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Saturday, January 16, 2010

{twine frame}

I seem to have this never-ending supply of frames that I don't love, don't use, and are just sitting in my craft closet. This one in particular I didn't know what to do with, because I couldn't just cover it with spray paint. It was this kind of leather material, that was falling apart, and it was looking like there was no hope.

Then...I remembered the twine. How I love that stuff! You might look at this frame, and wonder how long it actually took me to cover it, but surprisingly, it only took about 10 minutes.

I adore how it turned out, and with a darling flower as an embellishment, it is the perfect thing for the table in my music room.

  • old frame
  • twine (jute) --I used a little less than half a spool on a 5x7 frame.
  • flower
  • hot glue

  • Leaving your twine on the spool, take one end, loop it around a corner of the your frame, and tie a tight knot on the back side, leaving a long piece on the end. (this will come in handy later)

  • Continue to wind the twine around and around the frame, (you have to pass the spool through each time), pulling it tight each time.

  • To do the corners, try this: Wrap the twine until you get to the edge of the corner, then skipping the corner, wrap the other edge of that same corner. Then continue to do the corner itself. I know--that probably sounds confusing, so hopefully the picture will help. Also--please ignore the fuzzy picture, I'm sorry! I didn't realize it was fuzzy until I was all finished!

  • Once you have wrapped the whole frame, and you are back to where you started, take the end of your twine, and tie it to the long piece you left in the first knot you tied. This should be on the back side, and will keep your twine in place.
  • Hot glue your flower in place, and you're ready to display!



Blogger said...

how sweet!! and what a great idea to use a frame!!

January 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

this is PERFECT! i have a stool that i need someting on and this will be perfect! thank you! i will liny back to you when im done!!!

January 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger The Girl Creative said...

Would you believe I had a roll of that stuff months ago and I tossed it because it just seemed to be taking up space? Had I know it would become the latest craze, I would have kept it! lol I need to go get some more. :) It came out great. :)

January 16, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

I just wonder when you possibly have time to do all these crafts. You really are superwoman ; )

January 16, 2010 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

My motto is reuse,refurbish, refashion, redecorate...and this simple project fits right in! I also love your chalkboard projects.
Who knew the paint would stick to glasss!
Keep on crafting...

January 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I love this idea! I have tons of frames that I never use...I am going to try this! Thanks for sharing!

January 17, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Chic Mommy said...

Another great twine project.It turned out great

January 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger jenjen said...

What a cute idea! I love it. Great repurposing!!!


January 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I'm going to try this - thanks for the fabulous idea!!!

January 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger michelle@somedaycrafts said...

so cute! I featured this at

January 19, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Just spent WAY too much time browsing your adorable blog. You are such an inspiration! Now I have a whole list of projects I want to try.

January 19, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger De Javu Crafts said...

I just found your blog...and i LOVE love it! i love the frame and i have a mILLION formaula cans and i have been waiting for some one to come up with a cute idea to do with them...YOu solved that problem...i will def be addding your button to my blog...
come by and check it out some time...

January 19, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a great idea!! Looks fab!

January 19, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Rasha said...

So cute. I love your blog and your ideas!

January 21, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

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