String Votives





Introduction: String Votives

Get ready to get your hands dirty with this yarn decorated votive!

Step 1: Materials

You'll need
A couple feet of yarn
A small glass bowl or votive
Small container or plastic cup (I reused an old fruit cup)
Stick to stir
School glue

Step 2: Glue

Pour some of the glue into the cup.

Cut a piece of string no longer than 10 inches long (long pieces are difficult to work with)

Put it into the glue and poke it with the stick until the string is completely covered.

Step 3: Slide Slide Slip and Slide!

Pickup the string and without squeezing, slide your fingers down the yarn to remove excess glue.

Step 4: Design

Place your votive on its side and place the yarn in the design of your choice. Keep adding glue soaked pieces of string until you've filled every space.

Also, you can use shorter pieces of string to fill in small spaces.

Only doing the 2 sides at a time works best.

I found that laying it on the side keeps it from sliding down.

Step 5: Drying Times

Let it dry overnight and then, design the next two sides. Waiting for it to dry is important because it will stick to your surface and get ruined if you lay it down while it's still wet.

*Tip: If you can't wait overnight, a hairdryer can speed things up

Step 6: Almost Done!

Now that it's dry, you can safely do the remaining two sides.

Step 7: Enjoy!

Hooray! It's dry! Now you can add a tea light and enjoy your new motive or give it to your mom or someone :)

Step 8: Extras

I've also done designs where I painted over the whole thing and pulled the string off later but, I didn't feel that the designs were as vivid. If you try that, it still will look nice though!

Thanks for checking out my Instructable! Please vote for it in the String contest if you liked it and, share your pictures if you make it :) I love to see your creations!



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    very pretty! check out huichol yarn painting. i wonder how tapestry thread would be?

    can't wait to try it looks awesome

    Thanks! If you feel like it, please post a pic when you do. I love to see everyone's variations!