Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tapping into my crafty side

Let me tell you a little secret.  I am the type of person that loves the IDEA of being crafty.  I even look up DIY tutorials on Google and Pinterest to get inspiration.  Sometimes, I even go as far as to buy the materials to make said project.  But that is always as far as it goes.  I have bags of stuff from Michael's and Hobby Lobby and that just get moved from place to place with us, taunting me.  Reminding me that I am a lifelong procrastinator that has never started a craft project that was not going to be graded.  This time, I decided enough was enough.  I wanted to do something crafty, and dammit, this time I planned on following through.  

The husband had to work yesterday, so I took my lazy ass up to Michael's and bought a straw wreath, yarn, felt, and fabric glue.  I then came home and got to work.  I have been obsessed with yarn wreaths since I first saw them on Pinterest.  And then I found some gorgeous ones on Etsy, which made me even more interested.  The thing is, these things sell for like $40.  I figured I could make one for less money, and it looked easier than most of the other crafts I have thought about doing in the past.  While watching The Lady and the Tramp (favorite Disney movie of all time) and waiting for the husband to come home, I started wrapping the yarn.  Wow, that takes much longer than I thought.  It doesn't help that I am a crazy perfectionist, so I had to make sure everything lined up perfectly.  The husband eventually came home and looked at me like I was a lunatic.  

Once I was halfway done with the wrapping, I realized my eyeball measurements were off, which almost made me scrap the whole thing.  Like I said, I am a perfectionist, and I have a hard thing with anything that is not perfect.  But instead of starting over, I went with it.  Eventually, I finished.  While it is not perfect, I am actually proud of it, and I can't wait to hang it up in my house.
More to come (hopefully)!


  1. That's really cute! I saw a tip on Pinterest to use a pool noodle instead of a wreath. Saves money and you can make it as big or small as you want! :)

    1. That's a great idea Megan! Although I imagine finding a pool noodle in the middle of Winter in Washington may be difficult! I'll have to keep an eye out :)

  2. Great job! I also love the color you chose.