Wednesday, December 7, 2011

RWOP (finally!)

I have been wanting to participate in MEP's and E's Real Women of Pinterest (RWOP) for some time now, but Wednesdays always seem to get away from me.  Finally, I have a bit of free time on my hands (shhh, don't tell my husband), and I wanted to share an idea I originally got from Becky Higgins (scrapbooking guru) and recently saw again on Pinterest:  the floating ornament.

The idea is easy.  Get some screw-in hooks from Target, Wal-mart, or Lowes.  Measure the area you plan to hang the hooks, then divide by three or five to space them evenly (if desired).  Screw in the hooks (easy to do by hand).  Get some fishing line or other clear string, and use it in different lenghts to suspend the ornaments of your choice.  I'm telling you, this project took all of 20 minutes, and I love the results.  The challenge was getting a good photo...they're much more impressive in person.

I chose a combination of ornaments and snowflakes.



And there you have it, my first RWOP post!

7 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

I love it!! I have a friend who did ornaments over her kitchen table & its beautiful!!!

heathersister said...

Very pretty. I have a place I could do this. Maybe next year. :)

Stacia said...

Wow, that looks easy. And gorgeous. Is it really that easy and gorgeous? Of course, our Romanian ceiling is concrete, so perhaps I better wait until we're back in drywall land. =>

mep said...

Awesome! I'm going to try this once my kids are of the age where they won't try to jump and catch those floating ornaments.

So glad you could finally participate!

New blog border looks great!

Mandi said...

What a great idea, I need to pin that! We moved into our house not too long ago and I'm afraid to put holes in our ceiling - perhaps next year though, ha!!!

E... said...

Love them! These would be awesome in the window between my kitchen and family room, but I'm with MEP -- got to wait a couple more years. Glad you're participating!!

CaraBee said...

I love this! I keep seeing this on Pinterest and thinking what a fun idea. You did an awesome job! I just can't decide where to do it. I might just hang it from a curtain rod in the front room. (wheels are turning!)