Dazzling Swarovski Crystal DecorativeTrees ~ DIY Project Designed by Susan Dorling Designs

Foam or Styrofoam trees are ideal for crafting one-of-a-kind decorations for Christmas, or to create a little festive ambiance any time of the year. Delightfully cone-shaped, lightweight and inexpensive, foam trees are readily available at craft supply stores in assorted heights and sizes. Make just one for a dramatic focal point or a whole forest of dazzling trees. Deck them out in colors and materials to complement your home decor; and display one or more on an entrance table, fireplace mantel or as a dinner table centerpiece. Foam trees look particularly beautiful dressed in painted leaves sprinkled with Swarovski crystals. 
December 26, 2014 by Susan Dorling

How to Make Chicken Wire Cabinet Doors

If you need a quick and inexpensive yet trendy update for your kitchen, why not think outside the coop, save some scratch and treat your existing cabinet doors to chicken wire inserts? Embrace rustic barnyard-to-farmhouse flare with raw chicken wire, also called galvanized wire, or create your own one-of-a-kind version of country chic by embellishing the wire. 

Decorating Tips for a Tuscany-Style Kitchen

Tuscany captures our imagination with its character and charm. Learn how to create Tuscan magic in your kitchen with paint and decorative accents.

Famous for its Old World character and charm, Tuscany captivates visitors from around the world. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance – 13th to 16th Century – Tuscany is a celebration of art and cuisine, a canvas infused with time-worn colors baked in the sun, scrubbed by the Mediterranean sea. It is the home of superb wines like Chianti, and folks who have a genuine passion for life. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage and artistic legacy, Tuscany is pure magic. You can capture a little of this timeless Tuscan magic for yourself by decorating your kitchen with Tuscan-inspired paint colors and decorative accents. 

How to Make a Winter Grapevine Wreath

Winter WreathWith a few well-chosen decorating materials, you can transform a basic grapevine wreath into a winter work of art, to enhance your home inside and out. Mount decorative winter grapevine wreaths on exterior entrance doors, in windows, on fences and the garage for instant curb appeal.