Four-score and many moons ago I picked up a 1976 copy of a Better Homes & Gardens magazine Year of Crafts book that included an impressive-yet-simple project: A large wine jug wrapped in scraggly twine. It was charming and rustic. I spoke of olden times, a sailor’s voyage, and someone with terrible taste in cheap booze. But I digress…I instantly grabbed a bottle and followed the instructions: “Brush glue over bottle and wrap with twine. Easy!”
But you know what?
It was so not easy. The twine situation slipped and slid all over the wet glue and it was ugly and messy and when it dried there was a bunch of gaps because how were you supposed to see those gaps with all that wet glue and cheap wine? It was not cool my friend, not cool. But you know what?
I found a secret weapon! I secret that will change the history of twine wrapping crafts for a generation, only it’s not twine, it’s yarn, and our generation isn’t that crafty (side eye on you: Millenials). Want to know the secret weapon?
Thought so! Go and get it over on I Love to Create.com.
Hahaha, I read the title of this post and was all “ugh, last time I tried that it was SO NOT EASY” but then I thought about how you’re not usually misleading, so I clicked through. Now I’m off to find some cheap wine and raid my yarn stash…