Remember this wire basket that got a new coat of paint? And remember how I said I had plans for it? Well, I finally did it. Only took me oh, four months to get it done, but I did it. And it is empty no more.
Sorry for the poor picture quality-I made these at 2 in the morning during a bought of insomnia, so I didn't have any natural light.
I wanted to make some hand-made decorator balls to fill my newly blackened basket, but I was being indecisive as to what kind I wanted. Then, on a trip to Joann's, I was inspired. I was browsing through the ribbons and such section and saw some upholstery cord and it's like a light bulb went off : ) And I had a bunch of spools of jute that I had gotten at Target in the dollar section. Another light bulb! I still have some more to make, because my basket is still kinda empty. But at least I've got a start.
To make your own, you'll need:
Jute or twine
Glue and glue gun
I started with the cord. Glue the end of the cord to one side of the ball and begin to wind it around the end.
Continue winding, gluing it down here and there as you go. When you reach the middle, cut off and glue the end down. Then repeat on the other end and wrap until the ends meet in the middle. I found that this way gives you a better finished product because it's gets a little tricky and messy with the glue when you get to the other end.
Repeat with the jute or whatever else you like to use and you've got yourself some cool, custom decor at a fraction of the cost.
Don't forget to come by tomorrow to find out what the big surprise is! I'm just about bursting over it!