Pinterest has affected many aspects of my life. It has really affected my decor, especially at Christmas time.Pin It
This is my mantle in its entirety.
If you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest, some of these things may look familiar.
I have played with this idea for some time but seeing someone do it on Pinterest just confirms it can be a good look. We don't drink in our house, so these wine glasses stay hidden in a cupboard. When I pulled them out of cupboard, I was astonished how dusty they were. It didn't take long to restore them to their natural beauty.
Here is the link to the original.
Then I also liked the idea of hanging ornaments from a rod and hanging the rod from stocking holders. Since we are doing "Grinch Christmas" theme and Whoville sits inside a snowflake, I bought these beautiful holders at Hobby Lobby.
Now my rod is not purdy but I will buy a nicer one when I see it on sale. I have until next Christmas. Here is the original pin.
I love the bling on the rod. But I am determined to do this on a tight budget so a nice one will have to wait. Here is the original one.
But I am most proud of the wreath. I saw this on Pinterest and fell in love. Sadly, the original post does not have instructions so I had to wing it. I have taken pictures to write a tutorial but I haven't had the time to do it.
8 inch wide tulle
Embroidery circle thingy
2 boxes of dollar store ornaments, about half of each...so a dollar worths of ornaments.
time...since I was starting from scratch...time
Here is the original pin
I then moved into my dining room and started to decorate the table. Let me just say that my dining room is a work in progress. Well lets face it, my whole house is a work in progress. But oringally I wanted a Tuscan look but now I am looking for a more tradtional look. I am saying all this because it is this funky mustard yellow and I wish it was more of a blue/green like Hazel by Sherwin Williams. Now that I have explained the horrid color, here is the light fixture.
Here is the original pin.
So much nicer than mine but I didn't quite understand the tutorial. I even had my husband look at it and he didn't either. So I winged it. I don't like it just yet but I needed to move on. Once I get it right, I'll try to explain. I actually have more balls but it just looked wonky. Here is the original pin.
The next is not Pinterest related. I bought all this hot pin deco mesh at Hobby Lobby. Confession, it was the only color left so I bought it. I also bought some thinner green and patterned ribbon to tone it down. With so much ribbon, I decided to wrap some columns. The trees I bought last year at a Michaels after Christmas sale. I think I paid a little more than a dollar for each and used dollar store decor.
And for the first year, I bought a flocked tree. I love FLOCKED!!!! There is a funny story behind getting it home but that is a separate post...let me show a picture of what happened
We were on the top of the Kemah Bridge when this happened. Nuf said.
But when we got it inside and decorated, we decided it was well worth it.
Again our budget has been used for this Christmas so I used some fluffy stuff I bought last year and it covers the bag and I am going to interpret it as snow. Yeah that is it. It is a part of my Whoville theme.
From inside the tree, it is suppose to have the feeling of Whoville. The flocked limbs are a part of a snow flake. I can almost see the Grinch, CindyLou and heck, I can even imagine Horton holding it. Hee Hee
Somewhere I have a picture of my wreath but alas it is lost in folderville...somewhere. I'll find it and load it when I can. OH and all the small trees have battery powered lights. I bought the lights on clearance at Office Depot. They are poster lights, intended to be used on Science Fair posters. After science fair, they go on clearance for .84 each. They normally sell for 7 dollars. Pretty good, eh?
Now off to look for more projects on Pinterest. A Pinteresting we go, A Pinteresting we go. Hi Ho the daireo, the Pinteresting I'll go!