Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fun and Easy String Holder Tutorial

Hey Gals!!
Here is the tutorial on the string and twine holder!
  Hopefully, you won't even have to buy any supplies!!

I love string holders, and wanted a way to keep the balls of the most used
strings close at hand.

This is what I came up with:

Shhh...don't tell, but I swiped one of hubby's travel hangers because I don't have any plain wire hangers, which I think I'd love the look of, by the way!

This one is plastic coated, but the white works, so I just had to get over it.

~a wire coat hanger
~approx 50 strips of coordinating fabric, or ribbons cut to 5.5" long and .5" wide
{I used scraps so my only real expense was the bling...$1}
~wire cutters
~bling or baubles to embellish with
~hot glue gun

Step 1

~Cut hanger with cutters in one of the bottom corners, just before the straight bottom bar curves up.

~Using pliers, clamp down on bar that angles toward bottom about 5/8" from the edge,
and bend the bar upwards to create a holder for the string the bar will hang on. It takes a little muscle to curve it!

The weight of the string balls will hold the bar against the curve securely.

Once that is done, you can begin to attach
the strips of fabric

Step 2

 ~Starting at the top, just below the twisted
part of the hanger, attach the first strip.

~Fold strip in half and place under the hanger
as shown.  Holding the 2 ends, bring them over
the hanger and through the loop.  Pull tight.

~alternate colors and fill one side.
~repeat on the other side.
~fluff and moved ends around til you 
like how it looks.

Step 3
~Apply a dot of hot glue to the base of the twist at the top of the hanger. Adhere one end of a fabric strip. Wrap around twist and apply another dot of glue to secure the end of the strip.  This provides a base for adhering some bling!

~attach your bling or baubles!!

Nothing like pretty, functional storage that
you made yourself!!  And, for almost nothing!

Now I just have to get my studio finished!!

Let me know if you make one!!  I'd love to see it!

I will be away from my blog spending a few
fabulous days with my sister!!
Can't wait...just me and my sis!!

Hugs to you all!


Karen B. said...

I just love this so much! I really need to make one of these! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Blessed Serendipity said...

Love this project Becky. Useful and pretty too.



This is adorable! I love the's so simple, its genius.
I'll have to keep this project in mind.

Ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing your technique on how to make such a beautiful and functional twine holder. I just spent the day with my sister and it was wonderful. Blissful visiting...

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Love this!!! Thank you for sharing!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great. So creative!

nelly said...

Много красиво и нежно, страхотна идея!
Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

vesna said...

Very pretty!!

Monica said...

Prettiness at its best! And very useful!
Love your new look, Karen did an amazing job. The colors are so soft and the banner really stands out.
Blessings and hugs,
Monica x

sandra said...

This is so cute!!!! What a perfect way to keep them looking PRETTY!!!

Sandi said...

What a cute idea! I have wire hangers and am about to be overrun with them as hubby wears uniforms at work and they come on wire hangers. I must think up something clever. lol

Dorthe said...

Sweet Becky,
this is a most beautiful idea, I love it, and that it really works wonderfully as string holder.
The fabric pieces folded and bend around looks so wonderful.
Thankyou so much for your tutorial,dear friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

Katherine Wolak said...

That is such a great idea!!!! I cant begin to describe how lovely this is! :)


Elena said...

That is a beautiful string holder! Thank you so much for sharing!

Rhonda said...

How adorable - and so much prettier than the way I have mine!!!

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Hi Becky,
What a beautiful project!!!
Thank you so much for the tutorial!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

So much inspiration here! I am now happily following! x Sharon

Kristen McIntyre said...

I have no idea about this before. Thanks for sharing.Its always great something new her.
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Kristen McIntyre said...

Love this project. Thanks for the share. Keep on posting.
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Jane said...

Cute idea! Now to make one to fit my decor...

Ana said...

Hi Becky,
Our home is a "NO WIRE HANGERS!" kind of home....Hee, Hee, Hee...Well, I should say, was. I love this idea. Now I'll be on the look out for some wire hangers. Thanks for the inspiration. Yours turned out just beautifully.

Hugs and Kisses,

Tiff said...

That is a fantastic idea! So lovely! Thanks! X

Amy Kinser said...

Only you, my friend, can make a hanger beautiful. Goodness, you are good!!

NanaDiana said...

Good morning! Thanks for finding me and signing up as a follower. I backlinked to find you. What a darling project. This would be cute for a little girls room, too, for bows (clipped on) and/or ribbons. I am your newest follower- Blessings- xo Diana

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