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This is a book I bought when I lived in China. I had intentions of hanging up some of the pictures, but never got around to it. Obviously, I can’t read the book, so I didn’t feel too bad ripping out pages! I have twine laying around. I used a sharpie to write letters on the pages and the folded the page over the twine and taped… super easy. (FYI: sharpie bleeds, put something under your book pages)
I rearranged a few things to make a cozy seating nook and stole the lamp from my blogging desk.The rug is from my bathroom… I don’t buy stuff, I just move it around so it looks new 🙂 I rearranged the coffee table too… I put my alteredscrapbooks books out just for fun.
I had a pink, plastic Ulta bag in the recycle bin and decided to make a festive little pom pom.
The little book page streamers hanging from the bar were a last minute touch, but it was SO easy and free… I had to do it.
This was a happy accident:
I had just printed a few pics from the 30th B-day. They were laying on the bar for days weeks… As I was picking up for ABC Party, I threw the pics in the Silhouette enhanced yum jar and called it a day. I like it! I think they are staying there for awhile!
After all of this, I couldn’t leave out the the other side of the room… I whipped out the DIY garlands I made for a friend’s surprise B-day a few years ago… I pulled the white crate in front of the fire place out of the laundry room to hold more books! It’s all about using what you’ve got 🙂
Wow. picture throw up…sorry about that and the whole not making a big deal out of it didn’t really work out for me! But, what can I say…I LOVE Creating Really Awesome Free Things! And one last picture of a few of the wonderful ladies that attended!
I’m posting about the treats I made for this soiree next week. Have you ever hosted a book swap or a cookie swap or a combo? You should totally do it. Or any other swap for that matter? I love the idea of a clothing swap! When the parties over, you can donate all the books or clothes to charity… works out well for everyone.
p.s. this is the last post this week… I hope y’all have a delicious Turkey Day with family and friends 🙂 and just know that I am thankful for each of you for taking your time to read my crafty non sense I call my life!