I have a soft spot in my heart for twine, twine of all sorts. I think it all started when I saw a photo, years ago, of a row of twine balls sitting in funnels, hanging on a wall. So simple, so practical and so pretty! Since then, I've kept a variety of twine in the house for all sorts of projects. Especially kid projects! A few spools of twine has saved many a kid "mommy I need!" moment! As well as collecting twine, I collect twine crafts! Because if you have the twine...you might as well use it to make pretty things! Here are a few of my favorites!
I love a good ole country, rustic, DIY look. There is something about it that is simple. Something that is refreshing. I have to admit that sometimes that thought of having so many DIY projects going on at once, is overwhelming. In fact, I have tried to downsize my project collection BIG time and it is working! One of the projects I have always wanted to do was wrap the first letter of our last name "S" in jute/twine. I had some jute left over from who knows what and I even had the let…
A modern and classy Christmas decoration that will add light and warmth to any room, on the floor or on the table....also, perfect under the tree!! This week I'm going to show you how to make these gorgeous props. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did and when you master it, pass your knowledge along to other crafty people... they'll love you for it, trust me! All you need to start is: * Twine * Balloons *fabric stiffer or mod podge * plastic wrap * elastic band * container to dip your sphere in 1 Step. Simply blow up the balloon to the desired size but not to its max capacity or it will shape like a pear rather than a sphere. Stretching the balloon before you start blowing it may help you get a more rounder shape but it depends on the quality of the balloon. Step 2. Cover the entire balloon with plastic wrap, this helps to retrieve the balloon once deflated and it prevents the hardening mixture from sticking to the twine. Step 3. Secure the plastic wrapping onto the neck of the balloon with an elastic band but do this loosely so its easy to remove when dry. Step 4. Once the elastic band is on, tie a loop knot also to the neck of the balloon and start wrapping it with the twine moving in all directions and making sure there are no large gaps left anywhere. Step 5. Next, find a bucket large enough to submerge your balloon in. Step 6. Start pouring the fabric stiffing liquid (or mod podge)all over the sphere making sure it saturates absolutely every part of the balloon. I suggest you rotate the sphere as you pour the fluid to cover evenly. Step 7. Find a place to hang your sphere and place the same bucket you used to dip it in or something else as it will leak a lot as it dries. This is where I recycle all the leftover hardening fluid and keep it in a closed container until my next sphere project... :0)If you want ( this step is optional) you can sprinkle some sparkle powder now. Step 8. Next is to wait for the sphere to dry. For these size spheres i recommend at least 24 hrs but it depends on the humidity in your house, of course. Step 9. Ok, now that it is completely dry its time to poke your balloon. Use a needle to allow the air to come out slowly and use a= the eraser side of a pencil to help the wrapping un-stick from the twine if it happens. Remove the wrapping, balloon and anything else that may or may not have got trapped inside the balloon. Step 10. And last but not least, Insert a short string of clear (or colored) lights inside the sphere and.... TA DA! Aren't they just beautiful?!!! To make Twine Ornaments instead of spheres, simply follow the same tutorial steps 1-9 but skip the last step, that's all. Here are some pictures of my ornaments. Thanks for visiting my Blog!! March/2019 This post went viral overnight and its now got almost 1/4 million views, isn't that something?!!
Rustic decor is so beautiful and it doesn’t have to be expensive at all. While you could certainly head over to Pottery Barn or any of the other relatively high priced home decor stores, you
The Sunburst Basket pattern is a collaboration between Flax & Twine and Modern Macrame. The simple coiling technique creates an eye-catching design.
These DIY twine ball ornaments are super fun to make and add such natural beauty to your Christmas tree! All you need is twine, glue and a balloon! They're surprisingly simple to make and are perfect if your tree has a rustic theme. It's easy to get carried away decorating with gold, silver and glitter, so I thought it would be a nice change to make something with a little bit of rustic charm. The twine looks so good against the green of the tree and looks GREAT next to pine cones or other wooden ornaments. Have you ever seen
Learn how to transform an old beat up foot stool into a rustic and beautiful place to rest your feet! #DIY #furniture #repurpose #thriftstore #rustic #farmhouse Rather than paint a footstool I purchased at an antique store, I decided that I wanted to "upholster" it in something. Originally I thought of sisal, but settled on a heavy jute twine because it was softer and easier to work with. The transformation began when I sanded off the original finish that was on parts of the wood…
Wanting to create something fun and fabulous for your wedding? How about a DIY twine flower! Simply follow these easy instructions!
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Met deze DIY Macramé Veer maak jij super makkelijk een fantastische veer. Super mooi als decoratie in huis of aan een tas!
Here are instructions on how to make a string bowl with kids. It is a great way for developing fine motor skills and patients to complete a given task.
Does anyone else have a slight obsession with twine, lately?! I love it! You can basically take any object, one that you don’t especially care for, wrap it in twine, and get a whole new look! It’s …
These string star ornaments are a simple DIY project for your Christmas ornaments. Plus it's cheap, too.
How to make a basket completely out of jute/rope/twine by using mod podge and cling wrap. Easy DIY step by step instructions.
Macrame! Macrame is a super popular DIY trend with unlimited design possibilities. And guess what? It’s super easy to make; maybe not all, but most of it. I get startled by the diverse macrame designs online when I surf for new ideas. Yeah, I like rope a lot. How you turn the long slim twists to beauties drops my jaw, but let’s leave it for another day. We’ll highlight simple and classic macrame designs you can make this weekend for your home, but first, here’s a brief history of macrame. Brief History of Macrame Macrame filled every nook and cranes in the 70s, but it originated with the 13th-century Arab weavers. Macrame is a Spanish word from the Arabic word migramah (مقرمة) meaning “fringe”. These decorative fringes were originally used to keep flies off animals (camels and horses) in the hot African desert regions. How did macrame spread across the world? During long distant journeys, sailors made macrame and sold or bartered when they landed. Not a very interesting history though, especially as the craze for macrame faded. In the early 70s, it regained popularity, and this time served better for wall hangings, bedspread, table cloth, draperies, etc. By the early 80s macrame had fallen out of fashion as a decoration trend and faded. Macrame was most popular in the Victorian era. Sylvia's Book of Macrame Lace (1882), a favorite, showed readers how
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Step up your table game wtih these gorgeous rope chargers! Check out my easy tutorial and create your own DIY rope placemat—for much cheaper than buying one! They will add texture and style to any table! #diy #tablescape #placemats
My Goddaughter and I created these adorable jute pinwheel bunnies. I just love how these turned out using two simple items you may have in your home. We used a thick jute cord and some
Put on a classic Christmas movie. Get cozy on the couch. Pour wine…or not. (But probably) Those are the basic steps to make this gorgeous “anthro-esque” winter wonderland of a wreath.