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[VIDEO] How To Make Your Own Stunning Flower Bouquet

Creating your own flower bouquet is not as complicated as it looks. With some patience and clever use of floral stems, you can create a beautiful arrangement to brighten up any room in your home. The beauty of a DIY bouquet is that you have complete control about how you want it to look and you may use any material or flowers you have on hand.

This video shows you simple steps to creating a bouquet with artificial flower stems:


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This Year’s Trend-Setting Fall Wreaths

Let your autumn decorations create a welcoming ambiance for your home. Transform your entryway, dining room, and living room into inviting spaces with fall wreaths in vibrant hues and trendsetting designs. Display these lifelike wreaths along with flameless candles to enhance the homey atmosphere that is perfect for cozy gatherings.


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3 Reasons to Decorate Your Home with Flameless Candles

Candles are great additions to your décor theme because they provide warm ambient lighting. Keeping candles lit has become more convenient with the development of flameless candle technology, which emits a soft light that’s virtually indistinguishable from real candles. Here are 3 reasons to inspire you to decorate different areas of your home with candles.

To Create a Warm Welcome

Candles help set a relaxed mood for any occasion. Make your guests feel at home by placing candle lanterns in your entryway. With a vintage appeal that is sophisticated and soothing to the eyes, these holders can be used both indoors or just outside your door for an ambience that is friendly and inviting.


Outdoor Cast Metal and Teak Lantern set atop an outdoor, wooden table

Placing lanterns on your window sills is another way to heighten the homey feel. Most lanterns come with covers to protect the candles within from wind or rain.

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[VIDEO] How to Speak the Language of Flowers

Whether used in a flower arrangement for decoration or as a bouquet to gift on a special occasion, flowers easily add beauty and charm to any setting. In different cultures throughout history, flowers have become associated with multiple meanings and varied symbolisms.

The language of flowers, or floriography, grew in popularity during the Victorian times, when flower arrangements were used to convey coded messages in society. The secret language of flowers can be used to communicate one’s feelings, moods, and style.

Watch this video to find out how to express yourself using different types of real or artificial flowers.

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[VIDEO] Expert Tips On Matching A Vase To Your Flower Arrangement

Decorative vases provide a beautiful home for your fresh or faux flowers. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes that you can choose from. There are vases made of different materials such as glass, ceramic, porcelain, clay, rattan, and non-rusting metals like aluminum, brass, bronze, or stainless steel.

Instantly liven up any room or add some accent to your decor with a flower arrangement in a vase. The following video can give you some ideas on matching different containers to different flower stems.

When choosing your vase, consider the length of the stems as well as the colors and sizes of the flowers you’ll use. You can stick to a palette of similar hues, or use complementing colors to come up with striking designs.

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‘Tis the Other Season: Balsam Hill Gives Back

Give others a reason to smile  by participating in Balsam Hill’s annual Christmas in July event.

'Tis The Other Season To Give Back - Christmas in July

Balsam Hill will feature four charitable organizations on its Facebook page, from July 2 to 31. You can participate and raise awareness by liking, reacting, and sharing the posts about each organization. Each like, love, and wow is worth $0.50, while a comment and share are worth $1 each. Balsam Hill will match every cent made for each organization during the campaign period with a corresponding donation. On July 31, you will have one more chance to donate by simply commenting the name of your charity of choice on a special post for another $1 contribution.

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Entertaining on the Patio with Fairy Lights

Entertaining outdoors is always on the agenda in summer. By adding a few extra twinkly touches, you can create a lovely ambience and magic for a night to remember.

fairy light cloches

I am sharing 4 elements that I used for the centerpiece to create an inviting ambience for this table recently. And the best part? It is so easy to recreate the look.

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3 Questions Great Hosts Ask When Creating A Tablescape

Entertaining guests at home comprises multiple elements. From food and timing to venue and set-up, all these details need to come together to create the right ambience for your guests. Great hosts aim to have a warm and inviting atmosphere in order for their guests to have a pleasantly memorable time.

Tammy Damore Tablescape

Design great-looking tablescapes that lend an air of elegance and make any occasion feel special. Here are three questions to set you on the right path to creating beautiful tablescapes.

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