Turning Twine into Timeless Decor

My best friend, Brittany, recently made this cross to give as a gift. It turned out beautifully.  In fact, I often see variations of these on Pinterest and Etsy.

So here is a quick and easy tutorial straight from Brittany...


  • Wooden letter or shape (Brittany says - the more square, the better)
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon 
  • Pearls with adhesive backs (I have found these in the dollar section at Michael's)
  • Staple Gun
  • Scissors
Start by hot gluing twine on the back of the shape. Proceed at wrapping each portion of the shape until the entire surface is covered. The end points will get harder and require more glue. 

According to Brittany, the spiral scrapbook flowers are also simple to create. Check out the video below for a full flower tutorial.

Spiral Paper Rose Tutorial by Lasting Memories

After you have wrapped the shape in twine and created flowers, it is time to adhere the ribbon. Brittany recommended using a staple gun to attach a ribbon loop to the back for hanging purposes and a glue gun to attach a beautiful bow and your gorgeous flowers.  Top off with pearls or rhinestones (or whatever else you would like). 

Here is a sample of a letter Brittany also created for a wedding shower gift. Simply stunning!

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