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!

  • tanya_caines

    hahaha these are soo cute!!! lol love them!

  • evie

    oh this is so adorable! what a clever idea… might have to give this a go!

  • Aukse

    That’s so cute!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Jo James

    Makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of string so that I can justify making 10 of them :)

  • Anke

    Simply fantastic. Thank you!

  • Laura Perez

    Eva is the best. I know her, and always thought we are lucky to have in Barcelona such a unique crafter

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    glad you enjoy the blog, thanks for subscribing!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    well said – she’s definitely one of my absolute favorites!

  • Ylana Blog d une boulette

    Adorable !

  • Eva Monleón

    Laura!! Gracias!!! :D eres un sol ;)
    Thank you! I feel really lucky having so many lovely people around

  • Eva Monleón

    Thank you Rachel!!! : – )

  • La Trapecista

    Qué mono el conejito… me encanta!

  • Angela García

    Simplemente grandiosas, qué manos maravillosas y bendecidas. Saludos desde Guatemala! Con ganas de emprender un negocio, este espacio es sensacional! Gracias!

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