I've been collecting potential craft projects on my Pinterest boards for the day when I would have free time. I am in the midst of copious amounts of free time. I have started to attempt some of these crafts with my first attempt at string art. I have seen various designs using state outlines for sale on Etsy. Most of these items retail for around $75.00. I'm too cheap to pay for something that I know I can make myself. This is one of the main reasons I refuse to buy pre chopped veggies at the grocery store or jarred pasta sauce. Luckily there are many DIY sites that explain in detail how to make your own string art. I used this site with much success. I was able to find almost all of my supplies at Michael's. If you Google "Michael's coupon" you can easily find a 40% off coupon that you just need to show on your phone to receive a discount off of one item. Total this project cost me $10.00. There are two versions of this project. One is with a heart designs and the second one which I opted for is more of a crazy web of thread. To achieve this colorful web you will need a bunch of spools of colored thread to craft your web. I was being frugal and decided to skip buying the spools of thread and instead used up some embroidery floss from an unused cross stitch kit. If you have used embroidery thread you know that each thread is composed of 6 strands. I separated all the threads into individual strands and wound them around the nails. WHAT A MISTAKE! It took me forever because each thread was only 24 inches long. By the time I wound the thread around a couple of nails, I needed to tie it off and grab a new thread. This took me hours to complete. If I had just bought spools of thread my project would have been done a lot sooner. The silver lining of this goof up is my discovery of Law & Order SVU on XFINITY on demand. I essentially made my own marathon to watch while completing this project. Overall I think it turned out similar to the ones on Etsy. I LOVE IT!!!!
I am an aquarius who likes long walks on the beach and the flicker of candle light. If you haven't noticed yet, Just kidding! I'm a Vermonter who has left my beautiful home state in search of adventure. This blog contains all of my favorite things, mostly food so that my family back home can keep tabs on me. Mom & Dad I'm still alive!!!! Side note: I am terrible at spelling and grammar. There are bound to be typos all over this blog. It's like Where's Waldo. If you look hard enough you will find an error.