Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cute Snowman for your Wall or Outdoors

He's a cutie, right?  Easy to make, cheap to make- do you notice a theme with my projects? lol!
I found all my grapevine wreaths at thrift stores and spent about $3 on them, but 2 of them were covered in ugly outdated fake flowers that I just ripped off.  One of them looks like it is made from briars (huh) but it works!  The hat is from the Dollar Tree and the scarf is a piece of felt.  I did not hook the wreaths together, but you could with wire, heavy gauge fishing line, etc.  As you can see, I hung mine outside but this snowman would be cute inside too.

Here is my inspiration, both are beautiful.  I just made mine easier for me to do.  Both are from pinterest.  Imagine that!
http://pinterest.com/pin/75505731222254506/
http://pinterest.com/pin/75505731222287105/

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hanging Lanterns Wall Art

The "make do with what you have" side of my brain met an idea that led to this, a big wall decoration and it costs me nothing!  Look for more wall art ideas in upcoming posts.





I had these lanterns and the curtain rod.  My last house had built ins and this house does not, so I am left with too many things that need surfaces to sit on, but I love my lanterns and this was the perfect solution.  I hung them with baling twine, the stuff used to hold hay bales together. The inspiration came from HGTV Design Star Season 6 highlights.

Update:  I shouldn't tell this, but do you know how long I searched for this curtain rod when finally putting up curtains in the guest room??  I knew I had 4, could only find 3 and then one day I sat down, looked up and cracked up.  THERE was my curtain rod! Lol!

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