Good day friends,
Today I am still working on storage
the craft room....
Will I ever get this finished???
I am always looking for cute, unique, pretty, vintage ways
to make more storage
for all the
I have accumulated over the years for my
I saw these really cute twine boxes at the store
the price they are asking for them is crazy
what's a girl to do?
Make her own, of course,
so I did.....
I am loving it....
It turned out so darn cute and holds a lot of stuff....
This was a very simple project
(almost all of mine are - I craft with grandchildren most the time).
I forgot to take a picture of the box before I started...
how inefficient was that?
Anyway, you can see it was an old fabric covered box
we had lying around here
that had become a little dingy and not pretty anymore.
So, I decided to use it for my new idea...
And here are the instructions....
You will need;
an old box
hot glue gun
(I used a ball of hemp that I bought at Wal-Mart
in the jewelry department for $5 - but it goes a long way...)
OK not too many supplies needed but this is
I usually work while watching my
recorded shows on TV.
I started by putting the lid on the box and drawing a line
with the pencil ...
this was my starting line...
(The lid will not fit on the box if the twine is in the way)
Then I put a line of glue down and began gluing the hemp
around the box.
I left a small tail at the beginning that I folded down
glued the hemp over with each additional row
to make sure it did not come undone or show....
You can see that here....
The process is easy now but does take time.
I used the toothpick to sometimes push the hemp rows
closer together as I glued them...
(remember, this is hot glue and it burns...)
I found it was easier to work on the desk and turn the box
to each side as I was gluing - for some reason it gave
me more leverage than sitting
the box on its bottom....
Now, you just keep wrapping and gluing,
wrapping and gluing,
wrapping and gluing....
The top is done the same way
Begin by gluing the hemp on the very edge of the top
so no white will show....
Then I went around the edges the same as I did on the box ...
Then I moved to the very top of the box
this is the design that it made...
It really looks kinda neat
I love it a lot...
I embellished mine with a strip of burlap
I had cut and frayed
a small crochet flower and old button I had.
I love it...
It is so darn cute....
I have fallen in love with these twine wrapped pieces
have been wrapping everything in site...
You will probably see more pieces appear at a later date.
The wrapping is actually a great destressor
I actually enjoy doing it...
So, what do you think?
Think you would like to wrap a few things...
boxes, cans, bottles, jars...
the sky is the limit...
Until next time...
get out there and create something you love...
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