I took the color scheme from the colors in this painting. I showed my friend Rose how to do these paintings at Christmas time. I liked hers way better than mine because of the colors she chose.
Anyhow, we are making eleventy-billion tissue paper pom-poms to hang from the ceiling. (Click here for Martha's tutorial.) I had originally wanted to hang lots of chandeliers all over the lobby and go with a rustic/sparkly ski lodge look, but I got sick and ran out of time. On to Plan B.
I needed a light, frosty blue tissue paper but couldn't find the right color at the right price. It would have worked out to $2 per pom-pom. Er, no thank you.... Again, spray paint saves the day. By light, short bursts of spray paint, I was able to get the look I wanted. For $3 per can. We probably got 25 pom-poms out of 1 can of paint.
I repeat: you can spray paint anything.
We started getting a few of them up this afternoon. We need a whole heck of a lot more pom-poms before it can look like it does in my head, but it's a start. :)
(And can I just thank Linda for sitting patiently and cutting the ends into perfect little points and for being an excellent pom-pom fluffer...? Crafts are so much more fun if someone is doing them with you!)