For like a year I battled what to do with all my gorgeous baker's twine that I've been collecting from The Twinery. I tried a dowel scheme for a while but that just ended with me fishing twine spools out from behind my desk more often than I'd care to admit. What to do, what to do... stop collection twine? Yeah right!
Then, while cleaning up one of my other random collections (it sounds fancier if you call them collections) of mason jars I decided I would try to marry the two in to one beautiful collection. A collection with a purpose - to organize my baker's twine!
- Spools of Baker's Twine
- Mason jars with lids and bands
- Hole punch
For the full sized spools I use pint size canning jars and for the sampler sized twine bundles that I had previously spun around wooden spools, I used the half-pint sized jars.
2) Pop your spool of twine in the jar.
3) Thread the twine through the hole in the lid.
4) Slip the band over the thread and tighten the lid onto the jar.
That didn't even take you 20 minutes! But if you have a collection of spools, doing the entire lot of them might take you the entire 20 minutes.
The bonus to this storage method is that you can take the mason jar to where ever you are currently working on a project that needs twine and then simply place it back in place when you are done. There is no risking the twine getting wet, or gluey, or anything else that might happen in the intense moments of craftiness.
Another Tuesday another 20 minute craft solution!