Sunday, 5 February 2017

How to repurpose loom bands into a DIY woven heart

I don't know about you, but we seem to have alot of loom bands hanging around the house.

I though I would share this creative way to reuse them to make a woven heart.

I created this woven heart using:
- round wood slice (I bought mine from our local wood recycling centre. You could contact a tree surgeon, or maybe use an offcut of wood)
- paper heart template
- small nails
- hammer
- loom bands, but you could use elastic bands too

First I created a heart template in paper and stuck it to the wood with blu tack. I then tapped the nails in around the shape of the template. Finally I looped the loom bands onto the nails. It's as simple as that.

My design is super-simple, so you could adapt the idea to make it more intricate. You could fill the centre of the heart with more nails and criss cross the loom bands. Or maybe go for a more elaborate shape. How about using a whole rainbow of loom band colours?

I am really pleased with the way my DIY project turned out. I'm planning on making some more to put on our allotment. I may try a star shape next or my initials. I'd love to hear your ideas...

If you'd like to see more creative projects, head over to my Pinterest...I'd love to connect with you over there!

I am linking up with Trash to Treasure over on www.coombemill.com

8 comments:

Coombe Mill said...

After chopping up a big tree on the farm we have plenty of wood and a huge supply of loom bands too. I love the effect you have created here and might just have to try something similar, it's like a giant dot to dot the kids would love to help out with.

Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

Cheryl said...

Loom bands do seem to multiple. Nice re-use. Could always use them to make letters to spell out something around the allotment. #Trash2Treasure

Catherine Hughes said...

This is such a lovely idea - we've got about a million loom bands here so I'm definitely going to have a go at something similar with the kids. I love the simplicity of it, although I think the kids would love to go to town with a riot of loom bands! Thanks for joining us again for #NaturallyCrafty x

Swapna (Practical Mom) said...

Quite pretty! #Trash2Treasure

Tracey Radford said...

Most of our loom bands end up inside the hoover! Drive me mad, but this is such a lovely idea, and how satisfying to put them to good use! Looks wonderful. #trash2treasure

Becky Goddard-Hill said...

LOVE!!! Thanks so much for linking up to #naturallycrafty

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That's a great little idea.

Debra Pashkowsky said...

This is such a cute idea.

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