Showing posts with label twine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label twine. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ACCESSORIES: Craft Stick Wrapped Bracelets

Craft Stick Twine Wrapped Bangle Bracelets via homework Have you ever made popsicle stick bracelets? It’s an old-school craft that’s been around for a long time. For this project, I’m using craft sticks. They’re narrower and a little longer than a popsicle stick. You can get them at most craft stores.

Monday, July 28, 2014

NOTIONS: Twine Wrapped Inspiration Clip Holder

Twine Wrapped Clip Holder | homework

I actually wasn’t sure what to call this project. It’s a piece of wood with twine wrapped around it and paper clips. Let’s go with Twine Wrapped Clip Holder.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Etceteras:Twine Sunburst Wreath

Twine Sunburst Wreath | homeworkI remember seeing a twine wreath like this in a catalog or magazine once upon a time and mentally filed it away. The sunburst twine wreath has been on my mind and I thought it would a nice addition to my fall décor.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fresh Look: twine vase

Fall ideas are starting to pop up here and there and although in my mind it’s still “flip flop” season, I’m trying to think ahead for fall décor. One idea I had was to make a textured vase with twine and paint.

I made two vases but decided to leave one of them unpainted.

Twine Vase CollageI’ve seen a lot of projects where the twine is wrapped horizontally around and around the object but I decided to place my twine vertically. I cut several strips of twine and using Mod Podge, glued them on one by one.

Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the twine at top edge. 

This vase is the unpainted version. I liked the natural look of the twine.

This vase is spray painted giving it a completely different look.

I like both versions – what do you think? Painted or unpainted?

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Etceteras: twine carrots

As part of my fall harvest, I made these fun twine carrots.

Last year I made these bright orange yarn carrots.

I was craving some neutral colors after the fun of all the Halloween projects and these jute and twine carrots were the perfect answer.

I glued some to cloths pins to embellish baskets and other goodies in my craft room. I’m thinking about adding some to mason jars and gift tags.

I love the different textures of the twine and jute together.

I have a feeling I’m going to be adding these little carrots all over the place.

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  Childmade    Tickled Pink at 504 Main The Crafty Nest  Cooking At Café D

Monday, August 8, 2011

Etceteras: twine rope bowl

Photo Credit: Centsational Girl
I saw an amazing sisal bowl over at the blog Centsational Girl. She originally saw a rope bowl at West Elm that they no longer sell so she made her own.

I was immediately inspired. So much so, that I had to make a rope bowl even if I didn’t have any rope. I did have a galvanized bucket / bowl that was just begging to be covered up.

My plan was to use twine since I have tons of it on hand. I wanted handles on my bowl so I braided some of the twine and hot glued it to the sides of the bowl.  The next step would be to start wrapping the twine but I realized that a single strand of twine wouldn’t have the same effect as rope. It would be pretty but it would be a twine wrapped bowl, not a rope bowl.

Not to be deterred, I grabbed 6 balls of twine (yes, I always stock up when I go to the dollar store) and started twisting the twine into rope. Twist and glue, twist and glue and so on.

At this point, I regretted not waiting until I had bought some rope but I was already committed so I kept twisting and gluing.  Almost done and all the bright flowers on the bowl almost covered up.
Mission accomplished. Not quite the same as a cool West Elm bowl or the beautiful knock off that Centsational Girl did, but I’m really pleased and so are my onions.

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