Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

DIY Vintage-Inspired String Holder Tutorial

We’re serv­ing up a dou­ble dose of crafty good­ness this week with another amaz­ing craft tuto­r­ial from Eva Monleón.

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
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!

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  • 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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