Twine is one of the most versatile (and cheap) materials that I use around the house for not only functionality but for aesthetic purposes. Just to name a few, I used it for wrapping gifts, gardening (creating trellises for peas) and when doing projects like my lamp makeover (cord concealing). You can get a good sized role of the stuff for about $5 and it will last you quite a while. The best part is, twine is available nearly everywhere!
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Easy DIY Twine Flower
For today, however, I am going to give a short tutorial on how to make the twine flower shown in my Milk Can Makeover. You can use this design for anything from rustic wedding decorations to adding a personal touch to permanent household décor. When I originally came up with this, I was wishing that I had some burlap & lace to go with it but the great thing is, our little twine flower provides cute, rustic charm without the frills!
This is incredibly easy to make and you can adjust the size to what your particular needs are. For the sake of this tutorial though, I will give the measurements I used so that you have a good idea of how you can go from there for your project. So, let’s get started.
Step 1: Cut 4 pieces of Twine of equal lengths. For this one I made them each 15” but you can make them bigger or smaller to suit your needs.
Step 2: Tie the ends of one piece together & Repeat with the remaining 3 until you have 4 little twine circles.
Step 3: Lay 2 partially twisted (like the infinity symbol) pieces over each other ensuring that your knots are in the middle so they don’t stick out (it just looks better).
Step 4: Cut a new 5th piece of twine (length will be dependent on what you are using your flower for) for this one, I cut about 17”. This will be the piece that ties all of the pieces together.
Step 5: Holding the 2 partially twisted pieces together, tie the 5th piece around the middle of the “petals” once and then, again, tying a different direction. The main thing to remember is to make them secure, how you do that is up to you. If they feel like they aren’t going anywhere, then you are good to go!
Step 6: Tie the remaining 2 pieces to our flower, one at a time.
Step 7: With the remaining length of our 5th securing piece, you can tie it around whatever it is that you are adding it to and voila! You have made a twine flower!
Be sure to check out my Milk Can Makeover to see another project where I used this twine flower design!
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