Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pining for Twine

I saw a big spool of cotton twine for sale at Anthropologie before Christmas for $18.  I didn't buy it as it seemed like a lot to spend for some baker's twine, but I have to say I'm pining for some.  I keep seeing images of things wrapped in the lovely two coloured twine and I'm just going to have to find some so I can get a bit of the action.  Have a look at these images and see if you don't soon have cotton twine on your "must have" list.

Studio Carta

Oh my, I don't even know what colour I would buy - one of each maybe!  There's an online store that sells it in the US with a lovely sampling of different colours all paired with white.

The Twinery

It looks adorable used to attach tags to presents,

The Twinery
or to tie around presents,

Martha Stewart Kids

or to wrap food,

Cupcakes and Cashmere
or for crafts,

Thinking Inking

or to make a garland,

Beth Kruse
or to send your love in a card,

Chavez Designs
or to bundle together wedding invitations,
or to adorn a save the date card (which combines my love of maps with baker's twine - does it get any better).

Beautiful Paper
And how adorable is this as a way to dispense the baker's twine.

Pebbles in My Pocket

So basically I heart twine.  What about you?

Smooth Pebble


  1. I heart twine too! Such gorgeous colours. I would have to find some for less than $18 though, because our youngest son would go through it like he does hockey tape. How many times in one day can a 12 year old tape and retape a hockey stick?!!

  2. oh I know! aren't they cute? they look great just displayed on a shelf - love the sugar shaker idea :)

  3. I almost actually bought some last week but didn't. I don't know why I didn't because I really wanted some. I love the way they used a sugar dispenser to hold it. So cute.

  4. Oh no! Now I heart twine too! I only ever use plain jute twine, but now I think I definitely need to find some colored twine too. Let us know if you find a good source for it!

  5. Hi Grace,
    Thanks for including my card in this fun blog post! I loved everything you featured, especially the sugar dispenser.

  6. Oh twine is wonderful for any purpose, as you have shown here in a beautiful way! Thank you for sharing these great ideas,
    have a lovely Sunday
    love Maaike

  7. I love that dispenser idea. I will be looking for one of those now! I heart twine, toooo.

  8. I have been wrapping my teenager's lunch sandwiches in parchment paper but I have never got around to the idea of completing it with twine. This will make it a easy process and part of our new habit. My children always lose the plastic containers and baggies just feel wrong so....twine is going to seal the deal on our new lunchtime routine. Thanks for this!

  9. This is an adorable post. Where do you come up with these ideas? I definitely need some twine now! Well done.

  10. You know, I didn't pine for it before your post but now, you have me convinced I need some of that black and white twine!....LOL Great post! Kit

  11. Glad to know I'm not the only one who pines for twine. -smile- I even adore baler twine and have used it for knitting shower sandals.

  12. Now I want some twine too! Great post!

    Kat :)

  13. Ah, Grace, a woman after my own heart! I think you'll find your answer at Whisker Graphics ( They are the home of Divine Twine. I am lusting after the Blueberry and Airmail versions. J x

  14. I love twine too! Do you have a store called 'Creative Packaging' where you live? I am going to check there! I have been looking for some too! Angie xo