Sunday, November 13, 2011

$4 curtains for the Christmas Party

I have been working hard on organizing and cleaning for the Christmas party. My dishwasher gets fixed on Monday. Painters come on Wednesday to paint my living room, den area. That means I really have to get to the cleaning duties.

One way to do that is to get my porch cleaned up so I can use it as a staging area. I needed some easy curtains so I decided to make them out of canvas drop cloth. It's cotton, it's cheap; $15.98 for 4' x 15 yards. I also saw a fabric outlet that sold red burlap webbing for about 80 cents a yard. So I decided to combine the two. It's not perfect, largely because I didn't really measure anything but it will look fine for the party and I can add a different border later on. I think this works out to about $4/curtain. So for 9 curtains $36, not bad.

I cleaned out my refrigerator and it is beautiful. So nice, in fact, that I don't want to put anything into it.

And after I finish a difficult task (i.e. cleaning) then I reward myself by doing something crafty. I have further refined the little log boxes. I figured out a way to use a wooden disk at the end. Just glue a strip of cardboard and the disk. Glue one end to the toilet paper roll. Make the top disk a little larger so you can get it on and off. I drilled 2 tiny holes in the top to attach the acorn. I plan to do a tutorial on log boxes probably after my party.

I've been making some really cool things that I am very excited about. I'll post them later too.

1 comment:

  1. I love the curtains! Wish I could come! The invitation is so cute!