1 Yesterday, our studio was decorated with trees, ornaments, garlands and wreaths using my holiday decorations from The Home Depot.
5 I just love how it looks over the mantel. One of our guests asked me what kind of wreath was my favorite. I have many, but among them is definitely the Winter's Wonder wreath.
7 A single ornament can look so classy just placed atop the napkin at a place setting.
8 We used a Winslow Fir wreath with Cranberry Frost ornaments to create this - wouldn't it look pretty on a front door?
9 My Cranberry Frost Collection also includes so many pretty ribbons - there are so many ways to decorate with ribbon, including using it around the Christmas tree instead of garland.
12 Our craft corner was decorated using my furniture from Home Decorators Collection.
15 I also have a beautiful holiday collection at Home Decorators Collection including the window garland, tabletop tree and wreath you see here.
17 This is one of my kitchens from The Home Depot - the cabinets are part of my Weston collection. ://www.homedepot.com/c/SPC_BRD_MSL_Kitchen
18 The countertop is made from quartz. It is stain resistant, scratch resistant and doesn't require sealing.
21 Here were some of our guests from Ryobi: David Conte, Kelly Cavan and Kyle Edwards.
22 Even a home workshop can look great decorated with Christmas ornaments.
23 These are more of my Cranberry Frost decorations from The Home Depot - they are charming and colorful.
24 These pretty tabletop trees were from my Enchanted Winter Collection at Home Decorators Collection.
25 In another studio, we set-up for a lunch service to offer our guests. This centerpiece was made using Winter's Wonder Christmas ornaments.
28 A kale and quinoa salad on roasted honey nut squash, and cucumber and smoked salmon on toasted bread.
29 Everyone enjoyed our lunch - many of our guests went up for seconds.
30 And, as always, we offered fresh, organic apples.
31 Our bloggers had such a good time. Here were Michelle Cannon-Smith from Iron and Twine and lifestyle blogger, Jen Migonis, from Migonis Home.
32 Megan Baker and Elizabeth Lilly from This Old House.
33 Cristina Soriano from CristinaSoriano.com and Courtney Quinn from ColorMeCourtney.com.
34 Claudine DeSola from Caravan Girl and Sarah Tracey from The Lush Life NYC.
35 This table was headed by Margaret Watters of The Home Depot. She had an enjoyable time speaking with our bloggers.
36 After lunch, our guests watched my hour-long live Facebook chat. I answered questions from the audience and questions from our Facebook friends.
37 The room was filled with lifestyle and crafts bloggers.
38 We shared a lot of Christmas ideas, and stories from celebrations past. And, here we used my kissing balls from The Home Depot to make a fun "Christmas topiary" decoration. I drilled holes into each of two kissing balls for this project.
39 Kevin and I used a dowel wrapped in ribbon, some cardboard and a planter for our Christmas ornament topiary.
40 We covered the dowel in ribbon, and slipped a piece of cardboard through the dowel to make a shelf that measured the dimensions of our planter. This was used to hold the ornaments in place.
41 So easy to do, and I told our audience that EXCEPT for the drilling, sawing and cutting, these projects could be enjoyed with children.
42 Our audience had a lot of fun watching Kevin and I do these easy holiday craft projects.
43 We filled the planter with some loose ornaments, and then slipped the kissing balls through the dowel.
45 We also showed our guests how to drill holes into larger ornaments to make a garland - I handled all the power tools, while Kevin slipped the wire through the holes.
46 We had some of our crafting guests make garlands out of our ornaments as well.
47 Do you know how we made the centerpiece? We used cut sections of a baluster - the vertical pieces that make up a staircase banister. It is also called a spindle or a stair stick.
48 Kevin looked on as I placed the baluster on the saw-horse, so it could be cut.
50 Kevin held the baluster in place while I cut it.
51 Here, Kevin and I embellished a wreath using cotton for snow and small ornaments to create a winter scene.
53 Our crafters were eager to try some of our tips as well.
54 Kevin and I each made gift bows for our boxes.
55 Here were our crafters giving their bow making skills a try - I think they all enjoyed it.
56 After I finished my bow for the box, I went ahead and gave it to Kevin as a gift.
57 I always enjoy decorating for Christmas and wrapping holiday gifts - even if the gifts aren't real.
58 Here was Kevin making another bow for his box - do you think he would give it to me as a gift too?
59 Here were Elizabeth Lilly from This Old House, Michelle Cannon-Smith, Stephanie Schiada from Brooklyn Limestone, Kelly Elko from Ecclectically Vintage.
60 We also showed our audience how to decorate with micro lights - also part of my holiday collection at The Home Depot.
61 I placed some "snow" into a glass bowl and then added some lights.
62 Then I added some cute little ornaments and more snow. You can get so creative with ornaments and items found right at home.
63 Our guests had a great time.
64 These were all fun projects. We had a fantastic time doing our first-ever Facebook Christmas event. We will definitely do more!
65 Here I was with Agnes Rethy and Anduin Havens, who oversee our video production design.
68 All our cookies and refreshments went quickly.
69 Adriana and Ana served our eggnog and cider to our guests.
72 Michelle Cannon-Smith from Iron and Twine, and Charlotte Smith from Ciburbanity.
73 Gift bags were prepared for all our guests and distributed as they left - what a great day at our studio.