To make this quick and easy ornament valance for my kitchen window, I used a tension rod, 13 ornaments, and a variety of holiday ribbons. I really like how the ball ornaments reflect light and color in the window. Another fun take on this would be to use some of your favorite tree decorations to decorate your window. Or... maybe ornaments that are the same theme as your kitchen (i.e. roosters, cooking, fruits, etc.)!
From the outside, visitors can also see your holiday decor too! I took to decorating this window because I can see it everyday walking to our home. Plus, being out in the middle of farm country can be very windy. So, outside decorations have to be limited to things that won't bang on the siding or blow away the next time the wind decides to gust through.
I cut the ribbon is pieces from 16" to 22" long. Tied them in a loop, ran one end of the loop through the ornament top and secured it, and then ran the loop over my tension rod and then popped the ornament through the other end of the loop. Very quick and easy! Here is a close-up of ribbons attached to the tension rod. Once I am done with these ornaments all I have to do is unloop everything. Since there are no knots to undo everything will be ready to put back up next year.
This project went very quickly (less than 45 minutes) and completely changed my kitchen from fall to winter. Even better... Ms. Diva can't investigate this decoration, LOL!
Working through some Christmas items to list on www.SpunkyDiva.com, my Etsy store. I will be taking custom orders through Dec. 1st. Also, getting back into the swing of things by participating in two craft fairs this holiday season.
Post-it's tabs are super easy to add and move if you need to change where there are placed. I find that after placing them, I may find it easier to see them further over or on the other side of the page.
Seeing so many different ways to use tabs on the top, sides, and bottoms of their planner has given me ideas. And when you find one way doesn't work great, switch the location until you do find the perfect location for the way you use them.
After this layout, I moved stuff around....
Now the tabs for project lists, H's B-day, next Christmas are on the bottom of the pages. Nothing blocks the, since the above layout I also switched the monthly layouts to behind the DISFish weekly pages I use. The teal/blue month tabs are on the first page of the DISFish which includes that month's information. The monthly tabs on the side are for the two-page monthly sprees by Daytimer that came with this binder. Helps to see the month laid out in that way when on the phone making appo…
Order in my Palmer (right now) goes like this...Dashboard, wrapped in two verses printed on card stock, Food tracker, 2016 DIYFish yearly calendar for melds tracking, Weekly (DIYFish Weekly Project) Monthly two-page layouts, Financial Freedom pages, Fitness pages, Project pages (special event planning pages), Church Team pages.
I have a steno pad in the back pocket for the ongoing, never ending to-do list and what purchases are needed for those tasks. A second stern pad is tucked into the front pocket for me brain dump as I think of things during the day.