Mrs. Fixit: Twine
April 21, 2012 (WPVI) -- Plain old jute twine costs about nintey nine cents, but the décor you can make from it - priceless, and easy! Here's how&
To help your twine stay in place and keep it from straying later on, you'll want to soak it in a simple glue and water solution before you start. Mix three parts glue to one part water.
The first idea, twine balls. Blow up small balloons and wrap the glue soaked twine around them in a random pattern overlapping as you work. Let dry overnight. In the morning pop and remove the balloon.
Another idea, a jute picture frame. Start on a back corner and wrap the twine flat and even around the frame.
Plain old tin cans can be transformed into stylish art supply holders by wrapping them with twine. A tip, when you're wrapping an item that the top will show, make a tail and hold it with your thumb while you make the first several rows of twine. This will hide the tail and give you a nice finished look.
You can make a super simple wreath for your door by wrapping dry twine around a wreath form, finish it off with a simple ribbon!
Now that you know the basic technique you could wrap anything from lamps to furnture! Let your imagination be your guide.
I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!
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