Monday, 6 May 2013

Quick and easy: String edged glass containers

Yesterday I suggested using glass containers for sorting and organising. There are many options for personalising glass containers, but I thought I would share one that I made using only twine and a hot glue-gun.

Supplies: Glass containers, string, glue-gun, and as always patience :)

Time: Depending on how much string you want to attach it can take anytime from 15 min. The two I made took about 15 min including prep-work.

  1. Test wrap your string of choice around the container. When you have figured out the length you want it you cut it.
  2. Next step is to dab a little bit of glue on the ends to make sure they don’t fray too much. I will suggest that you while it is still soft, but not straight out the glue-gun (CAUTION! Pay attention to what you are doing as the glue can be VERY HOT!), twirl it between your fingers to make sure that the ends are properly covered.
  3. Starting from the top of where you want to attach the string. Put a small bead of glue on the glass container and press the string into it. Now add 2 cm or so of glue running around the container attaching the string as you go. Just before coming full circle the first time, make sure to overlap the end a little bit so that it is hidden under the string.

If you try this DIY I would love to see what you came up with.

Until next time, have a great day :)  

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