is glued. Turn over.
2. Punch two holes about 1/4-inch apart at the top/middle of the sleeve.
3. Thread a ribbon through one hole from the front and through the other hole from the back (Image 1).
4. Repeat for the other side with the other end of the ribbon.
5. Attach a small ornament (if desired) and tie a bow with the ribbon (Image 2).
What a difference the details make. Designer Alice Cramer recommends tucking bits of evergreen onto gift wrapped packages. "I love a simply wrapped gift with a sprig of greenery which adds a personal touch," says Cramer. And in this keeping room, design firm Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors uses that same idea at a table setting, tying a bit of evergreen with a pretty gold bow and bringing out the festive gold utensils to further amplify the holiday mood.
Danger ahead! Put caution tape to decorative use as a yellow-and-black crime scene wreath. Pick up a roll of caution tape from your local hardware store and a foam wreath form at the craft store. Wrap the caution tape around the form, ensuring the letters face out. Use strong tape or straight pins to secure the end of the tape to the wreath's back. Complete the look with a caution tape bow.
Give arachnophobes the heebie-jeebies with a spider's nest wreath made with bunched gauze, ribbon and plastic spiders. First, loosely wrap a spool of pure white medical gauze (or cheesecloth) around a foam wreath form until completely covered. Next, attach a few plastic spiders to one side of the wreath with craft or hot glue. Hang the wreath with a black velvet bow looped through the top. For an added gruesome touch, glue on a pair of skeletal hands.
Savannah, a hybrid tea rose, should take a bow. This variety was named Best Hybrid Tea, Most Fragrant Rose and Most Outstanding Rose at the 2015 Biltmore International Rose Trials. It's able to withstand the heat and humidity in southern gardens and is especially resistant to black spot and mildew. The vigorous shrubs grow to 4 feet in zones 5-9, producing glossy green leaves and lots of fragrant, salmon-pink blooms in the summer.
This early 1900s American bow front dresser was bought for $125, then updated with two coats of a sprayed white lacquer finish. That not only modernized the dated piece but also helped the bronze hardware stand out. The key to getting a great finish on an old piece is using a sprayer instead of brushes or rollers. Most home improvement stores rent HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayers at a daily rate between $75 and $100. What sets HVLP sprayers apart from others is a fine mist tip, the key to achieving a professional look.
For late summer and fall color, it’s tough to beat Japanese anemone. ‘Curtain Call Pink’ takes its final bows by unfurling pink blossoms with double the number of petals. Flowers dance atop long stems that stand tall over leaves. Grow in part shade for best results, although plants can take full sun in northern regions as long as soil is consistently moist. Deer- and rabbit-resistant plants grow 14 to 18 inches tall by 16 to 18 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
Want to get a guaranteed yes? Let your dog help you ask your significant other to marry you. Look at that face. How could anyone say no? Rebecca Smith and her fiancé, Sean Ianno, got engaged when they were on vacation in Hawaii, so Marlow, their 6-year-old Chi-Pom mix, wasn’t with them. But they recreated the moment for the camera when he joined them. “It took nearly 100 tries, I’m not kidding, to keep the ring on his nose.” To make your pup-posal easier, get a bow-tie collar with a ring clip.
A leaf rake comes in handy for moving leaves, pine cones, fallen fruit and other tree-related items. Look for an ergonomic design that makes the task an easy extension of natural body movements. Choose a wide head with springy tines to make quick work of cleaning large areas. For raking leaves from around shrubs, select a rake with a small head and shorter handle. Use a lawn rake with thin tines to gather grass clippings or clean up the lawn after winter. A bow rake is handy for soil prep in vegetable gardens and new beds, as well as raking gravel areas. A small hand rake earns its keep if you have planting beds beneath trees. Its widely spaced tines let you remove leaves without damaging plants.