In addition to its traditional use, magnolia garland can also be arranged in a variety of different shapes such as wreaths or topiary. To create a magnolia topiary for your yard, add the garland to a wire tomato cage, then keep it secure with zip ties.
Instead of investing in a variety of patterned gift wraps this year, try a neutral backdrop of white or brown craft paper wrapping paper and then invest in sumptuous fabric bows to ornament your gifts. Even, better, the ribbon can be used again and again.
Pick up a few black paint pens at your local craft store. Draw geometric designs onto solid white ornaments. Try polka dots, stripes and even hearts. This is a great project to get the kids involved too. They’ll love to see their creations hang on the tree. Black and white ribbon is an easy way to add some personality and texture to the tree. Instead of wrapping it our the tree in a traditional manner, cut small sections of the ribbon and drape it over single branches here and there.
This funky space would be great for a teen -- or even as a guest bedroom! Ribbons criss-crossed and attached to the periwinkle-colored walls allow the homeowners to place paper mementos all over the walls in varying patterns. And the postcards, photos and art can be added to or changed out at any time. A lace bedskirt creates a feminine feel in the room, and white bed linens feel crisp and comfortable.
For a contemporary home full of solid colors, clean lines and bright light, a Christmas tree decorated in a modern black and white aesthetic will fit in perfectly. The contrasting colors look great as solid ornaments, patterned ornaments and patterned ribbons. Simply purchase all solid black and all solid white ornaments. Add your own personality with a paint pen and some fun ribbon.