Let’s compare, shall we?
First I cleared the area for a fresh start. This makes it easier to see the space and envision what I want to do.
Next, I used my Cricut to cut vinyl letters to stick above the frames. For a tutorial on how to cut and stick the vinyl, click here.
I started with “family” but after placing the word I felt like there was too much wall space leftover. So I cut more letters using a different font to create “Our family est. 2004.”
So the wall was finished, now I needed to work on the shelf.
I added our wedding photo (circa 2004) and changed the preggy photo frame to match the other (a little wider than the first so it fills in a little more space). Finished!
I have to say that, for the first time in four years, I really love this awkward little space!
I bought this photo ornaments for $1 at Target (Old Navy had them last year, I bought several after Christmas for el cheapo). Tied a pretty glittering bow, hot glued it, used glitter stickers to add the year and WOW! A nice gift!
This is the one I made for my own tree last year. I think I’ll add the stickers for the year.
Tie ribbons that coordinate with your decor around each limb of your chandelier. Add some greenery and a few ornaments for added flair.
A cute, but plain initial ornament purchased for 50 cents at a craft store. Tie a cute green glittering ribbon on it, add small Christmas ball, and it’s a great little gift!
So there you have it! A few simple ideas to spruce up your home for the holidays.