DIY Twine Dispenser

I’m a twine junkie.

I love cotton twine, and jute twine, and hemp twine, and baker’s twine.

I love twine rolled in balls, and I love twine on spools, and I love it on cones.

You get the point…I love twine.

Not only is it useful, but I think a bowl full of natural, rustic twine looks so pretty.

The only thing I don’t like is jumbled twine, and it seems as soon as I remove the wrapper from my twine, it ends up a jumbled mess, so I whipped up a twine dispenser this week, to keep my most used rolls from misbehaving.  It’s a great way to use up some of the many jars in my stash as well.

If you are a twine-lover too, this project is for you!

repurposed jar

I chose a jar that had chip dip in it, because it had a wide mouth opening.  First, I drilled a hole in the lid, then I hammered around the hole to beat down the rough edges and painted it white.

DIY twine dispenser

I could have left it at that, but I wanted to make the jar a little prettier, so I added one of my antique graphics to the front.

twine holder

I’m working on a few more jars, so I’ll show you tomorrow how I did the image transfer on the glass.  You are going to love this technique, because it is SO simple, and takes only a few minutes to do, and it’s an easy way to dress up plain jars.

I’ve got TONS of antique graphics you can choose from to decorate jars with (HERE) so, go pick an image, and grab a jar out of your recycling bin, and I’ll see you tomorrow to help you decorate the front of your jar!

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  1. What a pretty way to store and display twine. Love it, Angie.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  2. I love twine too! I took a broken lamp stick and made a twine holder. I just put the balls (on tubes) over the lamp stick and stuck my scissors in the broken end on top. It worked out really well and I was able to repurpose something the cat destroyed. :^) I also have baskets full of tatting twine and I stack those in descending order to look like Christmas trees. I put a dowel rod in the cones for stability and set that in a glass jar as my “trunk”. And I have a nice little chest full of various balls of twine that I display in various ways for different seasons and holidays. Kindred spirits!!

  3. This is such a cute idea, Angie…I love finding new ways to hold twine. Looking forward to the glass transfer technique!

  4. This is a great idea! And so simple. The label is really cute too!

  5. You have such great ideas! I look so forward everyday to your blogs. I so appreciate you sharing your graphics with us.
    I made a wreath out of an old book like you did, it turned out really cool! Thanks so much for the great idea.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. This is very clever! I use twine all of the time to keep my recycling in order (I’m a bit OCD that way, I’ve been told) so this project will really come in handy for me! Thank you for sharing it! I can hardly wait to see how you do the image transfers onto glass!

  7. I have lots of plain glass jars. It’ll be nice to give them more character. Thank you!

  8. Nice project Angie. Good way to recycle jars. Our recycle center quit taking glass … so what do we do to keep glass jars out of the landfill? Recycle them into something pretty and useful … like twine dispensers.
    Thanks Angie. Anxious to see how you did the transfer.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. What a great idea!! I have a couple saved because I thought about turning one into a snow globe with a candle stick as a stand. Love this idea too!!

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