Friday, November 6, 2009

Decorating Projects

I've been in a super crafty, decoratey (yeah, I know that's not a real word) mood lately! I decided to re-arrange Taylor's room to make it a bit easier for him to find the toys he wants, plus un-block one of the two closets in his room for easier access. As soon as I finished I quickly took pictures to document the fact that his room really is clean sometimes. (Those of you who were at his second birthday party might recognize the banner on his wall).

I'm also really into holiday decorating right now. I took some great ideas from my Aunt Leanne's AMAZING blog and made some super inexpensive Thanksgiving decorations for the wall in my living room.

I'm really proud of the "Give Thanks" banner, and thought I'd show you all how to do it! I had the letter cards in my craft stash (I believe they're available at JoAnn's) and just sandwiched the cards between some dark brown double-fold bias tape and pin with clothespins. Voila! I clipped the ends of the bias tape on an angle and pinned the banner to the wall with pushpins hidden under the top fold of the bias tape. I then made some little bows from ribbon and safety pinned them to the underside of the top fold of the tape. Confused? Here's a picture to make it a little easier to understand:

I then went over to the Graphics Fairy and printed off some Thanksgiving-themed sheet music and a turkey, put them in some 8x10 frames I already had, and hung them above the banner.

I love how this turned out, and all together it only took me about 30 minutes to put together and cost me just a few dollars!

What are your inexpensive ideas for Thanksgiving decorations?


Cathy Brooksby said...

love the wall hanging.

Nicole said...

What little boy would not want a bright and cheery room like that?! Taylor is a lucky boy. I bet he never leaves his room! So cute, Anne, I love it!

also love the give thanks banner-so cute!

Leanne said...

Looks great. I love it in your living room. Don't you just love the Graphics Fairy?

jodeeharris said...

Hi, Anne! LOVE your Give Thanks banner--I'm going to make one now! So cute.