3 Christmas Decoration Ideas

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:25 am on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Here are three cool Christmas decoration ideas I came upon:

Magnet Ornaments. Glue magnets to the back of ornaments for a festive kitchen decoration.

Framed Christmas Wreath. Instead of a Christmas Wreath, use a frame, ribbon, and ornaments for surprising holiday decor.

Wine Cork Garland. Another use for wine corks! Insert eye screws on the end of each cork, then tie together, and you’ve got a great garland. Great on the Christmas tree or the mantel.

How To Make Multicolored Layered Ribbon

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:23 am on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Following yesterday’s round-up on DIY gift wrapping, check out this tutorial on how to make Multicolored Layered Ribbons.

Wow. There had better be something good in that box.

Gift Wrapping Round-Up

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:10 am on Monday, December 3, 2012

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This week I have a pile of present to wrap and put in the mail, and a load more to buy. You’re probably in a similar situation. Here’s a round-up of past posts that cover everything from making your own bows to how to get the best deals on shipping:

How To Make Christmas Bows

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Make Gift Bows From Baby Scribbles

From Plastic Bag To Gift Topper

Make A Bow From The Phone Book

The Cheapest Ways To Get Wrapping Paper

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Make Your Own Padded Envelopes

Making Packing Material

When To Use Flat Rate Shipping

Book Illustration Cubbies

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 8:43 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I love these Book Illustration Cubbies. They are inexpensive IKEA cubbies that have been covered with illustrations from an old copy of Blueberries for Sal, thanks to the help of Modge Podge. A great design detail, and good organization too.

Pumpkin Round-Up

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:07 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I’m going to take the rest of the week off, so I’m going to leave you with this round-up of pumpkin carving inspiration. Blogging will resume on Monday, November 5.

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Lite-Brite Pumpkins

Pumpkin Cooler

Pumpkin Carving Inspiration

Pumpkin Creatures

Pumpkin Candles

Full-Length Mirror Jewelry Cabinet

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 5:21 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

If, like me, you have a lot of jewelry, check out this Full-Length Mirror Jewelry Cabinet. It’s an attractive, space-saving device that doubles as a jewelry box and a mirror. And it even locks.

The only downside is there doesn’t seem to be room for ring boxes and the like, but otherwise, this is a great way to organize your jewelry.

The mirror–which is actually 3/4 length, not full-length–comes in cherry, distressed oak, and white. $249.

From Aquapod Bottles To Milk Ghosts

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 11:27 am on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Check out these adorable Halloween Party additions: Milk Ghosts made from Zephyrhills Aquapod water bottles. From the site:

I was literally staring at my Zephyrhills Aquapod water bottle, lightbulb! I ripped the bottle wrap and cap plastic and voila, the shape of a ghost somewhat. I cut out pieces of black cardstock to make the eyes and mouth, filled them with milk and displayed a black and white straw!

And these ghosts don’t have to just hold milk. You can paint the outside with white paint and fill with any kind of delicious beverage you like.

Drawer Dividers

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:20 am on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Here’s a neat gadget–Drawer Dividers. They are spring-loaded wooden dividers that you can insert into most drawers and create compartmentalized storage.

$18 for a set of 2.

I could use a few of these.

Swing Table

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:59 am on Thursday, October 4, 2012

I love this Swing Table! Such a cool idea. I could see this making mealtime or the boardroom meeting a heck of a lot more fun.

If you had some carpentry skills, you could build your own, too. [Design Milk]

Toy Capsule Lamp

Filed under: Cleaning/Decorating — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:18 am on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Make Magazine pointed me to this Toy Capsule Lamp from Design Systems, a design firm in Hong Kong. Small toys, like the kind you see in $.25 vending machines, have been inserted in plastic capsules on the end of each light.

Great for a kid’s room, don’t you think?

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