Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wait a minute...is that...?



Homemade wrapping paper? Yarp. Jealous? No? Pretend you are so that I can feel good about myself and then say, "Don't worry, guys. It's super easy. If I could do it then a blind, fingerless monkey could probably figure it out."

I got into trouble after discovering Michael's in Glendale. At first, I stayed away from the scrap-booking and stamping aisle because I don't do that crap. I'm way too bad of a picture-taker to have the many photos necessary for any sort of album, and stamping greeting cards would defeat the purpose of my continued effort to avoid correspondence as much as possible. Also, I was sure it would make me feel just too, too Mormon. But while my sister was visiting last week, we ventured over to the stamps & such and I found a super cool wood grainy one. I'm totally in to faux wood grain right now because in my brain, it's 1976.Then I remembered that I had about 6,000 brown paper bags sitting around the house, and voila—an idea was born! An eco-friendly idea that involves recycling and repurposing. I'm so green, right? Look how Silver Lake I am!

The little yarn flower is one I did on a loom that I got from my friend Cathy. The yarn, I also got from Cathy while assembling about a million flower loom kits for her etsy shop after she was on Martha. They're fun and easy and oh so sixties.

In a related story, I finally figured out what to do with all of Rob's post-its.



They're cork board tiles. I covered them with this rad fabric I found across the street (notice the totally awesome wood grain print). There are six of them, three of each pattern, but four of them are on the floor because I so cleverly adhered them to the wall with the crappy tape squares they came with. Let me know if you have a better idea before I just pound nails through them into the plaster.

4 comments:

Carrie said...

Gretta, if I was still in LA I would want to do crafty things with you!! You're freakin' awesome!

Lauren said...

love it. if you haven't yet, you must check out http://itsknotwood.blogspot.com/ - an entire blog dedicated to all things faux bois!

jimbo said...

ooo... i recognize the paper and yarn flower. eli is loving the books by the way...

jet said...

Love these! However, you're craftiness is making me jealous. Can I just be you, please? :)