Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Add Holiday Sparkle to Your Home & Floors

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Add Holiday Sparkle to Your Home & Floors

Thanks to a partnership with Bona, I was given a very needed kick in the rear to break out the holiday decor. Today I'll be providing you with three DIY decor/craft ideas that will add a custom, festive, chic look to your holiday decor in under 10 minutes per project, plus it’s also a sneak peek as to what I’ve been working on the past week or so. Think of this as a mini-holiday bootcamp. Plus, I’ll also tell you about the awesome Bona Hardwood Floor Mop that will make cleaning your hardwood floors so easy this holiday season. Hope you enjoy these BonaFide Holiday Tips!

DIY Idea #1: Upcycle Ornaments with Washi Tape

I love decorating my dining room, and ever since I snagged a white Christmas tree on clearance last year, I’ve been looking forward to decking it out for the Christmas holiday. To save money, I decided to reuse some plain ornaments I bought. They looked a little plain for my glam tree, so I used some decorative washi tape to class them up a bit. The great thing about using decorative tape is that it’s NOT permanent, so you can easily switch up the look from year-to-year.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

DIY Idea #2: Create “Custom” Stockings with Ribbon & Glue Dots

I’ve had these simple white dollar store stockings since 2011, and I was so tempted to buy new stockings this year for my black/white/gold Kate Spade inspired decor theme. To save money, I used some ribbon remnants I had on hand and some Glue Dots to add a festive touch to the stocking cuff. Some simple chalkboard placecards serve as nametags for the stockings, and a simple bow adds a bit of sparkle.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

DIY Idea #3: Flowers on Trees

We all love ornaments and snowflakes, but this year I added some gorgeous faux florals. I bought some $1 bunches of flowers and using my heavy duty scissors (thick enough to cut a wire) I cut them down to individual stems and placed them on my tree. The contrast between round, shiny, glittery ornaments and velvety flowers adds depth and texture to my holiday tree.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

With all of the decor I use in the various rooms of my house, I get glitter and dust ALL over my dark hardwood floors that show every little bit of dust. Luckily, using the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop makes clean up a snap. The mop has a built-in container and spray handle so you can easily spray, mop, and move on with your day. It leaves no residue, it’s non-toxic, and GREENGUARD certified.

Bona Hardwood Floor Mop review: keep your house clean and inviting this holiday season.

As you can tell, my holiday decor isn’t the only thing sparkling this holiday season because now my floors are (and will continue to be) sparkling clean, too. The mop is also easy to maneuver into tight corners as you can see below. If you have hardwood floors in your home, you need this Bona Hardwood Floor Mop. You can find it at most major retailers, and you can also save $3 by printing a coupon online by heading to the Bona website.

Bona Hardwood Floor Mop review: keep your house clean and inviting this holiday season.

To help get one of you in the holiday spirit, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card that you can use to buy a Bona mop! You can enter using the widget below and by leaving a comment that answers this question:

How would a Bona mop help YOU keep your home clean and inviting for the holidays?

Good luck! Contest ends on December 8 at 11:59 PM CST. To see the full reveal of all my holiday decor, come back later this week! I can’t wait to show you all! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

25 comments:

  1. I've heard of Bona Hardwood floor mop but have yet to try it. My hardwood floors are in desperate need of a mop -- and someone to push it ;) that will make them shine again :)

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  2. This mop would be great on our hardwood floors which even extend to the kitchen. It would be especially helpful because my husband would be happy to use it. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  3. I have dark hardwood floors and 2 very hairy dogs! I am constantly cleaning the floors and this would help so much! Especially with dust!

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  4. I'm enjoying my new Bona hardwood floor mop, too! I love your Washi ornaments!

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  5. I'd love to try it on my new wood floors and see how great it works! I've always been a Swiffer fan but this sounds even better!

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  6. I've never heard of a Bona mop but I must admit I really want to try itit. With 2 dogs that shed like crazy I sweep & mop at least 2 times a week. Seems like this would save time & energy (mine!). I love all your pretties!

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  7. I wonder if it works well with laminate wood flooring. I need something like this for the new place which I can't wait to decorate!

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  8. A Bona mop would help me stay on top of cleaning the dark floors throughout my home that seem to magnify every hair, speck of dirt, crumb, etc known to man. ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. I love how this works- for me this would really help keeping pet hair at bay I do rescue and I have a mess. I like how quickly it dries!

    ellen beck

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  10. Would be great,I do home daycare weekdays and have two of my own,would be nice to have something to keep our hardwoods looking nice

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  11. I've had a Bona mop and they are great for laminate floors like mine. I'd love to win, thank you! kekagel(at)yahoo.com

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  12. I have a 5 year old and 2 dogs so a Bona would certainly help me clean up those pet hairs, crumbs, glitter (ugh) and other messes that every day seems to bring!

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  13. The Bona mop would help me keep my hardwood floors clean -- will pick up all of the dirt the dogs track in and all of the dog hair.

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  14. The Bona mop would help remove cat fur from floor. Kathy

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  15. The mop would probably do a lot better job of cleaning up dirt and dust then our current Swiffer, which does not seem to cut it.

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  16. I'm always on the look out for a mop that will cut through all the things my 3 furbabies leave behind. Thanks for sharing this!

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  17. We have 6 kids and 2 dogs so our floors can be hard to keep clean. This would make it so much easier and my kids could even help out!

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  18. Bona mop would keep my floors clean and so when company comes over, our home will be clean.

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  19. I think that this Bona mop would help me stay on top of keeping our hardwood kitchen clean while we have our nieces and nephews over for the holidays!

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  20. It would be a huge help for our hardwood floors. I love them but they are so hard to keep clean and dust free.

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  21. Gorgeous! I'm all about anything that will help me keep up with our hardwood floors. Love Bona!

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  22. I would love to try the Bona map. I have three furbabies that shed so having something like this would be great! Seems like they have some great products.

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  23. Oh this mop looks so wonderful!!! I love that it does not leave the dulling residue! I would love to have my floors sparkle for the holidays when family comes over! I have had two back surgeries and its so hard and painful to get down and wash the floor. This would be a Christmas miracle for me!

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  24. It would help me keep my floors clean- which is important with a crawling baby!

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  25. A Bona mop would help keep the busiest, most walked part of my household sparkling clean- my hallways!! Everyone is always tracking mud and snow in, so it would be awesome to have a quick way to clean it up!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Add Holiday Sparkle to Your Home & Floors

Thanks to a partnership with Bona, I was given a very needed kick in the rear to break out the holiday decor. Today I'll be providing you with three DIY decor/craft ideas that will add a custom, festive, chic look to your holiday decor in under 10 minutes per project, plus it’s also a sneak peek as to what I’ve been working on the past week or so. Think of this as a mini-holiday bootcamp. Plus, I’ll also tell you about the awesome Bona Hardwood Floor Mop that will make cleaning your hardwood floors so easy this holiday season. Hope you enjoy these BonaFide Holiday Tips!

DIY Idea #1: Upcycle Ornaments with Washi Tape

I love decorating my dining room, and ever since I snagged a white Christmas tree on clearance last year, I’ve been looking forward to decking it out for the Christmas holiday. To save money, I decided to reuse some plain ornaments I bought. They looked a little plain for my glam tree, so I used some decorative washi tape to class them up a bit. The great thing about using decorative tape is that it’s NOT permanent, so you can easily switch up the look from year-to-year.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

DIY Idea #2: Create “Custom” Stockings with Ribbon & Glue Dots

I’ve had these simple white dollar store stockings since 2011, and I was so tempted to buy new stockings this year for my black/white/gold Kate Spade inspired decor theme. To save money, I used some ribbon remnants I had on hand and some Glue Dots to add a festive touch to the stocking cuff. Some simple chalkboard placecards serve as nametags for the stockings, and a simple bow adds a bit of sparkle.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

DIY Idea #3: Flowers on Trees

We all love ornaments and snowflakes, but this year I added some gorgeous faux florals. I bought some $1 bunches of flowers and using my heavy duty scissors (thick enough to cut a wire) I cut them down to individual stems and placed them on my tree. The contrast between round, shiny, glittery ornaments and velvety flowers adds depth and texture to my holiday tree.

Affordable ways to DIY holiday decor to add sparkle to your holiday. Check out more crafty ideas at monicawantsit.com.

With all of the decor I use in the various rooms of my house, I get glitter and dust ALL over my dark hardwood floors that show every little bit of dust. Luckily, using the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop makes clean up a snap. The mop has a built-in container and spray handle so you can easily spray, mop, and move on with your day. It leaves no residue, it’s non-toxic, and GREENGUARD certified.

Bona Hardwood Floor Mop review: keep your house clean and inviting this holiday season.

As you can tell, my holiday decor isn’t the only thing sparkling this holiday season because now my floors are (and will continue to be) sparkling clean, too. The mop is also easy to maneuver into tight corners as you can see below. If you have hardwood floors in your home, you need this Bona Hardwood Floor Mop. You can find it at most major retailers, and you can also save $3 by printing a coupon online by heading to the Bona website.

Bona Hardwood Floor Mop review: keep your house clean and inviting this holiday season.

To help get one of you in the holiday spirit, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card that you can use to buy a Bona mop! You can enter using the widget below and by leaving a comment that answers this question:

How would a Bona mop help YOU keep your home clean and inviting for the holidays?

Good luck! Contest ends on December 8 at 11:59 PM CST. To see the full reveal of all my holiday decor, come back later this week! I can’t wait to show you all! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

25 comments :

  1. I've heard of Bona Hardwood floor mop but have yet to try it. My hardwood floors are in desperate need of a mop -- and someone to push it ;) that will make them shine again :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This mop would be great on our hardwood floors which even extend to the kitchen. It would be especially helpful because my husband would be happy to use it. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have dark hardwood floors and 2 very hairy dogs! I am constantly cleaning the floors and this would help so much! Especially with dust!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm enjoying my new Bona hardwood floor mop, too! I love your Washi ornaments!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'd love to try it on my new wood floors and see how great it works! I've always been a Swiffer fan but this sounds even better!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've never heard of a Bona mop but I must admit I really want to try itit. With 2 dogs that shed like crazy I sweep & mop at least 2 times a week. Seems like this would save time & energy (mine!). I love all your pretties!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I wonder if it works well with laminate wood flooring. I need something like this for the new place which I can't wait to decorate!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A Bona mop would help me stay on top of cleaning the dark floors throughout my home that seem to magnify every hair, speck of dirt, crumb, etc known to man. ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love how this works- for me this would really help keeping pet hair at bay I do rescue and I have a mess. I like how quickly it dries!

    ellen beck

    ReplyDelete
  10. Would be great,I do home daycare weekdays and have two of my own,would be nice to have something to keep our hardwoods looking nice

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've had a Bona mop and they are great for laminate floors like mine. I'd love to win, thank you! kekagel(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a 5 year old and 2 dogs so a Bona would certainly help me clean up those pet hairs, crumbs, glitter (ugh) and other messes that every day seems to bring!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Bona mop would help me keep my hardwood floors clean -- will pick up all of the dirt the dogs track in and all of the dog hair.

    ReplyDelete
  14. The Bona mop would help remove cat fur from floor. Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  15. The mop would probably do a lot better job of cleaning up dirt and dust then our current Swiffer, which does not seem to cut it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm always on the look out for a mop that will cut through all the things my 3 furbabies leave behind. Thanks for sharing this!

    ReplyDelete
  17. We have 6 kids and 2 dogs so our floors can be hard to keep clean. This would make it so much easier and my kids could even help out!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Bona mop would keep my floors clean and so when company comes over, our home will be clean.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think that this Bona mop would help me stay on top of keeping our hardwood kitchen clean while we have our nieces and nephews over for the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  20. It would be a huge help for our hardwood floors. I love them but they are so hard to keep clean and dust free.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Gorgeous! I'm all about anything that will help me keep up with our hardwood floors. Love Bona!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to try the Bona map. I have three furbabies that shed so having something like this would be great! Seems like they have some great products.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh this mop looks so wonderful!!! I love that it does not leave the dulling residue! I would love to have my floors sparkle for the holidays when family comes over! I have had two back surgeries and its so hard and painful to get down and wash the floor. This would be a Christmas miracle for me!

    ReplyDelete
  24. It would help me keep my floors clean- which is important with a crawling baby!

    ReplyDelete
  25. A Bona mop would help keep the busiest, most walked part of my household sparkling clean- my hallways!! Everyone is always tracking mud and snow in, so it would be awesome to have a quick way to clean it up!

    ReplyDelete