Liberate a roll of humble cotton string from your pantry to make two sweet projects.
Hold flowers, pencils, coins and more in these attractive containers. They make great gifts, too.
▪ Start with a clean jar or bottle.
▪ Glue about 1/2 inch of the end of a ball of butcher’s twine to the side of the jar. Wind the string around the jar, cut the string, and glue the end to the jar.
▪ Decorate the twine with acrylic paint (kids can paint freehand or use stamps), or for a faded, ombre effect, layer on coats of watercolor.
Fuzzy the stringman
Our twine snowman will keep smiling long after the snow melts.
▪ Make the three sections of the stringman’s body by crumpling one, two and three pieces of white paper into tight balls.
▪ Wrap each with string, tucking in the ends with a bit of glue.
▪ Insert one end of a toothpick into the largest ball, then slide the medium ball over the other end. Do the same with a second toothpick and the smallest ball.
▪ Tuck twig arms into the string and glue on paper features, as shown. Display the stringman on a jar lid.