Monday, April 8, 2019

How to use Fire Gel Fuel Cans in D.I.Y Decor

a box of 12 cans of Terra Flame clean burning fire gel
   Do you Love to entertain guest ! We have some heart warming ideas on how to bring warmth into any interior and or exterior space by using real flame. 
In this short post we will demonstrate how there will be no need to build expensive vented fireplaces for your indoor space (if all you are looking for is aesthetics).
 Even if you already own a real vented fireplace and you simply want the subtle feel of real flames in your home, you can always accomplish this without the messy residue of wood or the potential hazard of natural gasses. 
Clean Burning Fire Gel can truly accomplish this goal. This time we will focus on making a simple Fire bowl. (You may also find D.I.Y ventless fireplace ideas in our Archives.) 

For this particular task we will need just a few simple items:
a box of 12 cans of Terra Flame clean burning fire gel
Not all fire gel fuel cans are made equal. As you can see, these cans have no labeling along the sides. This makes sense when you consider heat and paper will be a bad combination. Pay attention to this as many manufactures still make cans with labels along the sides. 
As seen here a clever placed warning label is placed on the lid instead, in the case you lose the included instruction pamphlet. 

A bowl of choice (clear glass or porcelain) will be the foundation of this project along with a few decorative rocksfire glass, and small chrome fire balls

NoteBest to use an Oven Resistant Bowl as it can better withstand higher temperaturesAlso using a bowl with enough depth will help visually conceal most of the can giving your project the perfect finish.     
We can appreciate how the fire gel fuel can sits perfectly nestled into the bowl. Again make sure that the embellishments used can withstand high heat temperatures.
Just a few images on how this great project turned out. 
Below we have also place a video on the Unboxing of this fire gel fuel and how we used this product to create this gorgeous fire bowl and patio/garden fire ball decor, suitable for any outdoor entertainment space. ~ ENJOY ~ !  



Friday, December 21, 2018

How To Ideas for Making Winter Wreath Decor

A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath
For this project we wanted to not just opt for the common wreath look one tends to find in local brick and mortar stores. Even the most exotic wreaths you can find usually tends to stick to the traditional design. 

In this post we will show you how to add "Art" to your next Winter Wreath decor that is sure to dazzle your guest as soon as you greet them at the door. Not to mention how by choosing a timeless art piece like this one, can easily work as the seasons change. 

Below we will talk about a simple few items and steps that you will need to complete this project. 
Among these items are: 
1. A Giant Pine Cone measuring a whopping 10.5 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter. (These are extremely rare, and we stumbled into these at the local Trader Joes Market during fall season.)
1b. Pine tree trimmings to your desired length 
2. Medium sized Cup Hooks 
3. Small accessory belt. (choice of color and texture to your liking We chose a gold and silver to go with our theme.)  
4. Wreath hook & smaller door hook
5. ( No tools Required ) :o)
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath

Step 1. Now that we have all the items on hand, we will proceed to screwing the cup hook into the pine cone. These giant cones are very woody in nature which makes this task rather simple. (Careful NOT to over tighten.)

Note: You may also choose to paint these cones in your desired. In the finished project as you will see in the latter part of this post, we opted for gloss white, metallic silver for the main colors and metallic bronze for some inconspicuous undertones.

Step 2. Once having the hooks screwed into both cones, you will proceed to string the belt or ribbon into the opening. This is how the finished cones will hang from the small door hook. As mentioned before we decided to use a small belt.
A Large wired silver art mirror decored and used as Winter Wreath
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated with Oversized Pine Cones and used as Winter Wreath

  Step 3. We used a gorgeous metal wall art mirror as our main centerpiece for the wreath. The silver color of the  metal reflect light and keeps the space airy by causing the eye to freely flow throughout the space. 
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath


The Cones are then hung onto the small door hook, while the wall art mirror hangs below gracefully from the large wreath hook. 
Note: The cones were previously spray painted with glossy white and metallic silver to give them that icy looking sheen mimicking the look of ice filled shrubs after a snowfall or icy rain.  
A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath

A Large wired silver art mirror decorated and used as Winter Wreath
We added some pine tree limbs garnered form the local hardware 
store Christmas tree sale lot. If you ask the staff who trims the trees prior to the sale, they will be happy to let you collect the leftovers that are usually placed into one of their store carts for free. 
We most certainly couldn't forget one of our signature decor embellishments such as crystal garland links, teardrops and raindrops. We coupled a few of these crystal ornaments by intricately nestling them into over-sized oyster shells that were painted in metallic grey and silver.

The glam and sparkle of all these chic decor ornaments set the perfect tone for this Winter Wreath Decor.   

Conclusion: When thinking about decor, find ways to implement pieces that can be easily transitioned into other seasons. A timeless item can help reduce clutter by not having to store it as the seasons change. 
By simply adding a few small embellishments a decor item like this wall art mirror can completely freshen up your space made perfect with a complete new look.  

Below we have placed a short video snippet on this step by step process. ~ENJOY~   


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

How To: Create Stocking Stuffer Winter Decor

A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments


This winter season consider looking at what lays in your backyard, as you seek ideas on decorating your indoor living space. 
as the leaves fall from your shrubs and trees and the pine cones beguin to find their way to the ground, this could mean endless decor possibility options. 

In this short post we will show you an idea based on a few simple steps that is sure to add some glam and sparkle to your interior or exterior winter decor scheme.

First let's talk about some items that will be required to complete this project. 
A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
Above we have laid out some of the fixings, among these are a bag full of small and or mini pine cones, a glue gun and glue gun refills, a can of glossy white and metallic chrome spray paint and some back yard trimmings we garnered from leafless shrubs and trees.
A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
Step 1.  
Apply hot glue to the end of the pine cone and attach to the desired areas of the shrub or tree limbs. Use as many cones as you deem necessary according to your particular taste. In this project we used 3 to 4 cones per limb. 
A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
It's all coming together. Once the hot glue cures, the cones will be fully secured like concrete to these limbs. 

A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
Step 2. 
Note: After you have placed all the desired cones onto the limbs, you will proceed to spray paint these as desired and once fully dried, place them in your favorite stocking.

For this desired decor scheme we went with glossy white  and metallic chrome silver to add the desired sparkle undertones. We then placed the limbs into a pair of beige and gold metallic cowhide stocking stuffers.  
A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
A winter Stocking stuffer decor using dried tree limbs,pine combs and 100%crystals ornaments
Step 3. 
We love to incorporate the look of crystals into our decor ideas, therefore opted to go with these 100% pure crystal gems. Amongst the types useds were clear teardrops and raindrops, victorian prism and some french cuts. 

The rainbow glow that reflects from these pieces being placed  adjacent to a ceiling to floor bay sliding glass door, is simply glorious.  
The sparkle from the interior lighting of your living space as it bounces around these gorgeous crystals, is also a site that is sure to get your guest talking. 


Step 4.
Step back and enjoy the view !
We chose to display the completed project by hanging it onto an oversized gloss white modern wall art mirror which sits over a contemporary floating fireplace.  
You may also opt to placing this creative idea on your balcony, porch and or sunroom. 
As the sun rays reflects of the crystals, it will fill your chilled winter wonderland of a space with a rainbow spectacle of colors.  

Note: These crystals already come with pre-drilled holes in which you will simply have to thread an ornamental hook in order to hang it on the limb. 
You may choose to add any other embellishments that suits your taste, such as holiday ornaments for example.  

Below we have also placed a short video snippet that better displays the completed project ~ENJOY~