Last week, my favorite blog, Young House Love, announced their 2nd "Pinterest Challenge" and ya'll might know I love me some Pinterest and YHL. I attempted to participate in their last challenge as I was opportunistically already making something I found on Pinterest to give as a gift to my brother-in law's fiance for her shower... but, I forgot to take pictures of the process and the final product. Heck, I don't even know if she liked it. So, sharing that with you (and the readers of YHL), was a bust.
But, this time, I was determined to participate!! Even though our schedule was incredibly packed- my mother-in-law was in town, we had a Masquerade Ball to go to, and we would be out of town for 4 days packing up the contents of our entire house (more of those details to come).
So, with all of this in mind, and because of my sheer determination to actually make AND blog about something this time, I new I was going to have to find something relatively easy to make. Honestly, most of what I have pinned on Pinterest is inspiration for the new house(and super easy/good recipes), and as we aren't in the new house just yet, most of my "pins" remain just that, Pins. But, after scrolling through my boards, I came across this...
Looks super simple and easy and if I pulled it off just right, it might not look like a crafty craft project.
So, at around 8 pm last night, I thought I'd get started.
|Now, don't get all judgey on our drink choices, ok.|
To get the wrapping started, I decided my best bet was to tape the yarn onto the bottle (and all I had around was blue painter's tape. but it worked).
|I should point out that I washed these bottles with soap and water before hand.|
And then, I just (attempted) to start wrapping the yarn around the bottle into little tight rows. But, that wasn't going so well, so I brainstormed a solution (a lazy one...didn't want to get up out of the recliner),
I used a piece of the blue painter's tape, with the sticky part out so that the yarn could stick to the bottom of the bottle without sliding off. This totally worked, but I had to be diligent to make sure that the yarn stayed close and tight so that you couldn't see the tape. And then, I just kept on wrapping, making sure to push the yarn down so that it was nice and tightly compacted (is that the best way to describe it? not sure).