Thursday, November 22, 2007

SHELTER Retail Makeunder

I just saw these clever and graphic notice boards on Design*Sponge from Swedish interior designer, Caroline Löwgren. Large discs with wrapped thread, the boards are 50 inches in diameter and available in different color combinations. They strongly remind me of my childhood and making yarn pompoms when I was a kid. However, they are selling for 69 pounds in England which equals $140 here!

I don't think so!


This is just screaming out for the SHELTER DIY treatment.

1. Create doughnut from a sturdy material such as plywood or MDF.
2. Obtain yarn, ribbon, or twine for the wrapping.
3. Wrap as if making yarn pompoms. (See below.)

Trace out two circles, one inside of the other, on your material. Make the smaller one about half the diameter of the other. Cut out the larger circle, then cut out the inner circle. The idea now is to wind the yarn, twine, or ribbon around the ring. Hold one end on the outside of the ring and feed the other end through the hole, round the back and through the front again. Repeat this, working all the way around, spacing as you go, and end up in the back. Wrap the end of your "yarn" around a few strands in the back and knot it.

1 comment:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

AWESOME idea! I want to make a huge version of this for my son's room! Great work!