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bring in the trees!

June 25, 2013

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lately, i’ve been all but obsessed with bringing a few trees inside. after adding this tree to our space, i just can’t get over how fresh and airy it makes the place feel! plus, they work  as incredibly good air filters. i’ve done quite a bit of research on which plants are best for indoor use, and i’ll be sharing them with you a little later this week, so stay tuned!

do you have any trees in your home? if so, what kind is your favorite?

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i first got inspired to order some miniature bottle brush trees after seeing this pretty project from jeni baker over at in color order. with full intentions of bleaching them, then dying them pink and green. however, i had to stop half way through the process!

you see, my theme for christmas this year is white, white, white. actually, it’s the theme for the whole house! i love how sweet, simple and clean it looks. after i finished bleaching these little trees white, i fell in love with them and the winter wonderland they created. just look:

DIY white christmas trees

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i think they’re so pretty and just darling as a center piece. here’s how i did it:

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first, you’ll have to get your hands on some mini bottle brush trees. your local craft store should carry them but if not, you can find them here or here.

diy bottle brush trees

second, all you have to do is let them soak in a bath of warm water and a little bleach (i used 3 capfulls in my sink). the color begins to fade almost instantly. i let mine soak for a few hours until they were completely white, then i simply rinsed them and set them upright on a paper towel to dry overnight.

if you’re only making white trees, then you’re done!

diy dyed bottle brush trees

HOWEVER, if you’d like to dye your trees into a dreamy color combo like these beauties from jeni baker, then you’re half way there! my mom ended up making some pink ones of her own, and the process is really simple. all you need is some rit dye! here’s the how to:

to dye your bottle brush trees:

step one: bleach your trees, following the instructions above.

step two: combine your desired amount of rit dye and warm water in a glass bowl (follow package instructions), and let your tree soak. just keep an eye on the color and remove the tree when you’re happy with it. leaving it in longer will make the color darker or richer.

step three: remove the tree from the dye and rinse with cold water. set on a paper towel to dry.

step four: if you want to add a little bit of extra sparkle (like jeni did), add some glitter using a glitter pen, or glue and loose glitter.

have fun!

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among the trees

April 6, 2011

Posted by in photography

katya horner slight clutter photography

katya horner slight clutter photography

katya horner slight clutter photography

katya horner slight clutter photography

katya horner slight clutter photography

there’s just something about being among the trees. don’t you think? when is the last time you were surrounded by trees? no bustling traffic, no smog, not even your cell phone. just the rustling leaves, slight breeze and chirping birds. i think we all need to make some more time to be surrounded by the beauty of the earth. if you can’t make it into to the woods today, maybe you can take a virtual stroll through the trees by enveloping yourself in katya horner’s beautiful shop.

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Ferm Living Wallpaper

November 5, 2010

Posted by in home decor

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

ferm living wallpaper

so fun to see what a little bit of modern wallpaper can do for a space, don’t you think? ferm living offers a whole line up of home goods, but i’m especially smitten by their wallpaper.  inspired by natural elements and soft hues, i love the organic feel they each have.

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