To hype up a project before it's actually finished. I do have something for you today, but it didn't turn out exactly as I saw it in my mind. But since we've all been talking about how "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful", I'm going to show you anyway.
I've been wanting to do something over the bed in my older son's bedroom. He doesn't have a headboard and that's just not in the budget right now. So I made do with what I could find. And what I found was a set of shutters in someone else's trash. I probably should be embarrassed, but I'm not. :-)
Good grief. Do you think I could have at least ironed the pillowcases? Yeah, like that was going to happen.
The flag garland was inspired by Mrs. B. She made a beautiful name garland for her daughter here. This part couldn't have been easier. I cut out some scrapbook paper triangles and backed them with cardstock for some stability. Then I used clothespins and attached them to a piece of twine. Done.
I could go on and on about why this project didn't turn out exactly as I'd hoped but that would be the old neurotic me talking. The new me recognizes that it doesn't have to be perfect.