Trendy Tuesday: Baker’s Twine

 Here at the Paper Crafter’s Library, one of our missions is to keep our finger on the pulse of the Paper Crafting industry and to help keep YOU up-to-date on all the hottest trends. 

That’s why we’ve decided to launch a new feature on our blog which we are calling “Trendy Tuesday”.  Every week we’ll explore a current trend and I’ll show you a variety of different projects from talented crafters/artists that incorporate that trendy item.

This week we are exploring one of my favorite products….Baker’s Twine!

Originally used in food preparating and packaging, about 3 years ago it started to find it’s way into the paper crafting market until it eventually became very main stream.

From packaging:


To cards…….

"Stitching With Twine" Card by Teri Anderson

To scrapbook pages….

Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt

To ornaments…..

Ornament by Jenny Suchin

 …the crisp white twisted with a splash of color brings to mind the striped candy sticks I loved as a child – the red and white in particular also fills me with nostalgia for the sugary goodness my grandmother used to bring home from the local bakery.

While Baker’s twine can be purchased in massive spools at Bakery and Restaurant supply stores, we have started to see many scrapbook and crafting companies produce it in smaller quantities, in a rainbow of different colors.

There are even some online stores that have popped up that sell nothing but twine! Here’s a few of the current Baker’s Twine products I’ve found on the market:

The Twinery has 14 different colors, and sells their twine either in the 240 yard spools you see picture below or in smaller 15 yard skeins.

"Utlimate Bundle" from the Twinery

Divine twine is another online store that sells Baker’s Twine exclusively, however they only sell it in 240 yard spools.  They offer 12 colors in all – 11 of them are the traditional white with a color, the 12th is an “air mail” variety with red, white and blue.

Divine Twine

 At the Summer CHA in Chicago, Doodlebug introduced their own version of Baker’s Twine which they call “Doodle Twine”.  It’s an extra-colorful twine because they include two strands of the color for every one strand of white, rather than the typical 1:1 ratio. You can find it on 20 yard spools in 9 different colors + a Halloween Mix (white, orange and black) and a Christmas mix (white, red and green)

"Doodle Twine" from Doodlebug

 They also have an assortment of twine cards: 

Doodle Twine on a Card

You can find a variety of different color sets in Jillibean Soup’s product line, which coordinates with their current and older product releases.

Jillibean Soup Twine

 When My Mind’s Eye released their mid-season Lime Twist collection, they also released 12 shades of coordinating Baker’s Twine which is sold on 20 yard cards. 

Photo Credit: Archiver’s Blog

Pink Paislee also introduced baker’s twine into the House of 3 branded lines: Soiree and Daily Junque.   When you look closely at the colors, you see that there are both white/color twists as well as color/color twists. 

Pink Paislee Twine
And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface…..We R Memory Keepers has twine as part of their Sew Easy Fancy Floss Line, Theresa Collins, Crate Paper and October Afternoon have also jumped on the Baker’s Twine bandwagon and added it into some their trim packs.
And if you are a digital scrapbooker – you’re certainly not left out! Many digital scrapbooking kits now include baker’s twine in their embellishment packs. Splendid Fiins (found at has three element sets (Baker’s Twine Photo Mega Pack, Baker’s Twine Cards, and Baker’s Twine) which feature exclusively baker’s twine inspired embellishments!
 So there you have it…if you a looking for a fun, bright, colorful AND inexpensive addition to your projects….why not try a little Baker’s Twine?
* I would like to credit the site Scrapbook Update for some of the content in this article – in particular the research on different companies that sell Baker’s Twine.  You can see their full post HERE.

5 replies on “Trendy Tuesday: Baker’s Twine”

  1. Fabulous Trendy Tuesday article. I am also in love with all the twine available. On the layout that the has twine scalloped around as a border…. how would that be adhered to the page? I’d love suggestions or advice. I tried Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, but it was too messy for me.
    Thanks in advance for any advice.

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