Wednesday, January 4, 2012

52 weeks of crafts-week 1

I have decided this year to add a new feature to my blog. 52 weeks of crafts. My plan is to work at creating one craft a week and sharing it with you all here. I decided I wanted to do this project to help me create more. To help me work on crafts I otherwise may not have attempted. To force myself to be more creative and accountable.
I have started a list on Pinterest of crafts I would like to complete. The list still has room so that this year as I see things I like I can add them in. The list is also flexible to change as I find that flexibility is the key to creating and completeing long projects.
To start off week one I want to share with you how to make yarn wrapped words.
I found this on Giddy Giddy blog. I hope you enjoy this project and will follow along with this year in my crafting goals.

Supplies needed:
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Yarn
Pipe cleaners
Scissors
And maybe a movie to watch while working on this.
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Begin to wrap, twist, and bend the pipe cleaners in to the word you want. You may use one or two pipe cleaners for width. I use the width of one and then added to the ends to form the next letter.
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Once your word is formed begin to wrap yarn around one end. I left the tails hanging out because I think it adds more character but you may cut these off if you like.
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Continue wrapping your whole word. You may change colors as often or as little as you like. I choose to change roughly at each letter.
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When you are finished you have a lovely yarn wrapped word to display as you like. I also think these would make great embellishments on scrapbook book pages. Be creative, there are many possibilities for these.

I have also created a link to 52 weeks of crafts in the right sidebar. Here you will be able to go and look at weeks past as long as you like.

I hope you enjoyed this, if you make one leave me a link, I would love to see them!
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