One thing I have really missed sharing the last few months is my different holiday displays. In our old apartment I had a shelf in our living room that I changed out with each holiday and/or season. It was the perfect set up, it hung right by the front door so everyone could see it and it added just enough holiday flare to the room without having to go overboard on the decorations every other month.
When we moved I finally had space in my home for one piece of furniture that I had been wanting forever… a piano! My grandmother left me her piano but I have never had a place to put it before. I am so happy to finally have it in my home and for the chance I get to sit and play every so often. It has also provided the perfect new spot for my holiday set ups. It is the first thing you see when you walk in our front door.
Things are looking spooky and SPARKLY around here. Just because Halloween is all about scary ghosts and things like death doesn’t mean your decorations can’t be fabulous, right? Or would that be fa-boo-lous? :) I tempered the bright orange, green, and purple by mixing in a lot of white pieces. You might also notice the DIY Spooky Candles hiding in the back.
I created the ribbon banner hanging over my window frame and it was such an easy craft! And totally changeable for any holiday or color scheme. I started by gathering a bunch of fabric scraps, ribbons, and raiding the left over bins at the fabric store.
Using a fabric cutter I cut out strips 1 inch wide and 7 inches long. This was probably the most tedious part because I cut out a lot of fabric strips. And if you want a really long banner you’ll need A LOT of pieces. You can also cut your pieces a little wider so they’ll take up more space along the banner.
Then the easy part, tying the pieces onto another ribbon or some twine. I taped one end of a piece of twine onto my coffee table and then just randomly tied the strips along it.
And kept going until the banner was full with lots of colors. If you have lots of fabric scraps this is an easy way to use them up! I found the little web and spider at the Dollar Tree and hung it from the center of the banner. Honestly, lots of the decor came from the Dollar Tree. The purple flowers, the green sign, the glittery pumpkins, all $1! Can’t beat it!
And now in totally unrelated news, I have FINALLY started an Instragram for Darling Doodles. I’ve had a personal one for years but I’ve always kept it private. So now I have a separate account set up to share behind the scenes, glimpses into my home and life, and there will probably a picture or two of some very cute kiddos. I would love if you would hop on over and follow me @darlingdoodlesdesign. Another reason you might want to follow? Later this week I’ll be doing a giveaway on Instagram and let’s just say there is chocolate involved. And it is good.