Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thrifting and DIY Baker's Twine

A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Goodwill and believe it or not, I was able to find some pretty cute things.  I bought a couple of long sleeve tops for my daughter (name brand and in great condition, yay) but my favorite find was a big bag full of crochet cotton for... get ready... only $4! Sweet, right?

I have so many uses for these but I was excited to try a DIY project I found on Pinterest for the white and beige crochet cotton.  The project? Making my own Baker's Twine! Say whaaaa? Now my original inspiration came from here and I used the very same technique she used, as well as the one shown in the YouTube video she shared on her page.

Basically you start out by wrapping some masking tape around a ruler. Then you wrap the twine around it, scrunching it down along the way.  Once you've got a good amount wrapped around the ruler you take a marker (in my case colored permanent markers) and start coloring!

Be sure to flip the ruler over and repeat on the back.  Let it set for a few minutes so it can dry and then unwrap. Kind of looks like the real thing doesn't it?

I repeated this with a few other colored markers and was left with this!

I also found a super easy way to store them so they don't get all tangled up.  I cut up pieces from some old card board boxes and wrapped them up.  Just like the real thing!

So have any of you been thrifting lately? Were you able to do any cool projects with them? Do tell!


  1. GET OUT!! What a steal! Lucky you!

  2. So much fun! I love all of the color possibilities. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across. I hope to see you soon,


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