Previously, I shared the way I keep our family organized with IKEA cubbies and simple chalkboard tags. Today, we are just going to dive into the fun stuff -- namely POM POMS. This post has been previously published on Craft Unleashed and supply links are to Consumer Crafts (not affiliate links).
When we ripped up the carpet, we were VERY lucky to find pretty wide-planked (pine?) flooring underneath that matched the living room across the hall. The wood planks themselves were in good shape, there was no glue to deal with (only staples) and the only repair will be filling in all the "chinks". Lucky INDEED!
|Living Room -- Note the floors in better condition over here...|
Once that wallpaper had been neautralized to photo-friendly white, the room was starting to get a bit boring. Enter full garlands of pom poms strung swooping from the ceiling in joyful glee. ...and yes, since you asked, they ARE only $1.67 per foot length. Talk about affordable! While I have happily made plenty of my own garlands, I am much happier utilizing these pre-strung beauties!
|My worktable and prop storage dressers -- window on the right is my "lightbox"|
I didn't stop at swoops above my workdesk though. The kids asked for some above their art table, so I was happy to oblige! The table is small and round, so we decided to go with a happy circle design that mirrored the table. We started by laying the pom pom garlands out, with the ends in the center of the table.
|$2 former school table from auction, kid's chairs from auction, 20 IKEA rug|
Then, the center of the garlands was lifted and secured to the ceiling with two clear push pins.
The result is 9 "tails" hanging down from the ceiling. To make even "swoops", I stood in the center of the table and attached the garland pieces at exactly one of my arm's length, again with a clear thumbtack directly into the ceiling.
|THE FRONT DOOR|
|THE FRONT PORCH|
|CHRISTMAS AT STONECREST|
|THANKSGIVING AT STONECREST|
|THE MASTER BEDROOM -- WHICH STILL NEEDS MUCH WORK!|
|All the "BEFORES"|