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PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2014

Burgundy color palette and a red pick September 2014  |  PlanetChristmas  13 Honorable Warrior Honorable warrior, that’s what the color bur-gundy represents. Burgundy reminds you to stand up for yourself, someone else, or a cause you are passionate about. That’s precisely why we chose burgundy ornaments to add to our ornament collection this year! Ornaments are so versatile, you can use them for nearly any project year-round. There is sure to be a color to suit your needs, but since bur-gundy is the newest addition to the collection, here are some great options to help you decorate in your home using this color palette. Centerpieces are a wonderful place to start when using ornaments to add a pop to your décor. Since ornaments come in several differ-ent sizes, you can combine not only different colors, but different sizes, to add more depth to your centerpieces. Start with a glass container of your choosing, toss in your ornament choices (some colors that would work well with bur-gundy would be matte gold, olive green, and purple) and then toss in some small accent to match your theme/occasion. For instance, you could use the centerpieces at tables for a wed-ding reception and add baby’s breath. If you’re using your centerpieces this fall at home, toss in some twigs and set one on your dining room table and another on your mantle. A fall wreath would work well with this color scheme as well. Start with sequoia or mixed blend wreaths. Add the ornaments of your choice, then add some small twigs, and viola, a wonderful fall wreath! Of course, there’s always the obvious choice for burgundy ornaments – a burgundy themed Christmas tree! Picks: A How-To Guide Picks are fabulous tools for your DIY needs. Picks are the perfect addition to add some per-sonality to your tree, wreath, or garland. They can also be ideal for a quick centerpiece or man-tle décor when combined with some ornaments. But using picks in creative ways is just the tip of the iceberg. Picks are so versatile, they can be used in several different DIY projects. A favorite décor piece for many DIY decorators (if you ever watch any DIY television) are tall (3’-5’), slender, glass vases that you can fill with virtually anything and stand in a corner. They add a touch of class and elegance, and can be changed with the sea-son or a specific theme. Let’s start with a fall themed idea. Fall brings with it several things from the sky that aren’t prevalent any other time of year – specifically acorns! Acorns can be somewhat of a nuisance, but when you trans-form them, they can become things of beauty. Start by collecting enough acorns to fill your vase (which can more than likely be found at your local thrift shop or craft store) about 3/4ths of the way from the top. Paint the acorn bottoms in colors you wouldn’t expect for fall – blue, pink, yellow, purple – using craft paint. Once the paint dries, you can layer some of the acorns in the vase, and then add a layer of the pick of your choice. We have several to choose from. Add another layer of acorns, then another layer of picks. You can make each layer as thick or thin as you like until you’ve reached the top of your vase. Another option would be to stand a pick up on the inside (against the vase) as you fill with acorns instead of layering them in. This gives you two different looks, so experiment and find out what you like! You could do both if you like. Find out more at the Winterland store at http://store.winterlandinc.com.


PlanetChristmas Magazine September 2014
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