As I mentioned in my last post, I am celebrating my 40th birthday by trying 40 Things during my 40th Year. Number 8 on my list was to try spirelli. Spirelli is a form of string art. I first learned about spirelli around 15 years ago. A former coworker always taught her 6th grade students to make beautiful projects with string. Teacher etiquette says that you do not learn about a fabulous craft from a coworker and teach it to your students who are one year younger than her students, so I filed her instructions away in my "Craft Ideas" folder. All these years later, I still had never tried it. Until now!
Spirelli was so fun and easy! I took four of my finished designs and dug through my collection of Flamingo Scraps embellishments to dress up the centers. I chose 4 Prima products: e line pearls, 'Sultan Gem Orange' flower centers, Say it in Studs, and Just Corina rub-ons.
Here's what I made:
- A card:
From Flamingo Scraps: Prima flower center
Other: Bazzill cardstock, DMC floss, Offray ribbon, unknown patterned paper
- A gift bag:
- A place card:
From Flamingo Scraps: Prima 'Say it in Studs'
Other: Bazzill cardstock, DMC floss, Making Memories stickers
I love the way different accents on each spirelli design create a totally different feel! Spirelli is such a quick and easy craft and it adds such a nice touch to many papercraft projects. I'll be using it often in the future. I'm so glad I finally tried it after all these years!