WATCH: Create A DIY Christmas Ball That Can Be Displayed At Home All Year Round
Christmas is just a few days away, but if you still want to achieve that festive mood in your home despite the last-minute rush, go for simple elements that are easy to DIY. With the hectic lives people lead these days, decorating for the Yuletide season feels like a chore, but it shouldn't be; it's a fun activity that allows you to flex your creative muscles and even bond with your family.
In this video, Metro Home & Entertaining magazine editor-in-chief and Metro Home TV host Anton Barretto gave us a short tour of a home that's all decked out for the holiday season. Anton, who's been a sought-after Christmas decorator since the 90s, has worked with all sorts of themes, which is why there's always a conscious effort on his part to innovate, experiment, and reinvent his takes on styling.
For this home, Anton and the lady of the house agreed on the rustic route, with the giant Christmas tree decorated with wooden birds, wooden birdhouses, and woven balls, among other more common accents like pine cones and metallic Christmas balls. To give a chic twist to the tree, Anton tied all the elements together by swirling around a black and white buffalo check ribbon, a design that's perennially stylish and may be used to accentuate the home all year round.
To complement this ribbon, Anton thought of a Christmas ball DIY project to give the Christmas tree more character. He went for DIY Christmas balls because this particular design is something that's not commonly seen in department stores. Aligning the tree's design to the rest of the house, he used the same accent in various areas, such as for the dining table's centerpiece and on top of the buffet cabinet. Minus the red berries that they were mixed with, the balls wrapped in buffalo check fabric make for eye-catching décor all year round.
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