Wednesday, May 7, 2008
You know who I admire the most? People who can actually MAKE stuff. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty handy. (I believe every girl should own her own toolbox, drill, and electric saw--if only for self-defense purposes.) But aside from a rather ugly pair of curtains (and a couple of strange books), I don't think I've ever CREATED anything.
That's about to change.
Over the past few days, I've come across several DIY projects that got me thinking. And with Mother's Day just around the corner, maybe it's time to get crafty.
I could transform an old dollhouse into a faerie house. This looks like a pretty cool project, but since I'm not big on faeries (and neither is my mother), I'd be more likely to make a haunted house or abandoned asylum.
I could make a coat rack out of dismembered baby dolls. (Shown above.) This one's pretty awesome. I think I might whip up few of these for my OWN closet.
Homemade pop-up photographs are surprisingly easy and CHEAP to construct. (And if you can find one that will also embarrass your siblings, you can kill two birds with one stone.)
On a less practical note . . . my mother's unlikely to ever wear a Skittles wrapper prom dress (although that would make the best pop-up photo OF ALL TIME) and I doubt I have the skills to make a "growing" calendar, but you have to admire the ingenuity that went into these projects.