After mentioning my craft fail yesterday, today I managed to rescue a ‘failed’ project!
I found some snowflake-shaped confetti left over from a prank I pulled on a friend back in college (we’d always fill each others cards with glitter or confetti to make a mess...!). Having seen some cool ideas on various blogs (see below) I felt inspired and made this snowflake ornament:
The base is just a regular polystyrene ball. I’d already tied on a ribbon to make a loop, and the silver fabric was part of yesterday’s craft fail.
Basically what I did yesterday was cut lots of little squares of silver fabric with pinking shears, then – lacking PVA – used Pritt Stick to adhere it all to the ball.
It was sticky, and I got covered in tiny specks of silver. After that, I didn’t like my ornament.
But then came the snowflake confetti and the dressmaking pins!
I pinned on the confetti around the bottom of the ball first, and then the top, with the final row being around the centre of the ornament.
In the last stages I found the pins were meeting each other inside the polystyrene, but fixed this easily enough by wiggling the pins a little.
So some pins, confetti and sore fingers after (I’d recommend a thimble for pushing all the pins in!), I’d turned my fail into something good!
And here are the projects that I was inspired by!
Aren't these projects awesome?! I love how many inspirational ideas can be found in the land of blog!