Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quick mid-week pick-me-up!

Hi, my name is Dorese, and I have a problem:

I LOVE holiday decor. 

Doesn't matter if I do anything to celebrate the holiday or not, I just love to change it out. 
The wide world of blogging has only enabled this behavior.
One teensy tiny problem, of course, is the cost.  I love me some crafty crafts for decor, but I also don't have a lot of time to dedicate to my boxes neatly organized folders of "someday" crafts. 

So I buy stuff.  And change it or update it to make it my own.

Case in point: Scentsy warmers.  You've heard of Scentsy, right?  Yeah, me too.  It's another problem I have.  I bought a new warmer for Christmas last year, just 'cus they're so FUN and they totally contribute to the HOLIDAY DECOR!  But then I had to have one in the now-empty space I had plopped my winter one.

And they cost around $30 a piece.

Needless to say, I wasn't down with that.  So I started devising a plan that did not involve buying the super cute Valentine's Day warmer that had just come out.  But I had to hurry before I caved.  Did I mention it was super cute?

Instead, I bought a plain white one.  Yep, boring old white.  
And a few yards of different ribbons.

Here's my creation for Easter:

For Valentine's Day, I tied a fat black ribbon around and then layered a skinnier red ribbon on top of it.  It looked classy.  I think I'll switch to pink and brown for next year though.

I picked this green woven "ribbon" out in February, with a grand scheme in my head.  And you know what?  It worked!  I tied this puppy on there at the beginning of March, and am just barely getting around to changing it out for the summer Americana decor.

Choosing a springy green ribbon meant I could use it for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and general Springtime all in one shot.  

Ahh... the sound of sweet nothings in this lazy decorator's ear.

Here's another shot.  {{I know these pictures are terrible.}}  I took them at night while I was waiting for some glue to dry and had a happy trigger finger.



Justin, Kalia, & the little nippers said...

Great idea, also Walmart sells scentsy wannabe warmers for $15/ea. and they can be cute too, and the bars there are $2/ea. at least here in AZ. Hobby Lobby has the stuff too here.

Dorese @ Dorese's Pieces said...

Thanks, Kalia! Perhaps the ultimate cheapness key would be to have bought a plain-Jane warmer from Wal-mart and then tied the ribbon on... Nice!

Also, could you invite me to your blog again? I reformatted my computer and haven't been able to see any of my friends' private blogs since!

Missy G said...

Looks great - I'm all for the quick fixes. And I am with you on the 'someday' crafts...things are bought or started with good intentions and then other stuff gets in the way (like kids, showers, OTHER crafts).

Dorese @ Dorese's Pieces said...

Thanks, Missy! It's nice to know I'm not alone in that! I just took a few hours this morning and got caught up on one half-finished project. Didn't take pictures, of course... Maybe I'll still post on it though :)

Also, could YOU invite me to your blog again, too? (See above - I'm an idiot!) THANKS!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday! I am stopping by via the linky party.

Your decor looks utterly charming!