Any yet, I don't think I have posted about a time when that has occurred. My decor has remained mostly stable over the last decade or so, no great changes. That doesn't seem particularly fickle. I bet a lot of you have thought, "What is she talking about?"
Well, today I have an example of what I'm talking about it.
Let's go back to my Christmas bedroom, shall we?
Last week, I was thrilled with my new decor. I had a brand new furry throw, a Happy Holidays wooden sign and a fresh, cheery Santa in my room...and it was all beautifully arranged under garland adorned windows. Perfection.
In pictures anyway.
In reality, the sign was really, really heavy. I would get in bed at night and look up at that thing wondering just how well fastened it was to the wall. Was that one nail strong enough. It was just balancing there...no hook, hung on a ledge. It made me so nervous that I took it down each night for fear that it would fall on our heads. Seriously. Of course, that routine got old after three nights and it went back to the store.
So much for perfection.
I still wanted my simple, rustic Christmas bedroom though, so I had to start all over.
I needed something festive over the bed...something light and festive. Hmm. I started brainstorming and thought about my friend Lisa at Texas Decor. She framed a gift bag and it turned out so well, I decided to use that idea as my inspiration. I mean after all, gift bags weigh next to nothing...and they're super cheap. Thank you, Lisa!
I ended up at the dollar store found this beauty. The sled pops out a bit. How sweet is that?
I thought about framing it, but that could get heavy and it involves glass. Nope. Not going to work. I dug around in my craft closet and found this wooden board I had purchased ~ with a coupon of course ~ last summer at the craft store. It's made of balsa wood, the only way this sucker is going to hurt me, is if I get a splinter.
I did not paint it, stain it or coat it with anything. I like the natural look, and it matches the bag, but you can certainly customize yours to coordinate with your own bag or stain the wood. Have fun with it. I cut the bag, leaving a bit of lip all the way around, to maintain a finished edge.
Before I glued it to the board, I had to do something to cover the holes in the bag, that were left when I removed the ribbon handles. I decided to tie a pretty bow.
I glued the front and back to keep the ribbon in place.
And now I can sleep without fear.
Well. For now.
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