I was looking at some designs online, trying to find some inspiration for my own home when I stumbled across this photo:
What caught me on this is that it has bright and lively colors, with out blinding me. It does it with a fair amount of neutral colors or complimentary colors that I just fell in love with! This is something I actually would not mind in my own home. I will probably try this in my daughter’s room.
Lovely isn’t it?
And with that note, there was one thing that caught my eye: The flowers and the vase in the center of the coffee table. Do you know how much a nice piece like that can add so much to your room? With that in mind, I know there are a lot of things out there that seems expensive to look fancy, etc.
I have found this lovely tutorial to make your own “Centerpiece/Decorative Flower Vase” that is perfect for your home, or even as a wedding centerpiece!
(Thank you TheBridesDiary-DIY.blogspot.com for this! To see their entry, click on the link. Actually, go and go to it to comment and give them thanks for this wonderful idea!)
- Scrapbook Paper or gift wrap with interesting designs
- Spray Adhesive
- Containers to cover like an empty can, old unused vases and soda cans
- Floral foam
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract orMcCormick® Pure Almond Extract
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye orMcCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
1. Mix confectioners’ sugar, milk and extract in small bowl until smooth. Stir in corn syrup until glaze is smooth and glossy. (If glaze is too thick, stir in small amount of additional corn syrup.) Stir in 3 to 4 drops food color until evenly distributed and glaze is smooth. Add additional drops of food color until glaze is of desired color.
2. To glaze cookies, place cooling rack on foil-lined baking sheet. Holding a cookie by its edge, dip the top of cookie into glaze. (Or spoon the glaze onto cookies using a teaspoon. Cookies can also be glazed using a new small paintbrush.) Place glazed cookies on cooling rack to dry. (The foil-covered baking sheet will catch any drips.)
3. Use contrasting glaze colors to decorate glazed cookies, if desired. Spoon small amount of contrasting glaze into small resealable plastic bag. Snip off tiny piece of the corner of the plastic bag. Create design by squeezing contrasting glaze onto cookies. Allow glazed cookies to dry thoroughly before stacking.