Monday, January 11, 2010

DIY: Winter Snowflake Banner

Have you ever had a Holiday Hangover?


The presents have been unwrapped, decorations stored away until next year, cookies eaten, and parties attended. Sometimes, the first few weeks after the holidays make me feel like all that looms ahead of me is a long, gloomy winter.


I love the fresh, clean, I-can-do-anything feeling I get when January 1st rolls around, but sometimes I feel like I need a little sparkle around the T house while I wait to dig out the Valentine's decor.


Remember this stuff?


Yesterday, I decided it was time to break out a little winter sparkle!


I started with the bare windows in the addition.


Only a few weeks ago, it was festooned with garland, polka dot ribbon, and glittery ornaments. Like I said, I love the fresh start of January, but I need some shine.


I looped one end of my pom pom fringe around the end of the curtain rod and safety pinned it in place.
I'm sure hot glue would have worked too, but I need to be able to take this down quickly in a few weeks, and once I turned it back around, the safety pin was not noticeable.


I did the same with the other end, tucking the extra length of fringe behind the curtains after I took the photo:


Time to accessorize! I knew the glittery snowflakes I picked up at Target's 50% off sale would come in handy!


I looped each one through the pom pom attachments:






Love it! A great solution to the "winter blahs" I felt over the weekend.




I'm linking today's post to the fabulous Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for her weekly DIY party. Talk about inspiration!! I'm also linking up with Melissa at The Inspired Room for her Inspiring Finds day. If you want to see what everyone else in blogland is up to, go check her out today!
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29 comments:

  1. Very cute. I am hoping to get a similar snowflake garland up. One of these days...just after I actually get around to taking down the Christmas decorations. AHH! That's the goal for this week!

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  2. Super Cute! I love winter decor and think it gets passed over too often.

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  3. I love this!! TOO cute!! The sparkly snowflakes are beautiful!

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  4. Such a great idea. I'm off to see what I have lying around. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Ooh, I love this! If I can ever get curtains done for my family room window, those would look fabulous! :)

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  6. Absolutely darling ! It's charming how it "matches" the snow on the ground outside. I love how you're celebrating winter instead of rushing towards spring !

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  7. Love it! Yesterday as we finally got the tree and everything down, I was wondering what am I going to put in all my jars now? I thought of snowflakes, but I wasn't smart enough like you to get them at the clearance sales.

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  8. Absolutely LOVE it! It's so pretty Amanda! Hmmm...methinks me needs to try something like this to shake of my winter blues!

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  9. SO CUTE!!! I actually have these exact same snowflake ornaments :). I'll have to try this, Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  10. Great idea!!! We are hosting the afterparty for DD's Senior Class after the Homecoming dance and I think snowflakes might just be the ticket to our theme...whoohooo...problem solved!

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  11. oooooh so cool!! i've been at a loss for january decorations....thanks for the inspiration :)

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  12. Really cute idea, and I love the snowflakes! By the way, uber chic window treatments/wall color!

    -Rachel-

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  13. Hey Amanda,

    Thanks for stopping by today, I actually stop by your blog a lot! Love your snow flake banner. It's been so cold lately, it's just perfect! Feel free to link it up to Frugalicious Friday, and I'll check out your decorating dilema's party on Wed. Lord knows I have enough of those around here!

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  14. So cute! I finally put all my Christmas decorations away and I'm totally in holiday decor withdrawal. Great idea!

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  15. That is absolutely precious. You should sell those bad boys!

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  16. What a cute idea and just perfect to brighten up your space for winter. This season is hard a hard one for decorating.

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  17. Amanda, that is so cute and what a great idea to add a little winter sparkle..great thinking girl!

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  18. That is so cute and clever! It looks great on your window!

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  19. How pretty! I have several of those snowflake ornaments I bought on clearance too. I wish I hadn't already packed them away in the attic for next Christmas.

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  20. I love it Amanda. So festive and cute:)

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  21. Love it, what a clever way to make a banner.
    Cheery - =)
    Happy Day

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  22. Nothing like a little soft bling! Thanks for stopping by "Life to the T" and leaving a comment on my burlap curtains!!!

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  23. Nice going on battling the January blahs. Love the look of your snowflakes, and I really love your sparkly pompom trim.

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