I enjoy crafting and being creative. I think I use it as an outlet as my regular, full-time job is so structured. Over the years, my crafting projects have changed in scope and scale. I used to love scrapbooking and Hawaiian quilting. Now I am more into crochet and paper crafts.
I think the Do-it-yourself (DIY) aspect of crafting has always been fascinating to me. I enjoy trying to figure out how to make things that I see on Pinterest, Instagram, and in stores. Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is due to lack of sourcing the actual product (Happy Planner items are EXCEEDINGLY difficult to source here in Hawaii). Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is cost. Sometimes the drive to DIY a project is simply challenging your skills and creativity.
Since starting a YouTube channel several months ago, I’ve done several DIY projects revolving around the Happy Planner system. I ADORE the disc bound planner system for one main reason: the ability to customize your planner (and conversely) and your accessories.
A YouTube friend (Tameka from @pastriespumpsandpi )of mine put out a #MissMakerMarchChallenge (#MissMaker is a girl in the Happy Planner line-up). Each week she would be doing a DIY project on her channel and put it out in the universe that if anyone was interested in joining, all they needed to do was use the #MissMakerMarchChallenge hashtag. As soon as I saw her Instagram post, I knew I would be participating.
This will be the first blog post that highlights my ‘entries’ into the challenge. Check out my YouTube Video below and follow along with my quick and easy tutorial. I show how to make your own crocheted bow or crocheted flower and then turn it into a planner clip.
My goal is to have a blog post for each of the DIY projects I have on my channel. I’ll list the supplies used as it’s easier to list things in a blog post than in the description box of my video.
Materials used in the video:
- 4-ply yarn in any color (any weight yarn could be used but the thicker the yarn, the thicker the final results)
- Crochet hook (I used a J, 6mm for tutorial purposes but I’d recommend a G, 4mm hook size)
- E600 or super glue (as mentioned, a hot glue can be used but isn’t as permanent as E600)
- Optional: Button or gem for crocheted flower center.