Monday, August 15, 2011

Current obsession: Baker's twine

I just can't seem to get enough of bakers twine now that I'm in the wedding circuit! (oh, by the way...newly engaged!) The endless use of baker's twine is just another reason to "invest" in lots and lots of twine. Invest would mean there is a ROI, but in the case, I'm fully aware there will be very little return...except oodles of happiness!

Baker's twine is sold at your local crafts store in small amounts. I've found that JoAnn's sells the Martha Stewart twine for about $5 at 36 yds. That's kind of expensive when you consider buying spools. You also have limited color selection. So I researched and researched till I found some better deals for you twine lovers out there!

Two very popular twine sellers with the yummiest colors you can imagine is:
The Twinery $14 for 240 yds
*To see the difference between both of these companies, check out this post by Britta Swiderski that clearly shows difference in quality and style*

The "cheapest"/most inexpensive/bargain: We Sell Coffee $9.95 for/3400 yds (2lbs)

Where can you buy Baker's Twine locally? Paper Source. Howver, they only have the red/white version. But for 1/2 lb at $7.95, it's not bad since you don't have to pay for shipping.

How to make your own Baker's twine on the cheap? Check out ukmaryanne who has a post. Her tutorial on how to make your own twine:

Or, you can twist your own baker's twine! Check out this nifty idea using embroidery floss and cotton twine by Persia Lou. She solved my question on how to keep the twists from unraveling!

I really want to go nuts and buy 5 colors, but whichever route I go is nearly $100! On twine! But I am obsessed. As in I wake up and go to sleep looking or talking about this. My fiance said that if I'm still as obsessed about this in a whole month, I could get it. I'm pretty sure I'll win.

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