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Easy Holiday Decorating Tips From Sabrina Soto
By Lauren Barth November 22, 2010
By Sabrina Soto, Target Style Expert for Home and HGTV Designer
Bring the outdoors in during the holiday by mixing traditional elements with nature throughout the home.
Try choosing elements that will easily transition from one occasion to another. You’ll find it a cinch to keep up by creating a neutral base of décor consisting of twigs, pine cones and berries; then weave in a few more season specific elements to fill décor arrangements out.
With the right containers items from nature can make the perfect elements to fit any style from country to traditional to modern. For traditional or country style homes use woven baskets or wooden bowls, for contemporary or modern homes try glass or metallic containers.
For instance try filling a tall, round glass vase about half way up with loose dried berries, then arrange cat tails, pheasant feathers or twigs for a natural, but sophisticated table or mantel decoration.
Skip the traditional door wreath this year and try tying some found branches together with a satin ribbon and hang them upright on your door, mix in some berries to add a splash of color.
Dressing the holiday table
Spray the tips of quilter’s pins gold so you can pin name tags to fresh fruits like pears or seasonal gourds.
Copper pipe fittings from local hardware store make for great napkin holders. Simply slip your napkin into the fitting along with a small stalk of wheat for a clever, festive look.
Your decorations will stand the test of seasons with just a few, simple changes. Switch out acorns and gourds for ornaments and candy canes to give your home a whole new look without having to start from scratch!
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