Quick Tip: Using scraps of baker’s Twine (or ribbon, yarn, twine….)

Hello Friends! I think as crafters and artists we can become…well..pack-rats if we are not careful. I finished up a set of cards the other day and could not bear to throw away the scraps of bakers twine trimmings. So rather than dump it into my big ribbon scrap jar never to be seen again I decided to make a quick gift tag with it, have a look at how easy it is:

This technique can be used with ribbon, yarn, string or even slivers of paper. Cuz let’s face it, some of this stuff is just too pretty to throw away, even the tiniest scrap! To make the tag I cut a heart out of white cardstock and punched it out with a large label punch. Then I applied adhesive (score-tape) to a scrap of cardstock slightly bigger than the heart and adhered my twine scraps to that. I covered a manila tag with rainbow paper and adhered my twine square to that then topped it with my heart window with foam tape. Easy peasy and I have a gift tag ready to go and no guilt over throwing anything away. You can find the baker’s twine I used at Papermart, they have awesome deals on bulk supplies but that doesn’t mean we should waste anything. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


10 Responses

  1. Love this idea


  2. cute! packrats unite!🙂 (aren’t all crafters this, lol😉 )


  3. Thanks for this great tip! Love your videos!


  4. Love the idea Lindsay…thanks for sharing!!!


  5. I used to do this same thing, when I was in a pinch, ages ago. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder!


  6. Neat idea Lindsay….looks cute.


  7. Hi Lindsay,
    Thank you so much for setting up your website. You are a fabulous crafter and you have inspired me to start watercolour painting and do other crafts. God bless you and your family.
    Linda H.


  8. Now I have something I can show my husband why I am such a packrat!!!!. As always thank you for the tip. ♥


  9. Lovely idea, thanks for sharing😀


  10. Ve-ry clever Lindsay, love the unique look you created. ~Diane


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