DIY Vintage String Holder Tutorial

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Here’s a fun craft tuto­r­ial inspired by vin­tage string hold­ers. I love those cute pot­tery heads with strings com­ing out of their mouths like they’re eat­ing spaghetti. So fun!

String hold­ers are super handy to have around for craft projects, whether you’re cro­chet­ing, tying up a pack­age, or sim­ply keep­ing string and cord orga­nized. I hope you enjoy these lit­tle guys!

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Jar
  • Wine cork
  • Punch
  • Scis­sors
  • Util­ity knife
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Gloss enamel paint (brush or spray)

Depend­ing on how you want to dec­o­rate your string holder, you may also need the following:

  • Marker
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint­brush
  • Felt
  • Wig­gle eyes

Instruc­tions

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Step 1
Punch a hole in the lid of the jar and cut the wine cork in half.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Step 2
Paint the jar and lid using gloss enamel paint.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Step 3
Place the two halves of wine cork on a flat sur­face as shown in the pic­ture and set the jar on top of them. Glue the wine corks to the jar using your glue gun.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Step 4
Paint the wine corks.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Step 5
Now it’s time to dec­o­rate the jar. You can keep things sim­ple by glu­ing pom pons, wig­gle eyes, and felt to the jar. Down­load the tem­plate here and choose the design you like the most.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

If you’re feel­ing adven­tur­ous, paint some funny faces! I rec­om­mend using acrylic paint on the enam­eled top. That way, you can eas­ily rub off any mis­takes with your fin­ger. After paint­ing, var­nish it once to pro­tect the finish.

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

Be sure to snap a quick pic­ture and share the results when you’re fin­ished, we’d love to see your work!