Twine, burlap and book pages – nothing special, right? Well, when Patty Schaffer works her magic, these basic supplies become a beautiful, DIY Twine Cone for fall. Pair this Twine Cone with the Fall, Burlap Wreath Patty shared last year, and your fall décor is ready to go! I am sharing Patty’s tutorial for the Twine Cone, and also announcing the winners of the Fall Craft Giveaway. And I have another giveaway today – weekend passes to the upcoming Country Living Fair! Woo-hoo! (If you live too far away to attend, I’ve got you covered, too.) It’s a long post, so let’s get on with the fall fun!
Here’s the Fall Burlap Wreath Patty shared last year.
The Cone and Wreath are so pretty on their own, and doubly so when paired together!
To make a Twine Cone, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” cone
- Twine or jute cord, 3-ply
- Assorted papers:
- Kraft paper
- Book pages
- Scrapbook paper (Patty used an orange patterned paper)
- Burlap in orange
- Jute mesh ribbon
- Buttons, two in coordinating colors
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Double-sided tape
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire cutters; optional: flower punches
To make a Twine Cone:
1. Wrap several pieces of double-sided tape around the cone, and then fully wrap the cone with the jute or twine. You don’t have to wrap it neatly, feel free to wrap and overwrap. Use low-temp glue to secure, as needed.
2. Make three sizes of roses from the orange burlap. (Need help? Just follow this tutorial over on Craftaholics Anonymous.)
3. Cut oak leaves in various sizes from the book pages and kraft paper. Gently crumple the leaves. (Kathleen George shared an oak leaf pattern for her Autumn Yarn Wreath, and I found several leaf templates over on Jane’s Doodles, too.)
4. Using scissors or paper punches, cut two flowers from the orange scrapbook paper and two flowers from the book pages. Layer together an orange flower and a book page flower, and repeat, creating two pairs.
5. Shape a 2” length of floral wire into a ‘u’ shape, and insert it through a button. Center the button on a pair of flowers, and insert the wire through the flowers. Twist the wire tightly against the bottom of the flower, and wrap the wire with florist tape. Cut off extra wire, leaving a small ¼” – ½” tail.
6. Wrap a length of jute mesh ribbon on an angle around the bottom of the cone. Glue in place.
7. Glue on orange burlap roses, paper flowers, and leaves.
Fall Craft Giveaway Winners
Now, for the giveaways . . . First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to share a story about their craft fails. It takes courage and a sense of humor to publicly share your craft fails! I have two winners for the Fall Craft Giveaway, and they are Nancy D. and Sukhie Dhillon. Please contact me, ladies, for the details.
Country Living Giveaway
Next up, another giveaway! Country Living magazine, sponsor of the Country Living Fair, is providing a pair of weekend passes to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, September 16 – 18. I’ve been lucky enough to attend in the past, and it is a fun time (here’s my Road Trip Recap). It’s a very special weekend packed with beautiful handcrafts, vintage finds and antiques, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and of course, delicious food!
There’s also an opportunity to meet Country Living editors and their special guests; attend book signings and cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations; sample locally sourced, artisanal food; and shop the Country Living General Store.
There will be a number of special guests at the Columbus Fair, including:
- Cara Mangini, author & one of the first official “vegetable butchers” at Eataly in NYC
- Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
- Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, designers and founders of Madcap Cottage
- Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
- Kerry Ann Mendez, garden designer of Perennially Yours
- Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor
- Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules
I know my readers live all over the country, so if you cannot make it to Columbus, Ohio, for the weekend of September 16 – 18, Country Living has agreed to a second giveaway – a subscription to Country Living magazine!
I’ll also send each winner a Crafts ‘n Coffee coffee mug, Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Via Packets, and a craft apron.
For your chance to win:
- Two weekend passes for the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio, September 16 – 18, OR a Country Living magazine subscription
- A Crafts ‘n Coffee coffee mug
- Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Via Packets
- And a craft apron
Please leave a comment below and note either “weekend passes” or “magazine subscription.” You have till midnight on Monday, September 5 to enter, and I’ll announce the winners on Tuesday, September 6.
*Note: Country Living magazine is providing free passes and a magazine subscription for this giveaway. I’ve received no other compensation from Country Living. All opinions expressed are my own.
Thank you, and happy crafting!