DIY Rope Wrapped Thread Box

Le 01 September 2015
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    Another day another DIY!

    IMG_1568 Amber from Damask Love here and I have got to tell you, the amount of fun I’m having with embroidery floss is unbelievable. You can pretty much do anything you want with this stuff and today I’m going to prove it. This rope-wrapped thread box looks like a master weaver created it, but it’s so so easy to make. The wow factor is big on this one, friends and the cost is less than $25. Everyone wins. Let me show you how it’s done.   Supplies What you will need:    [associated-products]   What you do:
    1. Pair the large paper mache lid with the medium paper mache bottom. Step 1
    2. Use the hot glue gun to glue one of the the cotton cord to the bottom of the cylinder. Step 2
    3. Wrap the cord around the entire cylinder. Step 3
    4. Secure the cord with a clip. Step 4
    5. Use the permanent marker to draw a pattern onto the cord. Step 5
    6. For my pattern, I went with southwestern diamonds and drew lines in several places onto the cord. Step 6
    7. Unwrap the cord from the cylinder (though the end of the cord will remain attached to the cylinder where you hot glued it into place). Once unwrapped, use your lines as a guide and wrap DMC embroidery floss 117 over each line. I used a colored marker before unwrapping the cord so that I would know what color to use on which pattern. Note: Don’t wrap the embroidery floss tightly! This will shrink the diameter of the cord and distort the finished pattern. Step 7
    8. Once you’ve finished wrapping your DMC embroidery floss around the cord, add craft glue directly to the cylinder. Step 8
    9. Begin wrapping the cord around the cylinder again and you’ll begin to see your pattern come to life! Step 9
    10. Once you’ve finished wrapping, use the hot glue gun to secure the end of the cord. Step 10
      IMG_1561   IMG_1576   IMG_1592   I was amazed at how easy it was to create this beautiful piece of decor. You can play around with patterns and color to create your own customized thread box. You can also play around with how you dress up the lid. I simply wrapped the lid with more cord and added a tassel made of DMC floss. Have fun with it and if you’re feeling crafty, be sure to share your creation with @damasklove and @commonthreadusa on Twitter and Instagram! We would love to see what you come up with!

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