Look closely: The pictures below aren’t real. Believe it or not, they’re digital mock-ups! We worked with , an online decorator that creates lifelike, to-scale designs for your room based on your photos and measurements. And best of all, you can purchase any of their furniture or décor selections on the spot.
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1. Create these tall, delicate trees by wrapping the top of a with to create a true point (the tops are flat), then cover the cone in .
2. Knot a piece of around the top, then wrap it around the cone in a crisscross pattern. To make shorter trees, stop wrapping before you get to the bottom of the cone.
3. Apply 2 coats of to the floss. Once dry and hardened, remove the plastic wrap and cone.
4. Glue on to add sparkle.
1. Add some sparkle to your tree by carefully pushing whole and halved into a 1 1⁄2" .
2. Then, apply 1 or 2 coats of .
3. While still wet, dust fine over the ornament and use a dab of hot glue to attach a string for hanging.
1. Gather up a collection of white and red mismatched cups, saucers and dinner plates, and adorn them with a mix of motifs using rubber stamps and .
2. Bake the dishes following manufacturer’s instructions to make the patterns permanent.
3. To hang your completed masterpieces on the wall, mount the plates on plate hooks or — if you want to avoid putting nail holes in the wall — twist a pipe cleaner into a loop and hot-glue it to the back of the plate, then mount the plate to the wall on removable . If you prefer to put them on shelves to bring the eye-catching pattern and color to often-neglected places, simply display them using small easels.
1. Trace a on a sheet of paper and cut out the ring shape. Glue the paper to the front of the floral ring.
2. Trim 49 straws down to 6 1/2" (long), 49 down to 5 1/2" (medium), and cut 25 straws in half to get 50 3 7/8" (short) pieces. Discard extra pieces.
3. Apply a dime-size dot of glue near center of ring. Adhere a long straw so one end is flush with the inner ring. Continue to add long straws one by one, flush with the inner ring and evenly spaced at the outer edge, until the ring is covered.
4. Apply a dime-size dot of glue near center of ring, in the crevice between 2 of the long straws. Adhere a medium straw so one end is flush with the inner ring. Continue to add medium straws flush with the inner ring, evenly spaced between the longest straws.
5. Repeat with short straws, spacing them between the medium straws. Let dry completely.
6. Secure a small loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath with glue for hanging.