Creative endeavors every M-W-F.
I’ve got two DIY projects for you today to make up for missing last week’s Crafty Friday post! These two projects work with lovely colorful thread or string.
Let’s make bracelets:
And photo frames using embroidery hoops:
These aren’t as great as woven friendship bracelets, but it’s just nice to wear something you made.
What you need:
The first bracelet pictured above was the hardest to make. You can find a photo how-to here.
The second is a simple braid. I used multiple strands for each color to make the bracelet thicker.
The third I just used different beads on multiple strands. Make your closure loop and tape it to the table and start stringing in the beads.
I didn’t string the whole length so the colored string would still be visible.
Embroidery Hoop Frames/Billboard
There are a lot of pushpin embroidery hoop DIYs, but I didn’t have all the materials – fabric, corkboard or styrofoam, and there was lots of gluing involved. Instead, I opted for a simple one using string.
What you need:
Step 1: Unscrew the outer hoop from the inner hoop. Get your string and wind it around your palm, enough for several rounds around your hoop, and cut (This is so you won’t have to loop the whole ball of string which would be too big when you’ve got a web of string with small spaces). Take the inner hoop and tie one end of the string.
Step 2: Start winding the string around the hoop, in a criss-cross manner. When nearing the end of your string, try to bring it back to where you made your initial knot so you can tie the ends together to secure.
Step 3: Repeat Step 1 and 2 with a different color string. Repeat if you’re using multiple hoops. Screw back the outer and inner hoops. You should have a webby thing.
Step 4: Cover the outer hoop edges with washi tape – this is optional.
For multiple hoops, tie them together. You can end here and use it as wall art:
Or use it as a billboard, stringing in photos, lists, or keepsakes into the web:
I got these cute Rilakumma wooden clips from my sister-in-law Jac:
Loving the messy webby look!
Hope you enjoy these stringy DIYs as much as I did!