Sunday, October 23, 2005

Leaves Falling From Ceiling

I finally got around to creating my ceiling decoration. Not quite what I thought, but it is fun for a couple of days. Found some brown and dark red lanterns at Target, and strung leaves on white thread. I think I should have used fishing line. With a little breeze, it is magic.

I was going to sew through the leaf, and hang them about every 3 feet. All the leaves had long stems on them and decided to just tie on each leaf by the stem. I used a very long length of string and was very careful not to tangle. I have been hanging goodies off my ceiling for a
long, long time. I hang all thread and fishing line with white thumb tacks into the ceiling, but realized the other day that the only reason I can use so many thumbtacks over and over again is that I have textured ceiling, so you never see the holes. If you have a smooth ceiling, I don't advise a bunch of thumbtacks. I have thought of building a grid into my ceiling, with little hooks. I could have a grid to hang from and I would have to use the thumbtacks.

Fall ceiling

Fall ceiling

Fall ceiling

Last year I hung a couple of branches, very carefully and securely from the ceiling. It was for a party and I liked the branches so much, I hung more. At first I superglued little artificial pink cherry blossoms and carefully cut them off later. I hung little handmade flags from them. I also cut some fun leaves out of colorful paper and glued those on. Then the branches had to go and I moved on. But I would like to do that again, it was fun.

Cherry blossom ceiling decoration


Cherry blossom ceiling decoration

13 comments:

Elaine said...

So pretty, I love it.

Amy said...

It's magical, Kim.

Jan said...

If you're going to tease us with such enticing ideas, you must share a bit about how you've strung (or hung?) the leaves and lanterns. I can see a few hints in the close-ups, but any actual technical tips?
The room looks enchanted.

la vie en rose said...

Oh yes, magical,magical,magical. I love it. How fun. I love it so much! Wonderful! What a special treat to dine under such magic.

Linda said...

your ceiling decor is so.much.fun!!! I want to live at your house!!! :-)

Nimbostratusdweller said...

Kim that looks great! How do you do it? You stretch 24 hours into 48. Do you ever sleep ?

stef said...

i think that's wonderful - i love all your ceiling decor ideas. very creative indeed.

Cassi said...

Your ceiling looks so pretty :) I've done that sort of thing in the past and loved it but forgot about it, thanks for the inspiration!

lyn said...

This is fantastic !
I love it.

jenny vorwaller said...

so gorgeous!! i love this.

french toast girl said...

Just beautiful!

I love art where it's unexpected - and for me this would be great - the kids can't reach up there to yank them down! ;)

Liquid Sky Arts said...

Your ceiling is enchanted... I love how it reflects the changing seasons.

yolie said...

that's beautiful! I think we have the same paper light fixture. The branches are gorgeous as well. I'm inspired.