Here it is lit : )
I actually had a spool of twine that the previous owner of my home left. It has sat in my garage for at least 8 years now.
So this morning I started hot gluing the twine around and around for probably 20 minutes (though it seamed like an hour). I could hardly believe how great they turned out. I think they look even better because my twine was old and rotting.
Here's the before and after shot:
- Glue more times than you think you need to ( I thought I was going to put one spot of glue on the top and one on the bottom, but it's more like 4 times per line at least).
- Use just a little glue at each spot (you don't want to see it through the twine...here's a pic to show how little).
- Glue the entire bottom and top row to keep it from slipping off.
- Glue as needed to keep it all straight (you can manipulate it as you go by gluing and pushing down spots that aren't staying in line).
- If the twine breaks as you go, just glue the end, then glue the new start right next to it (if it's a blunt cut) or a little overlapping (if it is a frayed cut). The above pic shows a spot where my twine broke...obviously it happened a lot since I've figured out this twine is basically unusable for its original purpose since its so rotten :)
- Depending on your type of twine, you might need to trim hairs off the outside when you are done
- This takes time and patience, which I dont have ver much of, so be prepared for that.
Hope this inspires you like the twine container I pinned inspired me :)