Design darling Devon Liedtke (devonliedtke.com) shares her insight on the tips and tricks for being the host with the most.
Liedtke recently launched The DL as an outlet for her to share her creative ventures for the home and everyday inspirations.
“Keep wrapped hostess gifts on hand. You never know when a neighbor may pop by with a holiday sussie!”
“Don’t overthink things: Pick one or two colors and use them everywhere from your tree to your gift wrapping.”
“Bring the outdoors in with fresh greenery. You can find me at the scrap pile where they sell Christmas trees. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
“Actually use your favorite china or tableware. I have bought pieces little by little and collected items at local second-hand stores over the years. I try to use my items all year, but this is the time to brush off the dust and set holiday scenes with the china you are too afraid to break! And if it breaks, you can stress less next year with one less person.”
“Poinsettia pointer: What is more festive than poinsettia? Buy a poinsettia plant, cut off the stems and put them in bud vases around your home or grouped on your table.”