Home Decor

The Charmed Home: Christmas Edition + FREE GIFT TAGS

Happy Tuesday, readers!

A few months ago I announced that my husband and I just purchased our first home, and that I’d be sharing some of our projects with you. Well, our busy lives have taken over and I have failed to do that… :( However, today I have some holiday cheer to spread with some photos of our Christmas decor + there may be some freebies at the end of this post. ;)

I can’t tell you how excited I was to decorate for Christmas this year. I’ve never had a full size tree of my own to decorate (being in small apartments for many years), so this year the hubby and I couldn’t wait to go out and get one! Everything you see in our tree photo (tree included) is from K-Mart  – they had some awesome stuff this year! {Ok, I lied – the “C” ornament was a gift at my bridal shower, but other than that, all K-Mart. :) }

For the mantle – our stockings are all from Target, and I got a 50 pack of silver bulbs from Ikea for $10 to use on the mantle, and in vases (they’re definitely a lesser quality than our tree bulbs – but are great for other decor!).


I am in love with our mantle! My hubby built me this box a few months back  to fill out our mantle and cover the ugly TV cords (based on one I found on Pinterest). I change out the hydrangeas seasonally, so for winter I went with all white, and then put in some blue arrangements that I found at Michael’s.

*Sidenote – please ignore our fireplace! When we moved in it was a bright red brick with a brass insert. The hubby and I spray painted the insert black (which is definitely an improvement) and tried to whitewash the brick (another Pinterest project ;) ), and I’m not too fond of the results… We are having someone install some stacked stone all the way up the wall, behind the TV, sometime after Christmas. I’ll have to post some after pics. :)

I just love this when it’s all lit up at night. :)

Now, my Christmas gift to all my lovely readers… FREE GIFT TAGS! This is my way of saying “thank you” to all of my wonderful customers that have helped to make my first year in business so successful. :)

You can download the PDF of these tags to use here. I also recommend printing them on a heavier card stock paper, rather than regular printer paper.

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The Charmed Home: Christmas Edition + FREE GIFT TAGS

Merry Christmas, Everyone!


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The Charmed Home: Bedroom Wall Art

A few weeks ago, I shared the exciting news that my husband and I just purchased our first home. We closed last Thursday and got everything moved in and unpacked over the weekend! I can’t believe how quickly we got it all done! Now comes the fun part…decorating! :)

My husband and I registered for this amazing green and black duvet cover when we were getting married, and ever since we received it I have struggled with finding wall art that goes with the look I want in our bedroom. We bought these 3 black 5″ x 5″ frames a year ago (see the exact frames here), and they’ve sat empty in a closet all that time… When we moved into our house, I knew I had to design or find something to put in them! Finally, I came up with this idea…

Now I can claim my side of the bed! I love things that are simple, yet elegant at the same time so I thought these were the perfect way to add a little color to our blank walls! I also put a subtle damask print behind the text to tie in the pattern in the duvet.

I really didn’t want any massive artwork above our bed because our headboard is so tall, so I think these frames worked perfectly!

What do you think?

Friday Find: Hanging Origami Lamp

Happy Friday Everyone! The past few Friday Finds I’ve done have been more traditional and/or vintage, so I thought it was time to share something different!

This week’s find is an amazing and modern LED lamp by tyART. Justine folds the paper to create this unique pattern throughout the lamp – isn’t that awesome?! I love that she uses an LED light, which is way more energy efficient AND environmentally friendly. I also love that you can change the color of the light, depending on your room (or mood). :)

I had to share two images of this lamp because it is so versatile! It looks so modern lit up, but then it blends so nicely with the slightly more traditional decor in the second picture.


(photo credit goes to Justine from tyART)

From Justine’s Listing:

“The Bubble LED lamp is a wonderful and modern way to decorate and add color to the part of your home that could use a little more pop. It can also be a cool and fun centerpiece for a wedding, party, or any special events”

Read more here.

Justine has a variety of lamps in her shop, so be sure to check it out!

Friday Find: Vintage Indian Brass Vase

This week’s Friday Find comes from a GORGEOUS shop called Bluebells and Bunting. Alexandra has an amazing collection of all things home decor.

When looking for this week’s find, I immediately fell in love with this stunning Vintage Indian Brass Vase. The detail is just incredible, and it is such a unique vintage find. This vase is sure to be a conversation starter in your home since its origin is so unique. If you’re considering purchasing this vase, you better do it fast because I don’t think it will last long!

(photo credit goes to Alexandra from Bluebells and Bunting)

From Alexandra’s Listing:

his vintage Indian brass vase is hand etched with a traditional floral pattern.
Measures 3.5″ in height and 9″ circumference at it’s widest.

There are no hallmarks and the piece is not signed. The exact origin is unknown, it perhaps once adorned the souks of the Middle East, rich with incense and spices.

It is in excellent condition for it’s age, with no obvious signs of wear or tarnishing on it’s exteria.

Seriously, you NEED to check out Alexandra’s shop because she has some of the loveliest items I’ve seen. Thanks, Alexandra, for allowing me to feature you this week!


Friday Find: Doily Art

This week’s Friday Find comes from an adorable shop called JoliesCutesies. The shop owner, Norma, has some amazing vintage items, some beautiful doily hoop art, and much more!

My favorite item in her shop was this beautiful blue Shabby Chic Doily Art. I love the blue that she chose for this item (one of my FAVORITE colors), and the contrast of the white doily against the blue is so modern and fun. I remember having a few doilies in my house growing up, and always thought of them as part of a more “country” decor, but I love that they’re coming back in such a modern and unique way. Definitely not the doilies I saw growing up!

(photo credit goes to Norma from JoliesCutesies)

From Norma’s Listing:

“This beautiful embroidery hoop doily art would make a perfect gift or home decoration for your home or that special someone.

Doilys to me remind me of my mother growing up I would see them all over the house.I would see them on the end tables, sofas, kitchen any were. Not only did my mother love them but all of my aunts had them also. Its a culture thing that everyone makes them as a hobby or pass time. Well then I said to my self why not brighten this beautiful creations I grow up seeing everywhere. :)”

Love this item, but not sure about the color? Norma has these in more of beautiful colors! Check them out here.

Thank you, Norma, for allowing me to feature you on my blog! :)

Friday Find: Casserole Carrier

I want to start off by apologizing for my lack of blog posts! I’ve been so busy designing new products and getting my Etsy Shop in “tip-top” shape, that I never have the time to blog!

The last few weeks I have done a “Friday Find” on my Facebook page, but I’ve decided to move it over to my blog so I can talk more about the products I find. :)

This week’s find is from an adorable shop called Moonlight 55. They have some beautiful kitchen items, so please go check out their shop and take a look around!

The product that really caught my eye was their casserole carrier in this fun print:

(image credit goes to Terry from Moonlight 55)

From Terry’s Listing:

“Insulated casserole carrier will get everyone’s attention when you show up at the party carrying your favorite dish. More importantly, the insulation reflects back heat or cold to its source, which eliminates the need to store your dish in a warm oven or refrigerator until it is time to eat.

*Insulated casserole carrier is made with quality Cotton Duck fabric.

*Envelope-style design totally encloses the dish. It will accommodate up to an 11” x 14” size dish. Flexibility of the envelope design allows for a round shaped dish as well, eliminating the need to have two carriers to accommodate various shaped dishes.

*Color coordinated fabric is used for the tie and serving utensil pocket. The 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spoon shown in the photo are not included.

*Perfect for anyone who cooks and attends potlucks, church socials, supper clubs, family reunions, BBQs, or tailgate parties. Also a great gift idea for a coworker, hostess, wedding, birthday, or just to say “thank you.”

I love that it’s both stylish and functional. It’s a great way to keep your food warm until it’s time to eat, and you’ll also receive lots of compliments on the elegant pattern and design. I also LOVE that it has an extra spot to keep your spoon! :)

If this pattern isn’t quite your style, Terry has a variety of wonderful patterns to choose from, so make sure you check out the rest of her shop!

And a big, “thank you” goes out to Terry for allowing me to feature one of your amazing products this week! :)

Ashley’s Jewelry Frame

Ashley’s Jewelry Frame {Fan Submission}

A few weeks ago, I shared an idea for how to store your necklaces (see the post here). Thanks to my friend Ashley, I have another cute idea for storing your jewelry using old picture frames!

{What You’ll Need}

1. Picture Frame(s)
2. Screen
3. Hot Glue Gun
4. Sandpaper (optional)
5. Paint (optional)


1. Start with some old picture frames {or new ones  if you’d like :) }

2. Remove all the backing.


3. Sand the frames to prepare them for painting.

4. Paint the frames in the color(s) of your choice (Ashley chose to use a distressed look when painting her frames).


 5. Hot glue the screen onto the back of the frame and you’re ready to hang your jewelry!

Thanks again to Ashley for submitting this idea, and for letting me use your photos! If you’re interested in purchasing some of Ashley’s jewelry, you can email her at: ash24ot@gmail.com

Also, don’t forget to submit your home décor ideas to info@cherryblossomcharm.com to be featured on my blog! :)


Accessory Storage/Display

Accessory Storage/Display {From The Really Petite Blog}

A few months ago, I started following a blog called “Really Petite” because, for those who don’t know me personally, I’m “really petite”. :) I have always had a difficult time finding professional clothes that fit me, so when I came across Annie’s petite fashion blog through the LOFT Facebook page (my favorite clothing store), I was so excited! Annie is also a petite, and uses her blog to share her outfits, along with where she buys each piece. It’s super helpful to girls like me who have a difficult time finding clothes!

Anyway, by now you’re probably asking yourself why I’ve shared all my fashion woes with you… Well, today I’m sharing one of Annie’s posts. :) No, it’s not about fashion, but it’s a lovely way she uses to organize and display some of her accessories! I loved her creativity, and thought the ideas were so great that I had to share them with you!

Without further ado…

From Annie: “I’ve had this fleur de lis coat hanger (not sure what it’s real purpose is) for years and never really had any use for it until one day I was cleaning out all my jewelry and re-discovered it. It holds the majority of my necklaces so nicely and doesn’t topple over when it gets too heavy like my old necklace trees. I got it at either TJMaxx or Home Goods – can’t remember but it was around $12-$13. I think even a decorative belt holder or coat hanger with hooks would work just as nicely.”

“I have a ton of cute scarfs but rarely wear them because when I’m in a hurry in the morning, I don’t have time to dig in my drawer. I found an extra towel bar and put it inside my walk-in closet and now I can see all my scarfs and it’s easy to decide which one to wear. It’s nice and neat and doesn’t take up much space!”

(Photos By: Really Petite)

Thank you so much to Annie for sharing these wonderful ideas, and for allowing me to share them with my readers! You should definitely go check out her fashion blog and Facebook page. :)

Remember, if you have any of your own home decor ideas and photos you would like to see on my blog, please feel free to submit them to info@cherryblossomcharm.com!

DIY Origami Greeting Card Boxes

DIY Origami Greeting Card Boxes

Today I’m going to show you a unique way to repurpose old greeting cards, or even new cards {especially if you’re giving it away… ;) }

I learned this when I was around 7 years old, when I used to hang out with my older sister and her best friend. We used to spend tons of time making these boxes and selling them on the sidewalk in front of our house. It was like our own little lemonade stand. :)


{Make sure you check out the bottom of this post for some great ideas of different ways to use these boxes for around the house or at your event!}

What you’ll need:

  • Greeting card (or heavy paper, see the bottom of my post)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Please keep in mind that this is very difficult to explain through words, so definitely make good use of the pictures I’ve provided!

1. Cut the card in half along the fold.

2. Set the back portion of the card aside. Using the front portion of the card, decide what part of the card you want centered on the front of the box.


3. Measure the shorter side of your card.

4. Keeping in mind what you want centered on the box, measure the longer side of the card to the same size as the shorter side (for example, if it’s 4”x6” measure the 6” side down to 4”). {We are going to create a square}


5. Measure a second time on the same side – this will help to ensure your line is straight.

6. Using your ruler, connect the two marks and draw a straight line.


7. Cut along the line to create your square.

8. Use your ruler to draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other.


9. Repeat with the other corners, creating an “X”

10. Take one of your corners and fold it the center of the “X” (make sure it stays straight)


11. Unfold and then refold the same corner to the crease you just made.

12. Keep this corner folded, and then fold it into the “X” again.


13.Fold into the center one more time (the fold should line up with your diagonal line).

14. Unfold and then repeat this process with the 3 remaining corners.


15. Mark the creases with your pencil as shown in the picture. {This step is optional, and you won’t really need to do it once you’ve practiced}

16. Repeat on the opposite side only (you will not mark all 4 corners)


17. Cut along your pencil mark, making sure to stop when you get to the crease

18. Repeat with all of your marks.


19. Take one of the corners that is not cut (should look like a triangle) and refold it as you had it before.

20. Fold in the triangular tabs on the sides.


21. Fold in the ends so that they stand upright.

22. Fold upward to create your first side.


23. Repeat steps 19-22 with the opposite corner, and you should now have a standing square with two “house shaped” ends sticking out.

24. Take one of these “house shapes” and fold it up and over the side, pushing it down into the center of the box until it is tight.


25. Repeat this on the opposite side.

26. Now you should have the top of your box! Set this aside, and get out the back portion of the card that you set aside earlier.


27. Since you probably don’t have a picture you need to center, cutting this portion down should be much easier. MAKE SURE TO CUT IT 1/4” SMALLER THAN THE TOP SO THAT IT FITS INTO THE TOP WHEN ASSEMBLED. (for example, if you measured and cut the top to a 4”x4” square, you will measure and cut the bottom to a 3 3/4”x 3 3/4” square).

28. Once you have your square cut, repeat the exact same process you used for the top of your box.


29. You should now have the top and bottom of a box!

30. Put them together and you’re done! :)


*You shouldn’t need any glue or tape to hold your box together, but if you want them to stay secure and not be pulled apart later, then feel free to use some glue. :)

{How To Use These Boxes}

To dress it up a little: Since the inside of your box will show some of your pencil marks, I recommend you make the marks lightly, and then erase the marks once the box is put together. Another way to dress up the inside and not have to erase all the pencil marks would be to cut squares out of paper, felt, or fabric to the size of the inside of your box and glue them in place.

For organization: If you want larger boxes, you can always use a heavier paper (like cardstock), and start with a larger square. You can also use a lightweight poster board for very large boxes! Since you can’t use a really heavy material (like cardboard) because of all the folding, these will not be the sturdiest boxes, but they are still great for organizing small, lightweight items around your house!

For style: If you want boxes in a specific color or design, you could also use a heavy scrapbooking paper! This would be SO cute to use in organizing an office, or around your home! {Plus, most scrapbook paper already comes in a square! Just don’t forget to cut the bottom piece of paper down so it fits in the top – and I only remind you of this because I’ve forgotten before… :) }

Check out this box I made out of some beautiful 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper:

To make this box I chose a double sided, heavier paper. I used the detailed side of the paper for the top of the box, and the coordinated back side of the paper {mine was just plain purple} for the bottom of the box. To give you an idea of how big your box will be using 12″ x 12″ paper, this box measures 4 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ when folded.

For your wedding: Think about using a thank you card (being sure to center the lid around the thank you) and use it to wrap gifts for your bridal party. Or, if you’re really ambitious, use the box as a favor at the wedding! Keep in mind that if you don’t want to pay a fortune to buy all those greeting or thank you cards, or you want a more customized look (with your name and event date), we have custom, printable box templates for sale in our Etsy Shop!