Show Me: A Home for the Holidays

A beautiful home deserves beautiful Christmas decor! Teardrops attached to lanterns adds a festive touch to the exterior of this home. A large crescent over the double iron doors is a good choice when you’d rather not cover up the doors.

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This homeowner preferred traditional red, green, and gold with mixed greens that looked more natural. Red velvet, cheetah print and gold mesh compliment the red brick but show up well against the limestone.

Tip: taking a small crescent and wiring 2 teardrops to each side can make a large crescent.

In the entry an extra piece of garland was added over the mirror.

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Floral, ribbon, a ball spray and an ornament were added to give guests a jolly welcome. Fresh red poinsettias in an urn are the perfect touch to the gold musician angels. The winding staircase is decked out with multiple lengths natural lit garland.

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Large bows made of 4” platinum polka dot, quilted chocolate, solid matte, and shiny red metallic stripe, and music printed ribbon are a combination that coordinated the entrance and dining area to formal living room. Red poinsettias and sparkling platinum florals enhance the elegant bows.

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Tip: Use long zip ties to attach garland to banister, then wrap a piece of greenery to hide the zip tie.

An arrangement in the niche mirrors the colors and style of the staircase florals.

In the dining room fresh poinsettias in mercury glass bowls and candlesticks provide perfect centerpieces, and they are low enough to have a conversation over. A decorated 9’ garland lies gracefully atop the china hutch and again is a coordinate to the theme and color story happening around the corner.

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Tip: Remember to add touches of floral, ribbon, and greenery to sconces. This usually can be done with scraps from the larger projects.

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In the formal living room, the winter white painted mantle is the focal point commanding special attention. From the chimney hang lit garlands, with versions of the same ingredients and colors of red platinum and bronze. The upper molding surrounding the fireplace looked neglected without a hint of green. The berries just add some sparkle and make it pop.

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Tip: use remote control timers on the plug ins for easy access but also conserving energy and lengthening the life span of lighting on trees, wreaths, and garlands.

In the kitchen and family room, a more casual approach was taken. Matte gold balls, red and gold polka dot ribbon, and the brown cheetah print we saw outside with gold mesh tie up extra fun bows. Lime green glittery balls and curly wired trim add a whimsical touch. Antique gold leaf sprays and animal print flowers mix well with a red and lime berry. Merry Christmas signs, gold jingle bells, and assorted glitter package ornaments look great with the family’s own collection of treasured ornaments.

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Tip: A wooden box was built by a handy man to raise the tree up 12’ to fit the scale of the room and give more space for packages.

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Across the room two garlands were hung, attached at the corners of the mantle with a c-clamp. One laid across the mantle on top and hung over the right side while the other draped down and hung off the left side. Coordinating ribbon and some of the elements from the tree decorations were added to the lit greens.

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Filling glass jars with balls, ornaments or candy look nice on the bar or island. A favorite scripture about the holidays was ordered online in the popular chalkboard print and framed to hang over the stovetop.

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This home is ready for family and friends to visit for the holidays!

Top 4 How to: Theme your Christmas Tree Part II

Top 4 “How to” Theme your Christmas Tree: Part II

Kathy and I are all about “Theming for a Lifestyle” to simplify and focus your Christmas decorating.

Just in case you missed this post Show Me Top 4 Reasons to Theme My Christmas Tree: Part I

We have 3 additional new themes to share with you from the Show Me Decorating by Vickerman Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas. We hope you are inspired by one theme and create a new Christmas tree!

Gold, silver, bronze, copper, pewter and platinum melt into a noble metallic mix fit for a king. Add sparkle to your tree with luminous shades of metallic finishes. The shimmering gold and silver florals, brushed matte pewter balls melded with antique copper and rustic bronze finials offer an added dimension of elegance on the Show Me Decorating  Metal Mix Christmas Tree Theme.

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Metal Mix Christmas tree theme in shimmering metals

Christmas Sparkle Christmas tree theme takes traditional red and green, adds sparkle with accents of silver and touches of gold. Pop this tradition with a playful mix of black and white patterns, checks, chevron and polka dots. Rich red poinsettia with red roses and lime green glitter sprays adds a fresh touch. Lime green adds a punch of color to celebrate Christmas with a new twist on tradition.

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Let your “Christmas Sparkle” with this new Christmas tree theme

The Peppermint Twist Christmas tree theme will make you as jolly as Old St. Nick! The traditional colors of red and white take a twist. Mix checks, dancing polka dots with red velvet, and candy ribbon for a crowd pleasing collection that’s as sweet as a peppermint.

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Peppermint Twist Christmas tree theme is so sweet!

We believe there are 4 steps to creating  your Christmas Theme or Color Story.

1. Select the room or location where you will place your largest Christmas decoration the Christmas Tree and decide on main ingredients or a color story that fits that room, home décor or favorite collection.

Theme ideas include Gingerbread for a kitchen or breakfast nook,  Western or Woodsy Lodge for den, man’s study or office. Dressy Red and Gold or Gold and Crystal for a dining room or entryway. Peacock inspired for a bedroom or living room. Your space and home décor colors will help determine. A favorite collection of ornaments or family heirlooms needs to be considered. The choices are only limited by your imagination and creativity!

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Show Me Decorating Western Tree and Glitzy Glittery Gold Themed Trees

Show Me Decorating uses 3 key ingredients Ribbon, Balls, and Florals to enhance your theme or color story.

2. Choose your ribbon next. One or more ribbons can be combined to make your bows. Follow “How to Tie your bow” section on the Show Me Decorating app to complete your bows.

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Go wild with ribbon selection! Mix textures, prints and colors for the unexpected.

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A pillow is inspiration for your color story, choose ribbon to compliment.

3. Select shatterproof balls in 3 sizes to add depth, background and balance to your color story or theme.

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Matte Gold ball Kit, Shatterproof balls, choose your base color and use a variety of sizes.


4. Add in your coordinating florals for added dimension and interest on your tree.

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Peppermint Sequin ball sprays in Red and white are a great addition to many Christmas tree themes.


Now your are set to mix in your favorite ornament collection and enjoy the Holiday’s decorated in style and you did it yourself!

Save time and money by choosing a theme or color story for your Christmas tree and Christmas decorating all through your home.

Follow our step by step videos and instructions on our Christmas tree decorating app, and share your creation or follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy








Show Me Top 4 Reasons to Theme My Christmas Tree

Show Me Top 4 Reasons To Theme My Christmas Tree ……… part 1

“Theming for a Lifestyle” is a mantra Kathy and I live by! Why you may ask? It narrows down the choices and creates focus and direction in decorating, for a party, your home decor, a celebration or event and your Christmas Décor. Because the Christmas tree is your largest Christmas decoration it is only natural for it to be front and center!


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Kathy and Becky, sisters and co/owners of Miss Cayce’s Christmas store, Midland, Texas since 1984, creators of Show Me Decorating


Definition of a theme:
Wikipedia: “a central topic, a subject or concept (the author is trying to point out)”
Webster’s: “a unifying or dominant idea or motif with common elements”
Show Me Decorating: simplified focus, narrowing choices of common elements when decorating for Christmas, parties, events, home décor and personal style
Top 4 Reasons to Theme
1. A unifying concept or theme gives even modest home displays a professional sheen
2. Simplifies your decorating, buying
3. Saves money and time
4. Creates focus and finish

We created several new themes for Vickerman’s Showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas. We hope you are inspired to try theming for the 1st time or incorporate one of our new Show Me Decorating themes in your Holiday decorating!

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Christmas Confection accented with bright colors and sugared treats


Chef Santa serves up sweet treats of colorful concoctions from cupcakes to lollipops. Glittered ribbon adds an extra touch, and don’t forget to sprinkle in the multicolor candy polkadot balls. Yum! A Flocked Christmas Tree is the perfect base to highlight this fun mix of colors.

Add in your favorite collection of gingerbread ornaments, perfect for a kitchen or breakfast room!

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Peacock Splendor with regal gold accents.


Peacock Splendor Christmas Tree Theme is majestic shades of turquoise, blue, green and gold. Strutting a color palette that matches your homes decor will compliment the celebrations. Picking core ingredients that reflect your taste and personality will give your home its own one of a kind look and style.

The gorgeous Blue Green Tinsel tree shows off all the fabulous shades of blue. Add in your personal collection of gold, crystal or peacock ornaments and you are set to celebrate!

Peacock Christmas Tree Theme, Animal Print Ribbon,

Peacock Gone Wild, slim or narrow Christmas tree works well as a living room tree!

Leopard print ribbon, balls and ornaments added to the Peacock Tree Theme are a perfect match to our homeowners living room. Our Show Me Decorating step by step techniques will help you decorate like a designer!

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Deer, birds and furry creatures will celebrate the Christmas Season with the Enchanted Forest Christmas Tree Theme.


Glistening icicles and snow tipped branches, Christmas holly and Red poinsettias transform your Christmas into an Enchanted Forest! Frosty woodland snowmen and critters play amongst the CHristmas Forest shades of greens, rich ruby reds and accented with platinum sparkle and a touch of rustic burlap.

Curl up next to the fireplace on a holiday night and celebrate the Christmas season in an Enchanted forest!

Follow all our decorating How To and bring out the designer in you!

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Show Me Decorating “How To” Trim your Christmas tree


Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Christmas decorating since 1984

Show Me Decorating


Next post we share 3 more Christmas tree themes, Peppermint Twist, Christmas Sparkle, Metal Mix and more.

There is something for everyone!



Down, Set, Ready….DECORATE for a Sport Party

Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Diving, Softball, Wrestling…

So many sports and talented kids…..


Spotlight and Showcase each SPORT to show appreciation to Athletes, Coaches, and parents for the time and hard work!

Sport Decorations


Start with Trophies. I had friends and neighbors donate trophies for all sports

Trophy, Sport Decorations


Pop Off Name Plate

Pop Off Name Plate

Then spray paint with school colors.

Painted Trophies, Sport TrophiesFor Centerpieces, I used wrapping paper in black and white check as a table runner with red glittered scrap book paper. Pops of white and glitter help focus the table decoration.


Table Decorations

Table Runner Ingredients

Soda bottles as a base for jerseys and stuffed with newspaper to give the jerseys shape then added tissue paper as FLUFF!

Sport Table top

Steps to Fill Jerseys

The Coaches were kind enough to loan us the jerseys to use as decoration and gave us a chance to Showcase each sport on a table top! The stuffed jerseys also provided height to the table tops. ( The only items I purchased were wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, and spray paint.) The soda bottles were donated as were the trophies. We repurposed the WC flags from a previous year.

Football Tabletop

Football Jersey

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Softball Table top

Golf Table Top Decoration

Golf Table Top Decoration

Baseball Tabletop Decoration

Baseball Tabletop Decoration

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Decorate for a Sports Dinner with Jerseys and Trophies

Down, Set, Ready, Decorate!

Thanks to my awesome team-Katy Thomas and Lanisa Cole for all of their help and for friends and neighbors that donated trophies.

Quick Idea-Have trophies lying around collecting dust but you hate to part with them-Pop off name plates and frame as a memento and hang on a wall or give to your favorite athlete.



Mom of 4 Boys and still collecting trophies

Show Me: A Few of Our Favorite Things

If you know anything about Miss Cayce’s or Show Me Decorating, it’s that we LOVE colorful things! That’s why Coton Colors fits us so well! It’s so bright and colorful and well, it just makes you happy! Our first favorite thing is the Happy Everything Platter.

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It’s so great because you can change out the attachments for different seasons or occasions. This platter comes in neutral and white, for those of you that prefer a little less color. The platters also come in a mini size, too.

There are also cookie jars, canisters, and soap pumps you can put attachments on as well.

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Next, we have the table swap. Now, this is fantastic! We love these dishes. There are charges, large plates, salad plates, and bowls. You can mix and match any colors you want! Isn’t that awesome? Here is some inspiration from a table we decorated at an event.

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A white table setting is offered as well. This is great because if you don’t like a ton of color you can just add pops to fit your taste! This would be really great with all the different serve-ware options they have. It would add just the pop of color you need to the white.

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Seasonal plates and table decor is also a must!

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Here are some of the cutest candlesticks, too! So fun, but yet classy.

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So, I am sure you can see why we love Coton Colors so much! There is just so much you can do with it! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Happy Decorating Y’all!


Show Me Fiesta Celebrations


ViVA FiEsTA for CiNcO dE mAyO


 Round Top Collection Fiesta Decorations

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Start the Celebration at the Front Door

The Round Top Collection pieces can easily be added to pots on your front porch.

Each piece comes with an attachable rod or you can add in to a Wreath.

Fiesta Wreath, Cinco de Mayo Wreath

Accent your door

Brighten up What gets stepped on..with a little spray paint

Fiesta doormat

Found on

Fiesta is all about Fabulous colors and textures. Paper Flowers make a statement as doorway decor!


Aunt Peaches has a great tutorial to say OLE! with WOW doorway

Pinata’s are all about the candy!

Fiesta Pinata cookies has an awesome video tutorial to make your own.

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Fiesta/Cinco de Mayo decorations 20% off for a limited time


ViVa Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!


Show Me How 2: Celebrate a Family Easter

The Perfect Family Easter


I don’t know about you but when our family gets together we always have a big meal, especially when it’s to celebrate a special holiday like Easter! Here’s my delicious family celebration menu. Our traditional Easter lunch is centered around my famous brisket, a twice baked potato casserole, yummy green bean casserole and Sister Schubert’s Rolls (almost as good as mom’s). I don’t know what the Sister does, but her rolls are just so amazing!

Here’s my famous brisket recipe! The recipe is so simple, people don’t believe me when I share it with them, but take my word for it, it is!


This delicious brisket recipe is just like our Christmas decorating recipes; easy & quick and you can do it!

Spray pan with Pam before placing trimmed brisket, fat side up in the pan. I like to use disposable baking pans for easy cleanup!

Pour  1/4 cup of water and  1/2 bottle of liquid Smoke (my favorite Firago) over brisket, and sprinkle with Wyler’s Beef granules to coat the top. And that’s it! No need to add ANYTHING else, trust me!

Cover brisket with heavy duty aluminum foil (Reynolds) and seal tightly. Place in a pre-heated 250-300 degree oven on middle shelf. Cook for 8-9 hours, depending on your size of brisket.

After cooking, remove brisket from oven being careful not to slosh the liquid. Carefully open foil to release steam and heat, then allow brisket to rest, loosely covered.


Next, remove the top layer of fat and discard, place the brisket on a cutting board and use an electric knife for perfect slices! Pour off 1/2 of the liquid and discard. Return sliced brisket back into pan (or fancy serving dish) and top off with your favorite bottled BBQ sauce. Cover with foil until ready to eat. You may want to reheat slightly.


Did you notice my Lisa Frost cutting board?


Show Me Decorating Tip: Plan a make ahead menu for large family gatherings. This brisket recipe is great prepared the day before and cooked overnight. Most vegetable casseroles can be made the day before and refrigerated until ready to heat and serve. Ask family members to bring a salad and desserts!

We finish off with an Easter egg hunt and fun desserts!

We love to celebrate Easter with the eggs, candy, rabbits and new clothes, but the real celebration is life. Life given to us because Christ is Alive!!

Thank you to AKA Design + Life for this beautiful printable!

He is risen!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Here is last Easter’s Family Parade…

Kathy's family

Kathy’s family

Becky's family

Becky’s family

Susan and Will in Austin

Susan and Will in Austin

Rebecca's Easter eggs and dessert treats

Rebecca’s Easter eggs and dessert treats





Show Me How 2: Add a Smile with Sprinkles

Oreo Cookie Lollipops

Sprinkles and Smiles

Sprinkles and Smiles

Let me “Show You” a quick snack that is a winner with my grandkids. I love to have my grandkids over to make things, either a craft or something fun to eat. On Wednesday nights we go to KSG at Crestview in Midland where they enjoy crafts, bible study, and snacks! The kids take turns bringing the snacks, and this past Wednesday it was their Emma, Ethan, and Noah’s turn. 

Of course we cannot just take a pre-packaged snack, the kids want to create something! (I wonder where they get that?) They start pulling out the Sprinkles and here we go!

What you will need:

Candy melts, cookies and sprinkles

Candy melts, cookies and sprinkles

You’ll also need lollipop sticks or craft sticks.

Show me Decorating tip: keep candy melts and sprinkles on hand for a quick and easy food/craft project and everyone is happy!

Set up your supplies and get ready for fun

Set up your supplies and get ready for fun and smiles!

You can always adjust the color of the candy melts or sprinkles if you have a holiday or special event to celebrate. On this occasion we went with spring colors and Easter cello bags for packaging. There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest for homemade snacks! Check out Craft-O-Maniac  and Eugenie Kitchen.

We used Oreos (double stuffed) and craft sticks to create cookie lollipops. I thought I had the lollipop sticks but Rebecca had used them in making cake pops! So we improvised with the craft sticks.

Noah (3yrs) loves to do it too!

Noah (3yrs) loves to do it too!

We started by separating the cookies, dipping the stick in the candy melt, placing it on the white filling and putting the cookie back together. Allow the cookie to set before dipping and decorating with sprinkles.

Follow the instructions on the candy melt packaging. Then let the kids dip and decorate! (Be careful the mixture is hot!)

These goodies solicit goofy smiles!

These goodies create goofy smiles!

Cookie pops are cute and fun!

Cookie pops are cute and fun!

Oreo cookie pops and Sugar wafers are a fun Spring decorated treat!

Oreo cookie pops and Sugar wafers are a fun Spring decorated treat!

Celo bags create our spring goodie bags

Cello bags create our spring goodie bags

I found these cute Easter cello bags at Walmart.

We shared our treats with our friends at church and then took some to cousins in San Antonio.

Barret was thrilled with his treat from his cousins!

Barret was thrilled with his treat from his cousins!

Yummy, just like mom Katy Barret loves a Oreo anytime of the day!

Yummy, just like mom Katy, Barret loves a Oreo anytime of the day!

What will you be serving for your Easter celebration?

Happy decorating y’all!

These 3 can be a crazy bunch!

These 3 can be a crazy bunch!

Creating memories is a wonderful opportunity as a Gram, and hands on activities are the best!

Create Inspire Educate to Decorate!

Show Me Decorating





Show Me How 2 make a Clover Bow for a Wreath

Bows, Bows, Bows, so many ways to tie a bow!

Have you downloaded our Bow App? It will show you how to tie a beautiful bow that you can add to so many things!

For Wreathes, we love to use a Clover Bow and layer it with several ribbons.

Choose a wired ribbon and practice until you love it! Shape the bow out and wire it into the wreath.

Burlap Wreath Bow

Wreath Bows

Then add in an accent ribbon in a print and tails

Fiesta Wreath

Ribbon tails weaved into the wreath add extra dimension.

This week, we had a great time at our Fiesta Make it and Take it Party. It was so much fun to share the How to of Show Me Decorating!

Here are a few of our pictures-

San Antonio Show Me Decorating Team

Love these Gals!

Love these Gals!

Fiesta Wreathes

Creations from Wreath Party


Fiesta Wreathes

Look at those WREATHES

If you would like to be invited to the next Make it and Take it event, email!


Happy Decorating,






Show Me How to Make a Fiesta Wreath

Fiesta Wreath Ingredients

Fiesta in San Antonio begins this year on April 10th. Fiesta is an annual Spring celebration that  started in 1891 when a group of citizens decided to honor the heroes of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto with a Battle of Flowers.
The first parade had horse-drawn carriages, bicycles decorated with fresh flowers and floats carrying children dressed as flowers. The participants pelted each other with blossoms. It is the largest celebration in San Antonio and includes many parades(River , Flambeau, & Battle of Flowers) festivals(Oyster Bake & King Williams Fair), NIOSA, and a city wide holiday for Battle of Flowers Parade.

To decorate homes, people add Fiesta wreathes to their front door with lots of ribbon, flowers, in bright colors.

Ready to make your own? You can with Show Me Decorating’s easy to follow steps-

What makes for a fabulous seasonal wreath?

1.Quality Ingredients- start with a good base. A wreath with sturdy branches/arms that will hold it’s form when you shape it. Choose colorful focal points to set the theme for your wreath, Wired ribbon in several widths, & Florals.

2. Decorate in a triangle

3. Decorate in layers and fill in spaces to your triangle as you go.

4. Step back & enjoy!

Fiesta Focal points-

RTC Fiesta collage

The Fiesta Collection at

So many cute things to choose…
Start with a great quality base

We love this Lime Green for Fiesta
(This wreath also comes in Orange)

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Lime Green Wreath

Gather your ingredients-Flowers in bright colors, ribbon half bows, and ribbon streamers.

Ribbon, Floral, Streamers, Spring, Fiesta


Think of your wreath as a triangle and place focal points and bow at each corner. Then fill in with flowers and half bows!

Wreath, Ribbon, Floral, Fiesta

A Few easy steps

Almost done, but first you have to add Ribbon Streamers to make it truly FIESTA!

Fiesta, Wreath, Ribbon, Floral,

Viva Fiesta

Ingredient list-
1 30” Lime Green Wreath
1 Metal Donkey Pinata
1 Metal Fiesta sign
1 Bolt of Candy Loop Ribbon – 5 Yards
Available from-

Fiesta Flowers can be bought or made from paper( don’t hold up as well outside) or from plastic tablecloths
Flowers purchased from Alamo Fiesta in San Antonio
5 large plastic flowers
5 small plastic flowers

Bows tied using the app from

1 large bow
6 half bows
Streamers tied with curly ribbon and satin ribbon

Fiesta Wreath kit available at

Now you are ready for Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo!

Thank you Lanisa Cole and Sal Priddy for the beautiful wreath!


Happy Decorating,