If there’s anything I hate more than shoveling snow…it’s shoveling snow that also includes an hour’s worth of rain…I did a pitiful job on the tiniest part of our driveway this afternoon, but man, that slush got the best of me. I got probably the hardest upper arm work out since dislocating my shoulder in September…and I’m the cool kid in bed with a heating pad right now. My poor back…
Onto more fun and exciting things, the Valentine Bug has finally bitten me. I decided to start a couple Valentine-esque crafts this week. Today’s was super cheap because I had almost all of the materials hanging around the house! Check out what I threw together:
All you need are styrofoam balls, hot glue gun, yarn, decorative ribbon, and a glass container. The only things I had to purchase were two bag of styrofoam balls. I went for one bag of 6 medium size, and one bag of 12 smaller size. Overall, with my coupon, I only spent a few dollars. Win! Here’s what I did.
First I went scouting through my yarn collection and came up with a couple different colors that reminded me of Valentines Day. I came up with white, pink, maroon, purple, and turquoise. The turquoise was more of just an added color pop, but I like how they all look together.
Step 1: Add a small dot of glue to the styrofoam ball, and attach the end of your yarn.
|Styrofoam ball, this is the medium size|
|Attach the end of your yarn to a small dot of glue|
Step 2: Begin to wrap your yarn around the foam ball.
|Start wrapping the yarn around the ball|
Step 3: Continue to wrap the yarn. You can make yours nice and neat, but I chose to go for a messier look.
|Continue wrapping until you can no longer see the foam underneath|
Step 4: I just continued to wrap until you could no longer see any of the styrofoam underneath. At this point I cut off the yarn and added another dot of glue to attach the end. You want to make sure that the end is secure and will not unravel.
Step 5: Find a glass, or plastic see-through, container. I chose a Hurricane jar that I had lying around. Here is what all my different colored yarn balls looked like:
At this point the project is complete. I felt like my container needed a little something extra, so I went in search of some ribbon. I decided to give it a little sparkle.
But I still felt like it was missing something! For a final touch I decided to add a little stripe of extra pink.
|Extra splash of color with the ribbon|
I’m pretty happy with the end result. I think it gives the corner a nice little pop of color, and the Valentine’s/Spring color theme is getting me ready for the upcoming holiday!
Stay tuned for more Valentine themed projects this week!
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