Please head on over to Hey Gorgeous’ Blog, she’s got a DIY tutorial on how to make one of the cheapest and most interesting ways to brighten up a room–a garland made out of Dixie Cups and Christmas Tree lights.
It’s way easier then I would have imagined. Is this considered “Shabby Chic?” More like “Super Ingeniously Awesome Chic.” Saving money is always awesome.
*Mikaseven twist: Instead of scrapbook paper like Hey Gorgeous uses, why not try pretty origami paper or washi paper? The prints might be a bit strong and busy so instead of having every single cup covered in origami/washi paper, I’d probably alternate with a couple matching solid colors or so.