Anyways, a few weeks ago I had a great idea. All over Pinterest I saw pins of glass vases and styrofoam balls being wrapped in jute (twine, hemp, etc) to give a space texture and a rustic feel. I wanted to incorporate this technique in my home, but I wasn't sure how. Then, one day at Hobby Lobby I was perusing the beautiful monogram letters they have. There are large ones and small ones, white ones, black ones, and a gorgeous metal one that I adore. However, an extra 25 buckaroos for something like that just isn't in the budget. So I kept wandering, and what to my 'wandering' eyes should appear?! A large, CARDBOARD (read- cheapo!) letter 'A' and roll of jute!
So I danced merrily (not really, I was clumsy and broke something and swore I would tell someone then freaked out because I couldn't find anyone so I just ducked away slowly...) to the check out counter and took my happy tail home.
Later on at my kitchen table I took my handy dandy glue gun and got to work.
I put a dot of glue on the backside to anchor the jute and began wrapping, like so:
Now when I got to the middle I just kept wrapping like normal, only I wrapped across the whole thing to get across the middle and then went back to just the one side, like so:
Now when I got toward the top of the cutout in the letter the angle got kind of weird, so I had to loop it back and forth on that side a few times to keep it going without getting wonky-
Totally cute, right?! I can't explain it, but when projects go right I just get all Valley girl. Kraazay. Anyways, I LOVE it! It adds the perfect amount of texture and interest to the top of our cabinets:
I hope your week is finishing up better than mine. IEP Conference after parent conference after IEP conference after zzzzzzzzzzzz....
Sorry I'm a bit tired. Looking forward to getting some pics together this weekend for a quick house tour! Have a great weekend and enjoy some relaxation for me!
Until next time,