So this week’s Pinterest project was less than successful. I went into it with high hopes and good intentions; however, it was an abject failure. Oh, I guess you want to know what I tried to make…
I found this cool bowl one day while I was surfing Pinterest. So, like many other pinners I added it to my “projects to do eventually” board and continued on with my life. When I got back around to actually trying out the project it turned out that the pin led to a site that doesn’t exist anymore. Where does that leave me? Do I just abandon the project, or try and figure it out on my own? Well, considering my slight disdain for following instructions and the apparent simplicity of the project I decided to try and work it out on my own.
First I gathered my supplies.
Then I cut up the yarn I had chosen to use. I went with a light brown and blue variegated yarn that coordinates with the colors of my living room.
Once I had an entire skein cut up, I wrapped the first bowl I tried to use in saran wrap and mixed a container of modge podge with an equal amount of water.
Then I dipped the yarn in the gluey mixture and laid it out over the bowl. I covered it in a cross-hatch type of pattern and let it dry. I ran out of glue before I had covered the entire bowl and wasn’t really happy with the way it looked, but I let it be until the next morning.
Let’s just say that once it was dry it didn’t look any better, so I scrapped that plan and tried something different. I went with a different shape bowl, used 2 instead of 1, and tried a different yarn layout.
Once I had the bowls covered and the yarn laid out, I poured an entire bottle of modge podge onto the bowl. I’m now certain that I used way too much modge podge.
I let it dry. For 2 whole days, I let it dry! And it didn’t actually dry all the way through.
This is what it looked like when I took the saran wrap and the bowls away.
Let’s just say I am going to have to go back to the drawing board on this one… I think I’m going to try it with a resin type of glue instead of modge podge. It should dry faster and harder.