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Ampersand for Command DIY Advent Tree

Ampersand Design Studio

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Come December 1st, kids and adults alike begin the exciting countdown to Christmas Day and an advent calendar is such a fun way to bring the countdown to life! We created this life-sized version using kraft boxes, bags and envelopes along with Command™ strips, clips and hooks to accommodate all the various sizes of little gifties you might want to include for our Bright & Merry Trend for Command! It’s bright and fun and so easy to create! For the full DIY, including all the Command™ products we used to bring it to life, head to Command.com

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photos by Wheat Photography video by Paper Crane Photo

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Ampersand for Command // Trend: Bright & Merry

Ampersand Design Studio

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For kids or kids-at-heart, Christmas is pure FUN! Bright & Merry captures the more playful side of the holidays. It’s irreverent and punchy. Neon has made it’s resurgence in the past few years in home decor and it’s here to stay, now infiltrating holiday decor as well! These fluorescent tones are the brightest colors imaginable and can seem overwhelming when standing alone. Mixing these neons with a neutral, whether it’s raw wood or kraft paper, gives it a new, more livable vibe. Color-blocking and color-dipping play a role in Bright & Merry as does the glossy feel of acrylic. Let the neon glow as bright as the tree lights!

We felt like the Bright & Merry trend was the perfect place to do something kids would love, and the idea of an advent calendar was our first thought! It's so hard for little ones to be patient while waiting for Christmas so an advent calendar is great for making the time leading up to it fun, too.

The calendar we designed was something that we would've never even considered had we not been using Command™ products. There is no way we'd put a million nails in our wall to achieve this one. We decided to really leverage the Command™ Small Picture Hanging StripsCommand™ Quartz Spring Clips and Command™ Small Wire Hooks to do something we couldn't do without them. They allowed us to use all different sizes of boxes, bags and envelopes to fit our gifts and hang them knowing they would come right off the wall with no marks after the holidays. We think this one will be a winner with our own kids!

For all the details about the Bright & Merry trend, including how we made it come to life with this DIY advent calendar, head to Command.com

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Photos by  Wheat Photography // Hair by Nicole Brancato @nicolecarmelle // Makeup by Stephanie Borger of Simple Beauty

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Ampersand for Command // Trend: Camp Christmas

Ampersand Design Studio

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We are bursting with excitement that we can finally share an amazing collaboration we've been working on! We will be sharing much more over the next few weeks, but today we get to give you the preview of our Collaboration with 3M's Command Brand! So, are you ready for Christmas?? Yes, it's that time of year and we can't wait to help you decorate your home! The best part is, because we've teamed up with Command, none of these ideas will damage the walls or any other surface in your home! Good news, right? We thought so, too!

So here's the deal: We have put together four distinct trends for the 2015 holiday season (you're gonna love them, promise!) and we have brought them to life in our own homes! The fabulous team from Command flew right here to Kansas City and together, we selected all the perfect Command products to hang everything from outdoor Christmas lights to a full gallery wall, all without damaging a single surface! Christmas goes up...and when you're ready, it can just come right down!

So let's get started, shall we? Our first trend is CAMP CHRISTMAS!

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Imagine cozying up with warm flannel blankets next to a fire burning in the fireplace and the smell of pine filling the room. Camp Christmas embraces a simpler and more family-oriented holiday season. This trend embraces the natural aspects of the holiday season. Think red holly berries, pine garlands, and freshly cut firewood. Camp Christmas begs you to forget about your to-do lists and spend time relaxing with loved ones. This trend embraces tradition and welcomes classic Christmas patterning and colors such as plaids and the classic combination of crimson and green.

For all the details about the Camp Christmas trend, head to Command.com now!

(Make sure to check back soon to get the details on how we made this DIY Scarf-Wrapped Wreath!)

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Photos by Jenny Wheat of Wheat Photography // Hair by Nicole Brancato @nicolecarmelle // Makeup by Stephanie Borger of Simple Beauty

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