How to Turn a White Bouquet Into a Winter Flower Arrangement

Whether you’re decorating for a winter soiree or simply looking for a festive touch to add a taste of the season to your home décor, a winter floral arrangement can take any atmosphere from wow to WOAH.

Starting from a basic long-stemmed white rose bouquet, we came up with three simple methods for turning a plain white bouquet into a festive arrangement that will brighten the home.

Method One: Add Seasonal Bouquet Picks and Foliage

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By simple slipping winter foliage such as twigs, ilex berries, or holly berries, you can instantly take your bouquet to the next level. Try making your own holiday flower pick by spray painting a twig bundle and gluing small ornaments to it. Continue reading

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Festive Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

hostess-gift-ideas-for-the-holidaysThe 2014 holiday season is almost underway, and you know what that means: Your mailbox will soon be overflowing with dinner party invitations! With so many holiday get-togethers penned on your calendar, it’s important to get a head start on finding the perfect hospitality gift for your host and/or hostess. Hit the ground running with these festive hostess gift ideas for each holiday of the season, from Thanksgiving to Kwanzaa.

fall-a-dog-ableHostess Gifts for Thanksgiving

Show your hostess how thankful you are to share the holiday with her: Give her a pretty centerpiece to complete her Thanksgiving feast. The a-DOG-able® for Fall is cute as a button and sits in a basket filled with colorful fall leaves, pumpkins and gourds. Continue reading

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15 Creative & Cool Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The fire is lit and the stockings are hung, so what’s left? Filling those personalized beauties up with unique stocking stuffers that the recipient will love!

Here are 15 stocking stuffer ideas so you can please every recipient in your family!

DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas

DIY Flower Soap Wrapped in a Plastic Bag and Tied With a Festive Bow

Add some freshness to the festivities by slipping a bag of sweet scented DIY flower soap into their stockings! All you need are flower-shaped candy molds and three different colored bars of soap. Continue reading

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How to Make Succulent Magnets

diy-succulent-magnets-fridgeToss out those boring old refrigerator magnets and give your fridge a much-needed fresh makeover with DIY Succulent Magnets!

We found adorable tiny ceramic pots at our local craft store, but you can use any similar shaped vessel for this craft. One of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing materials for this craft is to make sure you purchase high-grade magnets such as neodymium magnets.

Alternatively, you can forgo the magnet and simply use these as mini succulent planters to decorate a desk space with – the perfect gift for bosses or coworkers!

Succulents should be watered once every 10 days; use an eyedropper to water these mini magnets for best results.
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How to Make a Candy Cane Vase with Christmas Flowers

how-to-make-a-candy-cane-vase-verticalUse the quintessential holiday sweet – candy canes – to turn an ordinary vase into a festive statement piece with a few simple steps!

Choose a vase or container close in height to the candy canes. When choosing the appropriate vase also keep in mind the width; our vase was extra wide, calling for 48 candy canes to cover the entire vessel. It is also important to choose a rubber band that fits securely over the diameter of the vase.

To fill the vase, we chose a beautiful Christmas flower arrangement filled with white lilies, red roses, and pine cones, but this DIY candy cane vase would look stunning filled with traditional poinsettias as well.

By keeping the candy canes wrapped and securing them with a rubber band instead of glue, we created a vase that’s not only festive but can be quickly taken apart after use. That way, you can reuse the vase in the future AND still have (wrapped) candy canes for decorating, using in recipes, or simply snacking on!
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Cheryl’s Collectors Edition Penguin Cookie Jar

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This fun gift idea is the perfect gift choice for your special friends and family! Our high quality ceramic cookie jar arrives with an individually wrapped assortment of 12 Holiday cookies including our NEW penguin cut-out cookie and our tasty sugar plum cookie. Stands 13″ tall. OU D.

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Frosty the Snow Plant

Frosty the Snow Plant

Say hello to a jolly, happy holiday favorite! Our truly original “snowman” is made up of a fresh white campanula plant in a playful snowman planter wearing a green jacket with red buttons red mittens and a black hat. Arrives budding and ready to melt their hearts, especially when paired with delicious Harry London® chocolates.

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Christmas Kaleidoscope Roses

 

Christmas Kaleidoscope Roses

 

Make someone very merry with a dazzling display of seasonal colors. Festive red roses are mixed with roses artfully dyed in green, red and white for a cool kaleidoscope affect. Gathered in bunches of 12 or 24 with lush evergreens, we think you’ll agree it’s one of the most eye-catching Christmas arrangements you’ll ever see!

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Merry Everything Rose Plant

Merry Everything

There will be smiles all around when you send this blooming red rose plant tucked inside a trendy grey chevron print planter. The tin container features an embossed keepsake magnet from renowned inspirational artist, Sandra Magsamen, that wishes family and friends a “Merry Everything” all throughout the holiday season!

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Home Décor for the Holidays

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If you’re looking for some home décor ideas for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place! Moving clockwise from the top left, we have:

Santa’s Sparkle Centerpiece by Lenox®

This sparkling Lenox® Santa Claus centerpiece glows from an LED light featuring color-changing and pure white light effects to help set a festive holiday mood. Santa is surrounded by a classic boxwood candle ring, adorned with snowberries, pinecones, and shining ornaments adding a charming touch.

Vintage Holiday Skates

We’ve put a modern spin on a nostalgic holiday classic. Our charming pair of vintage decorative ice skates is decked in plaid, trimmed with fur and filled with two fresh, fragrant evergreen bunches—noble fir, juniper & Western red cedar—for a truly original surprise sure to melt a few hearts (and maybe even break the ice) when delivered to their door or displayed on yours.

Vintage Holiday Faux Wreath – 24”

Bring a golden glow to the holiday décor! This shimmering wreath is crafted from heirloom bronze-colored rosettes, faux pinecones, white pine and glittering ornament balls. A unique keepsake gift that combines vintage style with modern accents, it calls to mind memories of holidays gone by and celebrations yet to come.

Real Simple® Moss Letters

Start a new holiday tradition this year with our personalized fresh moss letters. Each one comes decorated with a festive red ribbon, ready to put a custom touch on your seasonal décor. Available as a single letter, to be used as an initial, or sets of two or three to create a monogram or simple greeting, these unique accents are perfect for displaying on the front door or mantelpiece display, and make wonderful keepsake gifts for housewarmings or a special couple’s first Christmas together.

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