Friday, August 30, 2013

Garden Twine Initial

My little guy has something new in his room that he absolutely loves! If you came to our house he would love to show it to you and tell you that "E is for Everett".

This was an easy project and I (as usual) made it all out of things I had on hand.

I started by cutting the letter out of cardboard with a razor blade. Then I just tightly wrapped the twine around. This is just simple garden twine used to tie up plants but I have used it several times when decorating our house.

In the picture you can see I began wrapping the letter vertically first but that was a mistake. I had to undo it and start over wrapping the twine horizontally, then wrap vertically.  When I got to the end of the letter I would just hot glue the last bit of twine to the back. 

The frame was an ugly color of oak so I painted it white, and the gingham fabric was left over from when I made my son's curtains.  I hot glued the E onto the fabric but still thought it needed a little something extra, so I added the red ribbon on top.  The ribbon is just for decoration, it is not actually holding the weight of the frame. 

Here it is finished hanging in his room!

 I feel like I say this all the time, but I really really love making things out of stuff I already have, and also making things up as I go along.  I don't know why, but it makes me feel so good and energized! It puts me in my own little world where time passes way too fast and I would never notice that the kids have dumped the giant carton of goldfish onto the couch and are now dancing on them (yes, that happened), or that it is 5:00pm and we are all still in our PJs (also happened).  I cant' be the only one, right? Does anyone else feel the same way?