Christmas

Christmas CIY: Gold doily wallpaper

We’re happily obsessed with gold (Frauke Stegmann’s golden ceramics are to blame!), which is why we’re sharing this fantastic idea with you – the perfect Christmas decoration. In our latest Summer Issue of ELLE DECORATION we collaborated with five South African creatives to produce five unique feature walls, each representing…

DECO Desirable: Golden glass jars by Frauke Stegmann

We’ve always had a crush on Frauke Stegmann. We’re obsessed with anything she produces. So imagine our excitement when a bag full of Frauke’s reclaimed golden glass jars (above) arrived at DECO’s office. The gold on the rescued glass jars simulate the gold drip rims of Frauke’s much-loved and trademark…

Recycled advent calendar idea: Cardboard cluster

We’ve come up with another cheap and easy advent calendar idea for you to try out this Christmas. This time we’ve made use of recyclable cardboard packaging to create our advent calendar display unit, a quirky cluster of cardboard boxes. And the great thing about it? It also doubles up…

Recycled advent calendar idea: Tape digit display

It’s the 1st day of December, which means it’s time for advent, with 24 days left until Christmas. So we’ve come up with this fun and cheap advent calendar, made from paper sleeves and duct tape found in DECO’s office. DECO IDEA Create a large advent display on your wall…

Christmas with Girard

This is the last post for this year, and appropriately enough, we’ll leave you with something that’s both seasonal and absolutely classic. This wooden nativity, created by House Industries, is a homage to the huge collection of nativities that Alexander Girard amassed, most of which he spent the last years…

Issue 66: Card from Claire Berlein

Our fourth and final Designer Download in this issue comes from artist Claire Berlein. The beautiful icon that she’s made available to us here was commissioned by Margie Murgatroyd of Africa Nova. Click the image in the sidebar to download and print out Claire Berlein’s striking African icon, but if…

Issue 66: Daley Muller

We’re really pulling out the stops with all the downloadable stationery this season, aren’t we? This adorable gift tag was specially made for us by Daley Muller of super-cute local stationery company, Mü&Me.  Click on the image in the sidebar to download a printable pdf to cute up your pretty…