Ribbon Spotlight: Baker’s Twine
With oven-hot apple pie and pumpkin pie images dancing around our head, it’s no wonder that Baker’s Twine was chosen as our Ribbon Spotlight of the week. Side note: we cannot wait for a Thanksgiving feast! So we thought we would introduce you to Baker’s Twine and all the lovely crafts you can accomplish with this unique ribbon-like product while our tummies growl.
Uses for Baker’s Twine
The popularity of Baker’s Twine has grown in the last few years as crafters and packagers have discovered the ornate and adorable look Baker’s Twine can add to any project or gift package. Originally, Baker’s twine was used for adorning around freshly baked loaves and for tying around the familiar white cake box. The twine would keep the box closed as the buyer scoured along home from the Baker’s.
Photo from Mcillecespot
Most Common Baker’s Twine
Baker’s Twine can come in a number of different colors that are usually paired with the iconic white. The most renowned color combination is red and white, but you can find many more different colors on the market like green and white, yellow and white, or hot pink and white.
Traditions with Baker’s Twine
In Romania, there is a custom to wear Baker’s Twine on the first day of Spring (March 1st). The wearer hangs a trinket or coin tied with red and white string. Once the flowers bloom, the trinket is then tied to a flowering branch for good luck. (Thanks Poppy Talk Handmade Artist for this tip!)
Baker’s Twine Crafts
Baker’s Twine is growing popularity in the craft world and you’ll see it a lot this Christmas season, especially paired with kraft wrapping paper. Baker’s Twine adds a delicate touch to any gift packaging and a modern flare to any craft project. Baker’s Twine is even being used in the wedding circuit with brides and grooms opting to use Baker’s Twine on their invitations. And when you roll or wrap Baker’s Twine a couple of times, the pattern is gorgeous! Just look at all the fun things you can make with Baker’s Twine:
Baker’s Twine Products
This Baker’s Twine comes in a variety of colors from green (my personal favorite) to Orchid. These spools are made up of four cotton strands twisted together to make a beautiful Baker’s Twine that could be used for any bakery items. This item comes in 240 yards at a great price.
Looking for Baker’s Twine that’s more earthy looking? This unpolished cotton Baker’s Twine is durable and economical. This twine would be great for outdoor projects or eco-friendly packaging.
There are also spools of Baker’s Twine that come in 100 Yards for smaller craft projects. You can find the colors of hot pink, dark brown, blue, and purple on Paper Mart’s site. Four strands of cotton are twisted together to give you these beautiful spools of Baker’s Twine.
Now let’s start crafting!