I have a bit of homework for you this weekend! Who doesn’t love craft homework? At least I’m not making you eat weird vegetables like the last time I gave you homework.
1. Get the materials to make your moss wreath because next week I’m going to show you 2 other ways to decorate the centre of it. If you can’t find a pool noodle you can actually just use a regular styrofoam wreath form. Shocking I know, to use something for what it’s intended. Make your basic moss wreath and get ready for the next 2 instalments of the Pool Noodle Wreath.
2. Buy yourself a potted Hyacinth. Make sure it isn’t too full blown. You’re gonna want to try a few things with it after my Hyacinth post next week. Might as well be prepared so while you’re reading the post you aren’t thinking … CRAP!! I wish I had a potted Hyacinth RIGHT NOW. Disaster will be averted if you run out and get one this weekend so it’s ready for you next week.
3. Make a Monkey Fist Doorstop as seen hanging off the doorknob in my How to Fix a Screen Door that Slams post. I had a few people ask about it so I thought I’d share the link where I found out how to make it.
You can learn all about how to make one here, at Design*Sponge. A few tips … if you want to make one, the trick is to keep tightening the knot. It probably takes 3 or 4 go rounds of tightening the knot to make it seem anything like a hard fist at all. So don’t get discouraged if it seems a bit wonky when you first make it.
I got my rope at Home Depot and the tennis ball that’s inside the knot at the Dollar Store. I had trouble finding the natural looking rope Design*Sponge used so I went with plain white rope. Doing this showed great OCD improvement on my part because normally I’d give myself an aneurysm running from store to store, city to city, province to province trying to find the natural rope. I did not. I went with the white. And I’m not at all obsessing over the fact. At all.
And if that isn’t enough for you, check out Centsational Girl’s latest project. A Sunburst mirror made out of … well I don’t even want to tell you it’s so great. Go have a look yourself. Plus it involves thievery, which I LOVE!
Have a great weekend everyone!