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.