Ok so we all love a good deal, like REALLY love a good deal, we all love to save money. And if you love to update your vibe and try new things around your home, buying home accessories can get pretty spendy!
So I like to scour the web for looks I love that I know I can DIY. I feel like that is most likely how Pinterest came to grow so quickly, there are a lot of us out there 🙂
Recently I was looking online for some ideas for adding texture and depth in a little corner of my dining room (yep it’s all things dining room now since I shared my mood board here. I am SO EXCITED!!
In case you missed it, here is the mood board for our dining room:
So on the opposite wall where some of this fun is happening is a huge sliding barn door that opens to the pantry. I cannot do a lot with that wall because the door is always opening and closing. BUT next to this is a slim wall that needs some love too.
So when I saw these for over $500 (I know, this is extreme but still you know someone has them and loves them and did not want to make them for a few dollars like us) I felt my craft supplies calling my name. And I wanted to save about $546 dollars as that will go crazy far on the “new” dining room.
And here is how I made mine:
I used three wooden embroidery hoops in different sizes (I still have the other side of the ring that could be used for something else) so we are in about $8 now.
And a big package of raffia from the craft store for $5, and that is it besides good music in the background and an iron to smooth the raffia and trim once more after you have made your loopy knots all around each hoop.
I went back thru some of scrap raffia first and since I was able to use a lot of it and have some new left over this GOT EVEN MORE THRIFTY YOU GUYS!
For each loop I used about 5 strands of raffia and went all around the wooden hoop until I hit around the half way mark. I pulled each loop that was half way up the bundle of strands so the knot would be on the front. I repeated this step on each and trimmed as I went.
Honestly they looked pretty cool curly too but in the spirit of the high/low challenge I used an iron to smooth them out (front and back as these guys can be stubborn.)
And that was it, for now you get to see them in a different spot but when the dining room is done I will share where they ended up in the reveal.
I am honestly so excited I want to spend the next three days punching this out and not pace myself (everyone loves cereal for dinner right?!) but I will slow my roll and enjoy the process.
As much as possible 🙂
What are you up to and thinking of making next? I would love to hear 🙂
Thank you so much for reading and until next time!