Naturally Aromatic TablescapeThe key to creating this aromatic, natural tablescape is layering elements in a similar color palette. A gold table runner creates an elegant base; a layer of fresh eucalyptus branches fills the room with a fresh, clean scent. Cinnamon-scented pine cones add a spicy, holiday fragrance while copper pillar candles, gold berries and glass ornaments lend some sparkle. A tall, sculptural reindeer candle holder centers the tablescape while adding elegance and height.
Gilttering Ice VasesElegant and simple, these ice vases are a cool way to add a glittering touch to a holiday centerpiece. Read the article for complete step-by-step instructions to get started on creating your own functional ice sculptures.
Ornamental ChandelierWho says that a dining room's centerpiece has to be on the table? Give your dining room a glamorous makeover by decorating the chandelier. Hang oversized glass ornaments from the chandelier's outer arms with ribbon, varying the lengths as you go. For an extra touch of sparkle, drape strands of crystals or garlands of clear beads hung with smaller glass ornaments along the inner arms of the chandelier.
Christmas-Candy TopiariesCreating these candy topiaries couldn't be simpler. Just add Christmas-colored candies such as green gummie rings or red and white mints to foam topiary forms with quick-dry glue. Display completed topiaries on silver candle stands at various heights to create a sophisticated and sweet holiday centerpiece or mantel display.
Glamorous Table SettingNo holiday dinner is complete without an elegant table setting. This sophisticated setting takes elegance to another level with unexpected pops of chartreuse, peacock feather place mats and assorted glass ornaments along with oversized faux gems scattered along the center of the table.
Snowball WreathAdd a frosty touch to your home's decor even if there's not a snowflake in sight with this playful snowball wreath. To create it, cover a white foam wreath form with wooden craft circles, which have been painted white, and small white foam spheres. For a festive frosty effect, spray the entire wreath with iridescent spray glitter. The completed wreath is very lightweight and can be hung, indoors or out, with ribbon or fishing line.
Sleek and Chic MantelWhen decorating your home for the holidays, don't forget to add a touch of sparkle and glamour to the mantel. A chic mantel display is a snap when you select a limited color palette, in this case silver and white, and layer various sizes of similar elements. Adding drama and interest to this mantel are glass and silvered glass candle stands in various sizes and heights. White and silver candles, fresh white tulips and live potted plants also bring a touch of understated elegance.
Recycled Wrought IronWelcome friends and family to your home by proudly displaying holiday cards on the front door. A salvaged architectural piece of wrought iron makes a stylish and functional backdrop for this project, but a modern metal trellis would work equally well. Using a hole punch, make small holes in the tops of holiday cards and photos then tie them to the iron work with ribbon. Attach the iron work to the door by hanging it from a wreath hanger rather than permanently securing it with screws. It will be easy to remove once the holidays have passed.