DIY

Bathroom items: Fragrance samples, cotton rounds, and dental picks.

Kitchen Items: Popcorn, chocolate, and almonds.

DIY

Office items: rubber bands, binder clips, and Post-it notes.

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Elevate the look by placing the jars on a gorgeous tray.

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If you have a candle obsession like we do, then we’re guessing you’ve got plenty of empty jars laying around the house.  Maybe you’ve been saving the jars because they are so pretty and were expensive? With a few simple steps, it’s easy to reuse those jars and create a fun storage solution for the kitchen, bathroom, and home office! 

To remove the leftover wax, start by placing the candle jar in hot water.  Fill the kitchen sink with enough water that at least half of the jar is submerged but not spilling into the jar.  Once the wax is melted, remove with kitchen utensil (ex: knife), then clean. You may also place the jar in the freezer for a few hours.  Again, using a kitchen knife, pop out the remaining wax and then clean the jar.  These are both great ways to loosen up any residue!

To glam up our jars, we added cabinet knobs that we picked up from T.J. Maxx Homegoods.  For under ten dollars we personalized them by adding bling to the lids!  All you need is craft glue and a glue gun to attach the knobs, which you can find at any craft store. Now for the fun part…Organizing!  The ideas are endless of the items that you can use to fill the jars.  Simply choose your favorite things/supplies and you’ve got a colorful and organized display of containers!

 

Watch how we turn our empty candle jars into useful home decor with a few simple steps HERE!

Molton Brown

Get Molton Brown London Reed Diffuser in Coco & Sandalwood HERE

Molton Brown

Molton Brown

Aroma reed diffusers are the ideal addition to any home, whatever ambiance you wish to create. Today we will analyze Molton Brown London Reed Diffuser, which we can summarize with our own three Rs: reliable, refined, relaxing.

We ventured with the Coco & Sandalwood scent, with notes of Filipino coconut, jasmine, and sandalwood. This high-grade fragrance blend will subtly perfume your space for up to four months. Keep in mind that we can set the mood and create ambiance in our home by the fragrance we choose.

The strength of the scent is impressive, so much that you can smell it as soon as you walk through the front door. That feeling of serenity and peacefulness of a pleasant morning on a Filipino beach will make you double check your address, just to be sure you are not laying on the sand between palm trees.

We use it to radiate our favorite fragrance throughout our home. Sophisticated and long-lasting, it’s the perfect accent for any space. It’s also very easy to use: you can vary the fragrance intensity by using fewer reeds.

This diffuser provides a worry-free fragrance since it’s a great alternative to candles that you need to keep away from heat sources, sparks, or open flames. The sophisticated shape of the container will compliment any décor.

Embrace the mood of a peaceful morning with the layered fragrances of this exquisite diffuser. Dare to take one home and let it do its magic by setting the ambiance we all long for.

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

Yes, these boots were made for walking! Truth be told, after some miles every pair earns its rest. That’s why we are changing it to some boots were made for decorating! Our next DIY project is about taking a pair of cowboy boots and transforming it into a killer centerpiece.

We can’t think of a cuter centerpiece for a number reasons – not that you need one! Amongst our favorite themes are: Wedding Day, Rustic or Country Wedding Theme, Outdoor Barbecue, Graduation Party, Picnic, and more.

If you are always looking for ways to add a little country cowgirl touch in anything you do, this simple project does the trick. Just grab your favorite pair of cowboy boots and stuff with some filler such as paper or craft foam.

Add fresh or faux flowers that represent any season or event and make something to click your heels on about. For extra customization, accessorize with bandanas, bales of hay and a few horseshoes.

The boot centerpiece in the picture was made from scratch for Lauren’s niece’s graduation party, which was an outdoor barbecue-themed party, as you might remember from our previous post. We used Sunflowers in all colors, shapes, and sizes mixed with greenery and Cattails we arranged inside the boots.

We then sprayed mason jars with gold glitter spray paint and rolled with extra glitter for more sparkle. You can set the glitter by spraying with hairspray. Remember: there is nothing as too much sparkle!

For our centerpiece, we also added faux flowers and some burlap, although jute also works for the ties. These type of accessories are also great when used for fall decor. If you find yourself stumped for ideas, head over to Pinterest for more inspiration.

Time to grab your boots and start preparing your next centerpiece. Don’t worry if don’t have a special occasion around the corner, no one needs and excuses to show off an original DIY decoration project.

Himalayan

Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan

Summer days ask for nature details around the house. Take the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains inside with a salt lamp made from the purest salt on Earth.  The salt lamps offer tranquility and a natural look to any space, with a light that is soft and soothing.

Himalayan salt lamps help manage anxiety and have calming and relaxing proprieties. After some use, you’ll sleep better and wake up in a better mood, with improved concentration and higher energy levels.

This hand-carved piece purifies the air and releases the health benefits of negative ions, by turning into a natural negative ion generator. As the heat warms up the salt, negative ions are released into the air, resulting in health boosting effects.

Salt lamps treat seasonal affective disorder, reduce allergy or asthma symptoms, and ease coughs. They are also known to reduce static electricity in the air, cleaning and deodorizing it, and neutralize traces of electromagnetic radiation.

With a composition that includes real Himalayan salt crystals, this environmentally-friendly lamp delivers a pleasing, attractive, and warm light.  The lovely glow is suitable for any room, home, or office. We suggest you do a little research before choosing your salt lamp and yes you might feel like your back in science class!

The Himalayan Glow Salt Crystal Lamp will freshen your space and your mind. Remember how after a day spent in the wild we feel mentally and physically refreshed? Wait no more and bring that feeling home with a salt lamp.

Himalayan

Himalayan Pink Salt With Grater

Impress your friends at your next dinner party! This salt kit from Karen’s FabFitFun box comes with a grater, wood stand, and a block of Himalayan Pink Salt.  Karen uses it to finish all her best dishes from fresh tomatoes to steak.  It’s perfect for your favorite summer salad!

Himalayan

Winter Home Decor

A view of Lauren’s warm and inviting winter decor in her family room.

Winter Home Decor

Gathering different types of accessories create visual appeal to Lauren’s coffee table. The storage box, in complimentary shades of brown and mother of pearl, and the metal candle sleeve, with snowflake cutouts, create elegance and scent in the room.

Winter Home Decor

Gold glitter square placements from Pier 1 Imports can serve a dual purpose on my dining room table. When placed together, they serve a gorgeous table runner. When used separately, they are perfect to add sparkle to each place setting.  The crackled glass hurricanes (also from Pier 1 Imports), in a brown-gold ombre hue, house my well-lit pillar candles.

Winter Home Decor

 These faux hydrangeas from Pier 1 Imports will have you doing a double-take because they are so full and realistic. Lauren opts for a subtle pop of color that compliments the warm tones.  The large Tuscan urn represents the rustic, Italian flair throughout the home. 

Winter Decor

My gray faux fur table runner gives a soft, yet sophisticated, look to my kitchen table.  The decorative spheres add the finishing touches as the perfect centerpiece.

Winter Home Decor
Pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and decorative faux fruit serve as vase fillers on my kitchen counter.  Winter artificial pine and twigs represent the season and create height next to the mantle mirror.  Additional pine cones are placed to bring nature into the home. 

Winter Home Decor

Display a work of art with a saying that represents the winter season! 

I, Lauren, love to decorate my home with accents that flow nicely and compliment my warm autumn color scheme. Instead of using pops of color, I opt for mixing metals, woods, and glass to add texture and dimension for a glamourous look. I have to admit that I almost always gravitate to any accessory that offers a little sparkle or a wow factor!  Accent pillows and throws are simple things you can do to instantly freshen up a room.  When I’m feeling the winter blues, fresh blooms always lift the mood.  I believe your home is a true reflection of you and your personality. Let it represent your best self!

Winter Decor Home Tour-Lauren’s/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

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