Intro: DIY Macrame Knotting Board
I needed a comfortable way to make my knotted bracelets and jewelry without the cardboard slits ripping and the board bending after a few projects. So, I decided to create my own knotting board that would be around and sturdy for a long time!!!
Step 1: Paint All Wood Parts:
I took a piece of plywood and cut it to a size that I was comfortable with along with two large round wooden balls (each with one flat side) from my local Michaels store. I painted the board and wooden balls two different colors I chose.
Step 2: Attach the Wooden "feet" and Felt Piece:
I attached the two wooden balls along the back / top right and left sides with long screws through two holes I previously drilled on the front side. I then used a simple piece of sticky-backed felt ( I chose black colored felt) to attach to the bottom front and back (folded over bottom edge) to prevent slipping when the board is sitting at an angle ( it is propped up by the wooden balls attached to the top / back of the board).
Step 3: Attach the Ring......and Seal:
I then attached a ring ( in my case I used a decorative Lion- with a ring in its mouth I found at Ace Hardware) through the drilled hole I made first on the front / top of the board .
Last I covered the felt and decorative ring with masking tape, and sprayed the entire board with sealer to protect the paint from chipping when used!!
Step 4: Your Done!
My daughter posed for this pic with the board after swimming.....( but before she brushed her hair :( )
Your done !! Enjoy! If there are any steps that needs more precise instructions please let me know!!
This tutorial and others can be found on my site: www.wickedjypsi.blogspot.com