Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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I improved my twine storage/organization. I know I just redid my twine last month, but I was sitting at my craft desk staring at the bucket of twine and I thought...NAW! thats not going to work..I'm going to be putting more twine in there and I won't be able to see them ALL......hhuummmm.....What can I clip those clothes pins to so that I can see them and yet have room to expand (I'm always thinking about the future...LOL)  AH HA!!!! PERFECT!!!!

MATERIALS: 1x4 board,  saw, sandpaper, drill with 1/4" bit,  (2)  1/4" dowel rods 36"long and (spring clip) clothes pins(from previous twine post)

This is a DIY project...SUPER SIMPLE!!! I did it myself thats how simple.
This is how I did mine:  1x4 board cut at 19-3/4".
The 1x4 board is roughly 4" wide I measured in 2" from the long edge and drew a line down the middle.
I wanted my first hole 2-1/2" from the short end, mark it on the center line. Took the drill with 1/4" bit and drilled a hole all the way thru the board. From that hole measure 5" and mark it and drill, do the same for the other holes. Now take your dowel rods and I wanted mine to fit on my craft desk I have a shelf above so I cut(saw) the dowels at 16" so I only needed 2 dowel rods for now.....if you have a lot of twine now or will in the future...LOL I plan on replacing and NOT cutting the dowel rods and keeping them  36"L  therefore I will need 4 and they would sit on my jetmax cubes behind me....ROTFLOL!!!!! See how I plan for the future......anyway...I slightly sanded the end that was to go in the base. Put your dowel in the base and add your twine. TA DA!!!! you have your own TWINE TOWERS!!!!!!

here are the labels I made. I had to relabel them because the name was upside down. I trimmed them down and taped them to the clothes pin

I had 4" dowel left over so I clipped a clothes pin to it that way I wouldn't wrap the twine to tight

wrapped the twine (notice you can read the label when the clothes pin is flipped the other way)

my TWINE TOWERS....notice the EXTRA ROOM for MORE...ROTFLOL!!! I sort of organized them by color.

close up...the twine isn't wrapped tight so I clip them off and on.....and the way their stacked and staggered I can get to them easily. Some of the pins have 5 yds and some have 10 yds. STILL PERFECT!

TWINE TOWERS on my craft desk

I know I need to paint it...ok, I'd have to paint the base then the dowels then the clothes pins......ugh...LOL NATURAL WOOD IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
WELL, one thing leads to another....I'm redoing my ribbon now.....LOL stay tuned.....


  1. This is a great idea for twine storage. Since you are such a huge fan of twine, you should join in the Trendy Twine monthly challenges you can win more twine. Here is a link to the blog: