I had been thinking about making some garlands to hang in our lanai to festivize the place. My plan was to string wine corks, shells, and beads on twine. Well, stringing the corks on twine was a bitch, drilling holes in shells creates a very aromatic dust, and the pretty glass beads that I wanted to use didn't have big enough holes for the twine. In short, the project was seriously sucking. And yet, I still managed to get 5' done.
And then my associate discount at the popular craft store got bumped up for a few days and they just happened to have some really pretty starfish and shell garlands on twine. Granted, this is something that I could have easily made myself, but it was well worth it with my discount since I still would of had to purchase supplies and spend the time making it.
I got enough to hang on the side and back but the corner is empty. I might get some prayers flags to string across the corner. I think they would look so pretty with their vibrant colors waving in the breeze. I particularly like these Inspirational Prayer Flags by Cazmira
I had an idea a while ago to add some solar lanterns around the lanai, too, but just never invested in the project. I still think it will look pretty, but need to wait for some disposable income now.
I would love to get an outdoor rug, but when it rains, we just have too much standing water for that to be practical.
It's really starting to come together out there and become a really happy place!