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December 12, 2007

Christmas decoration 2007

Filed under: Festivities,Uncategorized — DO or DIY @ 8:05 pm

If you’re after a few Christmas decorating ideas for 2007, we are happy to help you with a few suggestions to inspire. In 2007 Christmas decoration is all about nostalgic reminiscence with a modern twist, or back to nature..

Over the last couple of years the Christmas decorating trend was chic and elegant  – using lot’s of glass, crystal, feather and fur. Black was the dominant color – paired with white, silver, pink or red. The decoration was in the spirit of trad-modern, or new-old, i.e. classic forms using modern materials. 

December 4, 2007

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 10:09 pm

Christmas can be very expensive, particularly if we want to put up beautiful decorations, give wonderful presents and eat abundantly. But, as we explained in the pervious article, you can save money at Christmas if you think & organise well ahead and if you try to make as much as possible yourself – such as ornaments, gifts, food etc. Here are a few ideas for DIY Christmas ornaments:..



November 29, 2007

Saving money at Christmas

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 8:38 pm

As I wrote in the previous article about Christmas preparation, making your own Christmas decorations is not only eco-friendly and individual – but also a money saving exercise.

Yes, you can save lots of money by doing lots of things yourself. For example, you can make your own Xmas card – make an ecard version and email this to those who are online (most likely you’ll only need to post a dozen by snail mail). You’ll save money and you’ll be kind to the environment..

November 20, 2007

Christmas preparation

Filed under: Festivities,Uncategorized — DO or DIY @ 11:15 pm

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – Christmas is just around the corner. You may  love or loath this period but, either way, you’d better get prepared.
Before you get seduced into buying presents or decorations read our articles about decorating ideas, making your own Christmas gifts and DIY decorations.

We’ve put together some tips and ideas about how to create white, elegant, natural, trendy and traditional Christmas themes.These are just inspirations  – instead of buying new décor elements, just recycle your old ones by redecorating them or updating them. Also, try to be a bit different – make your own decorations and gifts! Not only will you create unique thing but you’ll save a lot of money too. Read tips on making wreaths and garlands, how to wrap your presents, how to decorate the Christmas table and how to be green at Christmas time.

March 30, 2007

Decorating for Easter

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 10:46 am

If you want to decorate your home for Easter, this weekend is the ideal time to do it. We have already written about different Easter decoration styles but, if you don’t have much time or energy to do it properly, here are a few suggestions that are simple and easy and will freshen up your home..

Firstly, you don’t have to do a literal décor – i.e. not everything has to be based on the egg & rabbit theme. Fresh spring flowers, budding twigs & cherry blossoms can work very well and be used as Easter displays around your home.

February 14, 2007

Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Festivities,Uncategorized — DO or DIY @ 11:22 am

Today is Valentines’ day. You could surprise your loved one with a quick home makeover. You don’t need to spend much money or time on this project – just use your imagination.

We have already published a couple of articles about decorating your home for Valentine’s day – in a traditional or in a trendy theme..

However, if you’ve run out of time or just don’t have enough time to prepare everything, you can always use your credit card to buy a few essential items. These you can get in a bigger supermarket and/or a Home Store. These are:

December 22, 2006

Eco Christmas

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 7:22 pm

Last year we wrote about being green at Christmas. As last year has shown us yet again, we’ll need to adjust our lifestyle in order to save energy consumption and natural sources, if we want our planet to survive. 

However it’s still not easy to have an eco-friendly Christmas, given that this festival has come to represent self-indulgence and excess consumption of food & drink. How can we be joyful when worried about every detail of what we do, use and buy?

Firstly, don’t over do it. As the cliché says every little bit helps
Here are a few useful tips that are simple yet saves materials, energy and money..

December 13, 2006

Trendy Christmas decoration

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 5:53 pm

Perhaps you’ve already read our article about the latest Christmas decorating trend. Although this article was written last year, most of it still applies this year. The trend is still to create the feeling of glamour and luxury by using shiny, smooth, fluffy and silky detailing.

Black is still the dominant color. You can pair it with red, plum, silver, gold, bronze, turquoise or pink. This year’s pink is no longer fuchsia but a more subtle powder, or rose, pink. Supplement your two chosen colors with transparent glass or plastic and lots of reflective mirrors.

December 9, 2006

Christmas Decorating with white

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 3:46 pm

As we wrote previously in our article about White Christmas Decoration, this theme can be executed in a modern or classic way. It’s a beautiful scheme that can be combined with the elegant or trendy themes. This post is to show how to achieve the look.

White can be cold and frosty – but these qualities are perfect to create a Christmassy feel. You just have to be careful to use textures and textiles that can add some warmth – for example mix frosty glass baubles with fluffy ones, such as these:

December 5, 2006

Natural Decoration

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 6:14 pm

One of the nicest Christmas decoration themes is what last year we called winter wonderland. First read the article itself and then come back to this post to see a few examples as to how to achieve the look.

Here is a picture that identifies this theme:

It is important that you use as many natural objects as you can. Go for a walk in the nearest wood, forest or park to collect twigs, berries, acorns, cones, nuts, seeds and leaves. Dry these out for a couple of weeks – you can then decorate them to create wreaths, garlands and ornaments, such as these:

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