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Ornaments, Math and Blinds, Oh My!

r December 24, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Our awesome friend Bon writes at MathFour.com about teaching math and using everyday situations as learning opportunities. Today she’s crafting with free Blinds.com samples and she made gorgeous geometric Christmas ornaments. Did we mention that Bon did all of this cutting and gluing from her cozy room in the delivery wing, waiting to have a baby! That’s what we’d call crafting commitment. Bon used her Signature Roman Pleat sample in Snow to make a modern Christmas Tree. Doesn’t this ornament made from theĀ Velvet Red and Sage samples look just like old fashioned ribbon candy? See all of Bon’s festive creations over at MathFour.com and check out how she used each design to teach the different kinds of symmetry. Take a…

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas

r December 18, 2013 | B Crafty at Home, DIY Projects

You’ve already spent a lot on holiday gifts, why dole out another chunk of change on expensive gift wrapping supplies? Save some money by using kraft paper (found with the postage supplies) and easy DIY embellishments. Learn how with guest host, and scrapbook diva, Sarah! Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas: Find out just how easy it is to make this year’s presents pop with heat embossed wrapping paper and DIY paper bows. What You Need: Scrapbook Paper (double sided preferred) Scissors Hot Glue Gun Kraft Paper or Butcher Paper Holiday Stamps Embossing Powder Clear Embossing Ink Embossing Heat Tool How To Make Embossed Wrapping Paper: 1. Wrap gifts with kraft paper. 2. Moisten stamp with embossing ink and press…

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5 Tricks To Reduce Holiday Stress With Your Home Decor

r December 9, 2013 | B Home Decor, Seasonal Trends

  Put down the holiday to-do list for a few minutes and recharge. Here are a few easy changes to make at home to reduce holiday stress. 1. Banish Harsh Lighting – Embrace your circadian rhythm and let light flow naturally throughout the day. Glare making you squint during the day? Adjust blinds or sheer shades to gently filter the light. When you need artificial light in the evening keep it gentle. Several strategically placed lamps are much easier on the eyes than overhead lighting. Lighting a candle or turning on the Christmas tree will give you soft light and is sure to be a mood boost as well. 2. Reconnect with Nature – Experts say that most people use…

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DIY Snowflake Ornament Made From Free Blinds Samples

Have you ordered free blinds samples and don’t want to just chuck them in the trash? Make a greener choice and turn them into DIY ornaments! Don’t already have samples on hand? Browse our cellular shades and be dazzled by the vast color collection and crisp fabrics. Order free samples to see them in person. You might just find the perfect stylish insulator for your windows this winter! How to Make Cellular Shade Ornaments: 1. Shop Cellular Shades from Blinds.com and order free samples. 2. Cut off 1/2″ with an exacto knife and safe cutting surface. 3. Repeat step 2. 4, 5. Hot glue the two pieces on top of each other. 6. Place a little hot glue on the…

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for The Holidays

r November 5, 2013 | B Seasonal Trends

Ready to ring in the holiday season at home? Here are 10 holiday decorating ideas, ways to prep for holiday guests, and organizing solutions that will make this time of year SO much easier. 1. Perfect the Guest Bedroom Eclectic Bedroom by Los Angeles Photographers Erika Bierman Photography Guest bedrooms can become a dumping ground, so first thing’s first – clear out all the extra junk and stow it somewhere else. Under the bed is a great hiding place. Guests won’t be looking there and will appreciate the room to move around. Think about potential overnight annoyances. Is there a streetlight right outside the window? Hang some blackout shades. Is there a draft? Leave an extra blanket at the foot…

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