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Yarn Art DIY

DIY, Lifestyle March 1, 2017

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I love crafting a little more than the average person so I have developed a special set of skills.  This results in me occasionally taking on projects that are a little big and complicated.  This DIY is NOT one of them.  This DIY was way easier than I thought.  So, here you go.

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If you’re a renter…and who in LA isn’t?  Then you are quite familiar with this absolute eyesore.  The dreaded in unit fuse box…dum, dum, dum.  Well, I knew it had to be covered but its slight protrusion makes hanging a picture there awkward and it’s directly behind a door, making a picture risky.  The only answer was channeling my inner 1970’s moonchild and making some yarn art.

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I collected all of my tools.  Basically, yarn, a stick from outside, and scissors.

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Cut your yarn long enough to double and have it hang long enough to fit your very unique needs.  Then double the yarn and create a loop. Place the loop over the top of your stick or dowl.

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Fold the loop around the stick and pull the free hanging part of the yarn through the hole in the loop.

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Now just keep going until you’ve added as much as you want.

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Add one piece of yarn so you can hang it up and voila.  See where that door is.  Hmmm such a problem.  Who designed this wall?

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Next, cut your yarn however you want.  I did a gentle chevron.

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The final product.  Hope you enjoy your beautiful art.

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Table Play

Food, Home, Lifestyle, Photography November 21, 2014

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Alright people.  Friendsgiving was so exciting and my life so exhausting that it took me almost a week to post this.  But I made it and just in time to show you some table ideas for the real deal, THANKSGIVING!!!  I love Friendsgiving and for multiple reasons of course friends and food are among them but it also serves as a dry run for fun decorative ideas. I mean I NEVER get to design my mom’s tables like this.

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Ok first things first.  Setting up the folding tables was all about understanding the space and the needs of our guests.  The space was my cousin’s gorgeous home with wood floors and glass walled, colored lit recording studio.  The guests were 50 super smart super chatty people that wanted to talk and eat.  So, rather than arranging out 4 folding tables in a long banquet style I made two square tables.  This was accomplished by aligning the tables side by side.  Everything was covered with white linen table clothes and a black and white printed runner (in other words old washed curtains).  Renew, reuse, recycle!

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Then I started layering my table.  First the gold chargers, napkin, gold paper plate, and silver disposable flatware.  Let’s be honest for a moment.  If you invited 10 people then you use real dished but if you are expecting 50, disposable is the only option.  Then I wanted to add some height with large glass vases, mason jar, wine bottle with candle, and mercury votive.  After that I started layering flowers.  First the hanging amaranthus, then a whole array of chrysanthemums in purple, dark purple, and white.  Finally, I placed candles and my little spiky balls from my last post.

 

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Here is a close up of the hanging amaranthus.

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And here is more I placed above the mantle.  Finding balance around the room is very important.  You don’t want uber cute tables and a drab space.

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Then we ate and were merry.

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The spinach balls were inspired.

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And look at how cute this little patio is…ummm adorbs.

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