Twine Snowflake

December 19, 2011 | DIY

Well good morning to you! I hope you had a very relaxed weekend-before-Christmas!

I got a little bit excited about wrapping, and did a bit of experimenting with this bakers twine snowflake.. isn’t it cute? I was going to use it as a DIY post, but I’ve decided not to. The reason? Super Glue. I tried a couple of different types of glue to get the snowflake to stay together (and become rigid), but super glue was by far the best. However, it’s also extremely messy, and extremely easy to glue your fingers together… or to the table, or your shirt, or to anything else in close range. I’m speaking from experience here. My fingers will take days to recover.

SO.. I don’t think it’s really safe to be a DIY. Shame really.. because it’s really cute!

 

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12 Comments

  1. that’s one adorable snowflake!! too bad it’s that perilous to make.

    :-)

  2. Did you try using stiffy fabric stiffener? I don’t know if it would work but it might be worth a try!

    http://www.plaidonline.com/stiffy-fabric-stiffener-8-oz/121/1550/product.htm

  3. Just stumbled upon your blog when I was browsing around for ideas for little craft projects. One thing that came to mind with these super cute snowflakes is sugar starch. I have not used it but remember it being mentioned with similar project somewhere, including cotton yarn… I’m sure you’ll find a recipe when searching. It’s safe and rather envinronmentally-friendly as well, compared to glues. Just a thought :)

    • ffadmin

      Great ideas with the fabric stiffener and sugar starch.. I didn’t even think of those!

  4. Melisa

    I love this idea, but not the super glue :D My mom crochets snowflakes using the thin flossy yarn. She uses Stiffy stiffener for hers. She uses a large piece of cardboard with wax paper over it then lays the wet snowflakes on top. She shapes them out (perfectly) and uses straight pins (like for pinning fabric when sewing) to hold their shape while they dry. The pins are difficult to remove once the snowflakes dry, but pins work best for her. I bet you could do something simular, using a paper template between the cardboard and wax paper, place your pins on the points of the snowflake template, dip your twine into stiffy stuff, then shape them using the template and pins. I cannot crochet the tiny, amazing snowflakes that my mom makes. (I wish) But I can try to make them your way, thanks so much for sharing.

  5. What a cute project…love reading everybody’s comments.

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  9. Pat Gilliland

    I use half school glue, half water to dip the twine for my regular twine items. Like the other poster said, pin and let dry. It would be a little harder with the short lengths you use, but worth a try.

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