Adversity is the mother of all inventions – as they say.

For the last 6 months, I have patiently waited for my order of macrame to arrive from a reputed online market. I had ordered 14 other craft supplies as well and unfortunately, it was the first time I used this market platform.

Obviously the Covid crisis, delayed the delivery but after six months, I had had enough !!

Disappointment gave way to frustration, which turned into fury. I had already spend quite abit on the 3 shades of macrame that I’d ordered so I didn’t want to chip out more again.

However, thinking out of the box – is a thing, you know !!

I dropped by at our local Dollar Tree and picked 2 of their mopheads !! Yes, thats right, I picked mopheads ! They do have yarn at our Dollar Tree, but its just too thin, soft and woolly.

So anyways, here’s what I came up with.

The video explains the entire tutorial. Please visit and subscribe my Youtube channel. That gives me alot of encouragement to create more such videos.

I really had fun experimenting with the mop heads ! Infact, I dropped by and picked another one with a grey and white stripes. That one was a bit woolly though. Lets see what I come up with it !

Most of my posts are easy craft ideas that can be done as a family activity too. Making gnomes for Christmas or teaching a child to recycle a can in this manner, goes a long way in making kids environmentally aware. I hope, you try it with your children.

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  1. Well you did it again and inspired me again Naush! I have used yarn a few times for macreme but it doesn’t really have the right stiffness. A mop head seems like a much better idea! Thanks again and I hope your week was amazing.

    • Thanks babes. My week a semi miserable one. I attempted to clear out (organize my craft room) – quite a mammoth task. Hence no post last week. I was so frustrated having to mentally remember a little over million things – its just exhausting. Any plans for the weekend ? We’ve had the overcast for the past 4 days in Kitchener.

      • Family in town to visit so just keeping everyone 😃 happy. Ugh I hate when I have to organize my craft stuff. Then I can never find it again because I forget where I organized it too!

        • I have to work on the next post tomorrow but 13th is hubby’s birthday so probably go for a drive/dinner (hopefully) – stay safe now.

        • Same here. Just the thought of going to the basement is stressing me out !! 😦 Have a lovely time with the family. You must meeting everyone after months !

  2. You are simply brilliant! We have a dollar tree here in my town and I shop there all the time. I will look for the mops now. Thank you for sharing your ideas and I hope you get your money back from that company.

    • 🙂 Nicole, So glad you liked these projects. I would have been happy to give “the said company” their credit, had they delivered even after six months. But its ok. I love how these turned out as well. Thank you for dropping by.

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  4. So incredibly creative! I have never crafted with a mop head! You make it look good! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family!

  5. Cute projects. I especially liked the gnome. I love to wander through our 2 local Dollar Trees (they have different stuff!) and seeing on-line projects using reasonably priced supplies. If I need to “unworst” (is that a word?) yarn or string, I start with a stiff hairbrush or comb, then brush it with a clothes brushI It gives fringe or tassels a softer look. honestly can’t imagine making a $60 wreathe (my current fave is a 59.99 Kohl’s one I got for 5.99 and $3 of DT orchids to to jazz it up with a bit of color!

    • Kathy – you bought a wreath worth $60 for $6 ? Wow-Thats a great buy !
      Thank you for the tip on combing the fringe.
      So glad you dropped by. Have a fantastic week.
      Much love

  6. What a lovely project and how creative to think of using a mop head! These look so sweet and would make great projects for little ones over the holidays. Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeamLinky. Don’t forget to add the linky badge or text link to your post, so we know you have joined in.

  7. Just found your blog and am sooo excited I did , love your creations ! Will be checking out everything . I’m Leary when it comes to ordering online. Have a great day !

    • Aww ! I’m so glad you discovered my little blog. I hope you find some of my creations, interesting and maybe try out a few. Great to have you in my tribe 🙂 Have you subscribed to the blog or youtube channel ?

    • Thank you. I love your article about 10 things you’ll miss about the lockdown. Its true how relaxed and constructive our lives have gotten.

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