This is my most current creation. A bowl of twine. I made this similar to how I made the globes of string for Ryan and Paula's rehearsal dinner decorations. As I began to dream about a natural kind of Autumn decorating, I wanted to have some containers that looked natural and did not cost any money. This limited my choices to making something with things that I already had on hand or were super cheap. This led my mind to this idea of bowls of twine. I already had the fabric stiffener from the rehearsal dinner globes, so the only thing I had to purchase was the twine. I knew we had some somewhere but could not put my hands on it, so shopping in the good old Wal-mart one day, I purchased a couple of balls for $2.19 each. Cheap right?
I chose a large mixing bowl from my cupboard and covered it with plastic wrap. For the globes, I used different sizes of balloons.
This is the messy part. You will need to cover the surface that you are working on, and this opened up plastic grocery sack is not enough, believe me. I covered the twine with the fabric stiffner that I had watered down a little bit. This helped the stiffener soak into the twine. I really think that you could use school glue for this and it would be cheaper, but I used what I had on hand. This will need to dry completely which will take at least 24 hours.
Once the bowl is completely dry, I used some kitchen shears to cut the top off. This is hard work as the twine is pretty tough. You don't have to be that careful as you will trim it again once you get the mixing bowl out of the way.
This what it looked like once I trimed it nicely. You could leave it just like this but I wanted my bowl of twine to have little more finished look. So I glued several rows of twin around the top to give it a more finish look as well as a little for stability.
This is just how I had it pictured in my mind. I love it when things turned out how I plan. There are a couple more ideas cooking up in my head, so I am thinking I will make a several more "bowl of twine" designs.
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