Wall Décor

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If you are looking for an expensive way to decorate and spruce up a small space, look no further. Initially, I wanted a record wall and a gallery wall. I am actually still working on those. But, until then, one idea that I stumbled upon on Pinterest was this idea of fairy lights with pictures. And it is so easy to do. It adds a certain something extra to any apartment, house or even dormitory. Depending on how many feet of twine you get, it might take a while to put everything together, but it is so worth it in the end.
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As you can see in the above picture, I have started putting pictures on the twine. I ordered the fairy lights and twine and clothes pins from FavFactory. You can buy them, or a similar set here.
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And, as for the photos. Perhaps you have some old photos. If not, you can print photos from your phone or from Instagram using this great app that I am a fan of, FreePrints.
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The great thing about this set of lights is that they are electric and have a cord. They do not operate on battery. You can plug in and plug out as you like. And the lights add an extra touch, an extra effect.
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All you have to do is find the right place in your home to set this up. All you need is the following:

Fairy Lights
Photos-as many as you like
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Now that this one is all set, the next few projects that I plan to work on are below:

  1. a travel scrapbook. I am very excited to get started on that. Even though I no longer dance or figure skate, I still crave creativity and always like to exercise my creative juices. They need to be flowing and they need to flow all the time.
  2. I hope to make a positive vision board. But, in a similar style to the above photos and fairy lights. It never hurts to always see that inspiration.
  3. I have some great glass domes coming from Hobby Lobby. I discovered some awesome ideas on Pinterest on ways to decorate and preserve items. I plan to preserve my pointe shoes from my dancing days as well as my wedding shoes. I am actually shocked that at any point in life, I used to be able to do pointe work. It seems so long ago.

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