DIY Hanging Light Bulb Decorations

DIY Hanging Light Bulb Decorations Perfect Last Minute Project DIY Hanging Light Bulb Decorations

Hello dear Eclectic Trend readers! It’s Mette from monsterscircus and I’m popping in to share the last Eclectic Trend DIY with you this year. The project today is really easy and requires no more than simple creativity and whatever supplies you have on hand.

Whether you have decorated the Christmas tree and hung out decorations or haven’t started yet there’s time for a quick project and that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today, so let’s jump into it.

Supplies:

Ribbon

Light Bulbs

Christmas ornaments

Scissors

Glue gun

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Step 1.

Cut ribbon to desired length

Step 2

Apply glue on the light bulb metal connection

Step 3

Press ribbon to the light bulb end

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Step 4

Add an ornament on the other end of the ribbon

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And that’s it! So, if you do like me reusing the same Christmas ornaments year after year this is a great way to spice up the old ones and recycle your old light bulbs.

If  you decide to give this a try and hang heaps of these on your tree, it’s bound to get some extra attention.

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I hope you can agree with me that restyling with things you already have at home doesn’t makes ready-made items look worse.

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Thank you so much for reading, and I’m wishing you all a calm and heart warm Holiday and that the New Year turns out to be a very special one for you  – hope to see you all next year!

Before you go it would be lovely to hear if you winterised your home? Or made any recycled Christmas decoration? Happy Holidays!

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Please see former DIY projects from Mette here. You’ll probably have a hard time to pick one favorite. G, x 

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Alexander van Berge’s Interior Photography

Lately I am searching for nice interiors on photographers portfolios and though I don’t get hardly any information on their sites about the locations, it can get very inspiring. This is how I stumbled upon Alexander van Berge‘s photography.

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He started his own studio in 1988 in Amsterdam after a few years working as an assistant photographer and influenced and inspired by his architect father. After 25 years, in which he gained experience in all phases of photography, he specialized in interiors, lifestyle and food photography and you can admire his work in the most prestigious magazines and advertising campaigns worldwide. I have picked different images from varies homes I believe are interesting or inspiring in some way.

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My December Moodboard

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This month I have used my favorite moodboard technique for gathering the main elements I will be using for Christmas gift wrapping and see how they work all together. It’s been interesting, when setting up this kind of ‘collage’, I realized I needed some more light and went for a extra dosis of pink:-)

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So this year, I’ll use a bit of contrast with a quite sophisticated looking flowery wrapping paper from House of Hackney I brought with me when in London last month and adding some contrast with grey burlap, a hint of pink ribbon and some grey-blueish colored eucalyptus. Some packages might get a black chalk tag too.

How are you gift wrapping this year? G, x

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8 Christmas Decorating Trends 2014

I started last year writing about Christmas decorating trends and have to say, not too much has changed but rather evolved. Mini trees are still hot and it seems they go in paper containers now, pine branches are still trending and they are placed in (colorful) glass vases, black and white has become really graphical this year… But let’s start and see the first four decorating trends for this season:

1// GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS

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This trend goes on from last year and concentrates basically on metal, wood and paper objects. Himmelies are a great diy option (pic #5) and diamonds (pic#7) are still trending too.

So graphic design plays a larger role now and sometimes it gets even pretty dramatic and minimal. I’d say that is the major change in 2014, it’s not about pretty, colorful and romantic decorating that much but making a statement with well-chosen pieces and a widely spread ‘less is more’.

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Snug Studio

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A beautiful mess

 

 2// COOKIES, COOKIE CUTTERS AND MOLDS

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Decorating or styling – both options are great with cookies as ornaments. You could build up a tree with molds, cookies or just hanging cookie cutters on a wreath. For gift wrapping those are a handy options too, both Christmas cookies and cutters and they look great with kraftpaper this year. It’s a more artisan or organic way of decorating.

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Dietlind Wolf

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Foodie Crush

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Nicest Things

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3// MINI TREES IN PAPER CONTAINERS

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I wrote already last year about mini trees on decor8 but the novelty this season is, the must-go container is made out of paper. Forget about a clay pot if you want to be on-trend. Being it brown paper, the famous  Merci bag or a plain white one (see a tutorial with Mrs Hardy below), as long as it’s made out of paper, everything goes.

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MrsHardy | Llamasvalley 

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4// MOUNTED MINIATURE

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This fun decorating reminds me a bit of the tilt shift effect and though I would certainly not decorate my home with repurposed festive toy cars, I think it’s a refreshing option to all the minimal and monochromatic trends we are seeing this year. I came up last season and now you can find them on Etsy or pimp yours with the corresponding tutorial.

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Maggies Klosets

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Vintage Junky 

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 4// PIÑATA STYLE

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This is so cool! Be it a giant cracker or piñata, it must be big fun! Apparently, the origin is not Spanish but rather Chinese. The Chinese version was in the shape of a cow or ox and used for the New Year. It was filled with five types of seeds and then hit with sticks of various colors. There is a long story of how the piñata moved then to Spain, Italy and Mexico, always with a different purpose and day of celebration. Nowadays, we definitely do not celebrate any party with piñatas over here, I guess you find them most commonly used in Mexico.

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Prospekt Goods

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This has just been the first part, there are 4 more decorating trends coming up in my newsletter tomorrow, it’s a very complete guide this year (and probably the longest post I have written during the entire year). So if you are still looking for some extra inspiration, you can still subscribe today.

I just arrived in Hanover (Germany) where I will celebrate Christmas this year and the decorating season will be for me rather short but I’d love to hear how are you decorating this year. G, x

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It’s a moody Wednesday – IG challenge #11

Good morning! I hope you had a lovely third Advent, I am just popping in to share past weeks favorite images which I hope you like as much as I do.

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Congrats to the winning image of georgiestclair. Love the colors here and the edited contrast, it’s very botanical and jungle-like at the same time. I recommend you to follow her IG feed, she is doing very interesting flower designs.

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This week I have picked not that dark images because moody works as well with these kind of shades (and filters) and it’s lovely change.

Thank you to Lebenslustiger (and sorry for cropping the image), 24cherrysmadame_love and refresheddesigns.

The story has been published on Steller, hop over to check out this lovely small digital photography book.

 

PD: If you read this post for the first time, It’s a moody Wednesday is an ongoing styling challenge on Instagram. If you’d like to join in, all you need to do is upload a moody image of your choice that same Wednesday with the hashtag #itsamoodyday and tag @gudyherder. My favorite is shared each week on the blog together with 4 favorites.

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Moody Styling with H Skjalm P

This series has one of the most beautiful color palettes I have seen all together in a while. I am smitten with all the moody tones without being too dark, sad or flat. The colors are rich and super well combined with metals to brighten ups the product placements. The compositions are well thought working with the golden cut, and  I love the use of wall paint to underline which always works perfect with the theme itself.

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This is the AW2014 collection of Danish brand H.Skjalm P based in Copenhagen where they run as well a corporate retail store. I like their catalog but what makes it outstanding is the styling here, whoever was behind this shooting, did an amazing job! G, x

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