festive season

10 FOOD TIPS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

This time of the year is notoriously associated with over-indulging! Too much food, drinking, partying, spending! ELLE Fashion’s online editor, Holly Meadows (@HollyMeadowsSA) asks Gareth Powell, a qualified nutritionist at USN, for his top ten food tips for the festive season:

Downloadable gift cards for the festive season

For Elle Decoration Summer Issue 2012, we thought we’d design some festive cards. Seeing as we did not get to use them in the magazine itself, we thought we would give them to you to download and use for the festive season. Visit us weekly to download all 8 designs illustrated…

Behind the scenes on our ‘Fold Play’ shoot…

We go behind the scenes on DECO’s ‘Fold Play’ shoot, featured in the latest Summer Issue. Think folded paper, honeycomb shapes, spider-web laces, timber structures and local seasonal produce: Easy decorations with everyday objects for the festive season and beyond. DECO teamed up with stylist Marci Goosen and photographer Francois…

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…