Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Soldier Will Fight Long and Hard for a Bit of Colored Ribbon

--Napolean Bonaparte

Yeah, he quoted that.

***Disclaimer: No, I didn't actually do this project while on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  I wrote this post a few days ago and just didn't get to post it until now. Enjoy!

On to the point... there is a blog called young house love that is all about home improvement and design.  I read it occasionally because there is some really cool stuff and the husband and wife that write the blog are hysterical. I found this post about a ribbon chandelier that the mom made for her baby daughter's closet.  So I gave it a go.

I wanted to find some ribbons that would go with my spring green theme and still coordinate with the ribbon that I used on the flip flop hangers.

So, as usual, I went to Michael's.  I happened to be at my mother-in-law's house at the time of the proposed project, so she joined me for our outing to the Michael's in York, PA.  We looked only in the $1 clearance ribbon basket and found these goodies:

Looks pretty good, huh?  I also found a 9-inch embroidery hoop while I was there.  I only used the inside piece and painted it white (on my MIL's ironing board).

After the paint dried, I strung some thin, clear bead ribbon around it from both sides.

I tried to cut the ribbon in the general length that I wanted, but still making them all different lengths. 

I used glue dots and little green sparkle things and hung it in my closet so it is the first thing I see when I open the closet door.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking.  I sound like a little girl, right?  This was originally something that was supposed to be for a baby's room, right?  Yes, yes, I thought of all of that.  And I dismissed it completely.  Because I smile every time I see it :-)

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