Making a last-minute Christmas wreath

Happy 4th Advent Sunday everyone! Are you up for a last-minute DIY project? All you need is some Christmas evergreen and baby-breath. Make your own indoor wreath as an embellishment above your mantelpiece, on a door, or in the hallway. Another idea is to make a small one and use it as a tag on […]

DIY: Make your Amaryllis bulbs sparkle for Christmas

Inspired by a DIY blog post from my blog friend Inga from Germany, I decided to add some sparkle to my Amaryllis bulb. All you need is silver foil, glue, craft stickers (from Dutch store Hema), artificial snow and moss. Fill a vase with moss and sprinkle a little artificial snow on top of it. […]

Black and white Christmas gift wrapping ideas

Gift wrapping is so much fun. I love to wrap my presents myself instead of leaving it to the store’s wrapping counter to do it for you. I feel it makes your gift extra special and shows consideration. Last year I had everything wrapped in a red and white theme. This year I’m going for […]

My Christmas Tablesetting Tips in Gatherings Magazine

I am thrilled to share this news with you: I contributed to the latest ‘Winter White issue’ of the American magazine Gatherings Magazine! When the chief editor and founder Heather Spriggs Thompson approached me, asking me if I wanted to collaborate on this issue, I instantly said yes. I had been reading the magazine online, […]

5 DIY Advent Calendars

I’m already counting down to Christmas, but officially you shouldn’t start until the first of December. That leaves us ten more days to make an advent calendar. Here is a round up of ideas to craft one that stands out. 1. Carnet Parisiens fill up a pine wooden tree with small origami pyramids. Just go […]

Tabletop Styling e-course

My favourite part of the holidays or dinner parties is setting the table. I like it so much that I made a small business out of it, and style tables for people in my network. Everyone has its own signature or distinctive way of doing things. Therefore I was thrilled to learn that California based […]

Homemade with Love: 3 Summer delights

It’s been a while since my last hostess gift idea column Homemade with Love. Now that summer holidays are starting, people start visiting each other more, for barbecues and garden parties. And nothing beats a home made gift for the hostess to show your appreciation and love. A gift that smells, or tastes like summer. […]