Monday, November 28, 2011

Cowboy Coaster Corral

This is an idea I came up with to wrangle the wild coasters that roam our living room.  It's just a stirrup from my dad's childhood saddle {also displayed in our living room}.

Not everyone has an extra saddle lying around the house, so here is a link to purchase similar stirrups.  Otherwise, there are many other styles that would look amazing on a coffee table or side table!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Firefly Christmas Lights

Ideas for use:
Holiday decor
Photo props
Event decor (Baby shower, bridal shower, wedding)
Maybe on the Christmas tree? -garland & lights in one!

These are so easy to make!  I made the ivory strand for June's baptism luncheon & the "sea foam" strand to add a little twinkle to June's room for Christmas.       

Materials you'll need:

1 string of lights (I used 50 ct. white lights) 
2 yards of tulle (I used 2 yards, but it could take more depending on how ruffled & full you want them to be)
Lace (optional)

Cut squares of fabric & tie them along the wiring of the lights.  (Squares work better than strips for creating the ruffled look).  My squares were approx 7-8" & I tied one on each side of every bulb.

For the lace version (ivory, pictured above), I cut larger squares of tulle, but instead of tying the tulle to the wire, I tied the tulle to the wire with the lace.