Monday, July 30, 2012

Make your own baker's twine

I remember going to the baker's as a child and watching them wrap the boxes in that red and white twine. Now there are so many different colors you can buy. But why buy when you can make?

I stumbled upon (literally) this great tutorial for making your own baker's twine. I already have a ton of Sharpies on hand so I went to Walmart to get a ruler (25 cents) and the crochet thread ($2.28).
If you get the thread at Michael's or Joann's using a coupon you could probably pay even less. I had masking tape but you could use almost any tape if you aren't planning to use the ruler for anything else.

I had the little cardboard winders on hand already. They are perfect for keeping the twine from getting tangled.

I can't wait to tie up Garrett's birthday gifts. It's so colorful and fun. You could even make multicolor twine.


Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson said...

What an awesome idea!  Thanks for posting this!  Sounds like a great idea for a birthday present decoration too!

teawithfrodo said...

 It's great for just about everything. I'm sure you could do it on some thicker cotton thread for a different look. Or even do rainbow baker's twine.