Welcome to the Inaugural edition of “Technique Tuesday” where I will share a new technique every other Tuesday of the month. It will be either crochet or macrame related how to technique. With my over 8 years of macrame creating (cant believe it’s been so long), I have a well of techniques I have had to use to create everything from wall hangings to wearable items. And of course, I want to share them with you!
It will mostly be a few minutes snippet from video I have recorded that isnt ready for YouTube full lengrh. Most of the time it will be something I have created and sold, but sometimes, I’ll pick something out to explain “how did they do that”. Keeping things fresh and regular on here is a goal, and this will hopefully make both goals attainable.
With all of that being said, here is a clip of how to “macraweave” which I used to make a macrame 🪴 air plant 🌱 holster that easily hangs on any wall.
🙋🏾♀️ Hiya! Happy Saturday! Just poppin’ in to let ya know that I have a surprise make for ya! Click on the link (pssst…and subscribe) and make yourself a macrame mandala for your wall. Quick, simple and inexpensive. All of the information is included in the youtube tutorial and notes
With the change in weather, and the whisper of fall, a change is coming! Change in the leaves, change in the sunlight and a change in my vibe. I love this time of year. I feel so alive and creative. I feel so Zen in my crafting during October and November.
Along with the change of the season, the holidays are upon us. I am not big on holidays and don’t really ascribe to a religion per se, however, I do like to decorate and spend time with the family. And family, there is food. But I am not a fan of cooking, but maybe you do?! For you, I bring a simple DIY Centerpiece.
Giving credit where credit us due, I found this photo on Pinterest by fianceebodas (on Twitter) and it captivated my mind.
It has gotten soooo many repins! I decided I wanted to make something similar for my table or wall or mantle. So I did, and now you can, too.
Shouldnt cost very much. Around $20. You will need a drill for sure. Or ask to borrow one.
Table top circular disc (got mine at Lowe’s for like $8), drill, table saw (optional) dried wheat stalks ($4.99 at Kroger grocery store right now), sandpaper (optional)
I cut the half moon disk myself but you can get your local hardware store to do it for you. It’s really just a few steps.
1. Take your full moon table top board and cut it in half
2. Next, sand the rough edges a little bit if they are ragged. Use a softer piece of sandpaper. Not the grittier kind. You can also skip this step if you want.
3. Mark off 1 inch tics along the top rounded smooth part of the half moon. From left to right.
4. Get a drill and drill into your tic marks a 1/4 of an inch down. You will want to match you drill bit to the size of your dried wheat grass like the photo shows.
5. Dust off the saw dust and then insert your dried stalks making sure they set and balance. You may need to add more than one per hole. Also, I had to cut some stalks down for balancing purposes.
6. Lastly, if you want, put glue into the holes. Or, you can stuff the holes with a couple of hidden cotton balls.
Place it on your holiday table or 3M hang it to your wall. Watch as it becomes the conversation centerpiece! 😉
This creation is so versatile. You can even macrame it up with macrame feather plumes on sticks. My next creation! Maybe. Or, if you want your Centerpiece to look more like the one I hacked by FianceeBodas, drill smaller holes and make the spacing holes 1/4 of an inch. Add more wheat stalks or fuzzy stalks.