{handmade baker’s twine}

 I wanted to share a super simple and inexpensive twist on a favorite packaging material of mine, Baker’s Twine!  I’m sure you’ve seen it…the stuff is all over Pinterest!  I love the simplicity of it, but I haven’t been too fond of the prices that I’ve seen them sold at.  When I saw a fellow blogger’s tutorial for making a handmade version, of course I wanted to give it a try for myself.

To make handmade baker’s twine, you’ll need:

sharpies (choose your colors)

ruler or a strip of cardstock

white string

wooden spools (found at Michael’s)

I already had a bag full of sharpies (I’ve told you before…this girl = school supply addiction).  I purchased the string at Michael’s on sale for $2.45 and the wooden spools  were something like $.50 a piece.  See, it’s already so much cheaper than just buying baker’s twine!

To get started, wrap your string (as evenly as possible without overlapping too much) around your cardstock strip or ruler.

 If you’re using a ruler, you may want to cover it with painter’s tape so you don’t ruin it with your sharpie lines.  Once you’ve got it wrapped to your liking (mine was about 6 inches wrapped), choose one color and make straight lines vertically down the wrapped string.

I chose to make a lime green…

…and a purple one.

After you’ve colored (make sure to do both sides), begin wrapping the twine onto the wooden spools.  If you don’t have spools, clothespins would be a nice alternative.

Voila!  Handmade Baker’s Twine!  The awesome thing about making your own is that you can choose the exact colors you want to use.

I actually included these two spools in my Christmas in July Gift for my friend Melanie!  Hopefully she will find some good use for them.

Enjoy!

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