Chasing Davies: DIY 2011 (with tinsel)

December 31, 2010

DIY 2011 (with tinsel)

Happy new year everyone!! This year I'm taking it pretty easy.  Hubs and I are going to a nice dinner with good friends and then spending the rest of the night chilling at our home with more friends.  Playing wii, watching movies, having a few cocktails and just being around good people.

If you have some time today, and are, too, having people over to your home and need a quick little banner... I made this in about 15 minutes:

I found this idea via Miss Martha Stewart - of course!  She has the numbers in a template you can print out, but I just free handed it.  Here's how I did it:

Started with a cardboard box (from Christmas gift) and cut along the creases and got 4 equal size pieces to free hand the numbers in block letter form onto:

Then I cut out the numbers (if using cardboard, sharp scissors help!), get some tinsel garland (I got mine from Target on sale for $1.50, or you can piece together whatever is left from Xmas) and a stapler:

I used about 1/2 of the 25-ft package of this gold Garland to make my 2011 sign.  I just stabled the garland to the cardboard.  Then I stapled twine to the back of each number to hang from my fireplace.  Next year I'll just need to replace one number and can reuse this for years!

So tomorrow is 2011.  What are your plans tonight to celebrate the year change?  What about tomorrow - anything special?  I'm starting my January 100 mile goal tomorrow.  Going to hit the gym and aim for 4-5 miles on the treadmill (walk/jog).  You can still join the 100 miles in 1 month fitness challenge for some fun motivation along with all these other great people!

Happy New Year to you ALL! xoxox, MeggyD