This is how I tied the knot in the back to secure the thread.
I found this antler at the Brooklyn Flea a couple of months ago and have been dying to do this diy. I finally gotten around to it yesterday, I’m very happy with the results. I chose a deep eggplant purple to go with the pillows on my couch and added a metallic orange/bronze. I love the color combo and think it is a nice addition for fall.
Silk, rayon or polyester thread
- Tie the thread around the antler where you would like to wrap it. Give the end of the thread a little slack in order to tie it at the end.
- Begin to tightly wrap the antler, make sure to not wrap over the loose thread from the knot.
- Wrap until you have the desired width and tie a knot by putting the thread under the last wrapped loop and pulling the thread through. Make sure it is as tight as possible.
- Take the two ends of the knots (the first knot at the beginning and the last knot) and tie them together to ensure that the knots at each end do not get loose. See the 3rd photo.
- Repeat these steps in you want more than one area of the antler wrapped.