Classic holiday decorations you can make at home
Alec Holland offers tips on how to bring holiday cheer to your house
- Duration 8:41
- Date Dec 14, 2012
Alec Holland offers tips on how to bring holiday cheer to your house
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I welcome back to fox lifestyle -- foxnews.com.
I'm Laura -- so glad that you're here with us today.
OK so it's the holidays right and -- so are you might be having some people -- -- may not be having a big party may be little.
Excessive right and many just don't know where to start well have no fear -- Collins is here joining us here on set.
Had a great interior designer a friend of mine and Fox News at thank you so much for being with us hearings today.
Let's first talk about your resume because you have.
You have a great resonate you are more than just an interior designer you actually worked on some sets him on in Hollywood and van what is sure what is your vision when you go into a room.
And you -- kind of spruce it up whether it's something smaller something -- Right you know I had this idea that there are these five basic items and that sort of what I kind of go with with no matter what the level as whether it's high and low and I just think that these five basic things like game -- -- -- into -- -- It's a beautiful woods bringing the outdoors inside and it's I was having something living something a lot -- plan fruit flowers something that just lets you feel.
Like to -- someone is living that.
I think that if you create all those textures it every time makes the room complete.
And comfortable and handle and that is something that you bring I've seen a lot on the -- wanna tell people.
-- about Alex website which is www.
Smarter Alex that's what the C dot net yes there's the web -- there and also you can follow Alec on.
Twitter -- smarter out OK so we want to talk about an expensive holiday decorations and maybe you could make it.
And you know a lot of people may hear that a person though not very crafty don't really -- the touch that that's me talking because that's me.
But but you -- ways to do this tell us you brought some great things I can smell every.
That you're upset it does yeah.
Well I -- either Q plus it.
Enter your committee I think they're great for family I think they're great kids feel -- super simple and elegant and beautiful again I think they're better than anything you -- buy in the store so.
-- -- the first when a broader these -- which of these classic holiday.
Decorations there quarantine clothes comment errors and it.
Well I love -- -- -- need to bring more than one of your sense into the situation so back and he looked beautiful was great they also smell you -- I think really smell of the holiday season right there close and orange.
And they are so simple they are literally using an orange and just punctured piercing them.
Will hold clothes up and and there are few tricks close and I realized they hurt like they can hurt anybody.
Want to -- the other tours yeah exactly so they can't hurt so I keep my fingers like that symbol of sorts and you can also smarter.
-- -- -- -- -- -- He's pan out -- needle any anything you want to sort of create your design you want.
And he just go to town do -- something very specific the more -- put that are the strongest and I -- about them is.
You can do one -- -- you can -- an entire display.
I think -- -- -- he has access on your coffee table well how about just the people of oranges and a little hole close.
And I play if you're sitting with a brand -- watching TV just -- one and what's great is even in a big bowl of oranges which you can eat.
You can add one or two of the commanders and the beautiful.
And it is the idea to keep them out on the coffee table doing the mom -- got.
Why did why not with the red images of -- -- at least date back to medieval times they are.
But you know centuries old and you can tie them -- treating -- into the war.
You can also so I love the smell for the holidays on huge close person -- after the holidays I -- them yet.
But a lot of people love these you can dry these out it's a really simple way you can comment website.
I can tell you how to do it just a -- -- oil or are or street.
And you -- the minute drive place you dry them out and they'll last for years and he's -- -- -- in the closet and there yet they're beautiful and -- again family friendly.
And -- bringing that customers like you said -- -- speaking texture.
I'm looking at some beautiful pine cone of some better rested on -- -- what are we count here because when I first read.
You were bringing on glittery Heidi comes a thought to myself.
-- that's simple but then when I was thinking about -- -- this season messy but yeah.
I -- -- gonna lie you know working with glitter isn't the easiest thing -- -- that -- prepared you have to be prepared to prepare -- states and you know I just love -- again if you bring the outdoors and I think it's always a good thing you know it's Christmas for.
So I think that was great about pine cones are you can -- from outside.
They work -- things getting on Thanksgiving table and then you can start gusting to love the little glint error.
For the holidays I think they work right through New Year's -- -- -- -- platter of silver ones with some little go to candles.
On the table beautiful these are beautiful beautiful I had this red -- this red line is I love that -- yeah.
You've got and you really got the -- in there you have -- literally in.
The -- and grant so that's the trick is using any Jesus brag you can do with kids I think you can use.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Watered down.
But the truth is to get really that hard do you yeah you want to -- he's a spray and then I -- a clear -- like -- high cost cutting again.
And then it.
You know again the literature but what you see it doesn't come up in your hands now that I have nothing on my hand.
He did a great job -- all right so these are some real simple ideas and inexpensive absolutely how much I mean you know you can call.
First of all you can Wear you ladies and collective fund comes outside you go -- in New York City -- down to you know.
Garden District and I -- bad for six spots.
So that's that's as -- as bad as and then oranges are -- or just cost a little thing.
That so it's really expense.
And again they'll last forever like these -- council is -- talk to the end of the season.
It's very great friends here it's awesome you know reignite his that you brought that goes along quickly -- people to your website because your website has so many ideas and when I was looking to what you know spruce up my apartment and I would go through magazines and as I don't have the gene whatever that gene is where people know how to decorate I don't have a so I go through and I would find.
Magazines and try to emulate what I saw and -- like what's on your website is you have great ideas they're well.
In fact I found your website so tree and I called and -- -- and I appreciate that and that you did -- already gave us a little spruce list of ideas.
An -- to quickly recap some of the things that you do as a decorator because I understand that you do.
You do high end you do modest budgets.
You do anything from a day of organization helping to fix -- poorly designed room that would have been my room.
Right in my apartment or doing a complete -- -- -- Absolutely had to the whole thing and had both sides are -- and he gets you guys are so fun to work with because.
You have great taste you knew what was missing it.
And you're willing to take chances because you knew wasn't working so that's so fun to just -- you guys.
Three or four things that we worked on it and it never -- simply.
And I'm not gonna lie it's really fun of someone's just had to start from the beginning -- -- an entire space.
And again yes I really believe strongly that everyone should have a beautiful I believe so strongly that your home.
Shouldn't be as grand as you wanted to be and it has nothing to do -- Right Joseph Kennedy and you can spend a lot of money and I love spending money as I -- beautiful thing -- sure and I love bargains.
You know -- market.
All of -- yeah you know what that without that happening cause we moved into her New York City my husband and I.
We dropped our stuff where where was the capture those air TV it's got to go there and we just left it there and we never really went back and kind of -- -- -- the net so you bring that to your clients get on -- it is a wonderful -- and again we want to occurs every one.
To go to the website and follow you on Twitter or any other tips you -- -- -- I don't.
Also on -- -- you have post up for both of these okay so that you can really follow them a lot easier.
-- again I just I really think also the candidate -- -- the holidays are about not being with family and not about -- -- so.
How nice to make something and how fun -- to show people that you may -- and they -- this kid.
-- absolutely and put that out how people like you said.
Do it themselves out of Hollywood guys are all together and they're getting ready for when I mean yes and -- -- that whoever that is gonna get -- OK -- -- interior decorator you can find -- -- Alec dot net and on Twitter -- smarter Alex so glad to have fun.
-- and and enjoyed putting these things yes please how are its -- we're gonna take.