The Sparkling Corner And Chandelier

Hi, my sweet friends!! Welcome all to our Home for Christmas Blog Hop!!

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I’m so excited about being part of a Christmas Blog Hop on my first year of blogging!

This year we have been honored to have both  Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com as our hosts!!

If you’ve been following me for some time you know I’m crazy about recycling. I love to make pretty things for my house, but it doesn’t mean I can not upcycle something I have around here or make something on a budget. Christmas is a great moment for that because everything with glitter looks way better, don’t you think?

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

It happens that we have a big chalkboard in a corner of our living room which hides a monster behind it, but that will be another post. That corner was a bit dull for me, not for the kids that come home to play with the girls, and I decided to cheer it up.

 Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

The first thing we did was a DIY joy sign.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

It was really simple, we used some styrofoam, cardboard, fabric, glue and glitter.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

We printed some letters, cut them and traced them on the styrofoam.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

I cut them because I didn’t want the girls use that blade.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

They brushed some glue on each letter and added some glitter. While they dried, we cut three pieces of cardboard and three pieces of fabric. Then we stapled the fabric on the cardboard and glued each letter to each panel.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

The wall was done and as we recently had made a wreath for our front door, I thought a Christmas kind of chandelier would be a great addition and would add extra sparkle to the corner.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

And it did, don’t you agree?

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

We again used what we already had on hand. Yes, it may seem odd but we always have cardboard, the girls love to play and make forts with it!

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

We wrapped the cardboard with the tinsel and then gave it a very light coat of spray paint.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

The pearls were arranged by threading them through the tinsel and letting them scallop.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

The same was done with the baubles

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

I did the same with the cord to hang it. I love this project didn’t involve any kind of glue and can be undone anytime.

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Now we have a sparkling corner!

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

In case you want to see the rest of the living room, you can check it here.

Home for Christmas Blog Hop | How to add sparkle to your home with an easy DIY joy sign and chandelier | Via www.sweethings.net

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Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Pili

 

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22 comments

  1. [email protected] says:

    Pili, I love the JOY sign you made with your girls! I bet they had so much fun using all that glitter..lol. It looks very festive. And the chandelier you made is amazing, I love it! Green and silver is such a beautiful combination and the idea of making a chandelier is so creative!!!

    • Pili says:

      Thanks Katrin, we ended up happily covered in glitter!! I really love the chandelier, as you say green and silver is a pretty combination… or at least I like it!

  2. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    I love love love that wreath!! It is so sophisticated and blingy and and… I’m losing my words. I like that you added the white paint to it , gives it a bit more wow. And the letters are very pretty too. Can’t wait to see what else you are going to create with those brilliant girls of yours!! Have a Merry Christmas.

    • Pili says:

      Our dining room gets dark at about 1pm because of the orientation, but I really like to switch on the lights and get that extra sparkle.
      We’re planning something right now, it doesn’t matter we’re not home and I will be sharing it soon

  3. Keri says:

    Pili, your joy sign is beautiful!! I like how it sparkles!! That Christmas chandelier is gorgeous!!!!! It looks so elegant!! You did an amazing job making it look Christmas-y!!! LOVE it!! 🙂

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks Keri! Sometimes I don’t know who is more kid, if me or the girls, I love glitter lol. I’m seriously thinking about leave the joy sign all year long

    • Pili says:

      You’re so kind, Marie! I can’t help it, I love sparkly things mixed with other shabby or romantic pieces.
      Welcome to my crazy corner!

  4. Julie says:

    Hello Pili,
    You made the pretties Joy sign and a nice Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a Happy New Year.
    Julie xo

    • Pili says:

      What does glitter have that we like it so much? I don’t know, but love this time of the year when the house is full of it.
      Thank you so much for visiting, Leanne.

    • Pili says:

      As you see it is really easy, and at the same time is a great (and cheap) addition to a lonely wall.
      Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte!

  5. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, this corner is so awesome. Who would’ve thunk that the letters were this simple to make? And they make such a big impact on the room. I really like that you chose the word Joy, I bet with the kids there’s a ton of joy during this time of year. I really want to know what the chalkboard is hiding, I love it too. Looks great!

    • Pili says:

      You know me Nikki, I really love an easy DIY!
      I chose the word Joy because it means a lot to me, we want to have joy in our lives; the girls dance and sing all day and I think that’s a sign of happiness, so we really have joy.

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      Hi Alexander!
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      Cheers!

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