‘Tis the season! I can’t believe it’s time to start decorating for the holidays! It’s such a fun time of the year and things can get festive around the Hamman house. After posting an Instagram asking for advice from y’all on where I could find a Fall/Holiday wreath, Daphne Ashby of Ashby Floral, a Hilliard-based boutique floral company specializing in weddings, reached out to me – and I am so glad she did! Daphne made my new beautiful wreath, pictured above! Today’s post is brought to you by the lovely ladies of Ashby Floral, Daphne and Katrina Fontenot. We thought it would be fun to share a bit of their expertise on decorating for the holidays on a budget. I would love to hear any ideas that you have as well! Enjoy:
1.) Guild fresh fruit with a small sea sponge and gold paint bought at JoAnn’s, Michael’s etc. and display in your favorite bowl.
2.) Spray paint Mason jars in metallic’s and frost paint (prefer Design Master brand also available at Michaels stores) and fill with fresh pine cuttings for a country chic look.
3.) Soak labels off of clear empty wine bottles and use them as candle holders. Varying heights of the tapers and using large groupings makes for a romantic effect! Don’t be afraid to use colors such as cranberry, hunter green, silver or gold candles! You can even spray paint or glitter (apply modge podge with foam brush and sprinkle on fine glitter) the wine bottles for a bit of sparkle.
4.) Forage the forest for pine cones and paint the tips with glue and and sprinkle glitter on the tips!
5.) Use clusters of fresh pine (various kinds) and cedar in areas of your home for a simple touch of the season. Such as in a simple vase, tied to a lampshade finial, across a mantel or laid on the top of a buffet with a variety of candle holders (#3 above). Add ribbon and artificial berries to the pine clusters for color. Visit tree lots for fresh pine clippings – you can usually get them for free!