Organizing (Radvent Day #2)

Friday, December 3, 2010
Today's prompt (ok, yesterday's prompt...I'm late):

Focus on one drawer, table, or surface today and spend 15 minutes making it pretty! (And take a pretty picture afterward to motivate yourself!)
(Prompt from Megan at Princess Lasertron)

I knew exactly what I wanted to tackle for this project...the picture wire hanging above our couch in the living room. I hung photos and Valentine's Day cutouts there last February--and they are still there. Lucas actually encouraged me to change it up last week, so this seemed the perfect motivation to get it done! The "15 minutes" turned into 2 days, though, since the project involved ordering new pictures to be printed, making new Christmas-y signs, and pulling out a few Christmas decorations. But, I am happy with the results and glad for the chance to share it with you!


Vacuum out, Wembley's blanket, Valentine's photo wire, just generally sloppy...

Much better! Junk put away, Christmas nicknacks out, and Valentine's photo wire replaced with Christmas-y photo wire!

Made the bell plate on the left in ceramics when I was little, the nutcracker is part of my collection, and the glass jar is full of silver glass ball ornaments and tied with a ribbon.

For the photo wire, I had pictures printed of Lincoln with a simple white border (from Walgreens). The Christmas squares are just scrapbooking papers layered together. I cut the shapes out of a paper grocery bag, then glued all 3 layers together. Found the patterns for the shapes here!


  1. Looks great! You have done more holiday decorating than me so far. Keep up the good work.

  2. I love simplicity! This is absolutely perfect! I still need to get that wire from Ikea, lol, but I need a better reason than that to go. :)

  3. erika-i keep trying to think of reasons to go to Ikea, too :) Maybe we need to make it a mother's day out some time!


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