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 http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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)

Wreath, lime, green, Fiesta, Spring

Lime Green Wreath

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

Ribbon, Floral, Streamers, Spring, Fiesta

Ingredients

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-
www.ShowMeDecorating.com

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 www.app.showmedecorating.com

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

Fiesta Wreath kit available at https://show-me-decorating.myshopify.com/admin/products/270596973

Now you are ready for Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo!

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

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

This season Kathy and Becky were honored to host Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts for an event signing at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas.

Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark Roberts and Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Several collectors won the invite to a “private” brunch before the event to meet and greet and have their favorite Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts collections signed.

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Alta Lynn hosted the brunch in her “Mary Engelbreit” inspired home!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta's "Mary E" inspired doorway!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta’s “Mary E” inspired doorway!

Tip: Mary Engelbreit prints were framed in Dollar Tree black frames and hung on the garland as focal points.

Best friends, Tricia and Sheri (also huge Mary Engelbreit fans) prepared amazing delicious brunch dishes.

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

GeorgeAnn and our Show Me Decorating team decorated this home with a whimsical Mary Engelbreit inspired theme. Lots of touches of bold colors paired with black and white patterns of polka dots and Mary’s signature black and white check.

The table is set, complete with a "Vintage" Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The table is set, complete with a “Vintage” Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

WMMary Table Set 1 WMMary Table Set 2

Feather tree on the Kitchen table Shows off many vintage Mary Engelbreit ornaments

Festivity and fun was inspired by Mark Robert’s fairies, elves and Santa’s and created Christmas magic in this holiday home.

Mark Robert's chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert’s chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert's and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mark Robert’s and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta's festive house.

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta’s festive house.

A fun time was had by all and  Alta Lynn’s, Mary Engelbriet inspired home with a touch of Mark Robert’s Christmas magic will be a source of Show Me Decorating  ideas for everyone

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

The Lamp in the background is accented with a Mark Robert’s fairy

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

Tip: Carry out your table theme and color story to your chandelier.

More Show Me Decorating ideas and brunch recipes to follow!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

We are your Christmas Decorating experts! Thanks for following along!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace

Show Me a Personalized Fall Fireplace……as easy as 1,2,3!

The heart of the home, the fireplace,  is a focal point for seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country French home is no exception.

Beautiful mantel "before" Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Beautiful mantel “before” Show Me Decorating Fall DIY transformation

Take a look at your everyday decor and edit. On this mantel we removed the candle sticks, bowl, frame, tray and glass candle holder. The rooster and potted topiary stayed to be part of the fall decorating.

Now it is time to select the fall decorating items. A green garland traditionally used at Christmas is a great base to start with. Wired fall garlands can be layered and wired in, no glue needed. We call it making the garlands one!

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Green base garland, twister grass garland in fall colors and a fall leaf garland.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Twister grass fall garland is layered first, use green wire branches to twist on.

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Next layer on a fall leaf garland, using green branches to twist on

Now it is time to put the garland on the mantel.

Show Me Tip: Measure your mantel to determine how many garlands you will need for your Fall DIY. Green garlands and some novelty garlands are 9′ long.  Next decide how you will attach the garlands to the mantel if it is not wide enough for the garlands to lay on top. You can use nails, tea-cup hooks, wire and even C-clamps.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

We used 1 of each garland for this decorating Fall project.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

Half bows work well in garlands and are easy to make.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The half bow made out of wired ribbon coordinates with the fall color story.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

The Fall Fireplace mantel is completed with a Harvest sign, and metal pumpkins.

This garland could also be used on a buffet, bookcase, or as the centerpiece for your dining table.

Celebrate the season  and decorate key areas in your home for family and friends to enjoy. Choose quality ingredients, wired garlands and florals, Wired ribbon, and focal points to make a statement. Personalizing an item with the family name or initial adds a personal touch. Edit everyday decor leaving complimentary items that coordinate with your seasonal decorating.

This beautiful Country french home welcomes in the cool crisp air of fall and celebrates the harvest season. How will you decorate and celebrate?

Happy Fall Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

2013 Decorating Ingredients available now to Decorate-Halloween Candy Corn and Lollipops……Treats with Show Me Decorating Tricks

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The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Show Me Decorating tip: Picking a theme (from an inspiration piece or item) or color story will help narrow selections for your decorating projects.

For these great ingredients visit http://www.ShowMeDecorating.com

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Glowing orange Faux garlands will be the base for this Fun Candy Halloween garland!

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pilling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Designer tip: always shape faux greenery and florals, handle each branch, pulling out and shaping for a full look. Quality wired garland is a must to attach and wire your focal and filler items, ribbon, balls, florals etc.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

Permanent screws have been installed in mortar around the doorway. Landscape wiring is attached and then garland is wired on by twisting the wire over and back.

8" Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finishes are selected for interest.

8″ Shatterproof balls are wired on 1st, colors coordinate with the inspiration banner. Matt and shiny finish are selected for interest.

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas is the color scheme or theme allows)

All the balls are placed on first, most of these were used on the fall doorway! (could be used for Christmas if the color scheme or theme allows)

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Supplies are gathered on a blanket to protect them from the ground.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Oversized candy corn and glitter florals will help complete the look. Always think in size and proportion to your doorway, and what can be seen from the street.

Glitter Jack- o- Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter Jack o Lantern faces are light weight and add in after balls are attached.

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

Glitter florals add fun and color! Lime green coordinates with inspiration Lisa Frost banner!

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

A good Quality base is a must to allow you to wire and secure big focal points to.

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Black and White ribbon in stripes and polka dots will add a punch to this bright orange garland!

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

Giant lollipops and Candy corn, match the inspiration #Lisa Frost #Halloween banner.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Quality ribbon will last several years.

To update your Halloween, add Black and white, polka dots and stripes with wired ribbon. the wider the ribbon the less it takes to make an impact. Loops and tails make for a fun bow treatment. Good quality ribbon will last several years.

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful halloween doorway!

The Lisa Frost Halloween banner was the inspiration for this fun and colorful Halloween doorway!

Ingredients: Most are available at www.ShowMeDecorating.com

7- 8″ shatterproof balls assorted colors
11- 6″ shatterproof balls
2 tubes, 4 each black assorted finish balls 4 3/4″
5- 4″ shatterproof balls
5 – Giant candy lollipops
6 – oversized #Glitterville candy corn
5 -bows, 1 10yd bolt each ribbon
18 -lime green glitter picks
3-9′  orange garlands (measure your doorway to determine how many you will need)
5- glitter jack -o- lantern heads

Halloween, Halloween Decorating,

Halloween Decorating Ingredients available now at http://www.showmedecorating.com

Candy Corn, Halloween Decorations, Ribbon, Doorway Decor

Halloween Decorating Ingredients

Happy Halloween decorating Y’all,

Kathy and Becky

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Show Me a Christmas Wreath Idea

Christmas wreath is hung by ribbon on a curtain rod.

Christmas wreath is hung by ribbon on a curtain rod.

Kathy completes the decorating with a matching bow.

Kathy completes the decorating with a matching bow.

The French Country Christmas theme is a perfect compliment to Kathy’s home decor and personal style.

The Christmas Wreaths adorning the windows add a finishing touch.

The Christmas Wreaths adorning the windows add a finishing touch.

Faux garlands, Christmas trees and greenery take all the mess out of decorating with fresh greens and can be reused from year to year.

For the best Christmas ingredients and “how to” ideas, Show Me Decorating

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

Wreath, Bow, French Country Christmas

French Country Christmas

Show Me a quick Dept. 56 Village Christmas Centerpiece

Show Me a quick Dept. 56 Village Christmas Centerpiece

Dept. 56 Christmas Shop Centerpiece

Dept. 56 Christmas Shop Centerpiece

For a quick and easy Christmas centerpiece, feature a special Dept. 56 Village piece in a glass jar. Kathy chose the Christmas Shop in honor of our store Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland.

Here is the easy step by step

Choose a jar large enough to hold your Dept. 56 village building and add handfuls of faux snow.

Choose a jar large enough to hold your Dept. 56 village building and add handfuls of faux snow.

The Christmas Shop honors our partnership for the last 29 years!

The Christmas Shop honors our partnership for the last 29 years!

Place the building in the jar, settling into the snow.

Place the building in the jar, settling into the snow.

Top it off with the glass lid.

Top it off with the glass lid.

Dept. 56 Christmas Shop Centerpiece

Dept. 56 Christmas Shop Centerpiece

The Christmas centerpiece is completed by placing on a silver tray and a set of Christmas ornament candle sticks.

Happy Decorating y’all,

Becky and Kathy

For more inspiration, DIY and fabulous ingredients for your holiday decorating visit ShowMeDecorating.com

Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

Show Me Halloween Garland How to Tricks and Treats.

There is a slight chill in the air (or so I imagine)…..fall is on it’s way!

 Halloween garlands are a great way to decorate your doorway for the fall season!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Make a great first impression by creating it yourself!

Decide on your theme or color story , measure your door or entrance way, and  shop from home! Visit our new online store at  ShowMeDecorating.

 We love to install  permanent screws or nails around the doorway, leave them in and you are ready to decorate seasonally!

Install around your door or entranceway

Install around your door or entranceway

Use nails if you have wood surrounding the door or entranceway, paint to match. Purchase @mollybolts at @lowes or @homedepot or your local hardware store.

A good quality base will hold all your treats with our tricks!

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

The bright orange pops against this entranceway.

Most faux garlands are 9′ long and can be wired together or cut to match your measurements.

The next ingredient is balls!

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Balls (not just for Christmas!) are a great ingredient in Halloween colors.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Space the balls out and use a variety of sizes, wire in place. We love odd numbers.

Our exclusive Black and White Balls add a pop!

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

Ribbon loops and tails are attached to fun picks and sprays and wired onto the garland base.

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Add fun focal points and your are done!

Add fun focal points and your are done!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Bright orange Halloween garland with pops of purple, welcomes ghost and goblins to stop by for a treat!

Matching teardrops complete the look, now it’s time to buy some candy and watch for some Ghost!

Shop our Halloween selections and enjoy decorating your favorite Haunt!

Happy Spooooky Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

P.S. Store all your goodies in a clear tub marked Halloween.