Pick one project. Stick to it until it’s finished. Pick another project. It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? So why is it such a hard concept to master? While looking at Pinterest and adding pictures to my “Make for Christmas” board, I though to myself “Am I actually going to make all of these gifts?” I decided that I am. Or at least I’ll make several. Heck, a few would be better than any other year! I invited all my facebook friends over for a weekly DIY Christmas gift party. Two came. Hey, it’s a start, right?
I had a blast!!! Well, I may have talked more than I crafted, but it really inspired me to be around people doing their own projects. One of my friends was making a picture frame with her niece’s initials inside for her bedroom wall, and the other was working on a quilt made from her daughter’s old clothes. I went for a set of wrapped bangle bracelets.
The pin I found was originally from: http://best-diy-ideas.blogspot.co.at/2014/01/how-to-make-summer-bracelet.html
The project required:
E6000 Jewelry Glue
Jewelry making Rings
(All of which I found economically at Walmart!)
The wrapping process is mesmerizing and addicting. (And a lot easier than I thought it would be. Just squeeze a bead of glue in the inside about 3/4 of an inch long and wrap until you come to the end of it.) This step did require that I put the embroidery thread on a cardboard spool. . . These would have been a hot mess without doing that!
The project was easy and SO much fun!!! I absolutely LOVE wrapping things in string. : ) One Christmas present down!
The moral of the story?
Finished is better than perfect! So don’t switch projects when they get tough or boring. And when in doubt, wrap stuff in sting!