Category Archives: Holiday Decorations

Create Fun and Simple Easter Decorations

You can create simple Easter decorations that are simply beautiful and inexpensive by using seasonal flowers and re-purposing hard goods that you already have around your house or from other holidays. Easter Tree Making simple Easter decorations couldn’t be easier! Take … Continue reading

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How to Make Halloween Centerpieces

Halloween is arguably the most DIY friendly holiday. Between costumes for kids and adults, décor and spooky-inspired parties, the options are endless!   DIY Halloween Candy Vase Personally, I love the purple, lime green, orange and black combination for the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Spooky Spider Tree Halloween Centerpiece

Here’s a “spider tree” that is very simple to make and will look great in a picture window, on a table in the foyer or as a centerpiece for a Halloween party. Begin making your own spooky spider tree Halloween … Continue reading

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DIY Mother’s Day Craft: How to Make a Floral Hot Air Balloon for Mom

Mom does so much for the family throughout the year: No matter how long her to-do list is, you know you can always count on her for anything. Because she means so much, let her sit back and enjoy herself … Continue reading

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Show Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Some TLC

How to Make Your Valentines Flowers Last Most of us look forward to feeling special and loved on Valentine’s Day, and of course receiving Valentine flowers is the perfect way to know you are adored! Flowers represent love in many … Continue reading

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Great New Year Decor Ideas!

Ring In The New Year With Style! Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for a few close friends or going all out to ring in the New Year you’ll want to have party décor that will set the mood.  If … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Christmas Wreaths

One of my favorite traditions during the Holiday season is taking a day to decorate the house. While it may feel like a chore for some, I have always enjoyed putting a lot of creativity and effort into my décor … Continue reading

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How To Create A DIY Autumn Leaf Table Runner

Fall is here, Thanksgiving is slowly approaching… What is better than an inexpensive, easy and creative autumn leaf table runner to bring the outside beauty of fall, inside your home? Your friends and family will feel as if they are sitting … Continue reading

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Create Festive Floral Place Settings

Creating a decorative detail on each dinner plate is an easy and inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table. You don’t necessarily need to add a place card, especially if your family is a “first at … Continue reading

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Have a Beach Inspired Thanksgiving!

While many of us associate Thanksgiving with crisp cold air, berried branches, turning foliage, and chrysanthemums, not everyone has to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house. Some just take a barefoot stroll along … Continue reading

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Sweet M&M Halloween Table Centerpiece

Halloween is a great opportunity to have some creative fun! Make it sweet and simple with this easy M&M Halloween Table Centerpiece craft. Here’s a quick centerpiece idea for your Halloween festivities… I love the purple, lime green, orange and … Continue reading

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Make a Fun Candy Corn Inspired Centerpiece

From now until the end of the year is a crafters dream. From Halloween through Thanksgiving and right into the holiday season, there are more reasons to decorate and create than any other time of the year. Make a fun … Continue reading

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Vintage Halloween Centerpiece

Vintage Halloween Pumpkin Give your table a vintage makeover with this vintage Halloween centerpiece.  This original papier-mâché pumpkin from the 1950’s is my favorite Halloween decoration. My mother-in-law gave it to me a few years ago. She finds the best … Continue reading

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Celebrate Love Note Day This September!

Note Ideas For Love Note Day! The month of September continues to fly by, but I wanted to take a moment and share one of the sweetest holidays I have ever heard of! Love Note Day falls annually on the … Continue reading

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Our Pet Loving Mom: Wendy from Paw Luxury

Spotted! I’m so excited to share with you one last mom! Wendy from Paw Luxury is a Pet Loving Mom! How cute is this super creative floral arrangement? Phil, one of the talented designers at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has been revisiting a … Continue reading

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Host The Perfect Irish Dinner Party

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! A six-pack and a potato please! Whether you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or throwing a fun Irish dinner party, I have the perfect touches to make it special. Of course with a name like McCann-Mulligan … Continue reading

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Prepare A Traditional Irish Breakfast

Top of The Mornin’ Tea & Scones March 17th is a grand day and what better way to start the day than with a traditional irish breakfast of a plate of hot homemade scones and a cup of irish tea?  … Continue reading

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Learn about Shabbat, A Jewish Holiday

Celebrate Shabbat! Recently, I was told that this Friday, March 5th, the Jewish holiday of Shabbat will be celebrated across America and Canada. For those of you who don’t know what the holiday Shabbat is, take a moment to read … Continue reading

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Give A Personalized Wreath

Inspired by the ancient tradition of featuring a different floral arrangement in front of a home to identify the family and profession of the resident, I created these one of a kind designs. These are the kind of arrangements that … Continue reading

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Tips and Ideas For Creating Your Own Wreath

Here are a few basic tips and ideas for creating your own wreaths either as a gift to yourself or for a friend. TRANSFORMED BARGAIN WREATHS Keep your eyes open for bargains with possibilities. I always check out the clearance … Continue reading

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Great Holiday Flower Tree Ideas

The Christmas tree market was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer, Mark Carr, hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City and sold them. By 1900, one in five American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years … Continue reading

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Welcome the Holidays!

Now that we are in December I hardly know where to start. I have so much that I want to share with you, from ideas for decorating your home using what you already have to the hot new colors for … Continue reading

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WETN Interview – Life is a Celebration!

Check out my interview with WETN where I share decor tips for upcoming events and holidays! Tweet

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Chinese New Year – 2010 the Year of the Tiger

Celebrate Chinese New Year! The Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the New Moon. This year, the year of the tiger, the Chinese New Year falls on February 14th – Valentine’s Day! So even if you’re not … Continue reading

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Grandparents Day

The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of the lonely elderly in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Margarita!

Margaritas and summer just seem to go hand in hand. Some prefer them straight up and others go for the frozen concoction! Well 1-800 FLOWERS.COM has a version that is neither and yet will still be the hit of any … Continue reading

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4th of July Floral Arrangement – MADE IN THE USA!

When decorating for the 4th of July, a red, white, and blue theme is a “no-brainer”! Take your patriotism a step further and use vases and flowers that are all made right here in the good ol’ US of A. … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Flowers

St. Patrick’s Day is not just about green carnations and beer. Ok, well it is about beer, but another way to celebrate the day is with a floral bouquet that honors the beauty of the fields of Ireland. This was … Continue reading

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DIY Vase – Bring on the Bling!

Here’s a pretty project for a cold winter’s day. Add a little sparkle to someone’s day and create a dazzling arrangement using a glass, some beads, and fresh flowers. Take this initial idea and make it your own. These vases … Continue reading

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Toast in the New Year with Easy Decor

New Year’s Eve is a time to enjoy cocktails and champagne toasts. Using cocktail glasses and barware as vessels for your floral décor is a great way to add a festive celebratory feeling to any size gathering. Here are a … Continue reading

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