Baker's Twine Crafts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up, Up, and Away
Let your creativity take flight on a greeting card.
Globes and Tassels
Construct a party-worthy garland by stringing two baker's twine projects together: globes and tassels.