Saturday, September 10, 2011

Baker's Twine Storage Containers

Like many of you, I have been saving empty button/brad/embellishment containter.  Why?  They might be useful in the future?  Don't know?  Well, now, I have a use for them.
I saw this on Patty Bennett's blog and quite agree with her dislike of the packaging of the baker's twine.  She shared a great idea - reminds me of my weed wacker in the garden - it's the same principle, but looks so much nicer.
I'll show you what I did, and then include her tutorial

 I used an empty ribbon spool, an empty button container, and  crop-o-dile.
From packaging to decorated container - doesn't that look so much better, and you can take as much of the twine as you need without it tanging or ending up in a mess on your work surface.

Thank you so much for sharing this Patty.











Here's the side view showing the hole I made with the crop-o-dile.
I decorated the top using a 2 3/8" scallop circle die in real red, followed by a  3/4" Whisper White circle, and a 1 3/8" circle of retired designer paper.
The snail image was stamped using Button buddies - in Lucky Limeade ink, and cut out.  A Tempting Turquoise button through which white Baker's twine has been inserted through and knotted was attached to the snail.
The Black Journaler pen was used to create faux sewing around the Whisper White circle.
I put a piece of tape to secure the lid to the container.

Here's Patty's tutorial - why reinvent the wheel.  Here is the link to her blog: here

Step 1: wind the Baker's Twine onto the empty ribbon spools

Twine on roll 2
Step 2:  Depending on your empty container... if the spool is going to fly around loosly in there, then add Sticky Strip to one side of the spool and attach a 2-3/8" scallop circle or plain circle piece of cardstock
Twine sticky strip Twine on scallop
Step 3:  use your CROP A DILE and punch a hole in the side of one of the containers:
Twine crop a dile
Step 4:  feed the end of the Baker's Twine through the hole:
Twine in hole
Step 5:  put the spool into the container:
Twine scallop in cont
Step 6: place the lid on top and decorate
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