Leaf the artwork to jute! This whimsical yet contemporary display shows the artsy side of Hobby Lobby earthy jute twines. They painted a trio of canvases to coordinate with the wall before penciling in their branched-out designs. Then, they carefully filled in the design with twine, securing with hot glue as they worked."
This description was so inspiring!
I saw the most unique looking jute leaves/tree and thought this would be a great craft project to try.
It wouldn't take much to make and I had everything I needed on hand. Some jute twine, canvas board and hot glue. The original project featured a tree and small canvas boards painted the same color as the wall. My walls are white for now, so I made my jute leaf tree on plain white canvas. No color - maybe later.
I am not artistic and am not very good at drawing. I used a pencil and lightly drew a tree onto the canvas. After several attempts drawing a tree, I was finally satisfied with the look. Using jute twine and hot glue, I followed the lines very carefully.
I thought it would be easier for me to make the leaves separately instead of drawing them on the tree and filling in with jute. I made several leaf patterns, nearly thirty, to fill with twine and place on the tree.
Making the leaves was quite easy. First, make a little oval shape with the twine and put a dollop of hot glue in the center of the leaf pattern. Follow the shape around, pinching the twine at the points until your leaf is formed.
I'm trying out different areas where I might hang the Jute Tree.
Where there's lots of morning light.
Either way, displaying this whimsical creation is sure to start a cheerful conversation! Thanks Hobby Lobby for the inspiration!
Take a little time to enjoy!
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