Okay, so creative post titles is obviously not one of my strengths. So let’s get on to some crafting! This is one of those I-need-to-do-something-with-my-hands while having the TV on in the background kinda projects where I just went rummaging around to see what I had on hand. I had some jute and string, a votive from our wedding (how many more of those do we have? And how long has it been since our wedding?), and some gauzy ribbon from a rug I had delivered. Since my jute was thin, I combined several individual pieces twisting them together for a thicker core. I glue gunned my gauzy ribbon and got to wrapping. When that ran out, I started wrapping the jute with the string. It felt very reminiscent of making friendship bracelets in elementary school. I hot glue gunned my finished rope to the vase of the votive and started creating a shape. The gauzy ribbon looked like some sorta bad mummy accessory (and I’m not decorating for Halloween yet, it’s still summer, darnit!) so I ripped all that stuff off and started over. See, no more mummy bandages! As I made my way up the votive, I hot glued the rope to itself and not the votive to create my desired shape. Then I stuck some succulents in it and called it a night. My mini planter has a happy home right in front of my other jute string project. I guess I really like that stuff!
What creative crafts have you come up with using leftover wedding supplies? What’s your favorite decorative use of jute?