I spoke last week about joining Iron Craft. It's like Iron Chef for crafters. Which is right up my alley. This week's challenge is bunting. Not up my alley. :( Not sure what bunting is?
Photo from The Party Bunting Store
It's cute but it's not my style. So I was struggling with what to do. I didn't want to miss out on the challenge so I had to come up with something that was my style. So this is what I made:
I think it's cute. It was quick, easy, and best of all cheap! So let's look at how I did it.
First up the supplies you need:
- hammer (on hand)
- crochet thread (on hand)
- scissors (on hand)
- nails (on hand)
- photos (on hand)
- clips ($1.00 for 5 at Dollar Tree, I used two packs)
- Grand Total $2.00
Now let's get to crafting.
First thing I did was hammer the nails into the wall. Then I tied the thread between the two. I tried to take a picture of this part but it wouldn't show up, the thread was too close to my wall color. Tie it tight, no slack in the thread. I tried it first with some slack and the photos just ran to the center. Then start clipping your photos on to the thread.
Things I learned during this project:
- Slack in the tread is a huge no-no
- The lighting in the room that I did it in SUCKS! It's going to be my crafts room so this has to be changed!
- Bunting doesn't have to be kitchy-cute.
- Use alligator clips and doll them up when hanging the photos.
What I like best about this project:
- It was quick. Seriously it took like five minutes to put up.
- It was cheap! I had the photos stuck in an album where no one saw them. Even if I had printed some the photos would have been about a dollar.
- I can change the photos out when ever I want to.
What do you guys think? Going to try it yourself? If so be sure to share the link with us on Friday!!