We rent the house we live in and I find the lamp in the dinning room rather ugly (of course my husband thinks it is just fine). One day I was just browsing blog land and I saw a picture of the same lamp and the fix the person came up with and I knew I had to try it one day. So I did. I used some poster board I had and some scrap fabric and tape and really quickly put it up to see what it would look like. I think it is better, but I'm going to have to redo it. You can tell where the extra fabric folds over and the seam where the poster board overlaps. I didn't realize how much light was still going to show through. What do you think?
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!