Show Me a Valentine Chandelier

Show Me A Valentine Chandelier…

How about adding a little LOVE to your chandelier? I did and I love it! I was blessed last year to redo our kitchen and when I did I knew I wanted a light fixture that I could decorate for the holidays!

QUICK TIP:

Valentine decorating, Valentine chandelier

Valentine Chandelier

Just a few steps

1. Gather your ingredients-I used 2 decorative garlands, #ShowMeDecorating bows, and a focal point. Learn to tie a bow at http://www.bowapp.showmedecorating.com

2. I wound the decorative red pom pom garland up the chandelier and the heart garland around the candle lights, then added my black and white check balls(I love to use these for Halloween, Christmas and Valentines).

3. Show Me Bows are a perky touch of color for this house of boys! I love to mix ribbon together but for something different I alternated plaid bows and solid red bows.

4. I added a glittered(every celebration needs a touch of glitter) Heart as a focal point. I  hung it high enough to not interfere with family dinner discussions which are quite lively in our house-did I mention that I have 4 boys?

Then I added a cut out Valentine runner(from @Target) and my @Coton Colors Happy Everything plate with #Valentine attachment.

Happy Valentines and spread some LOVE!

Jennifer

PS- be sure and check out the new #ValentineDecorations at http://www.showmedecorating.com/collections/valentines

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Show Me Decorating Christmas Confection Tree

Show Me Decorating Christmas Confection Tree

Christmas never tasted so sweet!

Christmas never tasted so sweet! Christmas Confections Tree Theme

Christmas never tasted so sweet! Christmas Confections Tree Theme

 Sweet Christmas Confection tree topper

Sweet Christmas Confection tree topper

Our colorful Christmas Confection tree topper is so sweet and simple. All it takes is the Show Me Decorating 3 key ingredients, ribbon, florals and a focal point.

A flocked tree is a perfect backdrop for this colorful candy Christmas Confection tree theme.

Large Red, White Swirl Lollipop

Large Red, White Swirl Lollipop

Start with a giant red lollipop, 3 floral sprays to compliment the tree theme, and 2 bows made with wired ribbon. A recipe for this sweet tree can be found at Show Me Decorating. Christmas Confection Tree Theme 

Curly Spray, fun floral for the ChristmasConfection Tree theme!

Curly Spray, fun floral for the Christmas Confection Tree theme!

We start at the top of the tree placing 2 bows back to back leaving part of the tree top showing. So many times we see bows perched on top of the tree and we prefer to wire on lower on the tree top and then placing 2nd bow in back. This gives the appearance of a bow all the way around!

Red and green swirl dot wired ribbon pops against the solid colored glitter mesh.

Red and green swirl dot wired ribbon pops against the solid colored glitter mesh.

Lime green glitter mesh is a versatile wired ribbon.

Lime green glitter mesh is a versatile wired ribbon.

Next place the focal point or tree topper  (the Red and White lollipop) and secure with florist wire. A faux tree, green or flocked has wired branches making them easy to decorate and secure bows, florals, balls and ornaments. However the same decorating techniques can work on a live Christmas Tree.

Floral stems complement our Christmas Confection tree theme. 3 different floral sprays are used at the top and placed directly into the top of the tree, no need for wiring on this top. A Fuchsia Poinsettia is added for a finishing touch.

Peppermint Sequin ball spray in Red and white are another seer addition to this tree theme.

Peppermint Sequin ball spray in Red and white are another sweet addition to this tree theme.

Using our step by step Tree decorating DVD or downloading the Christmas Tree decorating app for your iPhone or iPad, you will gain the confidence and expertise to decorate your largest Christmas decoration the Christmas tree!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Show Me Christmas in July-How to Pick a Theme

Royal Red & Gold

“Theming for a Lifestyle”  

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

Why 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 live it,it is our way of life!

Home: Home décor and interior decorating

Volunteer work: Teacher appreciation, charity events

Church: Women’s ministry and special events

Dressing: simplifies getting ready, packing and looking pulled together

We have lived this way for so long and have taught our kids as we celebrated birthdays, hosted baby or bridal showers, that they are using these same ideas in decorating their homes and celebrations.

To see more of our shared ideas, table displays, parties and event decorations, decorated Christmas trees and houses, check out our blog!

Plan around a collection, interest, hobby or home décor

    Example: a Kitchen decorated with Cookie cutters and gingerbread men, candy and treats!

Kitchen decorated for Christmas

Gingerbread for Christmas

                A child’s room- Boy’s tree decorated with sport trophies, baseball gloves, hat and shoes

Christmas decorating for boys

Trophies, Shoes, and Hats can be decorations for a boys tree

                       Girls’s tree decorated with teapots, dolls, shoes, even a ballet Tutu!

Little girls Christmas tree

Tutu’s, tea cups, and dolls can decorate a girls tree!

Christmas Trees come in many shapes and sizes and decorated a 101 different ways. However the most popular is a 7 1/2′ green tree, decorated in traditional red and green, with a touch of gold. Many of the tree decoration suppliers claim to sell 80% red to all the other colors! Whatever your taste or style there is a theme or color story for you! Here we share a few of our most popular color combinations and themes!

Christmas Gone Wild

Christmas Gone Wild-“Wow” your traditional red, green, and gold holiday theme with leopard velvet ribbon mixed with plaids and stripes and take your personal mixture of family ornaments over the top!

Gold Frankincense & Myrrh

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh-These Royal jewel tone colors are fit for a king! Your Holiday tree will be a Joyous Celebration with gold balls, a peacock pick, ribbon with copper diamonds and your collection of crosses and nativity ornaments.

Winter Whimsey

Winter Whimsy-Pop the traditional red & green norm with Black and White! Zebra Stripes, checks, and polka dot ribbon will do just that and more. Add in your favorite snowman ornaments for a touch of Winter Whimsy.

Be Jolly Merry Mischief

Peppermint Twist

Peppermint twist 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.

Quick tip, view the Christmas tree in black and white and substitute your own color or theme to create your unique look.  The 3 ingredients hold the key to a well decorated tree, Ribbon, Balls and Floral.

For more how to tips, ideas, instructions and a step by step video and guide book go to

www.showmedecorating.com.  You can also shop tree themes and purchase your ingredients online too!

Download the app  http://app.showmedecorating.com just $2.99

Happy Decorating yall!

Kathy and Becky

Show Me a Frightfully Fun Halloween Garland!

Welcome Trick or Treaters!

The Before!

Green garland and black garland add ons

instructions

shape garland and check lights

Garland fluffed and shaped!

Use greenery twisted over black garlands

Black Leaf garland and branch added on

hang garland around door, secured to screws

Start by wiring on Balls in varied sizes and colors

Wire on large focal points

added largest focal in corners

add in ribbon and glitter floral

Ribbon and glitter floral

Wreaths that match are added to complete the doorway!

Need help decorating? Check out our app for iphones and ipads!

http://www.app.showmedecorating.com

Happy Decorating Yall!

Becky and Kathy

Special thanks to Our designer Georgeann for the Fun instructions, the Show Me Decorating Team, and Mindy for a fabulous doorway!