Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Using Twine to Create a Chart

Hey everyone!

It is time for another Trendy Twine Tuesday! This month we are highlighting the beautiful new Orange Truffle twine!! This twine is so beautiful and it is perfect for all your fall/autumn projects :)

If you would like a chance to win some of this gorgeous twine be sure to check out our monthly challenge HERE! You have until the 27th so only a couple of days left to enter!!

Now, for my project this week I did something a little different. For those of you who have been visiting my blog since the beginning you know I am going to school to be a teacher. My specialization is in mathematics but I still take classes in every subject, including the ones I hate and would never dream of teaching (i.e. history :P). Anyway, we do a lot of projects in which we write lessons and teach them to our peers. Just yesterday I taught a history lesson about the Bantu tribes in Africa, and I found a way to incorporate Trendy Twine into my lesson :)

I know there are a lot of teachers out there, and I'm sure many moms as well who love to help their children with their projects, so I know this is out of the norm for me, but I hope some of you will still find it helpful!

For my project I used Trendy Twine to create a chart. Here it is:

Here is my entire poster, mind you this is aimed at elementary school children ;)

Here is a close up of the chart. This particular chart shows the families of Bantu languages.

And here is a close up of the twine. I sketched out my chart layout in pencil first. Then I pierced holes at either end of each line with a paper piercer. Then I threaded the twine from the back of one hole and into the front of another. I secured the ends on the back with a little bit of scotch tape.

Here is the back so you can kinda see what I mean.

I also used the twine to make a simple but very cute border around both my map and my chart, it tied the whole poster together perfectly!

Now I'm sure most of you will never need to make a poster about the Bantu people. But, I'm sure there are many teachers and parents our there who will be working on many a chart at some point in life, so I hope this has inspired you to spice up your charts a bit :) Also, I see some other great applications using the same technique (a family tree maybe??) Stay tuned and you might just see this technique again ;)

I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!

<3 Alyssa


  1. What a neat idea for work and school projects, Alyssa. That's my girl... always showing off Trendy Twine. Great chart by the way.

  2. That is a great idea. I help my kids with school projects and use many of the paper crafting techniques. I will using twine next time. I'm loving twine on everything right now!

  3. Awesome project!!! I just love how creative this is!! :) I know you will get an A+++! ;o)


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