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steiconi
« on: November 22, 2014 07:28:23 PM »

I have this Wall that sticks out into my living room.  That makes it very visible, and I'd like to have a big, bold something on it for the holidays.  My colors are airy white, silver, blue, turquoise.

I don't want to do a traditional motif like tree, wreath, santa, angel.  Spirals would be nice, but I can't figure out what to make them from or how to hang them.  I can put nails or push pins in The Wall.  I don't think I want to paint The Wall.

Here's a picture of The Wall decorated for Halloween.  It would be nice to have something to hold attention away from the weird shape that doesn't go all the way to the ceiling.  The Wall is about 3" wide and 8' tall.  There's a niche on top that's about 30" wide from this side, and about 5' deep.  Be nice to make it look like it has a purpose.  Only thing on The Wall now is a clock with ornate turquoise frame.  Shelf unit could stay or go.  Help?!?!?!

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014 12:04:51 AM »

I have decided to decorate my house year round. I have re named it my holiday ranch.

I say, keep up what you have, then add to it. Whatever you like.

I have 6 little squidletts. Than I plan to trace their hands and make those turkey decorations with for Thanksgiving. My tree will stay up year round. And keep getting added to. And the kids and I will continue to make fun stuff to the house and tree.  Grin

Just keep adding as you wish. Look for the TM Patch wish list here. Those are fun. Don't know if this has helped, but I love to decorate. And glad that you wish to decorate, too.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014 01:09:06 AM »

One of the things I like best about the holidays is unpacking the decorations and putting them up.  Another favorite is taking them down and putting them away.  Having the tree up for just a month makes it special, magical, a constant surprise.  If you have it up year-round, you won't even notice it by the time March rolls around. 

I don't even use the same ornaments every year, I usually pick a theme.  Peacocks last year, Blue Christmas this year, and I think Woodland Animals next year (advance planning means I can collect decor this year for next, especially after christmas.  Yes, I have lots of storage space, but I also get rid of some stuff every year.)

I've known a couple of people who just keep adding to the existing decor; I worked for one, and one of my tasks was to have pictures reframed with smaller mats so more stuff could fit on the wall.  And even though many of them were beautiful and often expensive, they became just more stuff.  It gets oppressive. 

I swap out decor a few times a year.  After the first of the year, I'm planning an Asian theme with red and brass.  It will be a nice change from the cool blues of the holidays.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014 01:44:40 AM »

Giant Snowflake? Extending to cover above the niche (where a lamp might go to light it?).
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014 07:35:32 AM »

Spirals are easy to cut from butter container lids. Just trim off the edge piece {garbage}. Then go round and round the center piece. Hit it with a hair dryer to soften, and pull down the smallest of the spiral to shape. Think tornado  Cheesy

You can spray paint it first if you wish a different color, or to hide the lettering on the lid. If it is stubborn to shape, then you might want to have an "anchor" piece at the bottom...like a heavy bead or bobble attached to the small end. To weight it down with to keep the shape.

You can also fashion these out of a heavy weight paper. It is a common kid craft art, but looks nifty all the same. You could also add glitter glue, or something to dress it up and make it sparkle.

Happy decorating!

~T

Oh, and I love the snowflake idea. I will have to teach the little squids in my life how to make some. They are not my kids..just neighbors and friends that I watch and play with.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014 10:43:27 AM »

Snowflake is a nice idea; I like the one in this thread  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=284805.0  Putting a light up in the niche is a cool idea.  There's a canlight in the ceiling close to it, I could use one of those screw-in adapters to make it a plug.

Cutting spirals might be the ticket.  I could hang them from the ceiling, crossing the niche and hanging down The Wall, unifying the whole space.

Looks like I'm going to have to bring the BIG ladder up!

thanks, and keep those ideas coming, folks!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2014 08:15:18 AM »

I like the idea of a giant snowflake with spirals around it-like a snow storm. What about mistletoe or holly motif but not traditional like an art deco style. I love this ornament and I'm sure you could come up with something around it.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235242780512232663/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235242780512232684/

I also really love this idea
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/235242780512043558/
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014 05:51:21 PM »

Well, I liked the idea of running something all the way up to the ceiling, so here's what I did:



It's nice in theory, but I just don't care for it.  And then it hit me:  the mall near where I used to live hung decorations a lot like this every christmas.   Dear me, I've reinvented mall decor! 

Worst part:  it was a bugger to hang.  The ceiling is 12 feet high there, so we had to bring up the extension ladder to put the hooks in.  AND we'll have to bring the ladder back to take it down, so I think it'll stay for now. 

Mally Christmas!
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2014 08:17:47 AM »

Mall Christmas Cheesy I wonder if you hung some scarfs or garland if you would like it more. Like a boho Christmas.
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