The main thing is once completed it has to be 100% flat on both sides.If not the pot/dish will topple down.So watch out!!
I have used vases and bottle to take the size of the ring.You can use any utensils depending on the size you want.I try my best to avoid buying stuffs for my projects and used all what I have in the cellar.
Since there are 6 types of fibers involved in this project,just to show one way of doing a pot/dish holder there are loads of photos that I have published.
I have tried my best and cut down as much as I can,so please do not get annoyed with too much of pictures.Some people like with more pictures and some prefer less.Some understand looking at the pictures alone ,
The three made out of Coir,yarn and plastic is flexible and can be twisted to any shape you want.
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Step 1: Supplies
Measuring tape (option)
Step 2: Coir
I Turned the vase upside down and tied a small cross with the string at the brim of the vase.This is to take a rough size of the ring.The diameter of the vase is 15''. I sticked with hot glue at the the cross point of the strings.
Now I inserted the craft wire on all four sides under the string and made a twist so that it stays hard when I wrap more strings over it.
I wrapped 8 times around the vase with the rope.Each time I wapped around ,I slowly removed the craft wire and and attached the string in and twisted it over again.When it becomes thicker with more strings together,I added more craft wires on all sides so that it is firm.Since I wanted it to be thick and firm I wrapped 8 rounds.It depends on you how thick you want and what size of rope you use to get the thickness.
It is always best to use one straight piece of rope to make the entire pot/dish stand ,so that you won't have the hassle of joining another piece of rope.I had three pieces ,so I had to join them together.Please refer picture 6 where I join the rope with the hot glue.
By the time you make 3 or 4 rounds the ring will be firm,it is better to take off the vase once you finish wrapping the amount you want.While wrapping you will judge the amount automatically.
Take off the vase and tighten the craft wire and fold it around on both sides inwards on the ring with out sticking out.
Picture 9 shows the way the first wrapping is done on the ring. Pull hard and wrap it tight and continue doing the same way until you come to the end.Refer the rest of the pictues to see how it is done.
When it is done cut the excess string away and use the hot glue to paste it inwards.If you want you could glue it underneath ,as long as you always remeber, not to keep the hot utensils on this side.Use the other side.
Step 3: Plastic
Plastic is a bit slippery ,so twist with craft wire at the biginning where you paste together with hot glue.Once you take of the utensil and start wrapping around in small rounds ,please make sure that you pull very tight and not let loose at any time.You could see on all my pictures when I do the wrapping,I am holding it with a finger,so that it does not get loose.While continuing the wapping remove the craft wires one by one.To end the wrapping cut of the excess and paste inwards with hot glue.
Step 4: T-shirt Yarn
Cut off the bottom hem of the t-shirt and strip them between 3/4 - 1'' depending on how thick you want your yarn to be.
Grab one end of the yarn, and begin to pull it either left or right, until you've pulled every inch of it.Now it has a good curl to it.
For the best curl, I pulled it both ways. After I pulled left, I pulled again to right.
Now for the fun part - braiding the t-shirt yarn. Pick three colors that complement each other nicely and sew together the ends of the yarn as shown in the second picture. It'll take just a few stitches to secure them together! Once that's done, get to braiding!
It will get fairly tangled because the ends are so long.So I rolled them up on three different sticks and tied to a chair and braided while watching the tv.When I had to stop half way I put two top pins so it holds tight. Don't braid too tight or pull the yarn too hard, it can warp the braid! Braid firmly without pulling. :)
In this I have used nylon thread insteadt of craft wire because you can wash the ring in the washing machine (30°/40° deg).It is the same proceedure and I used a knife to insert it under the yarn ,so that it is easy to pass a thick neddle with double threaded nylon thread from the wrong side.Refer pictures.At the start and end tie with the nylon thread.
Once completed .........
Cut the excess thread off from the knot. You will then need to melt the little bit that is left of the excess. When you melt it, make sure you keep the flame from touching any of the yarn. Get the flame just close enough to start melting the excess. While it is still hot,with the scissors spread out the melted spot so that it doesn't stick out.By doing this it lasts long and the knots will not come out in the washing machine.
Step 5: Roots
Step 6: Hay
I folded the hay in to two slowly twisted left and right,(in some places it broke as it was too old and dried)I cut a V shape point at one end and inserted inbetween the hay ring,Refer picture 7.Now start wrapping it around slowly.At the end cut a V and insert inwards very tightly.This has to be done with very much care because it is old and well dried,so it breaks.
BUT Still came out good
Step 7: Paper
It was easy to roll with a barbeque spears.When you get the roll pull out the spears.Glue it at the end of the paper.I used hot glue to paste this on all sides.It came out well.I didn't expect the paper stand to be very firm and hardy.Turned out vey well.
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Step 8: TA! DA!!
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