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If you are like me, you hate it when your twine or string jumps off it’s nice clean surface and finds the dirtiest corner to roll in when you are unraveling it in long lengths. Or in the garden when you are tying up your vines it seems to always find the mud puddle to roll in.
So today I’m going to show you how I make my string dispensers that I can not dispense with or without *groan*
You will need:
A skein or ball of string or twine
A jar that your string fits into easily with a two part canning lid
mod podge or even white glue will work (not tacky glue)
a foam brush
a crop a dile big bite or other clean hole punching device (no burrs allowed)
a bit of fabric you love, a thin tip sharpie or other marker
a pair of fabric scissors
First trace the size of your canning lid insert onto the wrong side of your cloth and cut it out:
Generously coat your canning lid insert with your glue of choice:
And then place your circle of fabric over the canning lid insert and press it down with your gluey foam brush to get it all gluey and stuck.
The edges might be a bit of a challenge to get completely stuck down but, not to worry too much as the edges will be hidden by your canning jar ring in the end anyway.
let it dry for at least 30 minutes, and then punch your hole(s) in the fabric covered canning jar lid. The key here is to not make your hole too much bigger than the string or it will always fall back down into the jar making it annoying to retrieve it every time. For bakers twine I use a 1/8″ hole and for jute I use a 3/16″ hole.
String your thread through from the bottom of the canning jar insert
insert your string into the jar, place the insert on and tighten the ring… VOILA!
now you can get really creative! use all kinds of different jar sizes and amounts of different string. in one I have 4 different colors of twine wrapped around clothespins and 4 holes on the top … looks adorable, uses up the canning jar lid inserts you can’t reuse and is fun to make.
Thanks for reading!
My friends Holly and Kat are conspiring to give away a pair of earrings that Holly made via Kat’s blog.
I have a pair of earrings from Holly and I bought a pair as a gift for my MIL and both pairs are gorgeous!
Now’s your chance to win your own pair!
Click any of the above pictures to take you to the giveaway blog post.
I woke up to sales and the notification that I had been on the FP. Since I haven’t posted my appearances in a while I thought I would post this one, as it is so nice!
Viva magazine contacted me a couple months ago and asked to feature my bookmarks.
It’s a nationally circulated and online free publication available in pharmacies, dr. and dentist offices, hospitals and many other places. Anyone, here in Canada, that I’ve mentioned it to had heard of it or seen it or read it. So I’m really excited!
It comes out 6 times a year and I will be in the Eco Chic shopping section.
So my Canadian peeps, keep your eyes peeled for this publication coming out in just a few days!
For those of you who don’t know, I now have a shop offering some unusual, fun and retro kitschy items. I’m trying to stick with a kitchen theme so I don’t end up with a shop full of junk. I think I’ve found some really cute things.
Heather of hdawnparratt kindly consented to make me re-usable cotton swabs, for toner, removing make up and the like…
I’m excited about this new way to cut down on our household waste.
I’m going to put a little wash bag under the sink for the used ones and then when I do the laundry I’ll just throw the whole bag in 🙂