Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hair Clip Organizer

Hello Everyone!!!

It is Thursday!  That is only exciting for me because it means that there is only one more day until Firestone Walkers Oaktoberfest in Avila Beach, and I have been looking forward to it for a couple of months!

But, that is another blog.  Today I wanted to share with all of you my latest craft project.  I noticed that I have not posted about crochet projects in a while, and that is a little weird since it seems like crocheting is all that I have been doing lately.  I will be doing another post soon with all of the projects that I have been working on lately.

For now, we will stick with the hair clip organizer that I made today.

I desperately needed a place to hang my crochet flower clips because I am always leaving them in random places, and that makes it very difficult to find them when I want to wear them again!

So I went to the Goodwill and found this fabulously, simple wooden frame for $.90!  I had a little bit of yellow paint laying around, so I figured I would give it a quick coat to spruce it up a little.

It had a pane of glass loosely attached when I bought it, but I removed it and saved it for a later project yet to be determined.

The next step was to grab a skein of scrap yarn.  Oh boy, do I have plenty to choose from! Especially since I was just given three more boxes of yarn from my Great-Grandma Margaret.  There is definitely no yarn shortage at my house, yet I still always find myself needing a color that I do not have.  Therefore, I make many trips to Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts!

Moving on.....

The rest was even easier!  I simply crocheted a square with an asymmetrical shell pattern with a 6.5mm hook.

This is how it fit in the frame before being stretched out.

I first stretched it out against the bottom of the frame and used my handy-dandy staple gun to secure the yarn to the frame about every 1-1/2".

Next I stretched the yarn to the top two corners and secured with staples.

And again, secured the yarn to the top with a staple about every 1-1/2".

The only thing left to do was pull the sides taut and staple them down.

This is what it looks like from the back after all of the staples are punched in.

Flip it over, and...

The project is finished, and all that is left is to hang it on the wall.

Yes!  I did crochet flowers and hot glue them to a $10 Walmart mirror to make it cute.  I have mentioned that I am addicted to crocheting, right?!

Well that is it for today!

~Best Wishes~

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