Ever since the beginning of the semester, I had become so consumed with the day-to-day works of school, planning for the Project HEAL gala, getting teeth etc., that around the middle of last week, I realized that I hadn’t picked up a paint brush in about a month.
I know that I am the best version of myself when I am creating.
At the beginning of the year, I pretty much stuck to painting. These are really easy to turn around really quickly, while some of these other projects take a lot more time. BUT-regardless of the time commitment, nailing a new skill and being able to say “I made that” for another cool set of things, well that’s the goal!
These are all in the beginning stages-I like to bounce between them. But I have found the most time consuming parts of these sorts of DIY crafts are the preparation-
Cutting magazine pages in half, folding them back and forth to make thin strips, and then coiling them around themselves. This is how i made the small coils around the outside that will start the outside of the bowl, as well as the base. For the base, I just kept adding more until it was the size I wanted!
I will make a bunch more of the small coils, and make some in medium and larger sizes-that will stack on top of the small ones on the sides of the base to form the sides of the bowl.
Learning to Crochet
Definitely still a work in progress-but at least I can say I know how! After trying to attempt a hat, the angle was way steeper than I had needed-so we just made a little hat for the octopus that my cousin (who is clearly better at crocheting than I) made!
I had a ton of tealight candles that I pulled out of the tin casings, along with removing the wicks. For the mugs, I am going to try and do some sharpie art on these mugs before pouring in the melted wax.
A button tied to the string I will use as wick, will hold the wick down while pouring the wax into the mug.
And then of course-We have the paintings 🙂
Welp. thats all i have so far. I am planning on doing full posts about the crafts once they are done!
-Peace Out Scouts