DIY Bakers Twine

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!


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