bring some fancy light into the living room, or on a coffee table, buy a few
gourds. Drill a few holes in each
one and a larger hole in the bottom. String
a few Christmas lights through the gourds and through the holes.
This makes a beautiful accent or centerpiece especially around the
your own curtains! I did and I
can't sew! Buy material of your
choice, measured to fit the window (with a few extra inches on each side just in
case). I bought fabric glue
(washable) and glued all edges to make a nice hem. (Keep your dimensions in
mind) With the extra material from all the sides, I made loops by cutting
3" x 6" strips that would attach to the curtain AND hang over the rod.
I gave them a nice hem (keeping the window dimensions in mind) and then
glued the bottoms to look like a loop. Once
everything was dry, I applied one side of some Velcro to each of the loops at
the bottom, where they were glued together and the other side to the top of the
curtain. This is so they can easily
come down and be washed, be put back up and the loops stay in place. Once the
loops are attached to the curtain itself, hang them up by attaching the matching
Velcro pieces together!!
can also make your own curtain "holders".
I love those sheer panels that get hung over or through just about
anything. So I went to walmart and
bought some very inexpensive plaster pieces that I would use to hold up my
curtains. (these are the kind that
you hang at each corner of the window and the curtain gets laced through it and
hangs down the side of the window). I
also bought the acrylic paint color of my choice (which I couldn't match
perfectly so I got some glittery color to accent the room) and painted them.
So easy and so much cheaper than buying those expensive rods!
your own accent pillows because we all know how expensive those can be to buy!
Print off your favorite pictures on to transfer paper and iron them on to
a plain old little pillow. They
catch everyone's attention and are more personal!
of fancy pieces of "art" or pictures, take close-ups from different
angles of your family (your hands, your children, your pet, anything..), have
them printed off in an 8x10 or 5x7's and hang them in inexpensive, matching
frames. It costs about $4 for each
picture and about $2-3 per frame. Then hang them in a row or make a square, however you like.
buy white lamp shades and decorate them. They