Ok, so I am pleased with the way this turned out. Even if some of it looks like a three-year old did it. Give me a break though, Most of it came together by the light of my cell phone. Yes, while Little Monkey and I were
trapped in the hotel room on the business trip we accompanied My Mr Right on, I had to craft with my cell phone display light while Little Monkey napped. That’s hard core crafting right there. If I wasn’t holding the glue gun with one hand and the jute with the other, I’d have taken a picture. Because words don’t describe the ridiculosity (yes, I know that’s not a word).
Anywho, here’s the finished product… in the light even. =]
My ABSOLUTE favorite part of this project: it cost less than $5.
Here’s the How:
1) I found a set of three little terra cotta pots and a set of 4 glass bowls at the Dollar Tree. At the time, I wasn’t really sure what to do with them, but thought I could figure something out. On a different trip to said Dollar Tree, I also found some glittered eggs with ribbons attached to the bottoms. At first thought, they were going on an egg tree I had in my brain. Then, I started seeing them all over blogland and wanted something a little more original, so they were put on hold til a better idea hit me. I had the jute on hand, as well as the glue gun and glue sticks.
2) Turn the pot upside down and glue the bottom of the bowl to the bottom of the pot. You may want to set the pot on a level surface first, not all of my pots sat flat. You could use E6000 or Loctite glue for this, but I was in a hotel room after all. They don’t have glue in their complimentary toiletries.
3) Then, I glued the end of the jute to the bowl and started gluing and wrapping my way up the bowl. This was rather tedious, although it took less time than I originally thought it would. Also, it would have been easier if I’d had the light on. Just sayin.
4) When you get to the top of the bowl, lay down a layer on the lip of the bowl and then start working your way back down the inside of the bowl. This was, by far the hardest part. Mostly because my jute hit the top of the bowl at different times (I’m sure a much more experienced crafter could probably have laid the jute on there flat, but things have more… ‘character’ when it looks like a three year old did it, right?)
5) Keep winding all the way down the inside of the bowl and secure with glue in the middle. To clean it up a bit, I used an exacto knife to carve down any of the hot glue that seeped out from under the jute.
6) Pull the ribbons off of the eggs, carefully. Set them in the bowl, er, nest. Wonder if you like the brightly colored eggs in the very naturally colored terra cotta nest. Decide that you think you do. Maybe. Or maybe you’ll change them when you get home. Decide it doesn’t matter at this point, and take pictures.
The last step is optional… Enjoy! If you make one, I would love to see it!