I haven’t done some DIY for a while now because I’ve been catching up with work and spending the Saturdays catching up with sleep and rest. But, it’s almost Christmas and I always love the holidays and I know family and friends would be visiting our tiny home, so I decided to work on the home projects that have remained pending for so long. One of those home projects is to hang back our art and get a centerpiece “art.”
I am currently in love with fabrics, especially local fabrics after seeing the display of local weave at Chiang Mai’s Lanna Folklife Museum. I was browsing at the Kultura store in SM City Cebu when I saw a fabric art that you’re supposed to hang in the wall. The size was perfect but the color combinations were not. And then I chanced upon the store’s floor rugs and spent time selecting color combinations I loved. They were 2 pieces for P199 only. I thought it was a steal! I just decided that I could hang the floor rug using materials I have at home.
— fabric to serve as the art. I think any kind will do. But I choose the floor rug because it was the right thickness and weight.
— big chopstick. I think these are cooking chopsticks. I bought a pair for P10 at Gaisano Main.
— yarn or raffia rope
— crocet needle. Not really necessary but it helped make getting the yarn in and out easier.
— 3M Command
The only important procedure for this DIY is securing the chopstick behind the fabric. The purpose of the chopstick is so the fabric won’t curl once I hang it up. You can also use a different kind of stick — a bamboo stick perhaps or a curtain rod. I just happened to have this chopstick at home. Also, you can use a different kind of yarn. I would have preferred a raffia rope but I realized I no longer have raffia. So I just went with the yarn.
Total cost: P202.00 (P99.5 for the rug, P5.0 for the chopstick, and P97.5 for the 3M Command)