Decorated Chalkboard

Chalkboards are all the rage at the moment, so why not rummage through your craft  stash and decorate a small board for your craft room, kitchen or child’s bedroom? The edges of our board are covered in washi tape, and we found stamped images, paper and lace flowers, hessian, recipes cut from a sheet of scrapbooking paper, paper doilies and tiny gems to creat this design.  

These large clothes-pegs are ideal for keeping paper work together, displaying photos or recipes.  They can stand up, lay flat or be turned on their side, depending on your mood at the time.  Our holder was covered in scrapbooking paper, given a coating of Mod Podge and when dry decorated with flowers, lace, stamped images and tied with brown, turquoise and beige twine.  On the reverse side is the word ‘Peace’.

Eco Friendly Hemp Twine Shopping Bag

Crochet your own eco friendly shopping bag in the color of your choice using our 1 mm hemp twine balls. This bag took approximately 1 1/2 balls of hemp twine. The bag was crocheted by a beginner, and although a crochet expert may notice that there are one or two mistakes in it, the bag is still functional. Take the eco friendly bag with you when you go shopping or store your fruit and vegetables in it. * Please note: There are many free patterns for such bags on the Internet, this bag was based on a number of them, rather than just one pattern.

Wooden Boot Wall Decoration

Take one pre-cut wooden boot and wrap it several times with thick hemp twine about five inches from the top.  Tie twine securely.   Take another length of thick twine and create a hanging cord the required length for your display area.

Decorate it with paper doilies, paper flowers, a stamped poinsettia and anything else you wish, plus a handmade macrame hemp twine snowflake.  

Scroll Decoration for Christmas Tree

This decoration is made from music score paper found in the local thrift store and lengths of hemp twine left over from another project.

Roll up four lengths of paper and secure each scroll with a small piece of tape.  Wrap together in the middle with red twine, making a loop for hanging on the tree.  Wrap both ends with red twine and tie with bows.  Create a paper flower by cutting out three circles in different sizes.  Scrunch circles up, open them out and glue together in the centres, then glue to the scroll.  Decorate edges of flower with gold glitter.  Hang on Christmas tree when dry.

Hemp Twine Tied Scrolls

Roll up several sheets of music score paper and tie securely with left over lengths of hemp twine. Place in a tall glass vase retrieved from a thrift store and place in the centre of the table or on a side table. Takes about five minutes to do, but looks great!

Origami Christmas Star Wreath

A lucky find of a scruffy old children’s song book in a Thrift Store led to the creation of this five pointed origami star wreath.   The  book contained the words and music to popular Christmas carols, which were ideal for turning into the origami stars.  

origami star Christmas wreath

There are many sites on the Internet explaining how to make a five pointed origami star, but beware, once you get the hang of making them it can become addictive!  

The base of the wreath is a MDF flower ring, covered with a circle of red card.  The stars were embellished with white buttons and threaded with green or red hemp twine* and fixed to the ring with double sided tape.  Red hemp twine is used for the hanging cord.

See our other Christmas Star Wreath for further ideas.          

*Twines are   available in many colors from Hemp Beadery.

Christmas Star Wreath


The wreath was based on a  MDF flower ring, but one could be easily cut from strong cardboard.  The base was covered with star shapes cut from a pad of heavy weight scrapbooking papers, and nine were made into 3D stars in co-ordinating colours.  The buttons were purchased from a Thrift Store and threaded with red or aqua hemp cord*.  Die cut snow flakes filled in some of the larger spaces and were embellished with a tiny silver gem.  The purple ribbon for hanging the wreath was left over from the Crocheted Dreamcatcher.     

The base stars were fixed in place with double sided tape.  It would have been quicker to use a hot glue gun to attach the 3D stars and buttons, but for those of us who cannot use a hot glue gun without burning several fingers each time, sticky pads were cut to size and used instead!

*Red and aqua hemp cord available from Hempbeadery.

Macrame Feather Bag Decoration

macrame feather keychain made from hemp
The feather bag decoration was made in exactly the same way as feathers from cotton macrame cord, but using hemp cord in natural, teal, turquoise and aqua this time.  Because the twine used is so much thinner, it did take longer to do.  After trimming the cord into a feather shape (use a sharp pair of scissors for this), two feather charms and an aqua crow bead were added as an extra decoration.  

macrame feather keychain made from hemp

Add a bag pull clip to finish.

*All items used are available from Hempbeadery.

Crocheted Dreamcatcher

crochet cotton mandala dreamcatcher
The mandala part was crocheted using natural cotton and attached to a 10 inch metal ring* with thin natural  hemp twine*.  Ribbons in shades of pink, purple and turquoise were added.  Four aqua crow beads* were added to the two decorative side feathers and attached with aqua hemp twine*.  The same color cord was used to make the hanging.  

handmade crochet dreamcatcher

*Starred item’s are available from Hempbeadery.

Rainbow Hemp Dreamcatcher

A 10 inch metal ring was covered with macrame square knots in rainbow hemp twine.  A howlite stone peace symbol bead was used to anchor the four straight inner parts of the sign, which were made with macrame square knots again and secured to the outer metal ring. Glass crow beads, cotton tassels and feathers were threaded and tied to lengths of rainbow twine dangling from the bottom of the ring.  The feathers were left over from another craft project. 

rainbow hemp dreamcatcher

*Twine,  beads and tassels are all available from HempBeadery.