Making twine flowers is a simple, quick, and enjoyable craft you can do in under 10 minutes. It’s a fantastic way to create home decor. You can also make twine flower appliqué for cards, gift boxes, or other craft projects.
The beauty of this twine flower DIY project lies in its simplicity since you can work with a roll of twine without making cuts until the very end of the project, looping and gluing until your flower takes shape. So you will use just the right amount of twine without ending up with leftovers to throw away.
1. Gather your materials
- A roll of twine
- Hot glue gun with glue
- A piece of cardboard or poster board
2. Create the flower center
Start by tracing a circle on poster board or cardboard, which will serve as the center of your flower. Next, take the end of the twine and hot glue it to the center of the circle. After the glue dries, cut out the traced circle.
3. Craft the flower petals
With the center ready, it’s time to create the petals. Loop the twine around the glued end at the center to form flower petals and secure this loop with a dab of hot glue. Continue doing this for each petal, creating loop after loop and securing each with hot glue. The flower will start taking shape, one petal at a time. Next, hot glue the end of the twine to the center of the circle.
4. Decorate your twine flower
Once you have a basic flower shape, you can stop here or continue with decorations. For example, double up the petals or wrap extra twine around the center to give your flower a fuller look. To do this, repeat the looping and gluing process, but this time around the existing petals or the center.
More decoration tips for your DIY twine flower
- Add color by dipping the twine in a mixture of water and acrylic paint. Be sure to allow the color to dry completely before starting the crafting project.
- Personalize your flower with embellishments like buttons, beads, small gemstones, or glitter. For instance, apply a thin layer of glue on the edges of the petals and sprinkle glitter over it.
- Try different shapes instead of just looping the twine for the petals. For example, you can make twisted petals by twisting the twine before gluing, or create a zig-zag pattern by folding the twine back and forth.
- Create layers to add more depth to your flower and make it more interesting by crafting several smaller flowers and grouping them together. You could make a bouquet or arrange them in a vase.
Check out this video to better understand the process behind crafting a twine flower using the steps outlined in this guide: