Cool Blue and White Decorations for the Holidays
Delicate Ornament Wreath
This intricate-looking wreath is surprisingly simple to make. Here's how:
-- Wrap a plastic foam wreath with white or pale blue ribbon.
-- Hot-glue glass ornaments to cover the wreath, starting with the larger balls and layering smaller ones to fill the gaps.
Editor's Tip: Select an assortment of colors, textures, and sheens for the most interesting effect.
The annual flurry of Christmas cards looks lovely displayed on this memory board. Here's how to make it:
-- Start with an inexpensive framed bulletin board.
-- Paint the frame, and apply a diluted wash in varying shades of blue, mixed with luminescent embossing powder.
-- Stretch quilted fabric over the cork and staple onto the back. Create a grid of ribbon; attached with pins at the ends and wherever ribbons cross.
This stocking takes on a mod flair with a ruff of soft white faux fur and a star made from icy-white beads.
Beaded Table Runner
Set the mood for the holidays with a pretty table runner that you can make in a snap. Here's how to do it:
-- Start with a ready-made runner -- this one is white fabric edged with a generous band of shiny blue.
-- At each end, tack on a length of sparkly beading (available at crafts or fabric stores) to add a dressy holiday finish.
Snowflake Gift Toppers
Top holiday packages with snowflake ornaments for a festive touch in cool colors.