DIY Bakers Twine

5 years ago by in Uncategorized

Do a search for bakers twine on Pinterest and you’ll be flooded with brilliant gift and packaging ideas. I saw a tutorial recently to make your own, so here’s my rendition of homemade bakers twine.

Start with white crochet thread and wind it around a piece of heavy card stock or cardboard.

Take a Sharpee or marker and draw straight lines.

To be honest I didn’t love how the Sharpie was working. It didn’t seem to bleed to the other side and it looked uneven.

I tried a paint marker next and it did the trick. It took a few minutes longer to dry, but it bled all the way through the string.


I read online to use Sharpies, so to each his own. Maybe I didn’t press down hard enough? Either way, the paint marker did the job.

Here it is all packaged and ready to gift!

Super cheap, super fast, and super cute!

Let me know if you try this!



6 Responses to “DIY Bakers Twine”

Erin @ Lansdowne Life
October 17, 2011 Reply

Oh, wow! This is awesome! And I already have a red paint marker. Thanks for the idea!

October 18, 2011 Reply

this is a great idea…I'll be giving it a try! Also, I passed the Versatile Blogger Award onto you! Check out for the details.

Katie Lane
October 18, 2011 Reply

I looooove it.

Inspire Me Heather
January 19, 2012 Reply

What a wonderful project! I liked your tutorial too. I’ve got this linked to my twine post as well today, for inspiration!
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January 19, 2012 Reply

Great idea! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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