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

Kitchen Items: Popcorn, chocolate, and almonds.

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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

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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.

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

Our Signature

Winter Home Decor

A view of Karen’s comfy and cozy winter decor in her family room.

(Faux Rose & Peony Bundle-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

A large accent mirror, along with faux flowers, in a glass vase add color to her mantle.

(Faux Green Hydrangea Stem-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

Showing off her creative side, Karen adds fragrant candles, a mirrored tray, and accent pieces to give her coffee table a colorful and professional look. 

Winter Home Decor

A welcoming entrance makes a great first impression for Karen’s guests.

(Faux Cream Hydrangea Stem-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

With her warm blanket and cozy accent chair, Karen finds this the perfect place to curl up and relax this winter.  

Winter Home Decor

Florals that offer an instant pop of color, scattered throughout the house, offer that ” Winter pick me up” that is much needed throughout the season!

To bring a ray of sunshine into Karen’s home this winter, she accents with bright colors.  Florals, either real or faux, bring life to each room in her home.  Metallic vases, glass hurricanes, and scented candles add pizzaz and scent.  Coffee Table books with vibrant hues act as a piece of art and showcase Karen’s personality.  Being creative doesn’t mean you have to break the bank when it comes to seasonal decor.  Re-purposing accessories that you already own by displaying them in different ways can add a fresh new look.  Be creative and have fun!

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

Our Signature

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Happy 4th of July everyone! Celebrate, decorate, and be patriotic by adding a little Independence Day flourish to your picnic or party table with Pinwheel Bandanna Napkins. Go red, white and blue, or go flashy with fireworks inspired neon colors!

Follow these easy how-to instructions on creating the perfect pinwheel napkins via youtube video!

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