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Holiday Organizing 101: Garland and Wreath Storage Ideas

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Garlands and wreaths are two of the most challenging holiday decorations to store. Unlike ornaments and lights, they need larger spaces so that their fine foliage and adornments won’t get damaged. Fortunately, there are some wonderful garland and wreath storage ideas that will ensure their quality during the off-season. Here is a short but informative guide to help you with the process.

How to store artificial Christmas wreaths and garlands
Traditional Holiday Decorations by Redwood City Furniture & Accessories Balsam Hill

1. Carefully remove the garland from the mantel or your banister. To do this without causing any damage to your piece, gently drape it over your arm and carry it to the location of your container. This method also ensures that your décor won’t get tangled or stepped on as you move it.
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Holiday Organizing 101: Wrapping Paper Storage Ideas in Your Own Craft Station

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There may be hundreds of ways to dispose or recycle gift wrappers, but only a few tricks to store them – and all that depends on one’s creativity! Here are eight amazing ideas from Pinterest, Houzz, and the blogosphere on how you can organize your leftover gift wrap from the last holiday season right in your very own craft station.

Extension Rods


Transitional Home Office by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O’Hara Interiors

Install tension rods between two walls. Here you can hang rolls of gift wrap. Aside from keeping your wrapping paper organized, this storage technique is also a great way to add color to your craft station.

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Holiday Organizing 101: Christmas Tree Care Tips for Your Artificial Evergreen

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Soon after the holidays are over, the task of storing the Christmas tree becomes daunting for busy homeowners and decorators. With Balsam Hill’s comprehensive tree storage guide, you will learn our easy step-by-step process plus a few holiday organizing tips to keep your evergreen looking pristine even while in storage.

Balsam Hill's Stratford Spruce

1. Make sure that each decoration on the Christmas tree has been taken down. Take off the tree topper and ornaments on the branches. Afterwards, unplug the lights and carefully remove each string. Store them in a safe location in the meantime.

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Holiday Organizing 101: How to Store Christmas Lights in 4 Easy Steps

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A good set of Christmas lights always spells a more breathtaking and memorable yuletide season. Maintaining the quality of these sparklers can, however, become a challenge. When taking down and storing Christmas lights after the holidays, decorators often face a mess of tangled electric strands and busted bulbs.

Christmas Lights

To avoid this headache of organizing after Christmas, Balsam Hill has created a convenient guide to storing Christmas lights. With these four quick and easy steps, you won’t have to worry about your holiday lights losing their brilliance.

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Holiday Organizing 101: Smart Tips for Storing Christmas Ornaments

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The art of storing Christmas tree toppers, stockings, icicles, and balls takes patience and organization. As homeowners and decorators collect more and more ornaments over the years, it also becomes more difficult to keep track of each decoration and maintain the quality of every piece when they are put away.

Aside from keeping tabs on your ornament collection, you would also have to consider the fragile construction of these yuletide accents and the special steps you need to take to keep their luster from fading while they are in storage.

Christmas Ornaments on a Christmas Tree

In order to help you keep your cherished holiday pieces, Balsam Hill has created these simple and practical tips to storing Christmas decorations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you won’t have to worry about your favorite ornaments losing their yuletide charm.

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The Great Gatsby Style: How to Host a 1920s New Year’s Eve Party

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End the year in style with a show-stopping New Year’s Eve party inspired by the Roaring Twenties.

Balsam Hill shows readers how to throw a stylish New Year's Eve party inspired by The Great Gatsby

The 1920s was a great time in America. Free markets were working overtime. Research and development that led to technological advancements kept things progressing. There was a boom in the car industry. Working people were well paid and everybody seemed to have great buying power. The working man had more money in his pocket to spend. The country easily became the strongest and richest nation in the world, thanks to its vast economic power.

But the 1920s became the Roaring Twenties not only because of America’s prosperity during this decade but also because of the dynamic culture of its bustling society. It was from this period that the iconic Great Gatsby emerged.

The Great Gatsby

Balsam Hill takes inspiration from the opulent lifestyle of Jay Gatsby, an icon of the Roaring Twenties
Leonardo Di Caprio in the title role of The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby is primarily known for the lavish parties he throws. Think along the same lines as this young, mysterious millionaire from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel if you are looking to create a decadent party that exudes the opulence of the era. Step back into this wonderful decade of style and sophistication with these tips on hosting a 1920s Great Gatsby party of extravagance.

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Elegant Tablescapes: Ideas for Your Christmas Table Settings

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One of the most unforgettable moments during the holidays is when the family sits down for a traditional feast and spends time together. This creates an opportunity for you to fill your dining room with the festive, cheerful, and stunning appeal of Christmas and show how much you care about everyone present. A great way do this is by preparing a beautiful table setting. Here are eight elegant Christmas table decoration ideas we love:

Class and Sophistication during Your Holiday Dinners

a classy table setting featuring white, silver and clear glass

A timeless and refined tablescape is always a delightful option during the holidays. In the photo above, we see a lace placemat breathe an air of grace into the room. It is gorgeously accompanied by china with a silver border as well as silver cutlery, a combination that adds stately elegance. Finish it off with napkins wrapped in silver rings and glassware that echoes the pattern of your mat. Guests will certainly feel the beauty of a winter wonderland on your table.

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VIDEO: Casey Leigh of The Wiegands Decorates with Balsam Hill

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Be inspired by the holiday decorating ideas of some of the best home décor and lifestyle bloggers. Learn how they are giving a personal touch to decorating their favorite Balsam Hill Christmas items through their unique video tutorials.

Casey Leigh Wiegand decorates with Balsam Hill

For celebrity blogger Casey Leigh of The Wiegands, faith and art always go hand in hand. Her unique spiritual perspective reflects her design concepts. And even as she juggles between her creative ventures and being a hands-on mom to her adorable children, she still finds ways to turn every project into a colorful celebration of life.

In her latest design project, Casey Leigh shares her signature Christmas tree decorating ideas. With a little bit of help from her lovely family, Casey Leigh was able transform their Balsam Hill Nantucket Blue Spruce Christmas tree into a beautiful holiday masterpiece filled cherished mementos. Watch the Wiegands’ heartwarming take on yuletide decorating by typing in the password: tree in the box below!

Tune into the Balsam Hill blog for more holiday design inspiration from your favorite bloggers! You can also visit our YouTube channel for other videos from Balsam Hill.

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The Minimalist and Modern Style of Christmas Decorating

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Christmas is often associated with lavish decorations that exhibit the beauty and splendor of the yuletide season. But while traditional holiday decorations are a popular choice, there are still home owners and home decorators who prefer something simple yet equally refined, something less busy and less intricate – a style that perfectly matches the modern aesthetics of today. Here are several minimalist and modern ideas that are ideal for the holidays:

Creating a Striking Modern Display on Your Mantel

a clean mantel with a garland, silver candlesticks and christmas stockings

 

The key to a sophisticated minimalist display is to use very little color. In the photo, we see an elegant mantel that features subtle but captivating pieces. The slender Christmas garland and string of lights give the mantel a holiday touch, while silver candleholders effortlessly offer a stately gesture. What’s particularly interesting about this is that the light illuminates the metal ornaments, creating a dazzle that doesn’t overpower. At the same time, the garland, with those chartreuse and turquoise balls and silver accents, highlight the pieces above while guiding our eyes toward the classic white Christmas stockings that add a dash of character.

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VIDEO: Janel Hutton of NellieBellie Decorates with Balsam Hill

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Balsam Hill has invited some of the blogosphere’s most talented writers to give our dear readers wonderful design inspiration for the holidays. Next on our list is a Christmas tree decorating idea from the delightful Janel Hutton.

janel hutton Janel Hutton of NellieBellie has been providing her readers with fancy and whimsical ways to bring color and life into homes with her decorating ideas, DIY projects, and mouthwatering recipes. This loving mom and business owner also provides tips on parenting and offers her personal and often stirring views on life and motherhood.

One of her life goals is to inspire others to infuse their home with love and laughter through creative projects that are easy on the budget, time, and skills. According to Janel, she’s all about ‘simple ways to make a glorious life, with a little glitter and gold thrown in for good measure.’ In this video, we have Janel show readers how to put a sweet and festive touch on a Balsam Hill Stratford Spruce.

 

Instead of using traditional ornaments, such as Christmas balls, ribbons, and trinkets, she uses candies, pixie sticks, and truffles that guests can pick out and enjoy. This marvelous take on the Christmas tree does not only create a captivating holiday centerpiece, but also becomes a treat for all. We would like to say thanks to Janel for this exquisite holiday décor inspiration.

Tune into the Balsam Hill blog for more holiday design inspiration from your favorite bloggers! You can also visit our YouTube channel for other videos from Balsam Hill.