Twine is a handy thing to have in your stash year-round, but especially during the holidays. I use twine to wrap gifts, attach tags, tie bags of cookies and the elf has even gotten into it a time or two. We have twine in many forms at CraftySteals. They come in different kits and collections from brands like American Crafts and My Mind’s Eye. We also sell our own CraftySteals branded versions (which are a great deal and great quality). We have the basic (pictured below) and we also have two and three color versions.
- Solid or patterned cardstock (scraps are great!)
- Quick-dry adhesive
Cut your trees from your scraps.
Tip: To cut a more even triangle, take your rectangle and do a light fold lengthwise – this will give you a center point. Then you can fold a cut line from each bottom corner to the middle spot. Or just use a cutter and align the points. (See below.)
Trees ready, now decorate with twine!
- You can line the edge.
- Give them a zig-zag pattern.
- Add bits of twine for a shaggy look.
- Make knots and use them as ornaments (or tree toppers)
Now you have fun little embellishments to add to tags and cards and packages. All made with bits and pieces. Waste not, want not!
Have a great Wednesday!
By the way, if you make an extra and want to send some cheer, I saw this story about an 8 year old boy in South Carolina who has a bone disorder and a Christmas wish to receive Christmas Cards. (Below is copied from a TV News website.)
Mother: Boy suffering from bone disorder asks for Christmas Cards
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 8:54 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2016 8:54 PM CST
South Carolina — The mother of a boy suffering from OsteoGensis Imperfecta, a genetic disorder that causes bones to break easily, is asking for help making her son’s Christmas wish come true.
Kristi Walden said her 8-year-old son, Kyler, has had several surgeries and has about 15 broken bones. She said he loves getting mail and has a PO box in Liberty. His Christmas wish this year is to receive lots of Christmas cards.
People who would like to send Kyler a card should deliver it to the following address:
Cards for Kyler
PO Box 804
Liberty, SC 29657