If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that pink is my favourite colour, so I’ve invited a few bloggy friends to do some pink guest posts. Let’s just call them the Pink Ladies.
Pink is the word… is the word… that you heard.
It’s got groove… it’s got meaning.
I’m so thrilled to be here today to share a pink project for Think Pink Monday at Tuula’s Thrifty Rebel.
Tuula’s creative wonderment with garden projects, crafts and home decor are always so inspiring, not to mention her eagle eye for vintage finds. Can she pick out those vintage pretties, or what??
So when she asked me to join the pink ladies, I started doing a hula dance. I looked just like the vintage hula dancer above…only my hula skirt was pink!!
Okay, I’ll get serious…when Tuula asked me to Think Pink, I ran out to the store in search of something pink, and I came upon a fluffy skein of pink yarn by Hometown USA called Aloha Pink…then I did the hula dance;D
Supplies: Pink yarn, sisal cord, tin cans, quick drying glue, fake flowers (optional)
Tip: Use a card board box or basket to hold yarn, so it doesn’t unravel to the ground and use an empty glass to hold the glue upside down, so the glue is ready to squeeze.
Start by adding a little glue to the bottom of the can, and then lay an end of the yard and let glue dry a few moments.
Apply glue in a zig-zag fashion along the can, and then wrap the yarn around. Doing this a section at a time works best.
Stop yarn 3/4 of the way up the can and glue down the end, and then slightly overlap a piece of sisal cord, attach cord end with glue and let dry a few moments.
Apply more glue and wrap sisal cord up the rest of the can, and then overlap back down the can, repeat, adding more glue as you create the layers of cord. Cut the cord and glue into place over the wrapped cord.
Fill with flowers, fill with tea lights, use them on a desktop, to hold plasticware, display them as a centerpiece on a summer table, bring them on your next glamping trip…
Although neither pink, nor Hawaiian, nor really matching in any way, I couldn’t help but pair these cans up with my decoupaged camping tray
and camping lamp
. I’m sure as the warmer weather sets in, and brighter colors emerge, the aloha pink cans will be welcoming on our patio table.
Any color yarn would work, but if you really want to get your hula on, then as Tuula says, pink is the word….by the way, did you know that there are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet
Thank you, Tuula, for having me over today,
XOXO ~ Amy
How pretty Amy! I love the combination of the Aloha Pink yarn (love that name) with the rustic sisal cord. I’m definitely going to borrow this idea for some extra storage in my craft room. Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks for joining the Pink Ladies.
If you don’t know Amy you should really pop over and visit her blog Stow and tell U. She’s so talented, is always sharing wonderful project ideas, and lately she’s been giving her basement a complete and amazing makeover.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…