Category Archives: Decorating

How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath (Video)

Kim Beck, one of the visual merchandisers at Christmas Town, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, demonstrates how to decorate a wreath for Christmas in this short video. I liked her idea to use two different patterns of ribbon! I hope it inspires you to decorate your own wreath this Christmas.

For more inspiration, visit http://www.christmastown.com.

How to select and care for a Poinsettia

Photo by Scott Bauer.

Image via Wikipedia

This is a good time of year to pick out a Poinsettia for you or for a friend.  Here’s how to pick out a good one: the center little yellow-green nubs are the flowers (the red “petals” are actually leaves).  These should be closed, they’ll open eventually.  Skip a plant that has curling, yellow, or dead leaves.

Don’t let the plant get cold on the way home and don’t overwater the plant.  Place near a sunny window away from direct heat.  Poinsettias are not poisonous, but they’re also not cat food, so if you have pets at home, you may want to purchase the convincing looking artificial ones.  Check out this video for more tips…

Make a Merry Christmas Wreath (video)

Decorate the windows of your home with original wreaths you make yourself.  Each wreath takes less than 20 minutes to make, and it’s really fun.  To make your wreath, you will need

  • 1 roll of wide, wired ribbon (makes at least 2 wreaths)
  • 1 roll of medium, wired ribbon (makes at least 2 wreaths)
  • 1 package of bow wire
  • at least two decorative picks (I used three)
  • an artificial or real balsam wreath

You can make two beautiful wreaths for about $20 or so, if you buy on sale.  I bought my materials at Michael’s.  The real balsam wreath came from Safeway.