Archive: December, 2011
With my limited craftiness I knew I needed to pick something that was not too difficult so I would actually finish it.
I bought two of their $.97 wooden trucks in the craft section for the boys to paint.
I already had everything else I needed.
1. Paint (I used Acrylic)
2. Paint Brushes
4. Twine (my new best friend)
Just the way I like my trees by the way.
I have never had a tree topper on my tree.
My oldest was really concerned this year by the empty space on the top of the tree.
The reason I did not have one was that I had not found one I liked.
So I made one.
I tried looking for one online so I could see how someone else made one but I did not find what I wanted.This tutorial did help inspire me though.
I drew a basic star pattern in the size I wanted (I just happened to have a metal star ornament in a size that would work).
I roughly measured some wooden rods I had on hand (you can buy them at most craft stores) and cut them with a hand saw.
I laid them on my pattern and after I was happy with how it looked, marked with a pen where all the rods intersected.
Then I started the tedious (I actually liked it) job of wrapping the twine onto the rods.
I would have taken pictures and showed you how I kept it all together but it was not pretty…
This is probably the worst tutorial ever.
It did work though!
I just used more twine to tie it to the top.
The little ornament next to it is a sparkly one I had that I covered in mod podge and wrapped in twine.
Anyone else out there obsessed with twine?