Halloween Dinner Table

Halloween is here, and most of you have already decorated your homes, front porches or your backyards for this fun and spooky holiday. You may have carved your pumpkins too, and have stocked up your pantries with chocolate and candies for those happy trick-or-treat little friends that will show up on the Halloween night at your front porches.

I did all of the above except I did not carve any pumpkin as I proved to be terrible on doing that. Over the years I made several attempts to carve a funny or spooky pumpkin but I failed on each attempt.

This year I was quite late on putting up my Halloween decor. I kept procrastinating for days, until few days ago when I realised that there are only a few days left keeping us apart from this fun and spooky day.

Finally my Halloween Festive Dinner Table is now all set along with a spooky backdrop, and I am happy to share it with you.

Everything in this decor is DIY-ed except the faux spiders that were purchased few years back, meaning the shown decor had no cost at all.

Let’s start from the backdrop. To add a more dramatic effect to the whole scene, the golden frame mirror at the centre was altered by adding stripes of black contact paper.

The black wreath on the mirror was created using the willow branches from my garden, which was then spray painted in black. For the wreath decoration I made two small ghost figures using ping pong balls covered with small pieces of white cloth.

To add some texture, the tops of the two black tin vases were decorated with stripes of black fur. Creepy branches in these vases were created by tying black ribbon here and there, and by applying creepy white dots on the ribbon knots.

The whole area around the mirror is covered in bats of all sizes which were created by black peal and stick contact paper. The white paper peal was used also to create the special effect resembling a vampire bat.

The console table is decorated with squash pumpkins which I have stocked for winter soups. Between pumpkins I added some dried hydrangeas which come from my aunt Meli’s garden.

The plates on the table were spray painted in black, and they are being used as decoration only and to set the spooky mood! The dinner will be served on the plates underneath, but these DIY plates are adding a special spooky effect to the table.

The black glasses were decorated with a piece of golden wrap paper on top of which I glued f aaux spider.

On top of the white tablecloth I placed black and white striped runners on the both sides of the table, and this really added a stylish contrasting effect to the whole setting.

And lastly I added some pop of colour with two plum colour pillows on the chairs, and ended up with a bit spooky and yet quite elegant table setting which costed me only 0,99 cents to put it up. Considering the cost, I am very happy how it turned out.

If this post inspired you to decorate for halloween, or you used any of the decorating ideas above, please write and share with us. I would love to se how your decor turned out.


Thanks you for checking this blog!
Besa

Dekorimi i tryezes per darken e Hallouiinit

Hallouiini na erdhi, dhe shumica veqme i kan dekoruar shtepite, hapsirat para shtipive si dhe oborret e tyre per ket feste argetuese dhe paksa frikesuese. Ndoshta shumica gjithandej veqme i kan gedhendur kungujt e Hallouiinit si dhe i kan mbushur dollapat me sheqerka dhe cokollada per t’ju dhuruar femijeve qe do te vijne tek dera ne naten e Hallouiinit per lojen “truk apo sheqerke”.

Une i bera te gjitha te lartepermendurat perpos qe nuk e bera gedhendjen e kungullit pasi u deshmova te jem shume e pashkathet per t’a bere nje gje te tille. Pergjate viteve qe te gjitha perpjekjet per ta gedhend nje kungull me fytyre te frikshme deshtuan, andaj tashme kam hequr dore per nje pune te tille.

Kete vit mbeta shume vone per t’a bere dekorin e Hallouiinit. E shtyeja cdo dite kete punen e dekorit, deri sa para pak ditesh e pash se vetem edhe pak dite na ndajne nga kjo feste e cila poashtu me te madhe eshte duke u shenuar edhe ne Kosoven e pasluftes.

Andaje, tryeza ime festive e darkes se Hallouiinit tashme eshte shtruar dhe poashtu prapavija e tavolines eshte dekoruar me dekore frikesuese qe i perkasin kesaje feste, dhe me kenaqesi po e ndaj me ju kete dekor si dhe menyren se si eshte realizuar.

Elementet dekoruese ne keto pamje jane te bera vet (DIY) perpos te disa merimangave plastike te cilat jane blere per kete projekt dekorues,

Le te fillojme me prapavine e dekorit. Per t’a bere pamjen sa me dramatike pasqyra me kornize ari eshte modifikuar ne ate menyre ku siper saje jan vendosur shirita te prere nga letra e zeze vetengjitese.

Kurora e zeze ne pasqyre u krijua duke i perdore deget e shelgut nga kopshti im dhe te cilat dege, pasi u mblodhen ne forme rethore, u sperkaten me ngjyre te zeze spray dhe pastaje kjo u dekorua me dy fantazma te krijuara nga topthat e ping pongut te mveshur me nje copez te pelhures se bardhe.

Per te shtuar teksture, pjeset e siperme te vazove te zeza u dekoruan me shirita te peliqes se zeze, ndersa deget frikesuese ne keto vazo u krijuan duke i lidhur ne dege shirita te zi dhe duke ju vendosur pika te bardha per ti bere te duken si sy te ketyre krijesave te frikeshme.

E gjithe hapsira perreth pasqyres eshte mbuluar me lakuriq fantazma te te gjitha madhesive e te cilat u punuan nga letra e zeze vetengjitese. Se pari, ne anen e kundert u vizatuan lakuriqet dhe pastaj u prene me gersher dhe u ngjiten ne mure. Pjesa e poshtme e bardhe e letres vetengjitese poashtu u shfrytezua duke e vendose nen pjesen e zeze per te krijuar keshtu nje shtresim dhe teksture ne mure dhe per te krijuar keshtu edhe efektin e lakuriqit fantazme.

Tavolina mbeshtetese ne mure eshte dekoruar me kunguj te vegjel vidim te cilat i kam grumbulluar per dimer per supen e kungullit qe e pelqej shume. Perreth kungujve vendosa lule topi (hydrangea) te thara te cilat i mora ne kopshtin e halles sime Meli.

Pjatat me rrjet marimange i krijova duke perdorur pjata te vjetra te cilat i bera me spray ngjyre te zeze ne te cilen paraprakisht vendosa nje rrjete te vogel marimangeje dhe pasi ngjyra u tha e hoqa ate dhe pjata me motiv rrjete marimangeje u krijua sa qel e mbyll syte. Ushqimi do te servohet ne pjata tjera te vendosura per momentin nen pjatat marimange, ndersa keto siper do te sherbejne per t’i dhen tavolines ate efektin frikesues qe e kerkon kjo feste.

Gotat e zeza jane dekoruar me nje copez letre rrumbullake ngjyre ari siper se ciles eshte ngjitur nje marimange gjigante.

Siper mbuleses se bardhe te tavolines, nga te dy anet e saje, vendosa mbulesa te ngushta me vija bardh e zi, dhe vertete keto i shtuan tavolines nje kontrast me shume stil.

Dhe se fundi, shtova nje doze ngjyre me dy jastek ngjyre kumbulle te vendosura mbi karrige dhe shume lule te thara si dhe qirinje te zi, keshtu qe arrijta nje dekor paksa frikesues por para se gjithash elegant duke shpenzuar vetem 0.99 cent per merrimangat plastike. Duke e pase parasysh koston, jam shume e kenaqur se si doli ky realizim.

Nese ky postim ju ka inspiruar qe te dekoroni per Hallouiin, ose e keni shfrytezu ndonjeren nga idet dekoruese nga ky postim, na shkruani dhe ndani me ne pervojen t’uaj. Ne ne BESA GM Interiors do te donim te dijme se si doli dekori i juaj.


Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe!
Besa

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The New Year’s Eve Table Setting

The countdown to NYE is on, and my table is already set.

Usually my table is not set up early on a day, but I liked so much the table decor which I designed for the National Television RTK, the Morning Show so I had to use it for my dinner party tonight.

I was invited to set a festive table for the RTK Morning Show and share some table decorating tips with the viewers. The table decor came out really nice and elegant, so I decided to use the plates, cutlery and all decorative elements for my New Year’s Eve dinner party.

I am happy to share some of the photos of this festive table!

Enjoy, and Happy New Year 2018!

May this New Year be filled with happiness, prosperity and plenty of health!

Thank you for visiting and following this blog!

Besa


Rustic Holiday Table Setting


The dinner table has always been a place to gather with family and friends for good food and good conversation. So many memories are made at the table, and especially during the magical Holiday Season.

I love to entertain — and enjoy making the table look inviting.  I find that part to be the most fun, and always keep myself showering with the questions like:  What will I use for the centerpiece?  Will I have a color theme?  Candles or flowers?  Round or Square plates? And the list goes on!

This year I felt that I should have a Rustic Holiday Decor. I wanted to bring the outside in with natural greenery using elements from nature that are growing wild outside our door.

The centerpiece for a rustic tablescape doesn’t need to be anything fancy or elaborate, therefore, I DIY-ed this long garland from fresh pine branches where I arranged cut pomegranates and small green apples.


In between the garland branches I placed thick candles in variety of heights. For the true rustic look I did not use a tablecloth, so everything is layered on a black surface of my dining table and even without any addition of the china, cutlery and glassware it looked so stunning.

For the placemats I chose wood looking ones, and for that true rustic look I mixed and matched the glassware using different types of crystal from my collection. Mismatched crystal looks sophisticated yet not too serious.

The cutlery was also vintage, a set that used to belong to my in laws, and was not in use for decades. The china is also a vintage set that I purchased 30 years ago, but which is super cute and I never wanted to get rid of, and I am glad I didn’t!

On top of the plate settings I placed a pear, an organic gift for each guest. The pears added a whimsical touch to my rustic decor and it looks stunning!

Everything on this table is so simple, mixed and matched, and the effect of combining all these things together worked perfectly. The table setting looks so earthy, organic, fruity and inviting. I am loving it!



So my friends, the Holiday Season becomes truly magical thanks to our desire to make it look as such. Anyone of you out there, with a bit of effort and a lot of passion can turn any simple table into a magical setting.

May you have a Magical Holidays!

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Besa

My Festive Mantel Decor for 2018


Holiday decorating is one of the most magical elements of the festive season. Bringing the Holidays to life with imaginative decorating ideas for indoors and outdoes is a lovely way to surprise family and friends at a time of the year which is meant for delight.

However, when it comes to decorating for the Holidays I tend to lean towards modern, minimalist decor which suits busy people who love decorating and entertaining without putting so much time and effort into decorating process.

First thing that got decorated in my house this year was our fireplace, and although it looks grand and luxe, it was so simple and easy to create the look.


I wanted a mantel decor that is modern and traditional at the same time.

So to achieve the desired look I DIY-ed a 5 meters long garland from the fresh pine branches and added some eucalyptus leaves here and there.


Above the fireplace I hung my lovely brush stroke painting which I painted two years ago.

For that anticipated modern look I placed clusters of black candles on each side of the mantel and to add a traditional flare to the look I added subtle peach silk ribbons; and at the same time for wanting these bows to still look modern I toped them with a black cotton ribbon. The black ribbon complements the black candles and it really gives the whole scene a modern look.


So, this year also, my mantel is pretty simple, and super easy to decorate. And, if you make your own garland and have some candles around (which I am most sure everyone does), this is an easy and non costly decorating project to undertake.


Are you done with your Holiday decorations yet? If not than it is time to hurry up! The Holidays are just around the corner and you want to see those happy faces of your family and friends when they enter your decorated house!

Happy Holiday Decorating,

xo xo
Besa

My Whimsical Outdoor Christmas Tree


Ever since I planted my evergreen trees in my backyard few years back, I always envisioned some of them being decorated for the Holidays. It never happened though; until this year. The weather was nice and warm last days of November, so I decided that I would take advantage of this weather and decorate one of my backyard trees.

Before starting to decorate I had to come up with a theme, and this part was a bit challenging. I wanted a theme that would be interesting, unusual and fun at the same time, and I had no idea what would that be.

How I came up with the idea is a funny story itself. I was shopping for good deals this past Black Friday, and I happened to find beautiful knitted hats on sale. The store offered a big discount on hats and they were all mixed up in a huge tall bin. The challenge was now to find the red coloured ones only. It took me almost an hour until I found a dozen of them, and then I just stopped because my back was hurting from digging in that deep box full of hats.

So my friends, this is how I came up with the decorating theme for my outdoor Christmas tree. I thought that knitted hats for outside decor make sense. They reflect warmth and relaxation, just what we need during a Holiday season.

To add the festive touch to these hats, using a glue gun, I added a white deer ornament to each of them and some white fur at the top.


To add more to the festive look I made some weather proof cartoon boxes by wrapping them with the plastic foil first and then wrapped them with another layer of decorative fabric, so they would resist the rain and snow.


I decorated the tree mostly with white ornaments, white and gold ribbon and added a lot of white snowflakes, and lastly I hung the red knitted hats.

The addition of hats on the tree made it look so whimsical and so fun.

My backyard this year is looking prepared for the Holidays!


And most important thing: my furry best friend IMMO is loving it!

How about you? Did you start with your Holiday decoration yet? Busy and don’t have time to tackle it? Staff at BESA GM Interiors can help you with your Holiday Decor needs! Make your appointment today by contacting us through our e mail besagmblog@gmail.com! We would be happy to help you get the best Holiday Decor ever.

Thank you for reading and checking out this page.

Besa

How To Celebrate a Valentine’s Day At Home

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There are a million ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some people keep it classic with a romantic date night, and some make it all about the kids….This year, would be a great idea to have a casual and festive dinner party with family and friends – this heartfelt holiday doesn’t have to be all about romance. Plan a simple menu, play a fun game featuring your favorite love songs, and celebrate LOVE.

Here are a few tips for making your Valentine’s Day party festive and fun at home:

Use something unexpected… meaning, put a unique twist on Valentine’s Day decor. For example, use or decorate ordinary home items to use them as backdrop or table decor. For this featured decor, I decorated a simple black tray with pink roses made from kitchen paper napkins, lined it with a marble contact paper and it turned quite pretty. It really made a big impact in the whole decorating scheme, so I decided to share the tutorial in my previous post.

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Mix and match your china to achieve that casual and fun look. Use unusual items as centrepiece, like these gravy bowls, and a red cup used as a vase.
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Do not be afraid to use what you find around the house; you will be surprised how things will beautifully come together once you are done with with decorating.
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Show the love – A welcoming table inspires a casual and comfortable vibe for guests. Add a “sweet touch” by placing a golden heart sticker to the glasses, so guests feel the love as soon as they sit down. Also decorate the dining chairs with DIY puffy hearts, tutorial of which I shared here.
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Serve up selection of dishes. Create a menu consisting of various items or suggest guests bring a side dish to turn your dinner or brunch into a potluck! Remember to ask everyone in advance what they’ll bring so you don’t end up with a menu of only sweet or savory items.
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Happy Valentine’s Day good people!

Besa

Si t’a kremtoni diten e Shen Valentinit ne shtepi

Ka qindra menyra se si te kremtohet dita e Shen Valentinit. Disa e preferojne ate menyren klasike me nje darke romantike ne ndonje restoran, disa kremtojne me femijet e tyre etj. Kete vit ndoshta do ishte ide e mire shenimi i kesaje dite me nje darke jo formale e festive me familjen dhe shoqerine – kjo kremte nuk duhet te jet ekskluzivisht romantike. Planifikoni nje meny te thjeshte, shkembeni tregime kur jeni ndier te dashtun nga familja dhe shoqeria si dhe kur dhe keni shpreh dashni, degjoni kenge qe ju perkujtojne ato momente, dhe me nje fjale kremtoni DASHNINe.

Ja edhe disa keshilla praktike qe kremta te cilen e organizoni te duket me festive dhe qe te sjelle kenaqesi tek te gjite te pranishmit:

Krijoni dekore te papritura ….kjo nenkupton, beni dekore te pazakonta per kremten e Shen Valentinit. Per shembull, perdorni ose dekoroni gjesendet e zakonshme shtepiake e cilat do ti perdorni ne dekorin e prapavise se tavolines ose si dekor qendror te tavolines. Per kete dekor une e dekorova nje tabake te rrumbullaket ne skajet e se ciles vendosa lule rose te punuara nga salvetat e kuzhines. Gjithashtu, tabaken e mbeshtolla me leter vetengjitese me dukje te mermerit dhe ne mes vendosa nje zemer ngjyre ari. Kjo me te vertete beri nje impakt te madh ne dekorin e gjithmbarshem, andaje edhe i postova ketu instrukcionet se si mund t’a beni edhe ju nje te tille.

Beni kombinime te ndryshme te pjatave qe i keni qe te krijoni
dukje jo formale te tavolines. Perdorni gjesende jo te zakonshme per dekorin qendror te tavolines; ja si keto ene per salce si dhe nje filgjan i kuq i perdorur si vazo. Mos keni frike te perdorni gjesende qe i gjeni neper dollape ose sirtare perreth shtepise; do te befasoheni se cfare do te gjeni ne shtepi dhe se si gjerat do te lidhen bukur kur te keni perfunduar me dekorimin.

Tregoni dashni – Nje tavoline jo formale e mikepritese ne dekorimin e se ciles inkorporoni simbole te kesaje kremte, ZEMRAT, vertet se do t’i beje te pranishmit te ndihen shlire dhe te lumtur. Vendosni detaje te lezetshme si keto zemra vetengjitese ne gotat e pijes, si dhe keto zemra te kuqe te punuara me material dhe te cilat mund t’i vendosni ne karrika dhe kudo tjeter. Ato mund t’i punoni vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet te cilat i kam postuar vitin e kaluar ketu.

Sherbeni ushqime te llojllojshme dhe te lehta – Krioni nje meny qe konsiston ne ushqime te llojllojshme ose e beni nje lloj pjate kryesore vet dhe kerkoni nga te tjeret te bien pjata anesore keshtu qe edhe asnjeri nuk do te lodhet shume me pregaditjen e ushqimit dhe secili do te kenaqet me ndejen. Eshte mire qe paraprakisht te konsultohet secili se cfare do te sjelle ne menyre qe mos te perfundojme vetem me embelsira ose vetem me gjellera.
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Gezuar Shen Velentini!

Besa

DIY Valentine’s Day Flower Wall Decor

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I love everything that goes into party planning from styling the interiors and the table for my guests to cooking up the perfect dishes to serve, and I am happy to share with you some great ideas and tips for creating a fun + festive Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner party .

When it comes to styling an interior or a holiday party for your family and/or friends there are a few key elements to think about. First off, figure out where you are going to set up your table and what type of backdrop you want to create to set the stage. I always love a visual backdrop whether it be a festive garland or something on a larger scale. Make a big impact by re-creating this eye catching flower wall hanging decor… you only need a few simple items and it’s surprisingly easy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

paper napkins – pink
glue gun
paper clip gun
self adhesive paper – gold
self adhesive paper— marble look
round shape tray

DIRECTIONS:

Start with cutting three different sizes of petals.The size of the petals depends on how big you want the flowers to be. Make slits, about 2 cm deep, at the bottom of each petal. Start working with largest petals. Place one end of the cut petal above the other and secure it with paper clip gun. Do the same with all other petals, by creating the groups of three. Start assembling two sets of each size of the petals. Glue three different sizes of petals on top of each other, and you will end up with a pretty looking flower. Fluff the petals by separating napkin layers. For this project I used 12 flowers.
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Get a a round tray. Flip it back and layer it with a self adhesive marble look paper. Using self adhesive gold colour paper, draw and cut a little heart shape, and stick it in the middle of the tray. Start gluing the flowers around the tray edge. Your wall hanging decor is ready to by hung.
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Make sure to check back tomorrow as we share all of the details fot this Valentine’s Day party theme.
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Thank you for visiting.

Besa

Dekor Muri me metoden Beje Vet (DIY) per diten e Shen Valentinit

Te gjithe neve na pelqejne interieret e dekoruara bukur per kremtat e ndryshme pergjate vitit, andaje edhe ambinetet tona padyshim se e meritojne nje dekor te lehte me rastin e kremtes e cila si epiqender e ka dashurine.

Kur eshte fjala per dekorin fesiv te enterierit ose organizimit te ndonje ahengu per familjen ose shoqerine, jan disa elemente kyqe qe duhet t’i kemi parasysh. E para, te percaktohemi se cilen pjese te hapsires do t’a dekorojme pastaje ku do t’a vendosim tavolinen e ushqimit, si dhe cfare do te vendosim si prapavije te tavolines. Une i preferoj dekoret ne prapavije qe bie ne sy, e qe munde te jet ndonje xherdan dekorues (garland) ose ndonje dekor tjeter i cili mund te varet ne mur sikurse ky te cilin e bera shume shpejte dhe lehte.

JU NEVOJITEN

Salveta letre – roze
ngjites i nxehte
kapse letre
leter vetengjitese- ngjyre ari
leter ngjitese – dizajn mermeri
tabake e rrumbullaket

PERPUNIMI
Filloni me prerjen e petaleve ne tre madhesi te ndryshme. Madhesia e petaleve varet nga ajo se sa te medha do t’e deshironit t’i keni lulet. Ne pjesen e poshtme te petaleve e beni nje carje te vogel ne mes (shih fotot) dhe filloni me palosjen e pjeses se poshtme te petalit duke e vendosur njeren siper tjetres dhe duke i kapur me kapese letre (stapler). Filloni me petalet me te medha dhe vazdhoni me madhesite tjera sipas radhes. I bashkoni nga tre petale ne nje vend dhe pastaje i bashkoni nga dy grupe te tilla se bashku. Vazhdoni me bashkimin e petaleve duke vendosur siper njera tjetres palet e petaleve te tre madhesive te ndryshme dhe do te perfundoni me nje lule te bukur. I shprishni petalet duke i ndare shtresat e salvetes se letres. Per kete projekt ju nevojiten 12 lule.

E merni nje tabake te rrumbullaket. E ktheni ne pjesen e pasme dhe siper saje vendosni letren e prere vetengjitese. E preni gjithashtu nje zemer nga letra vetenghitese me ngjyre ari dhe e vendosni ne mes. Filloni ti ngjisni lulet perreth tabakes, dhe dekorimi i juaj i murit eshte gati.

Mos haroni t’a vizitoni kete faqe neser, pasi qe do te bejme postimin e detajeve tjera festive te dekorit per kremtimin e Shen Valentinit.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

My DIY Decorations for the Holiday Table Setting

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My Holiday tables setting this year involved a plenty of DIY decorations, and as I announced in my previous post, I am going to share all that with you in this post.

I will first start with the place cards. There is something special about the place setting cards in every event or family gatherings. It makes you feel really happy and special when you see your name on the table next to your seat. The joy is even bigger when you realize that all that was hand made.
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I crated these little cupcake place settings using what I had at home and they ended up looking so cute, and really complemented the theme.
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I wanted to have a simple centre piece and a lot of candles, but could not find a suitable candelabra that is close what I was envisioning, so I designed one and sent the sketch to the local blacksmith. He did the best he could in executing the design. The finished product does not have that polished factory look, but it is hand made and has the look that I envisioned. It looks great with the candles on.
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The candles are also altered with this simple DIY. I wanted some golden sparkle on candles, so i wrapped the bottom of a candle with a 2 “ stripe of a golden self adhesive foil.
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Instead of using napkin rings I simply tied the napkin with a very short piece of black cotton ribbon, and added a finishing touch by simply placing on top of the napkin a candy cane wrapped in a fancy gold wrapping paper. So simple, but it made a great impact in the whole setting.

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Paper starts are also a DIY and I created them using this tutorial
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I also flocked my wreaths. The fresh handmade wreaths were showing some “wear and tear”. I made them too early this year and since they were placed right above the radiators they really dried out fast. So I had to intervene on them with another DIY. I flocked them, using first white decorative spray paint, then sprayed them with adhesive and then sprinkled them with artificial looking snow.

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And, lastly I altered my cutlery. This year I wanted a touch of gold in every detail, and I was really hopping that I will find a cutlery that has a touch of gold, but did not want to spend too much money on them. I was not lucky. Prices were to high for what was offered, and there is no Target where I live; hence, DIY came into play. I spray painted the cutlery handles.

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To prevent them from easy scratching, after the paint dried I applied a coat of boat varnish. They look great, and I will use them only for a fancy table settings. They are not dishwasher safe though, however I am not going to use them very often so hand washing is OK in this case.
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To have a beautiful ad fun Holiday table setting does not take a lot of money to achieve the look you want. Some easy and simple DIY’s can do the trick. Happy DIY anyone who decides to undertake one of these projects.

Thank you for reading.

Besa

Tavolina ime festive me plot dekore me metoden Beje Vet (DIY)

Tryeza ime festive kete vit ngertheu ne vete shume dekorime te tipit Beje Vet (DIY), dhe une u zotova ne postin tim paraprak se do t’i ndaje me ju te gjitha dekorimet qe i Bera Vet (DIY).

Po filloi me kartat e venduljes per mysafir. Ka dicka speciale lidhur me keto kartat e venduljes qe mund t’i hasim ne eventet e ndryshme apo ne ahengjet familjare. Ato te bejne te ndjehesh disi i gezuar dhe special kur te shohesh emrin tende ne tavoline afer karriges ku do te ulesh. Kenaqesia eshte edhe me e madhe kur te kupton se ato jane pune dore.

I krijova keto dekore qe mbajne emrat e mysafireve te ftuar qe te duken sikurse embelsira te volga (cupcake) dhe ato dolen shume simpatike dhe vertete e komplementuan temen e dekorit te tryezes.
Procesi ishte shume i thjeshte dhe mund te ndiqet permes fotove me larte.

Per sa i perket dekorit qendror te tavolines, deshiroja qe te ishte me shume qirinje por nuk gjeja mbajtese qirinjesh qe i pershtatej visionit tim, andaj edhe e dizajnova mbajtesen dhe permes nje skicimi te thjeshte ajo u realizua nga nje mjeshter saldues. Produkti final nuk e ka ate finalizimin sic do ta kishte nje produkt i fabrikuar, por me rendesi eshte qe mbajtsja e ka pamjen qe une e deshiroja dhe duket shume bukur me qirinje.

Dukja e qirinjeve gjithashtu ka te involvuar metoden Beje Vet (DIY). Deshiroja qe qirinjet e bardhe te kishin pake shkelqim ngjyre ari, andaj edhe e mbeshtolla pjesen e poshtme te qiriut me nje folie ngjitese ngjyre ari, dhe krijova nje dizajn vertete unik te qirinjve.

Ne vend qe te perdori unazat per salvetat e ushqimit, une thjeshte i lidha ato me nje shirit te shkurter pambuku te zi dhe siper tyre vendosa nje sheqerke ne forme shkopi te cilen poashtu e mbeshtolla me leter dekoruese metalike.

Yjet e bardha nga letra, te vendosura ne qender te tryezes gjithashtu i bera vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet qe i mora ne kete link.

Gjithshtu i bera me debore artificiale kurorat nga gjethet e fresketa te pishes te cilat i kisha punuar shume me heret. Pas disa javeve ato filluan paksa te vyshken andaje edhe nevojitej nje intervenim. Efektin e debores ne to e fitova duke i sperkatur me sprej te bardhe dekorativ dhe pastaj i bera me sprej ngjites dhe menjehere mbi to hudha fluska artificiale debore.

Dhe perfundimisht nderhyra edhe tek thikat dhe pirunjet. Kete vit deshiroja qe t’i kisha gjithsesi luget,thikat dhe pirunjet me ngjyre metalike te arit. Megjithate, cmimet te cilat ishin neper shitore per nje komplet te tille ishin tej mase te larta dhe une nuk isha e pergaditur te shpenzoj aq shume para per to, dhe fatkeqsisht nuk e kam ndonje Target (mega shitore Amerikane qe ofron produkte moderne me cmime te ulta) afer qe t’i blej me cmim te volitshem; por me metoden Beje Vet e arita pamjen e tyre cfare e deshiroja duke i ngjyrosur dorezat e tyre me sprej ngjyre ari.

Per t’ju shmangur grithjeve qe shkaktohen gjat perdorimit, i lyva me nje shtrese llaku te anijeve dhe i lash qe te teren mire. Po duken shume bukur, dhe do t’i perdori vetem kohe pas kohe, vetem re rastet te vecanta,pasi qe nuk mund te lahen ne makine te eneve.

Pra qe te keni nje tryeze festive te bukur nuk do te thot qe te shpenzoni shume. Disa dekorime me metoden Beje Vet jane nje nder truqet si si munde te arini pamjen qe e deshironi. Me fat puna Beje Vet per te gjithe ata te cilet do ta bejne ndonjerin nga keto projekte, dhe mos haroni t’a ndani me mua punen t’uaj.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Holiday Table Setting Featuring Plenty of DIY-s

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I am not the only one who loves the Holiday season. There are so many reasons to adore this time of year: family get togethers, joy and happiness that is spread around, lights and colours throughout, gift giving/receiving, helping those in need and you name it aaaannd, my favourite, THE FOOD. No Holiday is perfect unless there is a food, and by that i mean plenty and variety of it.

Food tastes always great, but if there is a special setting where the food is served during the Holidays than you take your food to another level of enjoyment.

To make your table look stylish and special doesn’t take to brake a bank. It only takes a willingness, some creativity and a lot of DIY.
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So this is how I created this table setting concept for these Holidays and I am over exited with the look I achieved, and also hope that my guests are going to love it too.

I started with a grey tablecloth, and white washed curly placemats which I purchased this spring in Istanbul, Turkey. This tablecloth and the placemats are the only purchase that I made this year for this table setting, all other items I already owned or I DIY-ed.
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I will start with the napkins. I got these 10 napkins as a present, but there was no hemming on them; however, they were of a high quality cotton fabric so I really apreciated the gift. I hemmed them using a miter joint method (90 degree angle) and they turned really nice.

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To add a glam detail, instead of a ring, I tied the napkins with a black cotton ribbon and gently placed a gold detail on top of the napkin. The gold detail is in fact a DIY treat for the guests, and there will be another post sharing what that treat is and how it was done.
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The cutlery is another DIY. In Pristina, where I am at present the prices of the cutlery with gold appearance details are extremely expensive so, as much as I wanted to incorporate such cutlery on my table setting, I was not prepared to pay the top price for it. So I DIY-ed the cutlery, and I will be sharing the process in another post.

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The candle holder is a work of a local blacksmith done based on design sketched by me, and the gold part of the candles is another DIY of mine. As you can see they are not perfect and there are candle dripings here and there, but that was the whole idea to have that imperfection on the table. I love the look of the candle drippings. Candle with those drippings is just like the life. Life goes on, just like a candle that keeps lighting up, while getting imperfected and sometimes messy with those drippings; but, it keeps going on while making us happy so we do not find those drippings to be bothersome.

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The white paper stars are also a DIY, and I love how they add texture to the table top.
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Place cards in this table setting are another DIY, and they turned super, super cute. I will be also sharing how I made them.
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Flocked wreaths are DIY too. I just looooove their look. They added such a classy and dreamy look to the whole table set up. Adding them in clusters, really make space feel less formal and fun.
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I love my table this year and just hope that my guest will love it too. But wait, I need to cook. Guests are expecting food. Off to kitchen to get started with big cooking……

Happy Holidays

Besa

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Dekorim festiv i tavolines me elemente dekoruese te tipit Beje Vet (DIY)

Une nuk jam e vetmja qe i gezohet festave te fundvitit. Ka shume arsye per t’i pelqyer keto festa: tubimet me familje, gezimi dhe lumturia qe eshte e perhapur gjithandej gjat ketyre festave, dritat dhe ngjyrat ne cdo skute, dhenja dhe pranimi i dhuratave, ndihma atyre qe kane nevoje, e cka mos tjeter, dheeee me e dashura per mua USHQIMI. Asnje feste nuk eshe perfekte poqese nuk ka ushqim aty, dhe kur them ushqim atehere mendoj shume ushqim dhe llojllojshmeri ushqimi.

Ushqimi gjithehere eshte i mire, por nese eshte i servuar ne ndonje tavoline te dekoruar ne menyre speciale per festa, atehere perjetimi i ushqimit ngritet ne nje nivel tjeter te kenaqesise.

Qe t’a beni tavolinen e juaj te duket me me stil dhe speciale, ju nuk duheni te shpenzoni shume para. Ju duhet vetem pak deshire, pak kreativitet dhe shume gjera mund t’i beni vet.

Pra ja se si e krijova kete koncpet dekori te tavolines per festat e sivjetme te fundvitit, dhe jam shume e lumtur me pamjen e arijtur, dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mi gjithashtu do t’a pelqejne.

Fillova me nje mbulese ngjyre gri, dhe me shtroje nenpjatash ngjyre te bardhe te shperlare te cilat i kisha blere ne fillim te vitit ne Stanboll. Kjo mbulese dhe shtrojet e nenpjatave jane te vetmet blerje qe i kam bere per t’a realizuar kete dekor, the te gjitha gjesendet tjera i bera vet (DIY).

Po filloj me salvetat. I kisha fituar si dhurate 10 salveta qe nuk i kishin skajet e kthyera, por ishin nga materiali i pambukut i kualitetit shume te larte. I ktheva skajet duke e perdorur metoden e qepjes se skajit ne kendin 90 shkalle dhe u perfunduan shume bukur.

Per t’i shtuar nje detal glamuros,ne vend te unazes per salveta, i lidha salvetat me nje fjongo te zeze nga pambuku kualitativ dhe e vendosa siper salvetes nje detaj ngjyre ari. Detaji ngjyre ari ne te vertet eshte nje detaj Beje Vet, dhe eshte nje dhurate e vogel per mysafiret, ndersa metoden se si e bera do ta ndaje me ju se shpejtin, ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme.

Edhe luget dhe pirunjet kan te involvuar punen Beje Vet. Ne Prishtine, cmimet e lugeve dhe pirunjeve ngjyre ari ishin tejet te kushtueshme, prandaje edhepse kisha shume deshire ti inkorporoja ato ne dekorin tim festiv, nuk isha e pergaditur te paguaj cmim aq te larte. Se si i bera keto vet, do ta ndaj me ju ne njerin nga postet e ardhshme,

Mbajtesi i qirinjeve eshte pune e salduesve lokal te cilet e realizuan kete detaj ne baze te dizajnit te cilin e skicova me dore te lire.

Yjet e bardha nga letra jan gjithashtu projekte Beje Vet.

Edhe kartat e venduljes per mysafir jane gjithshtu projekte Beje Vet, dhe dolen shume, shume te bukura. Edhe per keto do e ndaj me ju se si i bera ne ndonje nga postet e ardhshme.

Kurorat e zbardhura me debore, jane projekte Beje Vet, dhe shume jan duke me pelqyer se si dolen. Ato i shtuan nje pamje shume me klas tere siperfaqes se dhomes se ushqimit. Duke i vendosur ne grumbuj prej tre e bene qe hapsira mos te duket shume formale.

Me pelqen shume dekori i tavolines kete vit dhe shpresoj qe mysafiret e mij do t’a pelqejne gjithashtu. Por prisni, une duhem te filloj te merem me zierjen…. Mysafiret presin qe te kete ushqim ketu! Ika ne kuzhine te filloj me zierje…

Urime Festat

Besa

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Easy DIY Centrepiece for Holiday Decor

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Everyone who knows me, by now know that I love decorating but, as much as I love decorating, I do not like spending to much time on decorating. I always find ways to create fun and decorative pieces or designs that involve minimum of my time. I always had a busy life and, on the other hand I always loved decorating and getting myself involved into such projects, so always managed to mostly create decorative items or settings out of ordinary things found, mostly, around the house.

This centrepiece is one of the examples how one can make a pretty and fun Holiday centrepiece using items you already own. This is what I did day before yesterday after I got a call from the RTK producer to appear, in a very short notice, to chat in their Morning Show about Holiday decorating. The producer also asked me to kindly bring a sort of Holiday centrepiece to be featured during the show.
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After accepting the invitation, and being busy with other engagements, I started to get worried, because there was no time for me to go and buy any decorative items for a centrepiece. In panic, the first thing that I spotted in my house was this cloche that was sitting in my kitchen counter filled with green apples ( yes, this is where I sometimes place my fruit, I love my fruit to look pretty ha ha ha)
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I filled this cloche with ornaments, found a piece of fabric in the colour which has been trending this year in Holiday decorating and tied it on the top of the cloche, placed the cloche filled with ornaments on a cake stand and fitted those in a flocked wreath that was DIY-ed by me few weeks ago.
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For the presentation I also took some of my nicely wrapped gifts, which were placed around the centerpiece and which really complemented it.
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So for some of you who are late with Holiday decorating, do not panic. Just look around your house and, in no time you may create something fun and pretty for your Holiday decorating. Hope that you will find some inspiration from this post.

Thank you for visiting,

Besa

Aranzhim Dekorues Festiv – Beje Vet (DIY)

Te gjithe ata qe me njohin, deri me tash veqme e kan kuptuar se mua me pelqejn dekorimet mirepo, perkunder qe me pelqejne ato, nuk deshiroj qe te shpenzoj shume ne dekorime. Gjithehere i gjeje menyrat se si te krijoj dicka te bukur dhe simpatike por duke shpenzuar shume pake kohe.

Pjesa me e madhe e jetes sime ka qene perplot me angazhime tjera te punes, por ne anen tjeter, ghithehere kame pasur deshire te dekoroj dhe te merem me projekte te tilla dekoruese, andaje kam gjetur menyra qe te krijoj koncepte dekori si dhe dekore nga gjerat e zakonshme qe mund ti gjejme ne shtepi ose ne natyre, pa shpenzuar kohe qe ti mbledhi artikujt dekorues nga shitoret e ndryshme.

Ky aranzhim festiv eshte nje shembull se si mund te krijohet dicka e bukur dhe festive me gjesendet te cilat i keni ne shtepi. Kjo eshte cka krijova pasi mora nje thirje nga producentja ne RTK qe te paraqitem ne emisionin e mengjesit per te kesjilluar reth dekorimeve per festat e fundviti. Ajo gjithashtu shprehi deshiren qe te sillja ne studio edhe ndonji aranzhim tavoline qe do te prezentohej ne program. Kisha vetem disa ore per tu pergaditur, e ne anen tjeter kisha edhe angazhime tjera te cilat poashtu kerkonin kohen time.

Pasi e pranova ftesen, e duke i pasur parasysh edhe angazhimet tjera gjate dites, fillova te brengosem. Ne gjendje paniku, e para gje qe me ra ne sy ne ate mengjes ishte kjo zile qelqi qe ishte ne kuzhine dhe e cila ishte e mbushur me molla jeshile ( po, une nganjeher i vendosi pemet ne keso elemente dekoruese, sepse ato duhen te duken edhe me te bukura se qe jane, ha ha ha)

E mbusha kete zile me toptha bredhi, e gjeta ne shtepi nje copez materiali ngjyre roze te qelet e qe eshte duke u perdorur kete vit shume ne dekoret festive dhe me te e bera nje fjongo dhe e vendosa ne maje te ziles. Kete zile e vendosa ne mbajtese te tortes dhe te gjitha keto i vendosa ne nje kurore te cilen e kisha ne shtepi dhe te cilen e kisha punuar nga deget e pishes dhe te dekoruar me sheqerka shkop te mbeshjella me folie ngjyre ari.

Per presentim gjithashtu mora nga shtepia edhe disa nga dhuratat e mbeshtjella bukur, dhe te cilat e komplementuan kete aranzhim festiv.

Pra, per te gjith ata te cilet jane me vonese me dekorin festiv per keto festa, mos beni panik. JU nevojitet vetem te shikoni per rreth ne shtepin t’uaj dhe jam e sigurt se do te gjeni dicka qe brenda pak minutash do te krijoni dicka te bukur e festive.

Shpresoj se do te gjeni inspirim nga ky post qe te krijoni dicka shpejte, te bukur e festive per shtepine apo vendin t’uaj te punes.
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Prezentimi im ne RTK Live – Miremengjesi Kosove eshte ne kete Link.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa