Baker's Twine Crafts
It's colorful, fresh, and versatile. Use baker's twine to give projects the sweet treatment.
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Novel idea! Accent a purchased felt-covered elastic headband with a felt flower topped with a baker's twine pom-pom for a colorful bookmark. Print the pattern below to cut three petal shapes from felt for the flower, and top with a pom-pom.
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Send birthday wishes on the front of a card with baker's twine candles. Cut the candles and flames using the patterns below; then glue pieces of baker’s twine to the front of the candles. Complete the card with sticker dots on the flames and a letter sticker greeting.
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Frame and Letter
Get wrapped up with these great ideas. Embellish a flat frame with varying widths of wrapped twine on opposite corners. Then display a twine-wrapped papier-mâché letter inside the frame opening.
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Plant a garden of colorful blooms by embellishing punched flower shapes with baker’s twine. Add smaller wrapped flowers or buttons to the centers, and glue wires to the backs for stems.
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Follow Your Heart
Set your sights on a greeting card with stitched baker's twine details. Use the pattern below to cut out three hearts and apply silver glitter to each one. Cut a bamboo skewer into three 3"-long pieces for the arrows, and stitch the baker's twine feathers through the card using a sewing needle.
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Give a plain lampshade a reason to shine using colorful bands of baker’s twine. Wrap the vertical bands around the shade; then add the horizontal bands, weaving them under and over the vertical bands. Knot the twine ends inside the base of the shade to hide them.
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Make a custom stamp by wrapping twine around a plain acrylic or wooden block, securing the twine ends to the back of the block using tape. Press the stamp onto an ink pad; then experiment with different color and size combinations to stamp on kraft or solid-color wrapping papers.
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You're So Sweet
Coil baker’s twine onto circles of cardstock to create these sweet lollipops. Cover a punched circle with adhesive and coil the twine, starting at the center of the circle. Note: A pair of tweezers can help with tight coiling. Seal the outer edge with a dab of liquid glue.
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Mix up a batch of decorative mini cupcakes by winding twine around small foam balls. Use a quick-drying glue, such as Fabri-Tac, to keep the twine in place. Then add pretty pins, gems, or cardstock for added flair and place in paper baking cups.
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Up, Up, and Away
Let your creativity take flight on a greeting card.
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Globes and Tassels
Construct a party-worthy garland by stringing two baker's twine projects together: globes and tassels.