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Twine Words

I found this idea on Pinterest the other day.

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Simply mix some white glue with a bit of water to get a runny consistency. Soak your twine (I used jute) in the glue mixture for about five minutes. Lay down a sheet of waxed paper and spell out your word. I wrote out the word beforehand on the wax paper using pencil, then followed the markings with the twine.

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Let dry on a flat surface overnight and carefully peel away the waxed paper. If you have a few areas where the twine didn't quite stick together on an overlap, glue it down with hot glue.

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skylar_d3
Jan. 25th, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh this is a fantastic idea & so inexpensive! I love this. What a great gift idea! Thank you for posting it. I have a few birthdays coming up and am going to do this and frame it! Yaaay!
lindapendant
Jan. 26th, 2013 08:12 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I think I'm going to frame these too. I'm going to make some with peoples' names to attach to gifts, using thin twine.
moldy_blues
Jan. 26th, 2013 10:55 am (UTC)
love this idea, I'll have to try it out :)!
sixdemonhag
Jan. 27th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
Would mod podge work about the same, do you think?
lindapendant
Jan. 27th, 2013 08:22 am (UTC)
It wouldn't hurt to try, but here's a homemade white glue recipe if you don't have school glue on hand:

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vinegar
sixdemonhag
Jan. 30th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I definitely have all that stuff. :)
bluefalconchick
Feb. 19th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Did you use blue twine, or did you paint it afterward?
lindapendant
Feb. 19th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
The blue cast is actually a case of weird lighting. I left the jute its natural colour.
bluefalconchick
Mar. 2nd, 2013 08:43 am (UTC)
Thanks. I wonder if I could dye it before using it to create words...I want a quote up on my kitchen wall, but I want it in black instead of twine-colored...
lindapendant
Mar. 2nd, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure jute would take dye, but it's a messy process. You could buy a tube of black acrylic store at a dollar store and paint the piece after it's finished.
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