To celebrate the holiday season, we are hosting a special sale or giveaway every Friday until New Year’s Day. Follow our Instagram — @madxsonandco to see what sale or giveaway is going on 🙂
Do you need a fun, but easy DIY project for the holidays? Why not try dyeing bottle brush trees aka sisal trees? We’ve seen it all over Pinterest and we are sure you have too. So, we finally gave it a try. We had so much fun, that we are going to grab more colors and dye a couple more.
You can purchase them with color (will need bleaching) or you can try to find them without. We actually found a couple last year from Target that were ready to dye, but unfortunately haven’t seen them bring back this year. You can shop at your neighborhood craft store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Etc.) or purchase online from Amazon.
— Assorted Bottle Brush Trees / Sisal Craft Trees
— Glass Bowls and/or Cups
— Rit Dye (colors we used: wine and hyacinth)
— Paper Towel for Drying
— Rubber Gloves
— Hair Dryer (optional)
WHERE TO BUY SUPPLIES.
If you need to bleach your trees, fill your glass bowl with 2/3 cup warm water and 1/3 cup bleach.
Wearing your rubber gloves, submerged sisal trees in water until color fades to white. If you do not want the white snow, you can carefully rub them off.
It is also okay if they bend, you can straighten them out later.
Once your trees have lost all its color, gently rinse them in warm water and lay them out to dry.
Fill up a few bowls or cups with warm water and add your dye — You can go as light or dark.
Wearing your gloves, dip your trees into the dye mixture and remove once you are happy with the color. If you would like to try the gradient look, dip your tree into your second dye mixture half way until you are happy with the color transition.
After dyeing, rinse under cold water and set on paper towel to dry. Once they have air dried, use a hair dryer to fully dry your trees (especially the center). Having it too damp may cause the center coil to rust.
Now that you have dyed your trees, what’s next? We are sharing a couple of inspo below on how you can use your creation and add them to your holiday decor.
INSPO: HOW TO DECORATE.
We’d like to see what you came up with! You can share and tag us on Instagram – @madxsonandco #madxsonandco 🙂
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We reminisce about everything we are thankful for, feast on amazing and delicious food, and are surrounded by our loved ones around a festive and gorgeous Thanksgiving table setting.
You may be overwhelmed with all the food preparation and think you don’t have time to decorate and set the table, but you can always go the minimalist route in still creating a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape.
We are sharing our favorite links and also created a “where to shop” section to help you shop the look on some of these beautiful ideas.
A Neutral Fall Tablescape
Cotton + Plaid
Dark + Fresh
Warm + Bright
Simple + Elegant
Spots + Stripes
Where to Shop
We are hosting our first Instagram giveaway with Crafts by Channy. Check out our latest post on Instagram for details 🙂
Is it just us, or is November flying by so quickly? Thanksgiving is approaching and we usually have our Christmas tree and decor up a few days before. However, we are in the middle of home reno and it is extremely hard to decorate the house. We are hoping we can move into our new master bedroom right before Thanksgiving.
Home reno isn’t stopping us from all the holiday home decor. Our favorite to go to shop for the holidays is of course, the one and only … Target. They have the cutest items and definitely affordable. We are sharing our favorite holiday home decor ideas you can get at Target right now. Click on a photo and it will direct you to the product page. What is your favorite home decor this holiday season?
We finally launched our hand poured candles for Winter and Holiday. You may now purchase them on our Etsy shop.
• Made in USA | Hand Poured in Orange County, Ca.
• Coconut Soy Wax + 100% Natural Soy Wax
• Dye + Phthalate Free
• Non-Toxic + Paraben Free
• Premium Fragrance Oil
• Natural Cotton Wick
• Lead + Zinc Free
• Burn Time: 40+ Hours
• 8 Oz.
The following scents are sold out, but we are looking to re-stock around Thanksgiving.
Eucalyptus + Spearmint
Holiday in the Sun
Wildberry Chamomile (limited)
We are also launching our first Holiday Gift Set with four mini 4 oz candle jars. The scents in the gift set are:
Chestnut + Brown Sugar
Holiday in the Sun
Follow our Instagram @madxsonandco to stay up-to-date on our latest candle collection.
HALLOWEEN IS FOUR DAYS AWAY!!! We have been so busy with home renovations and preparing to launch our winter and holiday candles, we lost track of time. Eek! However, we were able to gather some quick and easy ideas. If you are looking for minimal Halloween home decor, you’ve come to the right place. We are sharing a couple of DIYs and linking you to some of our favorite products. We hope you find this very helpful and that you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween!
Super easy and fun. Our kids enjoyed sticking them onto our barn door and in their room. You can do-it-yourself, buy them on Amazon or both! We bought a pack from Amazon because they were pretty cheap, good quality, and shipping was fast. Good news, some are even on sale right now!
To do-it-yourself, you will need the following:
- Printer (to print out stencil)
- Black construction paper / cardstock paper
- Pencil or White Color Pencil/Crayon (to trace)
- Double Sided Tape
CLICK HERE for a different bat template.
You can’t go wrong with pumpkins. Real or fake. Carve or no carve. There are a whole lot of ideas out there. We bought a couple of decorative knitted and raffia pumpkins this year from Target (our favorite holiday shop) to put around the house.
If you feel like being creative, you can always purchase real pumpkins and do one of these simple ideas we found on Pinterest.
BLOGS TO FOLLOW.
As much as we would love to share our travel adventures, we are currently putting all travel on hold due to Covid. We had a couple of trips planned this year, but unfortunately had to cancel.
Instead, we are gathering our ideas related to travel and past travel experiences to create topics to share with you. So, stay tuned 🙂
We’ve all been waiting for Amazon’s Prime Day Event. This year, it’s for two days (10/13 & 10/14). We are already shopping everyday on Amazon, so this sale event is even more exciting. Electronics seem to be the big ticket items, but you can search and shop in so many other categories. They have lots of affordable options as well.
Below, we are sharing a few of our favorite Amazon finds during this sale. Download the Amazon App if you haven’t yet to maximize your savings! We hope you enjoy shopping the Amazon Prime Day Event.
OUR FAVORITE AMAZON PRIME DAY FINDS IN HOME DECOR + ESSENTIALS
NOTE: Some of the products above may no longer be included in the Prime Day Sale Event (meaning it may have ended). However, we would suggest you to add the item to your wishlist and see if it would go back on sale or if Amazon will offer a different promotion.
We love easy DIY projects that we can add to our home decor and this tassel wood bead garland is one of them. It seriously took us less than 10 minutes and you only need a few supplies.
- Wood Beads
- Jute Rope or Macrame Cord
- Hot Glue + Glue Gun (optional to secure rope/cord)
- Wood Charm Pendant (optional to add to garland)
- Wood Beads
There are many different sizes, shapes and colors to choose from, but if you’re going for the basic natural wood look … Below are a couple of links.
- Jute Rope or Macrame Cord
Note: Depending on the type of bead you purchase, you should double check the jute rope / macrame cord size to make sure it will go through the hole of the bead.
Helpful Tutorial Videos and Links
We used the following resources to help us create this fun and easy craft project. We hope you find the following to be helpful, as it was for us.