Tying Up the Loose Ends This Xmas!

We are tying up the loose ends of this holiday season with everything you need to know about ribbons and bows! How to make DFC’s signature bows and the countless ways they can be used to embellish your home and even gift giving!

DFC’s “Signature Bow” Tutorial:bow 11: Use a narrow ribbon to tie the rest of your ribbons together. 2-3: Start with making one shoe string bow. 4: Make a second shoe string bow with either the same or different style ribbon. 

bow 25-8: Tie the two shoe string bows together using your very first narrow ribbon. 
bow 39-12: Keep adding shoe string bows and tying them together with the first narrow ribbon. Finish the bow off with another shoe string bow using the very first narrow ribbon. You can curl the tails on the last ribbon for a finished look.bow 413: To finish off the tails of the bow, fold the tail in half and cut the end off at an angle. And there you go! DFC’s Signature Bow!

bows setholiday bows classThese bows are great for any home decorating ! Use them in the tree, use your bow on a wreath or in a garland, instead of running ribbon through the garland. Top off a glass jar in your kitchen or embellish a lamp outside. The possibilities are endless!bows 2These bows are perfect for gift wrapping and other sorts of packages–even bottles! You can also use smaller/narrow ribbons to make a smaller version of this signature bow. These smaller bows are great for embellishing ornaments to give as gifts or to really make an ornament stand out on a tree. This is a great idea for an ornament exchange.  

Need Packaging Ideas?…

DFC has a wide variety of products that are perfect for all your packaging and gift wrapping needs. Our ribbon selection, alone will have you set with what you’ll need to wrap your presents beautifully! After you’ve selected all the ribbon you’ll need, you definitely won’t want to forget the cellophane products that we carry. We have rolls of cellophane in different colors, patterns and sizes! We even have cellophane bags in different sizes. So grab everything you’ll need to package and wrap all of your gifts this holiday season! Make someone smile with the gift of giving, from the inside out! set 1corsage boxStop by for ideas and inspiration, any of our DFC Staff will be more than happy to help you with tons of great ideas for unique and creative holiday gift wrapping and packaging!

Don’t Forget DFC is open to the public for the Holiday Season, Now until December 28th.map

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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Now that you’ve trimmed the tree, and decorated the banister and mantel with garland it’s time to start thinking about outdoor decorating. We’re not talking about hanging lights and you’re done. No, we’re talking about front door wreaths or swags, ribbon treatments on your outdoor lanterns, even hanging clustered ornaments from your awnings! We’ve included some photographs from some of the homes we’ve decorated this year and in years past to give you some great outdoor decorating inspiration! set 1

We are always trying to find new and interesting ways to take holiday decorating to the next level! When it comes to your front door, most people go with a traditional wreath but you could also choose to decorate your front door with a swag or two, if you have double doors! We like to keep the same color scheme going from the moment your guest arrive at the front door and draw it all the way in to your entry way and possibly the living room or even the entire house. Mae has done some beautiful work with front door wreaths and swag, we just couldn’t resist sharing them with all of our customers!

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We love ribbon treatment, and we know you do too! So why not embellish your outdoor lanterns with some beautiful ribbon treatments to make the outdoors of your home match the festiveness of the inside! You can pick up some of DFC’s outdoor velvet red ribbon to keep your bows looking very traditional, or you can choose a variety of ribbons to match your indoor color scheme! A great ribbon to use outside that will sparkle from day to night, is our Diamond Lumei Mesh Ribbon! It is one of our top selling ribbons for holiday decorating and your company will see it driving up from the street, it’s that brilliant! Add some pine branches or ornament balls to your ribbon treatments for an even more festive design!
IMG_1737-XLIMG_6209-XLIMG_1735-XLIMG_1736-XLIMG_6177-XLDon’t stop there! You can even add clustered ornament balls to the awnings of your front door, balcony or terrace. We’ve even done hanging ornament balls in courtyards and patios! The possibilities are endless, let yourself be inspired and get creative with it! IMG_6004-XLIMG_6020-XL2009_11_ 21 162-XLWe’ve also done some great outdoor garland treatments for a patio or front door walk up!12-05 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL HOME TOUR 105-XL12-05 CHILDRENS HOSPITAL HOME TOUR 001-XL

Don’t Forget DFC is open to the public for the Holiday Season, Now until December 28th.map

Shop Designer Flower Center for unique and specialty items that are hard to find anywhere else!

www.designerflowercenter.net