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Friday
Apr272012

milan finale: buyer's favorites

Friday
Nov112011

how to: make a tacktile board wreath

Supplies:
1 tacktile message board
10 wall-mounted candleholders
10 clear-cupped tealight candles
standard t-pins

Directions:
1. Hang the tacktile board in desired location according to the product instructions.
2. Starting at the 12:00 position, secure one wall-mounted candleholder with a t-pin.
3. Repeat at the 6:00 position.
4. Creating a circle, fill in between those positions spacing candleholders equally apart.
5. Light tealights and place in candleholders.
Optional: spray glue the sides of the clear tealight cup and roll in glitter.

Thanks to marcus, prop stylist on this CB2 catalog shoot.

Wednesday
Oct262011

watch: halloween

Thursday
Oct202011

how to: create a whirly tree

Supplies:
36 whirly candleholders
36 smart tealights
36 nails or screws, about 4” long
small glass pebbles, available at craft stores

Directions:
1. Using a soft pencil, plot a triangle on the wall about 36” wide at the base and 48” tall—starting about 18” from the floor.

2. Mark “X”s about 6” apart left to right—alternating their placement like bowling pins—and with about 8” between rows.

3. Screw or nail the hanging hardware deep enough for each candleholder to hang securely.

4. Hang whirly candleholders—each with about 1/4 cup of glass pebbles—and insert smart tealights.
hint: for a temporary display, use a painted mdf panel like we did for our bubble wreath.

file under: DIY, alternative tree

Thursday
Oct202011

how to: create a string lights tree

Supplies:
indoor string lights
lightweight ornaments
pencil and painter’s tape
hanging hardware, we used about 9 nails

Directions:
1. Using a pencil and painter’s tape as needed, mark out a tall triangle for the position of the tree, and a rectangle for the tree base.

2. Secure hanging hardware for the light strands—we used one nail at the top, a row of 6 along the bottom, and 2 for the base.

3. Test the light strand then weave it around the hardware—the simpler the better.

4. Hang a mix of lightweight ornaments on light sockets—or with ornament hooks—as desired.

hints:
1. Use the longest strand of lights available to avoid a bulky plug connection—also, avoid direct contact between the light bulbs and paper ornaments.
2. Use hanging hardware best suited for your wall—for best advice, check with your local hardware store.
3. Start a few inches off the floor—safely away from low objects or carpeting.

Thanks to marcus, prop stylist on this CB2 catalog shoot.

file under: DIY, alternative tree