Okay, so I said that I would never make a tassel. I said that I didn't care about tassels. So I was wrong--go ahead and throw something at me! I was inspired by Mandi when she posted her tutorial on Edie's blog this week. Now the project wasn' t without its challenges, but like I said, "I'm nothing if I'm not clever." You may remember that I love being clever.
First I bought these darling medium-sized birds from Dollar Tree. Yes, they were one dollar. And I bought the wooden flowerpot-looking things from Hobby Lobby. How convenient that they are in the same parking lot. Add the fact that Pier One is there also, and you just about got the makings of heaven on earth.
I glued those little pots to the medium bird with hot glue. It was then that the onlookers from the peanut gallery reminded me that there was no hook in the top of the bird. I had forgotten that all important step of drilling through the ceramic with the *special* drill bit. Oops! I am not easily deterred, so I forged ahead knowing I'd figure it out.
I dug out my industrial strength glue and searched through all the junk drawers for something that I could thread a ribbon through. I really wanted a washer, but could not find one. Go figure. I did, however, find some bobbins that I bought in error for Tessa's sewing machine. It was worth a try. I will repeat that I'm nothing if I'm not clever.
I threaded that ribbon through and plopped on the industrial strength glue and hoped for the best. What did I have to lose? If it didn't work, I could always buy the drill bit. I am so impatient that I just had to try something.
I don't know about you, but I am pretty impressed.
This here is how I'm going to prove whether or not that E6000 is really industrial strength. That bird will hang there with towels beneath it in case it isn't.
Another project this week was this metal cart--like my grandma used to have--that I bought at Goodwill for $10. Yes, I know I overpaid and that it would have been $5 if I had just waited a few days. Unfortunately, it probably would not have been there if I had waited.
It was sprayed warm yellow and now holds my printer. I wish I had a nicer photo to show off the finished project, but the fact of the matter is that my office area is being renovated so I'm stuck in a corner of my bedroom. It's quite cozy, but the end is near. I love that the stand has a plug on it--very handy.
With the leftover paint, I did my drawer organizers (muffin tins).
Aren't they lovely? These are definitely not for baking anymore.
My jewelry is easily accessed from here during the morning rush.