Monday, August 6, 2012

Day at the Beach - Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine

Hey Crafty Friends-

It's time for another craft project with Trendy Twine! The color for August is Krazy for Kraft. The theme is BEACH. I knew immediately what I was going to create with my twine, a net!

I started with a simple wood frame you can get for $1 at Michaels. I painted it with Martha Stewart craft paint that has a pearl sheen. I freehand cut the "sand" at the bottom of the frame and inked the edges. The sand castle, shell, starfish, and seahorse were all cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. The edges were inked and stickles were added for a little pizazz. To incorporate the monthly challenge into my project I used a toothpick and washi tape to create the flag for my castle.

Now for the focus of my project, the fantastic net!

To create the net I cut 10 pieces of twine at about 12 inches and taped them down to a nonstick craft mat. I then cut 15 pieces of twine also at 12 inches. I started on the bottom, left side and tied each of the 15 pieces to the cross pieces that were taped down. I hope this picture will help explain it. It's not hard to do at all. My kiddos erased the video I had for you so a photo will have to do.

I hope you get the idea. Tie a knot around each of the cross pieces as you move up the grid. Tie a knot on one strand then move up to the next one and tie another knot around that strand. When you're done you will have a fabulous net to drape over your frame. Make sure to snip the ends off !

I hope you will try and make your own Trendy Twine net for your beach project. Don't forget to check out of the August challenge on the Trendy Twine Blog. I will have another great Trendy Twine project for you on August 20th.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!


  1. This is seriously so Cool. I love your project. Great use of the Trendy Twine on your project.

    Scrappers Creative Corner

  2. Kerri, this is really clever. Love this idea and will have to remember it.

  3. The netting is my favorite! So a pretty photo frame!

  4. What an awesome idea and I love the netting and the tutorial. <3

  5. Such a beautiful frame and the twine netting is gorgeous and so creative. I just love the look of it and thanks for the tutorial. I think this would look great on a layout too!

  6. I'm over the moon over the twine netting, I want to make one for my livingroom!!!!

  7. This is so fantastic!! Looks like it took some time to do :)

  8. That twine net is amazing. And looks so pretty on the frame. Such a creative idea and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  9. I'm so jealous. I wish I had thought of this awesome project! This is great.