Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Tutorial- Making your own Baker's Twine

Hello everyone and welcome to another Thursday Tutorial.  Today I found an awesome video on You Tube on making your own Baker's Twine.  Baker's Twine is so popular right now.  I have some but not always the color I want.  With this idea you need a skein of white crochet thread (which is really cheap), permanent markers and an old ruler.  I tried this and it definitely works.  My suggestion is to make the outside lines close to the ruler edges and make sure you make them wide. I used  Sharpie and Bic markers.   My first two tries I had too much white but now it comes out great.  
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I used the orange twine I made to hang this mini Halloween banner.  
Click on the image and you can see the twine better.
I also made these two different flowers.  Both were cut from  Mother's Day Bouquet.  
I didn't even realize till I was doing this post that I missed one petal on the red one.  
Guess that is  what happens when you are babysitting a 10 month old and crafting.  LOL
Hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it helpful.  
Happy Craftin 

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness! Thank you so much for this wonderful tip! I have plenty of the white thread and a boat-load of all kinds of markers! I can now create ANY color of twine that I want! You are the greatest for sharing this!!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. Great tut! Thanks for sharing and I love that Halloween wall art!!

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  3. Thanks for another great idea! I love this and so simple. I have tons of that what crochet thread. Thanks so much!
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Your twine turned out great! I had seen this video before and made some but the back half of my "twine" was all white. Did I just not saturate it enough with the marker? How did you get it to go through? Just curious as I love this idea and already bought the yarn. LOL. TFS and if you have a second I'd love to hear your tip! live4scrappin at (gmail) dot com Thanks.

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  5. Thank you so much for this tip on making your own twine, I can't wait to try it!

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  6. Wow! I can't wait to try this. I love baker's twine and it's so darn expensive. Thanks so much.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  7. I watched this video last week and I did try some with the markers that I had but it didn't work very well. I'm going to get the sharpies and try it again. So much cheaper than getting than ordering the Baker's Twine. Thanks for the info.
    Vickie

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  8. This is such a brilliant idea and I'm so glad that you found this tutorial Suzanne!! I will be making my own now too!!

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  9. Wonderful idea. Sharpies are great markers. Noticed this video only showed coloring on one side. Do you need to flip and color other side as well?
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  10. Awesome tutorial. Thanks so much Suzanne!!

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  11. Once I wrapped the twine. I did three stripes on each side of the ruler. The outside two need to be close to edges and then middle one. Don't make them too skinny. Once I unwrap I layed it out on scrap paper to check it. A couple times I had to touch a couple places up but after a couple tries and make it wider and heavier I didn't have to do this. Hope this helps!

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  12. FANTASTIC!! and so clever!!
    thanks for the great idea :)

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  13. Oh my goodness I am so impressed and it really does look good too. Thanks for sharing I will definitely be trying this.
    Kim xXx

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  14. I bought some yarn today. I am going to try this. Edwina Brown

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  15. Suzanne! This is awesome! Thanks so much for finding this tutorial. Heading to the craft store next week and am gonna pick up some crochet thread and some sharpies! I've always wanted that pack they have with like 20 to 40 different colors so I think I'm gonna just have to get that! TFS and keep up the awesome work. :0)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)

    P.S. Thank you for responding to our followers' comments. :0)

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