I love decorating for the holidays. It has been a tradition in my family to put up the tree on my birthday and I would spend my birthday as a kid decorating our tree. I have been carrying on the tradition in my own home.
Decorate for the occasion. Put ornaments inside glass vases and bowls, decorate your tree, and put up a wreath. We kept with the black, white, and silver theme to create a sophisticated look. I even made the feather wreath! Here's how:
1 large styrofoam ring
a feather boa
a ribbon bow (I purchased it in bow form already but you can certainly make yours)
nylon string/fisherman's wire
Lie the styrofoam ring on a working surface. Line the boa on top of the styrofoam and wrap the nylon string around the two to keep them together. Tie the sting to keep them secure.
Cut off or remove any sting or ribbon hooked onto the ornaments. String 1-3 ornaments together with the nylon and tie around the feather wreath in various spots. Cut off excess string after the knot. Do the same for the bow but place the bow at 12 o' clock or 6 o'clock.
You can certainly use any color boa and ornaments you like. Be creative! I'd love to see some of your creations. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them up. Happy Holidays!
P.S. Check out my Peppermint Party from last year. We refined the look of Candy Cane Lane.