Creativity has bit me of late and I'm having a blast with it. The light fixture above my breakfast table is plain but we don't feel like putting serious money into a replacement right now.
So I visited Pinterest, doing a search for decorating chandeliers. I wanted something that is simple, kind of "primitive," most definitely "country," suitable for year 'round, and a design I could create with very little money.
Here is the design I found:
|I had already added the grapevine wreath when I snapped this photo|
I needed something round to rest on the arms supporting the light globes, so a trip to Michaels resulted in an inexpensive grapevine wreath. With just a slight amount of stretching of the wreath, I got it over the 3 light globes and was delighted to see it rest level.
Some red winterberries were found in my basement storage box collection of silk and artificial florals. They were perfect to lay atop and entwine a bit with the branches of the wreath.
Then I drew a heart pattern to make the heart pillows suspended from the wreath, per the Pinterest picture.
Studying the Pinterest photo, I saw that the hearts were elongated, so I took my cue to draw a longish hearth.
|tiny buttons help secure the raggedy ties to the hearts|
Homespun is my favorite decorating fabric. My sewing room has a fair amount of homespun scraps, which were transformed into 3 hearts, stuffed with polyester fiber fill.
Beloved broke away from his Alabama football game long enough to surprise me with a bowl of Kettle Popcorn.
Raggedy strips were cut and sewn onto the dip in each heart, secured with a tiny little button (too tiny to photograph well).
Crystals drop from the wreath in the Pinterest photo, but all I could find were small ones. However, even small ones can bring some sparkle.
I needed a sepia-tone, old-fashioned post card which of course, I did not have.
My computer and Google helped with that. I went to Google Images and typed in something like "old-fashioned winter post card." The first picture on the screen was perfect.
Using my Printshop program, I created a post card, front and back.