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Natural rush chair seats are made by weaving a tight pattern from twisted leaves of rush or cattail. We’re using a similar technique with plastic lacing.


You will need:

  • 10 Yards brown plastic lacing
  • 4-5 Cinnamon sticks
  • Sand paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape


1. Cut or sand notches in cinnamon sticks 1” from each end. Glue notched corners together.
2. Weave craft lace around frame according to diagram. Tip: leave plastic lace bundled in skein as you weave.
3. To end weaving, thread plastic lace end under rows at one corner. Tie lace end to beginning tail, forming a hanging loop.
4. Cut two 18” lengths craft lace. Loop one length over diagonal corners of cinnamon sticks on frame back for photo strap or holder. Tie tightly. Loop the other length over opposite corners, forming an X on the back of the frame. Tie tightly. Cut ends. Slide photo or clip art in front of photo strap.
Option: Use craft sticks and yarn.

Toner Plastics, Inc.™ Craft Lace™; Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™; Fiskars® Scissors

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