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Seasonal decorations for my home.

My House Has Swag!

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Thursday, December 19, 2013 IN: DIY My Home Videos

Colonial Williamsburg Swag I made for my front entrance.

Colonial Williamsburg Swag I made for my front entrance.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go including my home. Finally I am putting the finishing touches on my decorations, the Colonial Williamsburg fresh fruit swag that is! Read on to learn more about how my house has swag.

Many years ago, I visited Colonial  Williamsburg Virginia during the Christmas season.  I became enamored with the fresh fruit decorations on display at public buildings and private homes in the historic district in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Since that visit many years ago, I longed to create one of those exuberant eye-catching arrangements for my Dutch Colonial home, where was Pinterest when I needed it?

Several years ago, I was able to attend class to learn how to duplicate this beautiful holiday display.  The only challenges with recreating the display yearly, are finding the beautiful dried magnolia leaves and keeping the squirrels from eating the fresh fruit. The cold temperatures we are experiencing is perfect weather to prevent the fresh fruit from rotting.

Come with me as I recreate my fresh all-natural handmade Christmas door decoration.

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How to Make a Christmas Topiary with Ornaments

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 IN: DIY My Home Videos

 

DIY Christmas Ornament Topiary on my fireplace mantel

DIY Christmas Ornament Topiary on my fireplace mantel

“The weather outside is frightful” but inside my home it’s delightful.

By now, most people have started or finished decorating their homes for Christmas.  I have a few DIY decorations that I would like to share with you during this holiday season starting with one DIY that I learned from Pinterest.pin board-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies (pin with me, here!). Think of it as a virtual bulletin board. Why couldn’t I have thought of this?

Every change of season, I get the decorating bug to change or add something new and different to my home especially my fireplace mantle.  Why not do it myself?  It’s inspiring, cheap and gives me an opportunity to learn a new skill set.  Today, my focus is on making a Christmas Ornament Topiary, all items purchased from Dollar Tree except the urn.

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