I wanted to change my blog header description to: ramblings of a book lover, YA writer, & amateur diy-er. Except it didn't fit within my dashy line, so it was a no-go. I once stated that my blog would primarily stay all about books and writing. But you know, my life isn't all about just books and writing, so I've been feeling the itch to break out a bit.
I love all things decorating and diy and party planning. After reading & writing, that's my next big passion. So I'm going to start sharing my diy w/you all. I don't do a lot of diy, but enough that you all might find it interesting every now and then. As for party planning, besides my son's birthday every year (which I always share), I don't do it often. But...I am planning a party this spring that I am SUPER excited about. I get to do pink, y'all! *eeeeeee* I promise, there will be so. many. pictures.
So, as for amateur diy. If it requires paint and glue, I can do it. But once it starts requiring carpentry, I'm out. Those people that can whip out electric hand tools and go to town have my respect. I can barely even hang things straight.
My most recent diy attempts have been in my kitchen. These are two cheap frames that I painted and sanded. Then I found 8x10 burlap sheets in the crafting section at Wal-Mart. I popped them in the frames, and then glued a serving fork and spoon to the burlap.
This sweet little burlap banner also came from Wal-Mart. I bought 4 in. paper doilies, applied mini-glue dots, and folded them around the pennants.
Lastly, I made a clothespin wreath. Only two materials: clothespins and a wire wreath frame. At first I made it with three rows of clothespin, but it was just too big for the space (and heavy, believe it or not). So I took a row away and it turned out just right. Though I'll admit it's a tad bit frustrating-- you have to be very careful holding and hanging it, otherwise clothespins are popping off right and left.
I have a few more diy's that I want to attempt for my summer back porch transformation, so stay tuned for future projects!
What about you, dear readers? After writing, what is it you like to do?