I announced at the first of the month that I was very excited to participate in the Handmade Gift Exchange with Craftaholics Anonymous. After I had gotten my giftee’s info I started thinking. What was I going to make? Would they like it? I mean typically my crafts are upcycles but I wanted to send her something fabulous. My friend Heather from Brie Brie Blooms came over for the Pinterest party and she was working on a twined monogram and I thought, I could do that! She generously shared with me a letter and some tips on how to do it.

My giftee’s first name started with an R, I didn’t think it would be too hard. It wasn’t hard, although it did involve a lot of technical placing. The tutorial that inspired this is here: http://www.twotwenty-one.com/2011/09/jute-wrapped-monogram-wreath_13.html


I wrapped every square inch as best I could with the twine. In between wraps (about an inch or two) I would adhere the twine with the hot glue. The flower from the link mentioned above was pretty neat. It was already cut, I just had to assemble it, hand stitch it, sew it then place a button on the front. I then adhered that to the twine with hot glue.

I wanted to send something to accompany the letter, something she could show off so I also made her some jewelry with a kit from PickYourPlum.com and items from Joanns and Hobby Lobby!

Here’s a quick tip, if you use E-6000 glue and it gets on you, it’s easy to get off. Just scrub your hands with lemon juice. It also helps the awful smell!


  3 Responses to “The Twine Monogram Letter ~ Handmade Gift Exchange Gifts”

  1. This turned out so cute! I love the cloth rosette accent.

  2. [...] Twine Monogram R made by The Clever Pink Pirate [...]

  3. This turned out so pretty!! So random that I actually had one extra letter and it’s just what you needed. Being my first time I can’t say I brought any real tips to the table but I’m glad we were able to work on them together. Thanks for featuring the flower kit too!!

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