Thursday, July 5, 2012

A MAN craft...err...project

Hey, hey, hey!  

My girl, Paige is here with a MAN CRAFT...err.."project"!  Say what?  Keep reading and go visit Paige afterwards! 

PS:  Come back for MORE guest posts this week while i'm living the vacation lifestyle in sunny Florida!  I'll be back with lots of vacation recap posts NEXT week!

Hello party people (see what I did there, with the whole Houtz House Party)? Okay well clearly, not a comedian... but that's okay. For those of you who don't know me - my name is Paige... I have a little blog called Artsy Anthropology - on which I have fantastic people like Kelly guest post, or where I share recipes, tutorials, shop coupons and other such things.

Anywhoo--- I am here today to share a "Man-Torial"... which is a man friendly tutorial... see, the deal is that I currently live with my dad and doing all of my crafts at his house has proven frustrating (he did not find my pink cactus nearly as cute as I did) - so I decided to make a craft that he would not mind as much - the Man Wreath!


  • Wreath form (Styrofoam is the cheapest)
  • Man friendly fabric
  • Wreath additions (I used feathers and poly-satin flowers)
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Scissors

1. Cut fabric strips (about 1-2 inches wide)... plug in your gun 
Next glue/wrap the fabric around the wreath form... you now have the blank canvas on which to work... so now what? You have to figure out what you want it to look like.

1. Do you want a family initial? (I picked up a cheap 1.00 wooden "E" and painted it with some left over paint... it's tied into the center of the wreath)

2. What kind of manly-man do you live with? For example, my dad hunts birds and thus I chose pheasant feathers... if you had a golfer you could use tees and balls, a fisherman - bobbins and old flies?

See, there's my letter... my feathers, I also added some flowers because I needed to jazz up the feathers... I'm thinking my next version will be a blue/green wreath with some flies and bobbins - since dad is also a fisherman and how cute does that sound?

Hope this was a fun little insight into the male psyche... also, my dad walked by the wreath (on the front door) for several hours before I finally pointed it out... to which he chuckled, said it was nice, and continued to eat his dinner ;) Best of luck

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