Buttons, twigs & twine combine to create textured cubes for home décor

Mix ‘em, match ‘em, stack ‘em – you can use these textured Deco Cubes in so many ways. Twine, twigs and buttons all combine to create the most glorious textures. Display the Deco Cubes individually or altogether. Display on your mantel, or fill in an empty space on a book shelf or tabletop. Place small treasures on them and use as pedestals. Make one or make them all.

These textured cubes are great! So many ways to use them. Easy to make, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.To make a Textured Deco Cube, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” cube (or other cube size)
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Thick, white craft glue

To make a Button Cube, you’ll also need:

  • Acrylic craft paint in tan
  • Buttons in assorted sizes and colors
  • Stiff paintbrush

To make a Twine Cube, you’ll also need:

  • Twine
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors

To make a Twig Cube, you’ll also need:

  • Twigs, 5” long and fairly straight
  • Acrylic craft paint in brown
  • Stiff paint brush
These Deco Cubes are so versatile! Easy DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

You probably already have twine, twigs and buttons on hand.

To make a Button Cube:

1. Paint cube; let dry.

2. Using low temperature glue, adhere buttons to sides and top of cube. If blank spaces remain, use white craft glue to add a second layer of buttons as needed to cover spaces.

To make a Twine Cube:

1. Pin one end of the twine along the edge of the cube of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Wrap the twine all the way around the cube, back to the starting point. Continue winding the twine around the cube, keeping each pass as close as possible to the last one. Occasionally pin and glue the twine to help hold it in place.

2. Cut the twine when the first four sides are completely covered and glue and pin the end in place. Wrap the cube in the opposite direction, covering the two remaining sides. As you wrap, you’ll re-cover two of the sides you already wrapped.

3. Tie a length of twine around the cube, if desired.

To make a Twig Cube:

1. Paint cube; let dry.

2. Glue twigs to four sides and top of foam cube. To cover top edges, glue a few twigs along each edge at top, using tacky glue.

Love the textures! A really simple but elegant look. CraftsnCoffee.com has the tutorials.

Make the Twig Wall Art to display with your new Deco Cubes.

Here are the Twig and Button Cubes again, this time displayed on a mantel. For even more texture, make the Twig Wall Art, too. It’s easier than you think, because you start with a ready-made table runner.

Wow, buttons & twigs are a cheap way to decorate, yet this look is so sophisticated. CraftsnCoffee.com

How would you display your Deco Cubes?

Which cube would you like to make?

Happy crafting.


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6 Responses to Buttons, twigs & twine combine to create textured cubes for home décor

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    Great ideas! My son and a neighbor used twigs around a glass candle holder. It would be ideal to add to the above pieces.

    • Sharon says:

      That would make a very pretty grouping — and the twigs are free. You could also use the cubes as candle pedestals. So many possibilities! Thanks, Angie. Sharon

  2. LisaM6 says:

    What a great back to nature look. The buttons make for a fun look. 🙂
    Great tuts.

  3. What an easy yet awesome decoration!! I love all of these! You could even do glittered cubes for Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, The possibilities are endless!!

    • Sharon says:

      Of course — a little glitter is always good! And great idea to adapt these to different holidays. Thanks for sharing your creativity, Barb. Sharon

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