Twine Storage

Note:  Now that I have worked with my twine and twine holders I think I would recommend hot gluing the dowel inside the candle holder and putting the magnets on top but cut the dowel down so that the magnets fall inside the twine spool.  My concern was not having the magnets show and this would eliminate that problem.  It will be more secure that way and you will still be able to remove the knob on the top to put a knew spool of twine on.  I find that with the way I made it below that sometimes if I pull too hard on the twine it will pull the dowel over.  This new way should make it more secure.

I have a love affair with baker’s twine from The Twinery.  It is great stuff and it can dress up just about anything!

My blog friend Lisa is the one who introduced me to it and you see it all over the blog world.  I have slowly but surely adding to my collection.  They currently have 11 different colors and I only own 5 of them.  My collection has a ways to go.

While I was in Utah several months ago at a local scrapbooking store I noticed they had several rolls of twine at their counter and they had made some very pretty twine holders. I decided I needed some too so after a visit to Goodwill, Home Depot and the local craft store I was ready to put a few together.

Here’s what you will need:

A glass candleholder (Goodwill)

A dowel (Home Depot, close to the size of your candle opening in the candle holder, does not have to be exact)

A knob (Home Depot)

Two magnets (craft store)

Hot glue gun (not pictured)

and of course a roll of twine ( The Twinery)


The first step is to cut your dowel to the right size.  Place it into the candle holder and then add the twine on top, make a mark.  Then you need to subtract the heighth of your two magnets from that measurement as the magnets will raise the dowel up.  Then cut your dowel or get your husband to do it like I did.


Use your hot glue gun to glue the magnet into the bottom of the candle holder and to the bottom of the dowel.  Make sure you have the sides of the magnet that attract facing each other!


Attach your magnets together.


Putting magnets on the bottom of the dowel allows you to remove the spool of twine when it is empty.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be able to remove the dowel after you add the decorative knob on top! (Which is also hot glued 0n)


Here they are…all in a row.  Aren’t they cute?


Don’t they make you just want to go wrap something?


So what color should I get next??

The Twinery also has a great blog where they share lots of fun ways to use their twine.

Happy wrapping!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Renee S. says

    Love this idea! I will be ordering my first roll of twine in the very near future (and, of course, I must make one of these twine holders). Last night was a blast Leigh Anne! Thank you again!!

  2. Cindi says

    What a pretty twine holder! I just love it! I bought their Maraschino (red & white) twine to use at Christmas….and now I will have to make one of these to hold it! Thanks for sharing this idea, Leigh Anne!

    (Now I’m off to vote for your sandwich again at

  3. Carly says

    This is sooo cute!! I thought you were going to hot glue the dowel to the bottom of the candle holder and place the magnet on the knob and top of the dowel.. haha.. it seems it could work though… Too cute though!

  4. Robyn says

    Okay, so that is one of my favorites. I was thinking – why two magnets..duh. Love, love, love it – and am thinking of other things it can be used for. And it fits your ‘pretty’ criteria!

  5. says

    great idea! i was thinking too that the magnets could go at the top to secure the knob on. i would think gluing the dowel into the candle holder would make it more secure than the magnet? anyway, PRECIOUS idea! i love it! thank you for sharing… i love this twine! i gave my sister the sample pack for Christmas and bought myself the red/white.

    • says

      You are right about it would be more secure. As I have worked with mine, if you pull too hard on the string it does knock the dowel over. My concern was I didn’t want the magnets to show but I think if you just cut the dowel down a bit so the magnets actually fall inside the twine that work.

  6. says

    This is an absolutely beautiful way to store and display your twine collection! I am the design team coordinator for The Twinery and I am SO pleased that you shared this idea with us!

  7. says

    OH OH OH MY GOODNESS!!!! This is so creative and over the top fantastic. Twine is so beautiful all on it’s own but now you have made it into total eye candy!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!


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