CRE­ATE IT Your­self!

Give your hol­i­day decor a breath of fresh air with el­e­ments from San­dra Lin­der­man’s cool coastal style. Craft rope and fringed mini trees or ar­range a tall can­dle­holder dis­play, all with pops of bright sea blue.

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

STYLE BOOST

Build this ar­range­ment at what­ever height works best for your fur­nish­ings.

TIME­WORN FIN­ISH

If start­ing with un­fin­ished wooden can­dle­hold­ers, ap­ply a light brown paint wash and then high­light de­tails with a white paint wash.

Coastal Can­dle­holder Ar­range­ment

Cre­ate a beach-in­spired hol­i­day ar­range­ment to dis­play in your foyer, next to a fa­vorite chair, or just about any­where. At­tach a wooden bowl to the top of a sim­i­lar-fin­ish wooden can­dle­holder or pedestal with hot glue. Fill the bowl with an as­sort­ment of coastal- hued or­na­ments; shells of var­i­ous col­ors, sizes and tex­tures; and a few white­washed pinecones. Tuck in sprigs of fresh green­ery to drape over the edges of the bowl and add soft­ness.

Rope & Fringe Trees

Cre­ate lit­tle trees from any rope or fringed trim us­ing this easy tech­nique. Hot glue a foam cone atop a turned-wood can­dle­holder or pedestal. Se­cure one end of your cho­sen trim to the bot­tom edge of the cone with hot glue and a flat-head pin. Wrap the trim tightly around the cone, work­ing up­ward and pin­ning in place as you pro­ceed. When you reach the top, se­cure with a pin and a small amount of hot glue. Cut off ex­cess. Cover the end of the trim with a wooden ball that com­ple­ments the tree base. Se­cure it in place with hot glue.

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