Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Twine/Ribbon Holder DIY

After growing tired of digging around an old box looking for my twine, I decided to make a pretty little something to hang it on. It not only makes it more easily accessible, but also makes for a lovely addition to my sewing room.

*Disclaimer: I am saw this idea somewhere. Most certainly it was Pinterest, but I can't seem to find it now. I am not attempting to pass this idea off as my own. This is just how I made mine.

Okay, now that that's taken care of, let's move along to the tutorial :)

I found this frame at Wal-mart for $3. I took out the glass, tore off the back cardboard piece and spray painted the frame. I bought the dowel rods at Hobby Lobby, and also spray painted those. On the back side of the frame, I hot glued one side of each dowel rod to one edge of the frame. I used a lot of hot glue. A LOT. I know it doesn't look pretty, but it gets the job done, and no one will see that side anyway.

I didn't attach the other side of the dowel rods. You will need these to be unattached so you can slide your ribbon or twine on. I did use a piece of packing tape to hold it in place once the twine was on.

Cut two pieces of fabric (mine were 21" long and about 5" wide each). Fold each edge in to the middle, and iron. Then, fold in half and iron again.

I stitched each piece along the edge to hold it in place. If you don't want to sew yours, you could always cut thinner pieces and leave the edges raw.

Get out that glue gun again and attach one end of each piece of fabric to the top edge of the back of your frame.

Then, simply tie a bow at the top, slide on your ribbon or twine, and hang from a nail!



  1. this is so cute alison! i love it. my twine is everywhere so i'm totally going to try something like this!

  2. I'm so digging the trend I'm seeing more and more of, of using empty frames in awesome and creative and pretty ways. This is lovely!!

    1. I know! I love it too. While making this, I kept thinking of other projects I could do with empty frames.

  3. So cute! I think I'm going to be doing it! My sewing room is so boring & love the look. Thanks for sharing =)