In my house there is a room where all the unfinished projects go.
Actually…..there is a room, two drawers, five cabinets, one closet bin and a footstool.
Full of projects waiting for an ending.
You see, I love a good project as much as the next person. It’s usually the project sheets at Hobby Lobby that are my downfall. Last year I went into Hobby Lobby for a bottle of black acrylic paint and emerged with this incredible yarn that looked like it came from the ocean floor, a scarf pattern sheet and a crochet needle.
The pattern sheet looked so easy and the scarf looked like something I could hand down to future generations and I just knew 2011 was going to be the year of the amazing crocheted scarf.
But I don’t know how to crochet.
And I lost the pattern sheet.
And the yarn has taken up with the other 479 residents of the unfinished project room.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though.
Every now and then….a project graduates.
It finally gets completed and leaves the nest.
Here is one of the most recent graduates. 🙂
“Spring” Snowflake Ornament
(Easiest DIY….ever in the history of ever)
Step 1: Find springs
I think that bed springs or mattress springs or springs in general or even just referring to the word “spring” in the context of a project is so 2012.
They were all over the flea market.
These springs came in a “x” pattern already put together.
They were four for $1.00.
That’s cheaper than a McDonald’s diet coke.
And much better for you.
Step 2: Spray paint the springs
I spray painted them white.
Then I added a little gray.
Then I added glitter.
Then I said enough already with the spray paint.
Step 3: Hot glue two “x” springs together
Hot glue the two spray painted “x” together.
I tried to hammer the two “x” together. Weak.
I tried ribbon. Weaker.
Hot glue worked perfectly. Just twist the springs until they fit together and hot glue.
You can tie tags or hang on a tree or string on a ribbon over a chalkboard calendar.
Just be glad that one project has left home to get a job and its own apartment.
Only 478 more to go. 🙂