Friday, September 9, 2011

Simple DIY :: Twine Pansy

In case you missed it over at The Twinery Blog, here's a quick and easy way to spruce up those packages.

So cute & so simple!

Nicole from The Twinery was sweet enough to contact me for a tutorial and I was more than happy to oblige!  How could I NOT after receiving this boxful of goodies!  Now THAT'S one generous gal!  Thanks again, Nicole!!!!

So, here's the "HOW-TO"...

Step 1: Choose your favorite Twinery shade...our NEW favorite is their Honeydew!!!

Be sure to cut a large enough piece of twine - I find if you wrap the twine around the item at least 4 times, that's usually plenty.

Step 2: Start as if you were wrapping a gift, wrapping the twine around the middle, then crossing it on the back, continuing around the opposite sides to meet in the front again.

Step 3: When meeting the two ends in the front, tuck them under the twine that lays vertically across the middle...see photo.

Step 4: Tie a simple "half" square knot & pull tight.

Step 5: Tie a standard bow pulling tight to secure loops.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 two more times but this time be careful not to pull too tightly (which will unravel the previous bows).

Step 7: Trim ends and VOILA, there you have it. A sweet little package that's Pretty as a Pansy!

Simple as that!
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Be sure to stop by and say HI to Nicole too while you're at it: