Archive of ‘Holiday Decor’ category

Holiday Tables for Every Style

MakeoverHosting holiday parties or Christmas dinner this holiday season?  Take some inspiration from our store locations for the perfect holiday tablescape or centerpiece!  You don’t have to be a pro to put together an impressive holiday arrangement; find your style and let your creativity flow!

Glass Trees from our Canton, TX location

Glass Trees from our Canton, TX location

Create a Frozen look with snowy whites and wintery blues.

Walnut table, dining chairs, glass trees with LED bases, leaf sprays, glass vases, chandeliers, weave orb ornaments, and gold dinner plate available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for 60in pampas grass, salad plate, and dinner plate.

Glass Trees from our Monroe, LA location

Glass Trees from our Lake Village, AR location

Mix in metallics and sparkle for an icy yet elegant Frozen look.

Glass trees with LED bases, glass chargers, cake stand, candleholder, glitter candles, 8in mercury Christmas bottle, napkin rings, and branch mesh available  Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for honeycomb silver plates, silver beaded boxes, and 6in mercury Christmas bottle.

Wintergreen from our Canton, TX location

Wintergreen from our Canton, TX location

Sticking to a color scheme can pave the way for a sophisticated or playful setting!

Beaded trees, silver standing deer, teardrop ornament, blue Fleur de Lis cup and saucer set, white napkin, decorative blue bowl available Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for gold glass ornaments, snowflake ribbon, blue Fleur de Lis dinner plate, splendor dinner plate,  blue Fleur de Lis salad plateblue Fleur de Lis bowl, glass goblet, and glittered fern spray.

Blue Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Blue Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Break away from the traditional reds and greens with icy blues.

Blue hurricane, dark wood candleholder, snowflake napkin ring, blue napkin, polkadot salad plate, metallic votive holders, burlap runner, 6ft reclaimed pine table, and blue vase available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for honeycomb silver plate, honeycomb bowl6in mercury Christmas bottle, white candlestick, and bay leaf spray.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

An easy way to create a stylish tablesetting is with festive dishware.  Get the Christmas look with minmal effort!

Christmas pattern dishware, reclaimed pine table, dining chairs, mango wood bowl, decorative twig ball, natural placemats, crabapple spray, and cedar greenery available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas pattern dishware, natural placemats, Lazy Susan cutting boards, antler piece, nutcracker, red snowflake mesh, red stripe ornaments, rope ball, star caddy, holly branch, dining chairs, and reclaimed pine dining table available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for wooden heart hangtagsalad plate, and dinner plate.

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Christmas dishes from our Monroe, LA location

Take your Christmas dishware settings to the next level with a centerpiece arrangement to match!  Mix and match your Christmas dishes with non-seasonal dishware to break apart your Christmas patterns.

Natural placemats, driftwood bowl, wood candlesticks, gold lined drinking glass, natural balls, gold charger, galvanized tin cylinder, gold candleholder, silver bowl with wood base, gold orb, reclaimed pine dining table, natural sprays, and dining chairs available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for reindeer plate, pinecone swag, and honeycomb silver plate.

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Metallic Christmas from our Monroe, LA location

Use Christmas accessories with some sparkle for a tablescape that will transition easily into your New Year’s day festivities.

Dining table, dining chairs, Christmas stockings, light fixtures, mirror, area rug, oversized clock, mercury vases, pinecone picks, set of 3 gold candleholders, glass cloche, gold decorative bowl, blue napkins, pearl napkin ring, gold serving tray, gold glass container, silver glitter gandleholder, decorative gold container with wood base, metallic votives, gold mercury trees, and set of glitter pinecones available at Paul Michael Company locations.

Click for gold heart locket mirror, 64in pearl garland, foam gold pear, acorn ornament, 5in feather ornament, 8in feather ornament, oval cutting board, cocktail set, beaded gold pill box, metallic orbs, vintage glass votive, and etched mercury glass frame.

Whether you go for traditional Christmas or try something new, stick to your style and you’re sure to impress!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

 

A PMC Fall Porch: Make the most of your space

Fall_porch

Cooler nights are finally becoming a regular occurrence here down south, and that means enjoying the fall evenings outside with good company, tasty food, and eye-catching, fall decor.

Pumpkins have been a staple in fall arrangement for centuries and it’s safe to say that isn’t changing any time soon.  Mixing pumpkins with different textures and colors creates some colorful eye-candy and keeps things interesting during the pumpkin filled season.

While pumpkins are the go-to fall decor item, incorporating other natural tones to your arrangement will double the impact and keep your eyes entertained no matter what angle!  Make an impression no matter the size of your space with some inspiration from our Paul Michael Company fall porch.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, pumpkin leaf spray, coffee cone thistle sprayfall foliage wreath, willow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, cream jute pumpkin, curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, teardrop door decor, and orange pillow  can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, coffee cone thistle spraypumpkin leaf spraywillow basketscypress scroll bench, and wall clock.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, cream jute pumpkin, feather stems, curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, and teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkinassorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, and pumpkin leaf spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, and cream jute pumpkin can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gourd, large brown pumpkin, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkin, jute pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spray, Queen Anne lace bush spray, small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, and pumpkin leaf spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, small brown pumpkin, and cream jute pumpkin can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns,  small pumpkins, fall leaf garland, pumpkin leaf spraywillow basketswall clocklarge lantern, small lantern, green pumpkin spray, maple leaf spray, and coffee cone thistle spray.

Striped jute pumpkins, jute pear, feather stems, curved sticks, and teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, pumpkin leaf spraywillow basketsgreen pumpkin spray, maple leaf spray, round cream pumpkin, cream pumpkincoffee cone thistle spray, and cypress scroll bench.

Feather stems, curved sticks, and cowhide rug can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spraypumpkin leaf spray, coffee cone thistle spraywillow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, assorted acorns, willow baskets, gold geometric pillow, cypress scroll bench, decorative metal trayamber lantern, and cattail spray.

Live edge bench, cowhide ruge, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for  cream pumpkin, wheat bundle, flat jute pumpkin, assorted acorns, maple leaf spraypumpkin leaf spray, cattail spraycoffee cone thistle sprayfall foliage wreathwillow baskets, gold geometric pillow, butterscotch pillowcypress scroll bench, decorative metal tray, and amber lantern.

Curved sticks, live edge bench, cowhide ruge, feather stems, jute pear, and orange pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for fall foliage wreath.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Teardrop door decor can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

A PMC Fall Porch

A PMC Fall Porch

Click for gold geometric pillow and butterscotch pillow.

Striped jute pumpkin, jute pear, orange pillow, and honey pillow can be found at Paul Michael Company locations.

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

DIY Mesh Carrot

DIY Mesh CarrotThe unpleasant cold weather we’ve been having had us under the impression spring would never get here.  But warm weather has moved in, the grass is getting greener, and unfortunately for us down south, the mosquitos have started their familiar buzz.  With our DIY Mesh Carrot instructions, you can affordably update your door decor to match the changing season.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

Supplies

Step 1

Step 1

Step One:  Straighten out your half of the work garland on a table. Open the orange mesh and let the roll fall to the ground while holding on to the ribbon’s end. Working with the roll on the ground is much easier. Pinching the ends of the ribbon with both hands and bunch your way to the center. Using the springs on the end of the work garland, twist the bunch with the springs like using bread ties. Once secured, find the widest point of the ribbon and pinch and bunch your way to the center of the ribbon, again. Secure to the same set of sprigs.

Step 1 Continued

Step 1 Continued

Work your way down the garland frame, finding the widest point of the ribbon, pinching, bunching, and twisting to make a straight line of single poofs. Try to tie the ribbon in as close to the frame as you can get since you will be adding more poofs to the sprigs.

Step 2

Step 2

Step Two:  Starting at the top of the garland again, make another row of poofs, but only down to the sixth sprig. Make the poofs at the top larger to accentuate the shape of the carrot.

Step 2 Continued

Step 2 Continued

Now, make one more line of poofs down to the fourth level. There are seven levels of poofs – 1st has three poofs, 2nd has three poofs, 3rd has three poofs, 4th has three poofs, 5th has two poofs, 6th has two poofs, 7th has one poof.

Step 3

Step 3

Now it’s time for you bow.  Go here for bow instructions- they start around 2:20.

Step 4

Step 4

Step Four:  Tie in your bow using the wire frame.

Step 5

Step 5

Step Five – Tie on the asparagus bush to the back side of the wire frame. Use floral wire to secure it.

DIY Mesh Carrot

DIY Mesh Carrot

Now get to hanging and make all of the neighbors jealous!

-Video and Instructions by Elizabeth Michael

 

 

Inside the homes of Paul Michael Company employees: Christmas edition

Tree_Napkin

After seeing the displays we have in our stores, we hear a lot of, “What do your houses look like?”  by curious customers.  Understandably so, we sure do think we have a lot of great stuff!  With Christmas coming up, we think it’s the perfect time to give you a peek inside some of our employees’ homes while they’re decorated for the holidays.  Enjoy!

Jenny, Monroe

Jenny, Monroe

Another from Jenny

Jenny, Monroe

Our Canton designer, Jared, has more than 20 trees decorated in his home!  That’s right, we said 20.  And they’re all beautiful!

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Jared, Canton

Lake Village manager, Dominique, turned her kids loose designing their tree this year, and we are all impressed with the result!

Dominique, Lake Village

Dominique, Lake Village

Bailey, Lafayette

Bailey, Lafayette

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Charaye, Lake Village

Joanna, Tara and Jordan G. from our Lafayette location designed this whimsical tree for Amy and her daughter.  It’s hard to look away from that precious grin, though.

Amy, Lafayette

Amy, Lafayette

This is mine and my husband’s first Christmas in our house together, so we still have some decoration acquiring to do.  Considering he’s one of our woodshop managers and I’m a neat freak, I think our wooden trees are perfect for us!

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Ainslea, Lake Village

Have a Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Christmas Tree Napkin

Tree_Napkin

Only 15 days until Christmas!  The kids are hyped up for Santa Claus, holiday parties are in full swing, radio stations have switched to everyone’s facorite carols 24/7, and Christmas decorations on par with the Griswold household are on full display.  If you’re having holiday parties or hosting Christmas lunch or dinner at your home, use these quick steps to make your own Christmas tree napkin.  Show that mother-in-law of your’s just how crafty you can be.

Step 1

Step 1

Start with a square napkin.  Fold your napkin into a rectangle, then again into a square.

Step 2

Step 2

With your loose corners facing you, start folding each piece up, leaving about a half of an inch space inbetween each fold.

Step 2.5

Step 2.5

Step 3

Step 3

Very carefully, turn your napkin over so that your folds are face down.

Step 4

Step 4

Now fold one of your corners in to make a triangle at the top.

Step 5

Step 5

Repeat with the other side.

Step 6

Step 6

Flip your napkin back over and rotate it 180 degrees so that your smallest fold is at the top.

Step 7

Step 7

Now, flip your top fold up to make the top of your tree.  Be careful not to flip your fold too much; you don’t want the whole thing to come undone!

Step 8

Step 8

After your first fold, continue flipping all of your folds up.  Tuck the corner point into the pocket of your previous fold.

All done!

All done!

Now you have yourself a Christmas tree napkin.  Decorate them with small ornaments or your favorite candies to add the perfect finishing touches.

Now go forth and craft!

-Ainslea Hooton-Snellenberger

 

 

 

America: Home Sweet Home

The fireworks and festivities are only a week and a day away!  July Fourth is just around the corner; a holiday that has traditionally been a day for barbeques, pool parties, weekend vacations, fireworks, and, of course, the grand ole U.S. of A.  We all know that a sensational fireworks display is the highlight of July Fourth, but flaunting your most bold reds, whites, and blues becomes part of the fun.  We’ll certainly see plenty of folks wearing their red, white and blue hues and denim cut offs made to look like the American flag.  But how many people will go the extra mile to create an outdoor atmosphere that screams, “AMERICA!”?  If you’d like to be one of those people this July Fourth, or in honor of today’s USA vs Germany Cup game, we’ve got some ideas to help you go the extra mile and really get into the spirit.

Naturally flags are always the go-to decor when you’re going for something patriotic, because there’s nothing more patriotic than a flag.  Duh.  But you can get creative with your red, white and blue decor by using umbrellas, lanterns, pillows, vintage drink crates, garden stools, and incorporating these colors into the foods and drinks you serve.  The great thing about combining your red, white and blue everyday decor is you can use these items all year round.

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Reds, Whites and Blues

Now go forth in the name of America and decorate!  We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe July Fourth weekend!

-Ainslea Hooton

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Burlap Spring Wreath

DIY Burlap Spring Wreath

After our last DIY wreath guide was such a hit, we let our Facebook fans vote on what wreath from our Creation Station they would like to learn how to make next.  Our burlap wreath with pink peony accents was the winner!  With Easter in just two days, there couldn’t be a better time to create new door decor for when the time comes to put the bunnies and eggs away.

Here’s what you need:

Burlap Spring Wreath Supplies

Burlap Spring Wreath Supplies

Step 1 – Cut your burlap into about 14″ strips.  Once you have a total of 44 strips, prep your work wreath by opening all of your sprig pairs.  When all of your sprig pairs are open, you’re ready to add your burlap.

Burlap Spring Wreath - Step 1

Burlap Spring Wreath – Step 2

Step 2 – Pinch one of your pre-cut strips at the center and tie it to your work wreath using the sprigs like a bread tie.  Remember to use this pinch technique through out your wreath-making process when tying in your burlap.

Spring Burlap Wreath - Step 3

Spring Burlap Wreath – Step 3

Step 3 – On top of the mesh piece you just secured, take another mesh piece and turn it so that these two mesh pieces intersect at their centers like a cross.  Secure your second mesh piece.  You should have two different pieces, intersecting at their centers like a cross, secured to one sprig pair.

Spring Wreath Burlap

Spring Wreath Burlap

Repeat these same steps all over your work wreath, the bottom and the top layer, completing the bottom layer first.

Spring Burlap Wreath - Step 4

Spring Burlap Wreath – Step 4

Step 4 – Now you’re ready for your flowers!  Remove the bottom leaves off of your stems (just pull really hard and they should come off).  Don’t throw them away, because you’re going to use them later!  Using wire cutters, cut off the “thorns” left from the leaves you removed so your stem is easier to work with.

Spring Burlap Wreath - Step 5

Spring Burlap Wreath – Step 5

Step 5 – Time to insert your flowers.  Choose the area on your wreath where you want your flowers to sit.  Thread your first flower through the burlap so that the flower sits snuggly on the burlap and the stem sits next to the metal wreath wiring.  We like to start at the outer layer.  Cut your excess flower stem wire with wire cutters so that you can see about 5″ of stem wire sticking through the back side of your wreath.

Spring Burlap Wreath - Step 6

Spring Burlap Wreath – Step 6

Step 6 – Twist the stem wire around the metal wreath wiring to secure your flower.  Place the rest of your flowers where you want them and repeat these steps to secure them.  If your flowers need extra support, tie the wreath sprigs around the stem wire to make sure the flower is secure.

Spring Burlap Wreath - Step 7

Spring Burlap Wreath – Step 7

Step 7 – Last step!  Once you have all your flowers in place, it’s time to use those leaves you removed in Step 4.  So your flowers don’t look like a big mush, add the leaves in between the flowers to create some separation.  Attach them to the wreath the same way you attached your flowers in Steps 5 and 6.  You shouldn’t need to cut off any excess.  We also like to pull some burlap in between the flowers and leaves so the flowers appear to blend effortlessly into the wreath.

Spring Burlap Wreath

Spring Burlap Wreath

Now you’ve got yourself a spring wreath that will last through the years!  The great thing about these wreaths, other than being super cute and stylish, is they preserve from year to year.  We intentionally do not use glue in our wreath-making process for this reason.  Just give them a good fluff and they’ll be door-ready every spring!  They can also act as framework for other seasonal wreaths.  Just remove your spring flowers and add other seasonal accessories.  Whether it be red and blue flowers for the Fourth of July or poinsettias for Christmas, these wreaths work well for any occasion.

-Ainslea Hooton

DIY Easter Egg Wreath

Egg_wreath

Exactly twenty days until Easter and we love getting doors prepped and ready for the occasion!  Our new, spring items opened the gateway to one of our favorite designs from our Creation Station.  It’s super easy to assemble and it’s sure to impress everyone who sees it!

Here’s what you need:

Link to buy products here.

Easter egg wreath supplies

Easter Egg Wreath Supplies

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 1

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 1

Step 1 – Cut your pink and green mesh into about 12″ strips.  You should have 22 strips of each color (a total of 44).  Cut your orange jute ribbon into about 12″ strips, and decide how many you’d like to use.  You will put these strips sporadically around your wreath later, so there is no set number to start out with.  We like to use about 15.

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 2

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 2

Step 2 – Prep your work wreath by opening all of the sprig pairs.  Take one of your pre-cut strips by the center and tie it to your work wreath using the sprigs like a bread tie.  On top of the mesh piece you just secured, take a different color mesh piece and secure it like you did the previous piece.  You should have two different color mesh pieces secured to one sprig pair.

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

Repeat these same steps all over your work wreath, the bottom and the top layer, alternating colors each time.

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 3

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 3

Step 3 – Tie your pre-cut orange ribbon sporadically around your wreath, securing it at the center the same way you secured your mesh pieces.  Make sure you don’t forget to include pieces in both work wreath layers and not just one!

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 4

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 4

Step 4 – Now it’s time for your eggs!  We like to use egg ornaments because they secure to the wreath easier.  These will also be placed randomly around your wreath where ever your heart desires.  Pull the ribbon loop attached to the Easter egg against the metal work wreath frame.  Then take the wreath sprig positioned closest to the bottom of the ribbon loop and pull the end of the sprig through the loop.  Wrap the sprig around the ribbon loop to secure it to the wreath form.

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

The mesh and ribbon will act as a cushion for the eggs so they won’t wobble on your wreath.

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 5

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 5

Step 5 – Run a piece of floral wire through your bunny legs.  Twist the wire around the outer most layer of your metal wreath frame to secure the legs to the bottom of your wreath.  Use your wire cutters to remove any excess.

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath - Step 6

Easter Egg Wreath – Step 6

Step 6 – You’re almost done!  Now it’s time to add your top hat.  Use your floral wire to secure your hat to the wreath like a bobby pin.  Poke a pair of holes on each side of the hat’s brim just big enough for the floral wire to go through.  You should have a total of four holes.  Now make a u-shape with your floral wire and insert both ends through your holes, pulling the wire all the way through.  Twist the wire under the hat’s brim to secure your u-shape.  Repeat these steps at the other set of holes on the other side of the hat.  After you’ve chosen a position for your hat, twist the floral wire to the metal wreath frame to secure it.  Remove any excess wire.

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath

Voila!  Now you’ve got yourself an Easter egg wreath that will spark envy in all of your friends, family and neighbors!

-Ainslea Hooton

 

Mesh Carrot How-to – Under $30

carrot headerThe Brits may have fooled generations into thinking that carrots improved eye-sight, but your eyes are not tricking you here! Our mesh carrots are lookin’ good this season, revamped at $30.

Here’s what you need:

Link to buy products here.

We like the look of paper mesh, but plastic, deco mesh holds up better outside.

Mesh Carrot Supplies - 1/2 Work Garland, 10" Orange Paper Mesh, 2.5" Green Paper Mesh, Asparagus Bush

Mesh Carrot Supplies – 1/2 Work Garland, 10″ Orange Paper Mesh, 2.5″ Green Paper Mesh, Asparagus Bush

Mesh Carrot - Step 1

Mesh Carrot – Step 1

Step 1 – Straighten out your 1/2 of the work garland on a table. Open the orange mesh and let the roll fall to the ground while holding on to the ribbon’s end. Working with the roll on the ground is much easier. Pinching the ends of the ribbon with both hands and bunch your way to the center. Using the springs on the end of the work garland, twist the bunch with the springs like using bread ties. Once secured, find the widest point of the ribbon and pinch and bunch your way to the center of the ribbon, again. Secure to the same set of sprigs.

Mesh Carrot

Mesh Carrot

Work your way down the garland frame, finding the widest point of the ribbon, pinching, bunching, and twisting to make a straight line of single poofs. Try to tie the ribbon in as close to the frame as you can get since you will be adding more poofs to the sprigs.

Mesh Carrot - Step 2

Mesh Carrot – Step 2

Step Two – Starting at the top of the garland again, make another row of poofs, but only down to the sixth sprig. You can make the poofs at the top larger to accentuate the shape of the carrot.

Mesh Carrot

Mesh Carrot

Now, make one more line of poofs down to the fourth level. There are 7 levels of poofs – 1st has three poofs, 2nd has three poofs, 3rd has three poofs, 4th has three poofs, 5th has two poofs, 6th has two poofs, 7th has one poof.

Mesh Carrot - Step 3

Mesh Carrot – Step 3

Step Three – Make your bow. Watch the how-to video here.

Mesh Carrot - Step 4

Mesh Carrot – Step 4

Step Four – Tie in your bow using the wire frame.

Mesh Carrot - Step 5

Mesh Carrot – Step 5

Step Five – Tie on the asparagus bush to the back side of the wire frame. You can use floral wire to secure it.

Mesh Carrot - Final Product

Mesh Carrot – Final Product

There’s your fool-proof, cost friendly way to add a super cute pop of spring to your front door! Even I can do it!

-Elizabeth Michael

How-To Simple Mardi Gras Wreath Video from PMC Lafayette

Mardi Gras is upon us. For some of us, King cakes replace breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Krewes prepare for elaborate balls and parades. Decorative wreaths adorn the front door. Outfits are planned. Meals are made. Beads are thrown. Some of you may wake up with the rare French disease, Le Hangovaire.

If you haven’t put your Mardi Gras swag up, don’t fret! Just check out this Simple Mardi Gras Wreath How-to video filmed in our store with our customers & staff by Lafayette’s local newspaper, The Advertiser.

Thanks to reporter Sundra Hominik & Mardi Gras aficionado / PMC customer Sandra Booher for letting us show you how we do Mardi Gras. Check out the article about our fab decor here. Hope y’all find the video by Sundra featuring our own designer, Jordan Guidry, super helpful! Contact us at help@paulmichaelhome.com for more instructions. All Mardi Gras decor and materials can be found in our Mardi Gras section online.

Purple & Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Purple and Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

6"x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

6″x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon - NOW 50% OFF

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon – NOW 50% OFF

21"x10yd Purple Mesh

21″x10yd Purple Mesh

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

Share with us your Mardi Gras on Facebook & Twitter! What simple Mardi Gras tips do you have to share?

-Elizabeth Michael

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