Thursday, July 23, 2015

Twine Bombed Twig Tree Display {The Twinery :: Blog Hop}

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I was inspired by a display I saw at a library and the popular art of yarn bombing to do this "twine bombing" (twine wrapped) twig display for my daughter's room. I used the Twinery's Solid Caribbean twine for this, but any of The Twinery's solid or striped twines would work just as well.
My daughter LOVES color and can never have enough. For her, being in a rather neutral colored house is a tragedy. I've got a few projects in mind to add some color to her room (stay tuned to see more!), and this Caribbean twine tree was a fairly quick and easy way to add some color to the top of her bookcase. 

I started by gathering a few twigs from our backyard. I coated them with Mod Podge for a little extra stability and to seal them, but I am not sure this step was necessary. From here on out, all I needed was twine and a strong adhesive. (I added in some washi tape, too.)
Once I had my supplies together, I just needed to start wrapping the tree branches. I used some washi tape to cover the ends, then adhered the end of my twine down about an inch from the tip. I brought the twine back up to the tip from there and started wrapping (just so that the end was not exposed). Then I wrapped, wrapped, and wrapped some more. Where there was a fork in the branch, it took a a little extra patience to get it covered, but was still rather easy.
I combined a few twine wrapped branches and a few washi tape wrapped branches in a mason jar, tied a Caribbean twine bow around the neck of the jar, and my project was complete! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:
Supplies: 
Twine: The Twinery (Solid Caribbean); 
Other: (washi tape);
Adhesive: Ranger (Glossy Accents); Plaid (Mod Podge);
Tools: Fiskars (Scissors);

12 comments:

DoBea A. said...

This is such an awesome idea Tifany!

Nicole Pankratz said...

Love this Tifany! So creative! I want to make these for my office!!!

Anita said...

This is so cool, I love it.

Percilla G said...

I bet she loved it

Christine Kiehl said...

Love the new colors, the art project and the sweet humor of your post! I love your work and look forward to your future shares! Have a great day!

Jeanne J said...

Bright and beautiful!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Clever idea and so bright and fun. Perfect thing for a girls room.

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

What a great way to brighten up a desk or anywhere that could use some color. Thanks for sharing.

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Just wanted to let you know, IamUniquelyImperfect is my crafting name... Thanks, Patricia B

Michele Henderson said...

Great project! Love this pretty twine tree!

Susan said...

Very clever! Love that color!

Sue D said...

Perfect way to add color to your daughter's room.