Pretty (and simple) Tablescape

So I am a little late for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year holidays… but just saw this tablescape and thought it was pretty neat. 

By the way, we did make the roses out of fall leaves, however I forgot to account for them drying out. Ours definitely get crunchy after about 24 hours. Putting stems in water would have been a good idea 🙂 (But, who has time for using their brains and common sense when we have the holidays to prepare for?? Oh well, there is always next year!)

Since the holidays are now over and our household only has science fair projects to think about this weekend – woo hoo! – I can fully access my brain and share the following common sense suggestions on the candle and wine glass décor:

-Drip some melted wax onto the base of the wine glass then place the candle on it which will help to affix the candle to the glass bottom.

-Remember:
The wider the wine glass, the steadier the base of the support.
Try different types of glasses as well.
The height and width of the candle, will affect it’s stability.

Get creative and try other variations under the dome of the glasses- candy hearts for Valentine’s Day, fortune cookies for Chinese New Year,  little shamrock plants for St Patrick’s day, jelly beans or colored eggs for Easter, colored Hershey kisses,  gum balls, figurines, rubber balls … have fun!

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Stamping It Up with Potatoes!


potato stamp

With so much going on in my kids’ teenage lives these days, simple “throw back” but creative ideas just seem so right.  Click on the photos to get step by step directions on the HGTV website. (Coincidentally their Art Classes at M. Walker Studio are now focusing on print making. Love seeing how their brains work in selecting images and colors to layer together!)

Then…

 

…combine your artwork with a little technology for quick and easy printing to create sets of cards. I just take photos with my phone, upload them to Vistaprint (waiting for a sale of course!) then have cards printed. Order 10 cards for each design you have created then mix them up into sets and give as gifts. Or, have a calendar made using one print per month. Or have them printed on mugs. The possibilities are endless! And how nice to receive a handcrafted item that is also useful!

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
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Fall Leaf Rose Bouquet

Wait!!!!  Before you finish blowing all of your leaves over into your neighbor’s yard… take a few minutes from your busy day and find some pretty ones that catch your eye.  Then check out this fun fall project.  What a great bouquet for your Thanksgiving table!  Click here for complete instructions.fall leaf flower bouquet tutorial

(I have not tried this yet, so will have to keep you updated on how it goes for me and my girls. I investigated a few sites with “how-to’s” and this blog “Metamorphocity” looked like the best tutorial complete with pictures.  Have fun!)

Jen McMorran Jen McMorran, Realtor
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