Apr
   04

 

Kids are always excited when Easter comes, especially when thinking about egg hunts and games! As they grow older, however, their interest in the usual Easter activities wanes. Help them enjoy Easter with these quick and easy Easter crafts for kids!

Brighten Up Your Easter with Colorful Eggs

The Easter eggs I started decorating for a garland

Easter egg hunts are tradition when celebrating this holiday. If the kids don’t want to join in on the hunt, you can make these Easter decorations with them instead.

No-Dye Easter Egg Centerpiece

You don’t always need dye to decorate Easter eggs. This no-dye Easter craft makes use of double-sided tape, colorful glitter, and a crafts punch. Punch some circles and then attach them to the egg. Peel back the other side of the adhesive, and then roll that part in a bowl of glitter. Do the same for the other circles, and put the finished eggs in a glass hurricane or bowl to create a centerpiece. If you want to use different-colored glitter on the same egg, peel and roll the adhesive one color at a time.

Easter Egg Garland

Our Easter egg garland at home

Our Easter egg garland at home

This holiday decoration is a bit more complicated than the first, so your older kids may need help. To start, just paint your eggs like you usually do, then puncture one end to attach a string or ribbon. Afterwards, attach those eggs to one string to make a garland or hang them on the wall to make a wall decoration.

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  Mar
   05

 

Even if you’re not Irish, it’s still fun to deck your home with fun decorations for St. Patrick’s Day! These St. Patrick’s Day decorations are simple, easy, and delightfully Irish that you and your friends will have a great time celebrating this festival. When thinking of what to display in the different areas in your home, try checking out these simple and fun holiday decorations for St. Paddy’s Day!

A Welcome Sight on St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Wreath for the Door

 



 
Start the celebrations right with an Irish greeting right at the entrance of your home! A twig wreath looks nice hung up on your front door. Decorate it with felt flowers in varying sizes and shades of green, and a few felt shamrocks in white or light green hues. You can round up this St. Patrick’s Day decoration with some burlap or felt ribbon.  
 

Pre-lit white Christmas wreath, shamrock garland, and green candles on a mantel
Our St. Patrick’s Day display with a pre-lit white Christmas wreath

 
If you don’t want to buy a twig wreath, you can always use your green artificial Christmas wreath and adorn it with white shamrocks. The clear lights of your wreath can act like specks of gold! A white artificial wreath also creates a beautiful centerpiece that complements your St. Paddy’s Day display! For my mantel décor, I used our white wreath and displayed it along with white shutters, providing a tranquil contrast against the green decorations.
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  Feb
   12

 

Although it’s only been a month since I packed away my artificial Christmas tree and wreath and garland set, I thought I’d bring them back out this February for Valentine decorations that are a bit out of the box—a Valentine’s Day tree and mantel! Accompanied by DIY Valentine’s garlands, ornaments, and other easy Valentine’s Day ideas, your repurposed Christmas decorations are sure to fill your home with love.
 

Christmas Tree Market's white Christmas tree, pink Christmas tree, and red Christmas tree
Shimmering White Christmas Tree, Powder Pink Christmas Tree, and Ashley Red Christmas Tree

 
Christmas Tree Market’s colorful artificial Christmas trees are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Give your Valentine display more personality with a pink tree adorned with adorable cherubs, a white tree wrapped in a red ribbon, or a red tree decorated all over with Valentine symbols. And don’t forget your wreath and garland decorated with pink and red ornaments, which you can place anywhere in your home!
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  Feb
   03

 

Here’s another round of home décor guest posts I’ve written last year! Included are articles I’ve written for Conduit, Lifehack, and a variety of other blogs!
 
Conduit and Lifehack Posts
 
I enjoyed writing for Conduit and Lifehack, and since they’re amazing hosts, I’d like to show my appreciation for them!
 
“5 Amazing Apps to Be Your Personal Interior Decorator” for Conduit
 

Blog post on 5 apps to help you decorate your home
Photo from Conduit

 
When you can’t afford a personal decorator or when you want to decorate your home yourself, here are a list of apps you can use to get ideas for furniture, furniture arrangement, color combination, and everything else that you may need for interior decorating!
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  Jan
   28

 

The latter part of 2013 was filled with plenty of guest post writing, so I’ll take this opportunity to feature those posts and thank my hosts for letting me write for them. Here are the home décor guest posts from October to November, 2013!

“Reviving Old Furniture with Color: A Quick Guide to Refinishing and Repainting” for Natural Papa

 

A how-to guide on painting old furniture to get an entirely new look
Photo from Natural Papa

 

Giving old pieces of furniture a new paint job is easier than you think! In this post, you’ll find step-by-step details on how to choose, prep, and paint old furniture to make it look new again!

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