I’m gonna show you how I made this darling little twig and twine star.
I got my mother a Red sage plant for Mother’s Day. I was putting the finishing touches on it, when I decided it needed just an extra rustic touch…instead of a big ole fancy, frilly bow. The flowers, to me, seem frilly enough. Maybe if it were a bouquet…a bow would be appropriate for it. But this is an outside plant, and the most fitting thing to top it off seemed like something that could also go outside.
These warmer days send the creative side of my brain outdoors for inspiration. I really had no idea what to do for this gift. It was warm and sunny out, so I took a walk. I found a branch that had broken off in our recent winds. It was a branch from one of my evergreens. As I looked at the bark…a little peely…and rustic, my mind wondered to my giant star from branches….and it seemed perfectly clear that I needed to make a star from it.
I could have hot glued it…and it would have been perfectly acceptable. I just wanted a little more texture to this particular star. I chose to make it with jute twine.
With five small twigs and a few pieced of twine or hot glue….these are simple to make.
start by tying a knot around two of the twig ends. Leave the tail longer…so that you can tie the wrapped end.
Now just wrap the jute around as many times as you like. The one knot is really enough to secure it…they’re small and light. Now tie the two remaining ends….and trim. Be sure with one of the joints, tie a loop to hang it with.
Continue this with all the connections.
I began secure the inside crossings…to keep it from getting too out of whack. Again…you could hot glue here, but I wanted it to be more rustic, so I used the jute.
Now the hardest decision is whether I want to make more of them…cause I’m kinda wanting to keep this one! 😀
See how good it looks on my chippy door and rusty doorknob? Yeah….probably gonna have to have one…ooooo….I have a thought…that’s gonna wait till later though.
This could be so addictive.