So I did something crafty this week. Every once in a while the "bug" strikes me and I see something that's relatively easy to do and I do it. I saw this idea in the June/July 2012 issue of the Family Fun magazine.
3. Place a square in front of you and position it like so:
4. Cross one side over to make the start of a triangle:
8. Now take the very top corner and fold it over the top, like you are folding an envelope flap. Secure with another piece of seam tape and then iron flat. The end result should looke like this and give you a open area to weave the jute through so you can hang your masterpiece! I put the scissors in there so you can see the open area.
A few things to note ... I did not measure this. But I do have 3 extra triangles right now. I hung it real quick on my fireplace to see how it would look. I like it but it's hanging a bit low ... so I might take off a few triangles and play around with the length. Since the triangles are NOT secured to the jute, you can customize the length to suite your decorating needs.
Also, the directions in the magazine said to use glue dots. I'm not a fan of glue dots and the seam tape will hold up much better and give you a cleaner, flatter look overall. So go buy some seam tape if you don't have any laying around. I can't tell you how many things I've fixed with seam tape! Sewing? What's that? Just use seam tape.
The total cost for this project was $5.97 ~ for the bandanas. I already had the seam tape and roll of jute on hand. So go forth and be crafty once in awhile!