WFMW – Backwards Edition, Wall Decor

It’s time for another Works For Me Wednesday BACKWARDS edition – a time for, instead of giving y’all a tip, asking for one of yours. And what do I need help with?


I have an idea in my head and it just needs some tweaking.

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Every Christmas, we hang stockings on this wall over the piano.

hpim5294(You can also see there my Nester inspired garland which I never posted pictures of.. should I still do that? I digress…)

So every Christmas I hang them up, every Christmas I take them down. And it occurred to me a month or so ago (when I noticed that I still had the thumbtacks on the wall from the stockings – ahem) that I could make some kind of decorative piece to hang there permanently, with permanent hooks, and then just switch out the five stockings at Christmas time -wouldn’t that be brilliant?

What I’m imagining is five small, black, square picture frames hung on satin ribbon. But I can’t decide what to put inside.

  • Should I put a decorative painted/stamped letter for each of our first initials?
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  • Should I spell out some 5 letter word such as FAMILY or PEACE or FAITH? (Strike that, FAMILY has 6 letters!
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    Thanks, Tina) 😉

  • Should I hang black and white baby photos of each family member?

What do you think (or do you have any other ideas?) Feel free to make any suggestion, I’m open for ideas! I want something, inexpensive, easy and not too time consuming. That’s not too much to ask, is it? =)

Speak up, bloggies! And thanks in advance!

Works for Me Wednesday is hosted by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family!!

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March 31, 2009 10:50 pm

I like the idea of pictures, uniform, of your family. Also, fabric put in embroidery hoops is really cute

I did this in my kitchen and I love them!

April 1, 2009 5:10 am

I liked your ideas. You could also use some post cards that you have from trips you’ve taken. Usually they are beautiful pictures. Or I’ve even taken a card my husband gave me and framed it because it was such a beautiful picture on the front. I’m sure whatever you do will be wonderful. I’d love to see what you end up with.

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April 1, 2009 5:23 am

Depending on how much you enjoy decorating (or how often you want to do it), you could make them temporary–meaning, put family photos in there now, then replace them later with holiday cards, then something else. It could be a lot of fun to change it with the seasons, or have the kids do artwork for the frames, that kind of thing.

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Kristi @ RunWatchPlayWait
Kristi @ RunWatchPlayWait
April 1, 2009 8:28 am

I’ve been wanting to do sillohettes (sp?) of all of us on black construction paper (remember doing this in elem. schl?) and framing them together… that would look dashing above your piano!

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Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect
Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect
April 1, 2009 10:28 am

I think the baby photo idea is cute, and you wouldn’t have to update it (like you would with current photos). However, I also like the idea another commenter had about seasonal photos. I guess it depends on how much work you want that spot to be!

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