22 January 2010

A Little Winter Sprucing Up

Did your front door look as bare as mine did after taking down the Christmas wreath? I just couldn't take it anymore. I had a grapevine wreath up in the attic with some old, worn out Valentine's decor on it. So I ripped all of that off and headed to my local Michael's (Hobby Lobby just didn't have what I needed this time) and found a couple of pussy willow sprigs on sale. So I brought them home, dismantled the sprigs into individual little twigs and glued them on. I think it made a nice, simple winter wreath. And it only cost me about $4!

Next, I finally got pictures uploaded to my new digital frame that my sweet hubby got me for Christmas. I love it! My new memory card holds *thousands* of photos and I can't wait to fill it up with more favorites to enjoy while I'm cooking (I put it in my kitchen).

In the kiddos'/guest bath the shower curtain was needing a little help. One of my shower curtain rings had broken and one of the holes on the liner had ripped, so there were a couple of sags going on. I didn't like that! So I took off all of the (old, cheap) rings and tossed them, then I tied ribbons in their place, punching a new hole in the torn liner to keep it from sagging. I thought about getting a new one, but this one still looks virtually new. I like the way the ribbons gave an extra touch of color that flows with the rest of the room's decor.

Now this weekend I'll be working on making our *family rules* to post in the kitchen. I got some great scrapbook paper (on sale for .20 each!) and a nice frame at the antique shop ($3). I'm planning to make my own version of this. Hopefully I'll have the finished product to show in a day or so!

Have a great and creative weekend!!

This post is linked to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.


Julie said...

Loved all your changes! Thanks for sharing your ideas. And I still have to load photos on my digital frame from my son. I WILL get around to it. You sharing yours got done is pushing me to do mine now. Thanks!! Enjoyed visiting.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I'm working on family rules too. I got some paper at Michael's for 20 cents. They didn't have a great selection, but I found some and can hopefully supplement with what I have at home. I might not be done in a day or so though!

Morgan said...

What a pretty wreath!

Displaying family rules sounds like a good idea.

Got to love the sales at craft stores! My favorite is Joanne's and Hobby Lobby's 12x12 papers at 6 for $1! Problem is I usually stock up a little "too" much during those sales.

You should share your family rules when you have it finished!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely wreath!
Thanks for visiting me, it was very nice to have you over.

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

These look so neat. I am anxious to read your family rules. I fought with shower hooks last weekend. The ribbon is a great idea. I must try it next time. For now I got a hookless curtain at Walmart. Your wreath is beautiful and it must make you happy to see your creation. Love it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty wreath. I bought a couple of wreath forms a while back, and need to do something with them.