Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bling bling your light fixtures

First of all, thanks for all the sweet comments on my Bub. He had a great birthday, and I cannot believe he is two! Funny how the terrible two's started literally on his birthday. Huh. Interesting. (His "terrible" is not so bad, but still.)

So tonight I wanted to share how easy it is to add some bling bling on your chandeliers or light fixtures. My example for the class is my $30 kitchen chandelier. (Yes, $30, told you, don't hate.)

Every year I stick greenery and a few ornaments up there. This year I did bit more:

Last year I added the glass ornaments filled with "snow."



This year, I added MORE ornaments, filled with curled up ribbon. I saw this somewhere in blogland, and Erin did a CAUTE version I loved!!:




So to bling them up some more (why don't I say that one. more. time.) I used my snowflake puncher to cut out glittery snowflakes and glued them on:


Added my little beady green sparkly things that go on candlesticks to the lights...



Some cheap snowflake ornaments from the day after Christmas last year...taaaa daaa!!
Just so you don't miss a square inch of it, another view. Sheesh Sarah:

Really, the cost for this is just in the glass ornaments...which at Hob Lob is about $3. And then the snow, which is $2. (Warning -- you need a good funnel for this. Major pain the bootay. Fake snow sticks to everything. Everything.)

Oh my goodness...I have so much to show you, it's hard to decide what to show next!! I'll show you some wreaths later this week...any other ideas? OH, and I'll show you how garland pukes all over my house too. OH, and my craft projects. OH and fun ideas I've seen all over...OH OH and my easy, cheap gifts. OH!

I'm done.


Edited to add: CRAP my countdown DOES NOT say "14 days till Christmas." Santa, don't lie!! 14 DAYS??

33 comments:

  1. First off.. EVERY time i read your blogs, i laugh my booty off.. you are so so so funny.
    Love your ideas, ALL. of. the. TIME!
    I'm sitting in my Apt ( just moved here- cant wait to buy our house) and looking at my U*G*L*Y gold chandelier and thinking this little ornament idea is going to work at my casa.. then again.. it would draw unecessary attention to my ghetto light fixture that reminds me of Beauty and the Beast-- Have a great week!- Goldielocks

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  2. I love it! I am so going to have to copy it!!

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  3. Beautiful! Everything is so white and glowing...so festive and so classy! You did a great job girl!

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  4. I have more of a crystal and silver chandelier and it looks so glittery and festive already that I hestitate to add to it - but I think your ideas are fabu!

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  5. Love, Love, Love it! I am going to be a copycat decorating my light fixture too!

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  6. you make me laugh!
    way cute idea!!

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  7. i love it! especially the snow filled bulb

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  8. I do this TOO! I use fishing line so they look they are floating. I wish I had a chandelier with arms in every room so I could do this. The kids LOVE it!

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  9. Oh, I LOVE it...so pretty and creative (as usual). Always love your ideas! Happy day to you :-)

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  10. That looks so cute! I love decorating my chandelier. It makes it so festive! :)

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  11. I'm go glad I stumbled upon your blog.. it's just amazing! I grabbed your button and put it on the sidebar of my Mommatudes blog. Love all of your holiday decor!

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  12. OK, now you're REALLY making the rest of us look bad! lol Love all the pretty decorations...and the cost...AMAZING! Keep those ideas coming...they're great!

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  13. Love it! And yes, 14 days. I just realized I have way less time than I thought to make a few gifts, because the kids will be on school break soon.

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  14. Love the idea of the snow in the glass ornaments...on my list for next year!

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  15. wow!...you did an amazing job!!
    you are ONE TALENTED LADY...i'm always impressed with everything you do...

    btw~i'm TOTALLY blaming you for my new candy cane kisses addiction...i saw it here first!

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  16. Love the chandy! You've inspired me yet again...I'm going to try pimping mine out this year. Thanks for the eye candy Sarah!

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  17. so beautiful! I think it's about time I jump on the glass ornament train!

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  18. Absolutely stunning.....even if some of it was a pain in the BOOTAY! LOL!

    PS: Your "baby" is just precious....an I get has gotten more and more so!

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  19. I love your light fixture! Your glass balls turned out so cute! I love how they glitter in the light

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  20. I love that! Hmmm....now I gotta do something over my dining room table. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. you've got the stuff! great ideas- you've got lots of inspiring little projects! i have an affinity for people who do great stuff and make a point to not spend extra $$! nice work!

    Megan

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  22. I about had a heart attack when my husband told me that two weeks from today was Christmas Eve!!!

    Christmas shopping starts tonight!!

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  23. Lovin it...my poor chandelier lights face downward, which I am bitter about now that I have seen so many ways to embellish them. I need a $30 light fixture. WHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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  24. Very creative sweetie! I will need to pass this on to my "yaya ladies"...xo...deb

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  25. Love it! I decided to try something new this year {an idea I saw while watching countless hours of HGTV} You can see it here: http://iamacraftaddict.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-only-christmas-decor-right-now.html I wrapped greenery from the ceiling down to the top of my fixture and shaped it like a tree and decorated it. I love the way it turned out! :)

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  26. Great idea! Will have to remember this one!

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  27. Just wanted to let you know I tried one of your projects and posted about it on my blog and put a link back to your blog. Thanks so much!

    http://pgmscraps.blogspot.com/2008/12/easy-peasy-curtains.html

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  28. Gorg! I would just love to sit under there a spell. Can't wait to see more of your projects!!

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