DIY: Baker’s Twine Mini Bows

March 10, 2014

Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love BlogProject-Ranking-FormatA couple of weeks ago I posted a photo on Instagram of my baker’s twine corner in the craft room. The bottom line is this: I have more baker’s twine than eleven people could use in eleventeen years.  Yet, I continue to buy more. Baker’s twine addiction is a real thing, people.

Last year, I posted a baker’s twine bow in this post. I used glitter twine and the finished result was pretty doggone awesome. This time around, I’m sharing a similar project using my newest obsession, solid colored twine…and this time we’re making em miniature. It’s easy, doable, cute and generally fantastic.

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For the cardboard tube, I used the remnants of wrapping paper which worked well. You could probably also use a paper towel tube, which I’m sure you have on hand.
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{1} Wrap a tight coil of bakers twine around the paper tube. The coil should measure about 1″ wide.

{2} Generously coat the twine coil with decoupage glue. You’ll want to be liberal with this to make sure the twine is well adhered together.

{3} Once the coils are in place,  allow the glue to set, which will take at least 90 minutes.

{4} Wiggle the coils to release them from the saran wrap, then slide them off
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{5} Pinch together the coil as shown

{6} Secure the center of the twine coil with more twine of the same color to create a bow shape. Tie a knot in the back to secure the center of the bow.Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love BlogMy guess is that you can use your creative brain to come up with lots of cute ways to put these to use. If you’re like me, you’ll first need to set them aside for a few days just to admire and stare. You know how that goes. When you’re done admiring, you can do what I did  – grab your hot glue gun and adhere them to matching mini clothespins. Totes adorbs, right?

Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love Blog

Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love Blog

Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love Blog

Baker's Twine Mini Bows | Damask Love Blog

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21 thoughts on “Baker’s Twine Mini Bows”

  1. I swear you never cease to amaze me!!! So cute and clever!! Question once you got to steps 5&6 how did you get the twine to stay in place? did you glue it down and allowed it to dry more or is there a tied knot behind the center wrapped twine? I hope I’m making sense 🙂 thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Okey donkey, you are officially my crafting hero! These bows are just wonderful! What a terrific idea! Can’t wait to try!

  3. Are you kidding me?! This is genius!! (I guess I missed the glitter bow post from last year…I’m really horrible about actually reading blogs, which is a shame, because I do love your voice!) Thanks so much for showing how to do this!

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