DIY Project: Things to do With String
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been on a serious crafts kick lately. Though I’ve always made things sometimes I just get bitten by the craft bug and I just. can’t. stop.
Recently, Maddie’s sister gave me a bag full of yarn she wasn’t going to use. I was taken by the shininess of the beautiful acrylic yarns and the beautiful sheen each fiber seemed to have in the light. I couldn’t wait to make things with these new fibers, but I also wanted to expand beyond the traditional hat or scarf. I make crocheted sculptural items as part of my own art work, but I also wanted to make some yarn coated items for our home. So I got out my yarn, my glue and my scissors and got crafting!
Easy Steps to a Flower and Savings Jar
Using the same ball of string, you can easily make multitudes of crafts to decorate your home. Here are just 2 of the many options for crafting ideas using yarn or string.
Vintage Inspired Flower
This will be the longest lasting flower you’ve ever had in your home. I used a vintage flower pendant as the flower part of my stem, but you can make your own out of any material or even use vintage pins or brooches from the thrift store as focal points in your bouquet.
brooch, pin, or pendant, findings removed
yarn or string
paper for leaves
2. Dab a little glue on the non-eraser end of your pencil, then tie one end of your string around it.
3. Holding the yarn in place begin to wrap the pencil.
4. To add leaves, hold the “stem” against the pencil’s shaft and wrap it with the string to secure.
6. Fluff out your leaves and put your flower in a vase!
Tied up in Strings Savings Jar
Maddie and I have decided to start putting all of our extra dollars and change into a jar to use for fun stuff-our “discretionary fund” as we’re calling it. I decided to make our jar using just 3 simple materials…
1 jar with lid
1. Apply a small amount of glue to the jar, just below the neck. Then place the end of string/yarn into the glue.
2. Holding the end of the string in place, wrap it around the jar several times.
3. Apply a line of glue down the side of the jar and continue wrapping the string until the jar is covered with the desired thickness/length.
4. After cutting the string/yarn, apply a small amount of glue to secure the end of the string.
5. Add your pennies, and start saving up!
Happy creating! Bisous!