Monthly Archives: December 2010

Decorating Your Tree

     When I do seminars I tell attendees that I decorate trees from the top down and the inside out.  Think about that for a second.      Put the star, bow, angel, whatever you use to top the tree on … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your Tree

           Before you leave home, decide where the tree will go.  Keep it away from heat sources such as fireplaces, heat registers, radiators–even a hot window can shorten the life of your tree.       Measure your space.  A tree in … Continue reading

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Butterflies Are Free? No, But They Aren’t Expensive.

  Chicken wire ribbon, approximately 6 inches long Want to make some butterflies?  It’s easy and not very expensive.  I like to use something called chicken wire ribbon.  The kind I buy comes in 6 foot roles.  I cut the … Continue reading

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Sensory Impact

     What is decorating?  Well, one thing– it is a process that engages the senses.  For example, we add elements to an empty room hoping to stimulate our senses.  Sight is an obvious one, but don’t forget the others.  Hearing, touch, smell and taste are … Continue reading

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Shedding

     Do you have a decoration that continually sheds?  What I mean is–do you have something that leaves sequins, beads, or glitter behind when it is touched or moved?  If the decoration is not particularly expensive and does not have … Continue reading

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Proportions

  Outside at Nightfall      Remember when I said, “No rules?”  Well, I want to qualify that.  Nothing is set is stone.  I don’t think you should limit your horizons when you are expressing yourself through your decor.  However, there … Continue reading

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