Rachael from Little Lands (my soon to be neighbour here at Monbulk) called in this week needing some inspiration to cover a boring plastic coated document stand to house her sweet cards.
We played around with washi & fabric tape plus some ribbon and decided a jute twine would give the desired effect. You could also use Hemp Rope which is available in assorted colours.
No rocket science required. Tape jute to frame and wind (covering the tape as you go).
When you get to an end, wind backwards a few cm's and poke underneath the layer.
A spot of glue may also help it stay in place.
A really cute result for an otherwise boring looking item.