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February 13, 2012

Baker's Twine Storage

Baker's twine is all the rage right now, and I have to admit I've started my own little collection! 

My problem was trying to figure out how to store it. 
I wanted something that made it easy to access but wouldn't be in my way. 


Here's what I came up with! 
Have you seen those cute little grab & go Pringles containers? 

Not only are they only $1 each, they are the perfect size to stash in my desk at work. ;)

But do you know what they have in common with twine?

They are roughly the same size!

Perfect for storing my twine!

First things first, in order to feel comfortable putting my twine in the Pringles containers 
I washed them thoroughly.

Then... 
1. Using a Dremel, I drilled small holes in the center of the lids. You can sand the edges if you think they are too rough and may snag your twine.

2. Cover the containers with some fun scrapbook paper using Mod Podge.

3. If you're concerned about residual oil from the potato chips that might not have gotten washed out, line the interior of the container with freezer or wax paper.

4. Drop your twines into the containers and thread the twine through the holes in the lid.

5. To keep my containers together, I tied a wide black ribbon around them.

The twine can be stored on its side or upright, however you prefer. 

The lids snap on fairly tightly so they aren't going to pop off when you pull on the twine. And the twine itself is heavy enough that you won't be dragging the containers around as you pull on the twine.

Easy peasy and cute to boot!






54 comments :

  1. Pinned this!!! Love love love it. Always wondering what to do with all my jute! Thanks.

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  2. Love how you've recycled and made something so useful as well as pretty!

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  3. I love this idea! And now I want some Pringles!

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  4. Genius!! That's all I can think to say! Love it.

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  5. You are so so clever Michele!! I love this idea!! These are so cute!! Guess I just have to go out and get some pringles now!! :)

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  6. These are too cute! I would love if you would link these up this Thursday at my Made U look Linky Party!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  7. So cute. Love that you reused he pringles cans :)

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  8. hmmm... I know a few kids who just might be getting pringles as a snack today!! So smart!!! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! ;)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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  9. I haven't seen that size of pringles can around here, our grab and go ones are much shorter than that. But if I do see some I shall now be sure to grab them while I can.

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  10. I just reused some tin cans in my craft room this week, too! It's amazing how you can repurpose things from the kitchen :-)

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  11. Oh WOW!! You are so clever my friend!! This is so perfect--I am feeling guilty for the hot mess that is my craft room right now! Love this organization!

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  12. What a clever idea. Could be used for any ribbon storage. I love it. If you get a chance, would you like to link up this idea at my Thriving on Thursdays linky party?

    http://domesblissity.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/pesto-genovese-10-ways-to-use-it.html

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  13. Great solution, it should work great with crochet/knit yarn too! Have to give a try... thanks for sharing!

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  14. So impressive! I would LOVE for you to share this awesome mommy solution in my Mommy Club link up! Or any other ideas. Stop over! http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/02/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-31/

    Crystal

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  15. This is such a creative idea. I love the scrapbooking paper used to cover the cans.

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightlhome.blogspot.com

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  16. Michele, this is fabulous!! I saw this on Pinterest and repinned it but didn't realize it was yours!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I will be featuring this tomorrow!

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  17. This is such a great idea! You've got my wheels turning thinking of how to incorporate this several different ways! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. We love this. What a creative way to store twine. We have a link party going on as well. Would you link up with us too? You could be featured next week!

    -your Newest Followers

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-linky-party-2-features.html

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  19. so smart! I've shared your post here; http://dollarstoremom.com/2012/02/pinterest-picks-27/

    Thank you!

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  20. What a fantastic idea!
    -Melissa
    PS- I've started a Blog Hop to replace GFC- would love for you to stop by and join in.

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  21. This is a great idea! I would love if you would share it at my blog party this weekend. Hope you can join in!

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  22. Michele--what a great idea! You know I love a good repurpose!

    thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!
    gail

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  23. GREAT idea!! I <3 Pringles and need to stash my twine! You brought the two together for me! Thanks so much!

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  24. I will never look at Pringle cans again the same way:-) This is a genius way to store twine.

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  25. Very original!! I love it!!! Congrats on the feature on Tatertots and Jello :)

    Would you please share this on my blog.... PLEASE?!?!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-3.html

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  26. This is fantastic! It looks like it would keep things so tidy and my kids would love a reason to eat those Pringles.

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  27. What a clever idea! Please stop over and share at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/02/mix-it-up-monday_19.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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  28. great idea

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  29. What a fabulous idea!! LOVE it! I love how you decorated the cans too. :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  30. Great idea...and they look really nice. I might give this a try with some old scotch containers that I've kept around knowing they'd be good for something!

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  31. BRILLIANT! Pinned and LOVE!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  32. What a wonderful idea. Will also pin it :-) Blessings, Debbie

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  33. Great idea! Cute and easy! Thanks for sharing with Design Dazzle!

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  34. Oh my, this is such an awesome idea. So great...just disappointed I didn't think of that. :)

    Happy to be your newest linky follower.
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  35. Great idea!! I always have such issues with twine and I'm thinking this would be great in my greenhouse!!

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  36. Pure genius!!! Would not have thought of this in one million years. Pinned it! Thank you so much for sharing. -K

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  37. Love the idea!! I'm gonna do some for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I love this! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  39. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love for you to link up: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-29.html

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  40. Hi! I just stumbled on this from Jen at TT&J and I'm pinning this. Seriously, bakers twine is my new obsession and I love your upcycle. Now I have a reason to eat a bunch of pringles too. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Brilliant and yet so simple. I love it!!! Very clever indeed. Thank you for sharing :)

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  42. Am so in love with this project! Did it right away - works perfectly.

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  43. One more thing, I don't have a Dremel so I used my hole punch.

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  44. Great post! Just gave you a shout out!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/09/gotta-love-bakers-twine.html

    Marilyn

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  45. How cute! I love this idea... =)

    Happy weekend!
    Danielle

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  46. Uma grande ideia ! Gostei muito,e vou fazer assim que arrumar latas.

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