kristen reNae

crafts

Twine Letter

I like to make stuff. There, I said it. Pheww.. that wasn’t as hard as I thought.

During the World Domination Summit, I learned that I didn’t need to create a fancy title to what I enjoy doing. To put it simple: I make stuff. Here is another project that I was able to create with twine.

This is the first Twine Letter I attempted. This was also for a birthday gift for a friend… probably should have attempted this before creating as a gift.

Here is my twine letter DIY:

What’s needed:

  • Wooden Letter
  • Twine
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Newspaper
  • Paint brush
  • Accessories (optional)

Time:

  • 1-2 hours to create
  • 24 hours to dry

Directions:

Lay down newspaper and pour a small amount of glue on the paper. I use a paint brush to apply the glue because it won’t take much nor be goopy. Begin by gluing down the twine by starting on one end of the letter. Wrap and glue the twine to the bottle about 5-7 times before applying more glue. The glue tends to dry pretty quickly. Continue doing the previous directions until you finish the letter. When completed, allow letter to dry overnight.

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Note: Glue will dry clear.

EXTRA: Other options to this Twine letter are adding fake flowers or cute letters – you can apply decorations by using gorilla glue as well.

(t)wine bottle

twine bottle
twine bottle

 

My love for wine has brought me to yet another craft, this time involving some twine. I didn’t know what I was getting into with this one. Everything looks easy when it’s already done.

This is the first Twine Bottle I attempted. Again, who wouldn’t love to showcase their love for wine?!

Here is my (t)wine bottle DIY:

The craft begins by polishing off a bottle of wine. First step… check.

But seriously, what’s needed:

  • Wine bottle
  • Twine
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Newspaper
  • Paint brush
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what you need… wine glass optional.

Time:

  • 1-2 hours to create
  • 24 hours to dry

Directions:

Lay down newspaper and pour a small amount of glue on the paper. I use a paint brush to apply the glue because it won’t take much nor be goopy. Begin by gluing down the twine from the bottom of the bottle (this is preference). Wrap and glue the twine to the bottle about 5-7 times before applying more glue. The glue tends to dry pretty quickly. Continue doing the previous directions until you finish the bottle. When completed, allow bottle to dry overnight.

Note: Glue will dry clear.

EXTRA: Other options to this Twine Bottle are adding fake flowers or cute letters – you can apply decorations by using gorilla glue as well.

Cheers!

Wine Cork Letter

With my love affair with wine and the corks they produce, the next Pinterest craft was the cork letter. There are several options for creating the letter you want.

The first letter I made was for myself… I mean, who doesn’t want a big “K” showcasing memories from the wine they drank?!

Cork Letter k

The craft began by first picking out the size and design I wanted. I found my letter at Hobby Lobby (not in all states), because Michael’s offered letters in the smaller and larger version. Hobby Lobby had the medium sizes that were already painted black. Color is also preference and the plain letters can be painted to your liking.

Here is my wine cork letter DIY:

What’s needed:

  • Letter(s)
  • Wine corks
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Newspaper
  • Heavy Books

Time:

  • 1-2 hrs to create
  • 24 hours to dry

Directions:

Lay down newspaper and your design. I prefer to set the corks how I want them to see a) how many I will need and b) what the overall product should look like.

Begin by gluing down the bottom most corks. Depending on the letter, it might make sense to start working from one side to the next. Glue about 5-10 corks to the letter, place books over and let them dry for around 5 minutes. Continue doing the previous directions until you finish the cork. When completed, add book(s) to balance on top and let dry overnight. Remember, this needs to be on a solid surface, where it will not be disturbed.

Cork Letter G

Note: Glue will drip on the letter, just know that it will dry clear.

EXTRA: If you are making the Cork Letter as a gift, use wine corks from wine they like, and be sure to pack it with plenty of bubble wrap. Also, bring glue in case a cork falls off while unwrapping.

Cheers!