Day two! Racing against the clock! Can’t you feel the adrenaline kick in? No? That’s just me? Okay.
So, there’s this: I’m in a craft group. There seems to be a lot of confusion around this concept (especially from Joann’s Fabric employees), so let me explain further. There are about seven of us…all girls as you might expect…and each month one person hosts that group at their house. That person gets to pick a craft that should be able to be completed for $10 or under, should not require a sewing machine, and can be done completely at craft night. They test it out to make sure they know how to make their craft and then we all get together and make the same craft.
I love craft group mostly because I get hang out with hilarious friends. We laugh a lot. No, really. A LOT.
So far, we’ve made:
Headbands. I made a poor choice of materials for this project (I was supposed to buy fabric but used yarn instead), so this was a fail but only because of my human error. Everyone else’s heads from the group will be cutely adorned, but mine is best left under my bathroom sink. Yes, I can’t seem to bring myself to get rid of it.
Yarn Letters. Okay. This project was my choice and it looked SO easy. Buy some letters? Buy some yarn? Wrap and done. Let me tell you, the Pinterest people probably posted this and then laughed their heads off imagining crafters trying to use it. The end project was cute, but the time spent to wrap all the letters FAR exceeded our craft time. Turns out, letters have curves and slants that yarn doesn’t really like. My bad.
Picture Tiles. This was pretty cool and totally easy. We got regular bathroom tiles from a store like Home Depot, copied photos on copier paper, and then modpodged them together. They turned out pretty awesome, if I do say so.
Wreaths. This project ranked up their pretty high because we learned how to make two kinds of fabric flowers to adorn our wreaths. Only one person in the group opted to do a yarn wrapped wreath. I think everyone else was still suffering PTSD from the second project.
Glass Etched Items. I was a little skeptical about the safety of using chemicals to ETCH something into glass, but turns out I survived this just fine and made a few cute vases in the process. Winning!
Mosaic. I was actually out of town for this one, but I hear it went swimmingly. Sometimes I feel like smashing glass, so I bet it was a big stress-relieving craft.
And tonight, we made tote bags. Lest you think we broke any of the aforementioned rules, these bags were entirely comprised of fabric, duct tape, and staples. And they are so cute!