Baker’s Twine on the Cheap
You know that super cute bakers twine popping up everywhere in the DIY world? The stuff you see in Martha Stewart holiday magazines and all over eye-candy craft blogs that’s ridiculously expensive? On Etsy, some vendors are re-selling 30 yards/90 ft. cards and spools for nearly $4 (plus taxes and shipping). I love the stuff, but good luck finding it for cheap or finding it in stores at all. Fancier suppliers hip to the stringy trend have created some neat looking color combinations in their twines, but for premium prices. Personally, I prefer the red and white kind.
Thinking that there must be a cheaper supply of it, it didn’t take me long to find an online bakery and paper supplies company selling 2 lb. spools of it in no less than red, brown, dark green, light green, and blue for $8.95 per spool (again, plus shipping and taxes). That’s more than 3,400 yards or 10,200 ft. of twine per spool. Feeling quite gleeful about the awesome savings, I ordered two spools – one red/white and one light green/white. So what the heck do you think I might do with so much twine? Lots of stuff! Gift tags, gift bag and box ribbons, hand-made greeting cards, gift card holders, ornament and mobile string, book marks, general household use, etc. Plus, it’s biodegradeable and looks way cuter than plastic or nylon ribbon.
If you wanna get your mitts on some, check out Country Clean Paper Supplies and try not to go too twine crazy.