Monday, May 23, 2016

Chunky Twine Challenge: Wall Art by Jennifer Beason

Hello, Doodlebug friends.  Jennifer here and today I'm sharing my take on the "chunky twine" challenge. After finding this fun image in the Silhouette store, I decided to use the twine to make colorful pom-poms drops for my cloud wall art.  Here are the finished results.
I created the pom-poms for this project using the fork method, see below.
  1. Wrap the twine around the fork (I used a large serving fork).
  2. Use strong thread or embroidery floss to tie the strands together in the center, as shown.
  3. Remove the twine from the fork and cut open each end.
  4. The twine should now look something like this.
  5. Next, fluff out the strands of twine. I found a scoring tool worked well, just brush the tool through the strands, repeatedly until they separate.
  6. Lastly, trim the pom-pom to shape.
The finished pom-poms were threaded onto some string and connected to a rectangular bracket I made to fit at the back of the cloud.  Note: Because the finished project is so light, I was able to get away with using foam core and chipboard to create the bracket.  Hanging hardware was attached to the back, then additional foam core pieces were added to keep the project from leaning forward, once hung.
To add some depth and color to the cloud I layer it.  I starting with some thick chipboard covered with blue cardstock, then foam core covered with purple cardstock, and lastly some Swiss dotted paper was used for the top layer.
You can also see that I used more chunky twine to cover the raw edges of the foam core layer.
To add even more color I used a flower border file, to create a headband. 
The headband was embellished with leaves from the Garden Flowers Craft Kit, Doodlepop stickers, stickers from the Spring Garden Icon Sheet and various sprinkles.
The left side of the cloud was looking a little bare, so I added the word "smile" from the Icon sticker sheet, along with some sprinkles and a doodle-pop flower.  Here's the finished piece  hanging in my daughter's room.
I hope you will love playing with Doodlebug's Chunky Twine, as much as I did.
Happy crafting! Jennifer :)


  1. What a darling and unique piece of wall art! It's the happiest rain cloud I've ever seen! :) Love the pom pom technique and will most def be making my own now too! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  2. Wowwww wowwww love it Jannifer!!!!!!

  3. This is so sweet! I am always impressed by the creative and wonderful projects you feature! The pom-poms are a fun touch! Love it!

  4. So so cute! I need to make some pom-poms!!

  5. WOW - this is FABULOUS Jennifer!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  6. Wow this is spectacular! So gorgeous, I love all the detail! A lot of hard work paid off - great project 😊

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  8. This is so stinkin' cute! You're daughter is a lucky girl. :)

  9. Incredibly fun and super happy project - totally made me smile!! Love those pompoms and the way you designed this is so SUPER clever!!! Thanks for sharing how you made those pompoms!!!


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