Diy Twine Bow Ring & Knot Ring

As I was re-organizing my craft supplies last week, I found a bottle of fabric stiffener that I had never used, and completely forgotten about- it felt like finding a bill in your pocket! I immediately got started and made two rings, two bangles, and a necklace, all out of different materials. I’m excited to show you how I made them, and hope you will enjoy (some of) them. I’m kicking it off with the two rings: a DIY twine bow ring and a simple knot ring made out of string.

DIY TWINE BOW RING

Supplies:

  • Fabric stiffener
  • Paintbrush
  • Short strand of twine (approx. 6″)
  • Gold (or any other color) spray paint, or liquid gold leaf
  • Cylindrical or tubular object (such as a pen) with a circumference similar to the circumference of your finger  
  • Optional: clear nail polish and/or acrylic varnish

1. Find a cylindrical (or tubular) object with a circumference similar to the circumference of your finger. I used a glue stick. I think a white board pen could work great as well. A good way to find the right object is to use one of your rings and try it on various cylindrical or tubular objects until you find one that fits.

2. Cut a strand of twine. I like to use a longer piece (about 6″) as you can always make it shorter, but you can’t make it longer.

3. Tie a bow around the cylindrical object, as you would with a gift. Cut the ends off.

4. Use a paintbrush to apply fabric stiffener all over the twine. Let dry, then remove from the cylindrical object. Drying time is quite long- mine took about 10 hours.

5.  Spray paint it in gold (or any color you fancy), or dip it into liquid gold leaf. Let dry.

6. Optional: once it’s dry, add a layer of clear nail polish or acrylic varnish.

DIY STRING KNOT RING

Supplies: 

  • Fabric stiffener 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Short strand of string (approx. 5″) 
  • Gold (or any other color) spray paint, or liquid gold leaf 
  • Cylindrical or tubular object (such as a pen) with a circumference similar to the circumference of your finger 
  • Optional: clear nail polish and/or acrylic varnish

This ring is inspired by Alex Monroe, whose jewelry always amazes me.

1. Find a cylindrical (or tubular) object with a circumference similar to the circumference of your finger. I used a glue stick. I think a white board pen could work great as well. A good way to find the right object is to use one of your rings and try it on various cylindrical or tubular objects until you find one that fits.

2. Cut a strand of string. I like to use a longer piece (about 5″) as you can always make it shorter, but you can’t make it longer.

3. Tie a simple knot around the cylindrical object. Cut the ends off.

4. Use a paintbrush to apply fabric stiffener all over the twine. Let dry, then remove from the cylindrical object. Drying time is quite long- mine took about 10 hours.

5. Spray paint it in gold (or any color you fancy), or dip it into liquid gold leaf. Let dry.

6. Optional: once it’s dry, add a layer of clear nail polish or acrylic varnish.

Voilà, quick and easy! If you don’t count the interminable drying time, they really take 5 minutes to make, and don’t require much supplies or skills. Hope you enjoy them!