Rustic decor is so beautiful and it doesn’t have to be expensive at all. While you could certainly head over to Pottery Barn or any of the other relatively high priced home decor stores, you can just as easily make your own rustic decor and save a bundle. That’s what I love about DIY – you can make beautiful decor that rivals anything you’ll find in a fancy magazine and you get the joy of making it yourself and saving money. What’s not to love about that? That being said, I recently developed a fascination with twine. Twine is such a rustic material and really gives you a great farmhouse look on just about anything you attach it to.
So, I decided to find a few twine projects, you know so that I could add that great rustic look without spending my entire monthly paycheck in doing so. What I found are 40 of the most adorable and easy to DIY twine projects you’ve ever seen! I love creating just about anything and I love upcycling and repurposing even more – many of these projects offer the ability to upcycle things that you would normally throw in the trash, so they’re doubly delightful. These crafts are so great and they’re perfect for when the weather doesn’t allow you to get outside. And, they all have that great rustic look, just like these 50 wood signs that add rustic charm to your home.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be crafty. In fact, many of these projects are quite cheap and really frugal considering you get to repurpose and upcycle materials. Twine itself is not at all expensive so if you don’t have a few rolls on hand, you can pick it up pretty cheap, too. You can also substitute jute or hemp cord for many of these and you use things like empty wine bottles, mason jars, and even newspapers to create them. Imagine having an entire collection of twine decor that didn’t cost you anything! If you truly love the rustic farmhouse look, be sure to also take a look at these 55 DIY farmhouse furniture and décor ideas.
So, you have your twine and a few other materials, let’s get started creating some rustic décor! I can’t wait for you to try these projects and I hope you’ll share which of them you have added to your home.
21. Decorative Twine Power Cords
22. Upcycled Can And Twine Birdfeeder
Take an old metal can and cover it in twine and you have a lovely birdfeeder. You can use cans of any size, depending on the birdfeeder that you want to make. Just cut away a section of the can bottom – large enough to put in the birdseed – and then use a strip of metal or a wooden dowel for a perch. Then, cover it in twine and you have a cheap and very effective birdfeeder.
23. Easy Knotted Burlap And Twine Rosette
These rosettes are gorgeous and perfect for decorating just about anything from mason jar candleholders to clothes and even pictures and other wooden items. You can make them with burlap and twine and they’re really easy and very quick to complete. The twine knot is the focal point and it’s really easy to recreate.
24. DIY Twine Monogram
These twine monogram ornaments are perfect for your rustic farmhouse Christmas tree. They’re really easy to make and you can make them from existing wooden letters (The Dollar Store has these for around $1 a piece) or you can cut your letters from cardboard. You could also use this monogram concept to make any number of other ornaments in different shapes or spell out entire words like “JOY” or “LOVE” for your tree. Cover your letters in twine and then add a hook for hanging.
25. Twine Covered Nautical Lamp
This nautical lamp is a project that you definitely need in your life. It’s a gorgeous lamp that gives off a wonderful beach vibe and it’s really easy to make. You can make it with any standard lamp, and this is an excellent idea for covering up lamps with permanent imperfections. Just wrap and glue your twine around the base and you could even cover the shade if you want to really dress it up nautical style.
26. DIY Decorative Easter Carrots
Here’s another wonderful idea for using twine to decorate for Easter. These little carrots are so easy to make and they’re so adorable when they’re finished. You can use them to create a wonderful centerpiece or just lay them around the house during the spring months. You only need newspaper, tape and twine to make them and you can find colored twine or dye your own if you want that great orange color.
27. Twine Wrapped Pencil Holder
Turn any can or similarly shaped object into a very stylish pencil holder with just a bit of twine. This is a great way to upcycle those empty vegetable cans. Just clean them up and ensure that there are no sharp edges where the lid was removed. Then cover in twine, gluing it down as you go. You’ve got a great looking new pencil holder and you’ve saved that can from ending up in the local landfill.
28. DIY Pumpkin – Rustic Fall Decorating!
I love these pumpkins that are made with twine. Not only are they really decorative and great for fall, they’re really easy to make and cost very little if you have a few key supplies on hand. You can even decorate these with leaves and real twigs dipped in glitter. You can make these by wrapping twine around similarly shaped objects or you could actually just use the twine as it comes in the store if it’s the right shape.
29. Repurposed Twine Food Storage Containers
Those really inexpensive food storage containers from the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree can instantly be turned into great rustic containers with just a bit of twine. You can buy food storage containers for around a dollar – most of them come with two or three containers in a package. Even when you add the cost of twine, you’ll have a great little set of containers for less than $5 for two or three.
30. IKEA Hack – Woven Table
Turn a regular stool into a nice nautical styled table with just a bit of twine or jute. This little side table is made from an IKEA Blanko stool. All you do is weave the twine or jute around the top and sides of the stool and it turns it into the perfect side table for your porch or patio. It’s an easy project and one that won’t take you more than an hour to complete.
31. Upcycled Coffee Can Storage
Here’s another wonderful way to upcycle coffee cans and turn them into gorgeous office or desk storage. Just decorate your cans by covering them in twine and then add labels for what’s inside. This would also be great for keeping kitchen utensils organized. Coffee cans work perfectly because they give you plenty of room for scissors, craft supplies, even smaller toys.
32. DIY Rope Mirror
Turn your regular mirror into a beautiful work of art when you add a twine hanger. I love the nautical aspect of this one and it’s so easy. You just need a round mirror and some rope or twine. Just create the hanger from your rope and then knot it on each side. Hang this wherever you want that nautical look and feel.
33. DIY Twine Accented Chair
This twine accented chair is perfect for the porch or deck, or you could make a set of them and have them around the kitchen table. You simply wrap the back of your chair in twine and that’s it. You could do this in any number of ways, even wrapping the entire base of the chair if you want. It gives it a great old fashioned general store look, don’t you think?
34. Rustic Twine Snowman
This little snowman is perfect for your rustic Christmas decorating and he’s not terribly difficult to make. You’ll need three Styrofoam balls in different sizes to create the body and then buttons and other embellishments for decorations. Add a hat and glue him to a wooden base and you’ve got the perfect snowman to complement your country Christmas décor.
35. Upcycled Tire Table
You can turn an old tire into a beautiful table with just a bit of twine. You just have to add a wooden circle for the top and then cover the entire tire in twine or rope. This is a great way to use up those old tires that you may have on hand and you can do different sizes depending on the tires that you have available. The table is perfect for the living room or even the porch or patio.
36. Twine Wrapped Toy Box
Turn ordinary cardboard boxes – larger boxes – into the perfect toy box for your little ones. Just grab an empty box of whatever size you need and cover it in twine! Toy boxes are so expensive and this is a really cheap alternative that looks just as good as anything you can buy at Toys-R-Us or Walmart. You could even do smaller boxes to match for holding books, Legos, and any number of other smaller items.
37. DIY Twine Wrapped Trashcan
Take a regular trashcan that you can get at the Dollar Store for a dollar and cover it in twine to get an amazing trash can that looks much more expensive than it is. This is one of the easiest projects and will instantly change how your trashcan looks – it also instantly changes the look of the room that it’s in.
38. DIY Knotted Twine Lamp Cord
The light above your kitchen table or desk could be instantly transformed into a beautiful rustic light when you add a knotted twine lamp cord. You’ll need a pendant lamp and you just cover the cord in twine. This is a beautiful look and perfect for covering up the otherwise boring cord from your pendant lamp.
39. DIY Twine And Wood Serving Tray
I love this serving tray that is made from old wood with a rope or twine handle. You make it from wood boards and it looks like the lid of an old wooden crate. Once the crate is finished, just add your handles that you can make from twine, and you’re all set. Stain or paint the tray and even sand it a little to give it a great distressed look that fits in perfectly with your rustic décor.
40. DIY Fall Twine Wreath
This great wreath is made from baker’s twine and it’s really easy. You just cover a Styrofoam wreath form with baker’s twin in any color that you want. Add leaves or other decorations and use Mod Podge to keep it all together. It’s perfect for fall decorating and you could do other versions with different colors for decorating your door for all of the seasons.