Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jute {Twine} Flower Tutorial

While browsing Pinterest one evening I came across this image:

Super cute
The page is in Finnish AND there is no tutorial.
big bummer

So, since I need one for a project I'm doing, I set out to make one.

Mind you, mine isn't as cute as my inspiration photo. 

But it's still pretty cute.
{I think so, anyway.}

So, in case someone else needs one for a project, I did a quick little tutorial on how I did it.

Supplies you will need:
     Jute twine
     Button (3/4" to 1" depending on what size you're making your flower)
     Cardboard circle (about the size of a quarter)
     Hot glue gun
     Pattern to gauge for size (optional)

If you're using a guide for size (I did because I had a specific use in mind), lay it on your work surface. Then lay your cardboard circle on top and secure with a pin.

Then begin making loops with the twine and securing them to your cardboard center with hot glue. Fasten them in pairs.

I began at the top and glued them one at a time. Moving to the bottom for the second set.
I put it at about 8 o'clock since I planned to do 5 sets.
 Please ignore the fact that the pin didn't appear until this picture.

Continue gluing on your sets....

.... until all 5 sets are in place.

Lastly, tack on your button....
.....and TADA

A jute twine flower.

Come back in a few days to see what project I used this on.  :)

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  1. I love this idea. I'm going to try it. I have alot of old buttons. Thanks for the idea. I would love if you would come check out my blog. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com


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