Hello and welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday DIY Pinterest Idea post. If you are ever in need of an idea or inspiration, Pinterest is the place to go. Over the years I have found so many amazing ideas and have many boards overflowing with them. In today’s Flashback Friday post, I’m going to share a super fun idea that can also save you a ton of money; Do It Yourself Bakers Twine. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.
Do It Yourself Pinterest Idea
Ok, let me just get this out in the open, I LOVE PINTEREST!!! It is so fun to finally have a place to “put” all the wonderful ideas that I find online, funny sayings, book recommendations, or inspirational quotes that I want to remember and share with others. If you would like to check out what I have pinned to my boards or follow my pins, you can find me by clicking here: Coloradoleen.
Now that I have my love for Pinterest out there in the open, I can share why I bring this up today. There are so many great ideas floating all around the Internet, and one of those great ideas is to create your own bakers twine. Bakers twine, for those of you who don’t know, is a popular accessory in paper crafting these days. It is normally white 100% cotton twine with a single strand of color running through it. Below is a picture from cutetape.com of their Cherry Red bakers twine as an example.
You can recreate this same look by using some white 100% cotton crochet/tatting thread that you can pick up from any craft or big box store. I used two different brands which I will talk about in a moment, some cardboard or stiff card stock to wrap the twine around and markers of your choice. I used my COPIC markers and some Bic Mark-It pens just for comparison in a few little test batches. As you will see in the pictures, I used roughly the same color in each marker to get a good comparison.
Here are some close-up shots for you. First, I do apologize for how blurry these first two images are. I didn’t realize just how bad they were until after I was finished. However, you can still see how the samples look on the card. These two examples were done on size 10 Omega crochet thread. I really like how the example turned out with the Bic Mark-It (in Rambunctious Red).
The COPIC marker (R29 Lipstick Red) below seemed to bleed a bit too much. It could be the nature of the markers or it could be the type of thread used.
Here are two more image of the thread taken off the card stock. Both of them look equally nice, and depending on the project, would add that extra touch of class and beauty.
Bic Mark-It With Omega Thread
COPIC Marker With Omega Thread
I did another sample using Cebelia DMC crochet thread, also size 10. The first example is with the Deep Sea Blue Bic Mark-It pen. I really like how this one turned out! There is just a little bit of bleeding in a few areas, but overall, it’s perfect.
In the photo below I used the B28 Royal Blue COPIC marker with the Cebelia DMC crochet thread. Again, the COPIC seemed to bleed a lot more than the Bic, but not as much on this type of thread.
Here are a couple more photos of the finished blue twine.
Bic Mark-It With Cebelia DMC Thread
COPIC Marker With Cebelia DMC Thread
This was a fun little experiment and I really like how it turned out. I think using a size 5 thread will get the thickness a little closer to the original Bakers Twine. However, it depends on your preference, the project, and what you have on hand. In the next few days I hope to get a project made with some of my homemade twine and I will get those up as soon as possible.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out today’s Flashback Friday DIY Pinterest Idea post. While doing the samples I remember being surprised the COPIC markers bled so much. I’m still not sure if that was due to the amount of ink in each pen, or the marker tips. The COPIC Markers have a much more flexible tip than the Bic pens.
Have you ever used Bakers Twine on a craft project? If you have, would you give this DIY a try? Let me know down in the comments! Until then, have a fantastic weekend, and I will see you back in the craft room real soon!