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.
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.
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.
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.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the homeowners' baby on the way. The French doors were removed to create a solid wall for a crib or bed placed against. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim. Soft carpeting will be perfect for a child's room and metal crates hang on the wall and serve as storage for stuffed animals. A crystal chandelier was removed from the original dining room and installed here in the nursery.
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.
Crushed beer can and bottle-top wreaths don't fit every situation, but they're right at home in a bachelor pad or man cave. To create, crush the cans into interesting shapes then use pliers or metal-cutting shears to create a hole in the back of each can. Poke picture wire through the holes, then fasten the cans tightly to a grapevine wreath form.