Get onboard with this shipshape craft inspired by lakeside living.
By Camille Malkiewicz, founder of Craftistas
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• Clear cylinder vase
• Wooden anchor
• Sharpie (or paint)
• Nylon rope (25-50 feet)
• Hot glue gun (low heat)
1. Beginning at the bottom of the vase, add hot glue and secure the end of the rope to the vase.
2. Continue to steadily wrap and glue the rope until it covers half of the vase. (To measure your end point, place your thumb on the bottom of the vase and use your pointer finger to mark your stopping point while you wrap the rope.)
the end of the rope to prevent fraying and trim it beforehand.)
Meet Captain Craftista
Name: Camille Malkiewicz, 23
Education: 11′ B.S. John Brown University (marketing, graphic design); 12′ M.A. Syracuse University (advertising)
Homebase: San Diego, C.A.
Design style: Boho Chic
Why Syracuse: Syracuse has a fantastic community that is willing to help your
Tell us about Craftistas: I began Craftistas, a monthly subscription service to DIY craft kits, six months ago with the intent to make trendy crafting convenient. I love Pinterest — there’s so much beauty and creativity that I can’t help but to be inspired! However, I found myself pinning these adorable DIY projects but never making them because I didn’t have the time. I looked high and low for trendy craft kits that contained projects I would actually be proud to make. But all I found were items that were off trend or childish. I knew I wasn’t the only gal that felt this way, so I created a service that would fulfill this need.
Every crafty woman needs: A glue gun and a great pair of scissors.
Free Advice: During the creative process, it’s so easy to get down on yourself because the final results aren’t always perfect. But that’s what crafting is all about. It’s an expression of self and a way to relax. The possibilities with crafting are endless, and there’s no formula for the perfect craft. So just get crafty!
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