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Forgotten Craft Projects

The other day, while working on my spring cleaning project, I stumbled upon some of my forgotten craft projects, and craft supplies. I always have good intentions when trying to be crafty, and I’ll go as far as gathering the supplies, getting the directions, and a lot of the time, even starting to work on it. Sometimes the project gets pushed to the back of the closet and forgotten.

Most of the time, I pick out projects that aren’t too difficult or time-consuming, such as the tied fleece blankets that a lot of people got as part of their Christmas present from me last year. After making five or six of those, I had the process mastered, and was able to finish an entire blanket in less than 15 minutes. Granted, the blanket project is so easy it’s been recommended for kids to try out as a craft.

One of my favorite projects.

Some of the other projects I ‘ve been able to complete without any real difficulty were the epic baby shower “diaper cake,” I made for my best friend’s baby shower, and assorted table decorations for a couple of parties I’ve helped plan. I may have gone a little overboard with the diaper cake, as I ended up using eight different types of ribbon, and kept finding cute things that just had to go on the finished product. Once I learned that the hot glue gun is not my friend, it was very easy to assemble, and I think it turned out great. I only ended up with a few small burns on most of my fingertips from that one.

Right now, I have two main “forgotten craft projects.”

The first is my attempt at cross-stitching cute logos or characters onto a solid color t-shirt or tank top. I ended up getting to the point of having my pattern drawn out, all of the colors selected, and even the first few stitches completed, but after letting it sit in a box for almost two years, I may have to admit defeat and see if the friend who recommended it as an easy project will finish it up for me.

I haven’t really been able to figure out what the second of these forgotten projects is going to end up being.

I may need a little help deciding what to do with these.

A little while back, I found some plain wooden pictures frames on sale at a craft store, and thought that they were a good deal and I could probably use them someday. So far, I have no idea what the best thing to put in them will be. I’ve seen people just hang up empty frames on the wall as art, but the problem I face with these is they are all exactly the same, and I have four of them. Usually, I think the empty frame idea is done with odd numbers of things, and in different sizes or shapes. I’m not a huge fan of the antique white color, so the first step may be painting them either black or a bright color. 

At this point, I’m open to suggestions for the best use of the frames, and am determined to not let them become another of my forgotten craft projects, doomed to live in the back of the closet for all eternity.

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