Holiday Decorating in Red and Green
Classic Christmas Chic
A Pop of Color
Trees sparkle more with a few well-placed accents of lime green. Make these easy ornaments by hot-gluing gathered velvet ribbon to both sides of a cardboard disk. Add tiny covered buttons at the centers for dressmaker detailing.
For a sofa-full of presents, wrap pillows with wire-edge ribbon, tied off in a big bow. Add a purchased tassel for an elegant finishing touch.
Pleated-ribbon pinwheels look elegant on the tree and stylishly tailored on a gift box. Hot-glue the pleated ribbon to a cardboard circle, covering the center with a smaller ribbon-covered circle edged with trim.
Wrapped in Style
These beautifully wrapped packages, topped with pleated ribbon accents, are worth the wait to open them. Accent the ribbons with covered buttons or sparkly fashion pins.
Plentiful greenery adds luxury to this dining-room mantel, where layered garlands complement a matching wreath. Add more greenery at the window, to the chandelier, and at the back of chairs.
A mixed bouquet is a natural choice for do-it-yourself designers. Look for a variety of flower shapes, and keep the color palette simple. Here, white roses, stock, ranunculus and red tulips combine with lime-green foliage.
Deck the Chairs
Surprise dinner guests with cheerful arrangements of greens and berries tied to the back of their chairs. Secure the natural materials with ribbon in fresh-lime green and red.
Add Color to the table
Create a fireplace focal point by tucking greenery into the spaces between items on the mantel. This colorful arrangement also contains ornaments, berries, and dozens of twinkling white lights.
Wrap boxes with layerd ribbons in different widths; then add another layer of translucent velum paper. This velum was printed with a scanned pencil drawing of a wreath.