A portion of the weekend was spent at Memory Lane putting wrapping paper on the walls of my booth.
Yes, you read that right.
I put wrapping paper on the walls of my booth.
Let's have a little back-story here, shall we?
So many of the booths I love looking at are almost like their own little shops...decorated to a shiny tip before anything is even in the booth! While we were in Missouri over the summer at a flea market, I took a photo of this decorated 'shop'...
The photo is not doing it a bit of justice, but the one thing about this shop that just made it POP for me was the sheer fabric with icicle Christmas lights behind it. Yes, I actually looked behind the fabric to see how it all was pulled together. It was so beautifully done! Who knew?
I was eager to try that in my booth at Memory Lane. Until I realized I didn't have electricity coming to my booth. And the fabric I wanted at Hobby Lobby was $21 a yard. Not knowing all that much about sewing, I had the nice lady show me how big a yard was...and then I realized how many yards I was going to need to do the walls of my booth...and again, there was no electricity in my booth to do what I was originally wanting to do but even if I did it without lights, I cannot afford $21 a yard...yes, I could thrift some fabric but when I get a wild hair, I typically need to go with it quickly before my brain explodes...Hmmmmm...I needed to go on to plan B.
It took a moment to see that the fabric I was favoring looked like wrapping paper I would love to use at Christmas.
And I have some huge rolls of wrapping paper from last year that I picked up for about $2 a roll from Hobby Lobby during the after Christmas sales.
So I headed on home to check out my Christmas stash.
And the next morning proceeded to cover the walls at my booth in Christmas-y wrapping paper...
I think for $2 and an hour of my time, it was well beyond worth it. What do you think? For that price I can afford to change it out often.