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« on: April 03, 2008 12:40:05 AM »

I had the most fun with this challenge, thanks Craftster!!
Not only did i learn something, i have a new found respect for weavers...that is one time-consuming hobby!!!!

I came up with the design after my BF was moaning his desk was a mess...now he's got no excuses  Grin

first pic is the final product! - a waste paper bin /trash can but not just that...this one's guarded!!!

Here's my supplies:

I used:
1 large photo frame (£1)
1 small photo frame (2 for £1 - i will save the other for a rainy day!)
1 pack of disposeable BBQ skewars (£1)
2 balls of string (twinpack = £1)
1 bag of army men (£1)

Total = £5  (or $9.89)

From my stash, i used my hot glue gun and from my left shoe i took the shoe lace  Grin
(it seemed to fit the colour/theme soo well that i didnt mind the sacrifice!)

Here's what to do:

1. Mark out and drill the frame, make sure you use an odd number of skewars so you get an even weave:

2. Push skewars into holes and hot glue in place:

3. Weave the string through the skewars, pulling it slightly tighter as you go to create the shape, i left some evenly spaced gaps to create the design with the shoe lace:

(this was the most time consuming part...had no idea it would take soo long. Probably about 10 hrs!!)

4. When you get to the end push the small frame through from the inside so it sits on top of the last row:

5. Bind it into place then weave a couple more rows (i hot glued the base to secure it too). I also trimmed the skewars because they weren't all the same length - should have done that at the beginning Smiley :

6. Trim the backing from the pic frame to size and hot glued in place on the inside:

I then weaved (or wove!?!) the shoelace through the spaces i had left earlier and hot glued the men on to protect it!!!!

you can see the colour difference in the string - the 2 balls of string were in the same pack and looked identical until i started weaving!

I was thinking of painting it camo pattern...what do you think?

also, where i have glued the men on the top you gan see the excess glue poking out. any tips on how to get rid of it??

thanks for looking. comments appreciated  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008 12:46:34 AM »

Becs, that is bloody awesome  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008 01:17:32 AM »

brilliant .. you are fantastically creative! Well done!

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008 01:20:43 AM »

This is brilliant! And you have the patience of a saint!! Well done Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008 02:46:11 AM »

genius! well done!
Looks really good.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008 03:34:20 AM »

WOW!! I thought that the basket part was premade!  You are amazing!!

« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008 04:16:28 AM »

Woah - I have to say when I saw the first pic I also thought "oh, so she's glued some stuff to a waste basket, big deal!" How could I underestimate your crafty godliness... I am so sorry.

Completely bow to your patience, as someone who sucks at finishing anything that takes longer than an hour I salute you!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008 04:20:20 AM »

That is amazing!  I thought the basket part was pre-made too, i can't believe you had the patience to do that!  Crazy awesome!

« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008 04:28:35 AM »

yeah i thought you had bought a waste basket and altered it...dude! you MADE that!! sweet!
also, i like it the way it is...but i think it would look good painted camo too.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008 04:55:33 AM »

Awesome garbage can... and such PATIENCE to weave all that twine into place. How does your BF like it?

To answer your questions:
1. If your BF wants it painted camo, by all means paint it. Smiley
2. To get rid of that excess glue, if you have a small exacto knife you can carefully cut it off (or even scissors).

Great job!!!

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