Hello friends, Jennifer here with my first post for The Twinery – I am so excited! :) I know I’ve been inspired by all I’ve seen lately and have a new idea or two about how to use this wonderful twine!
I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with hand stitching (I bought a little machine with my Christmas money but I’m still intimidated by it!) I got these great little wooden buttons from Studio Calico a month or two ago and decided to thread one up! I used Caribbean solid twine and a big embroidery needle to thread up this cute little anchor.
For the card, I used several coordinating patterned papers and a journaling card to build the card. I embossed the rope frame image and stamped a nautical sentiment to go with the theme of the card.
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hello everyone, this is Amy here to share a spring inspired project with you using bakers twine from The Twiney and some plastic eggs. I found some plain white eggs in the Easter aisle at a local store and thought that they would be fun wrapped up in the lovely pastel bakers twine colors from The Twinery. I love how they turned out.
I made them by wrapping twine around them, starting at the smaller end. I first made a spiral of twine between my fingers and then adhered it to the top of the egg with some tacky adhesive. I then continued to put some tacky glue on a little at at time and then wrap the twine around until it was over that section of glue. I then added more glue and continued to wrap like in the picture below……..
I will admit that it took more time and patience than I thought it would when I got started, but I love the end result.
Here are the bakers twine colors I used on my eggs:
Since publishing our first yearly printable calendar a few years ago, we rarely make it through a week without an email (or ten!) asking us if we can direct them to the download of the free calendars. This month, we’ve seen a spike in emails requesting the downloads, so we figured that we would make it super easy for everyone and post it right here on our blog, too!
The free printable calendar contains all twelve months of the year…January 2014 through December 2014.
Visit Damask Love HERE to see Amber’s super easy tutorial on how to create mini twine bows!
And if you’ve never visited Amber’s blog before, you’re in for a real treat! Grab a cup of whatever you’re drinking these days and sit a spell…you’ll be adding her tutorials and “how to’s” to your Pinterest boards all afternoon!
1. Cut out a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of card stock from scrap paper. Place a double-side adhesive all of the front of the paper so your twine has something to stick to. I am using 1/2″ Scrappy Tape strips and the Solid Maraschino twine.
2. Tape the twine to the back of the paper then begin wrapping, keeping the twine rows pushed together as you go. I wrapped five times around the paper then pushed the twine strips together and then did five more and so-on. It goes really fast.
3. Your finished wrap should look similar to this!
4. Adhere the twine wrap behind the smallest heart shape.
The twine gives it so much texture and really makes it ‘pop’!