5 Ideas for Using Threads and Twine

Have you been stocking up on threads and twine like I have? I’ve been using crochet thread on my pages for years, but I’m loving all the new possibilities of twine. Twine comes in so many fun colors. It’s the perfect finishing touch to that special summer project!

So, what are some fun ways to use twine and threads on your pages? I’m glad you asked!

5 Ideas for Using Threads and Twine

Wrap it

This is the easiest and simplest way to get more threads and twine on your pages. Consider wrapping a photo mat or a journaling spot. Using large letters in your title? Wrap some twine around one of the letters. Wrap some thread around the entire base of your layout to add a finishing touch.

It also looks great on cards. I love how weememories used black twine on this card to set off the stamped images.

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Wrap It – Flowers

I thought that flowers needed their own category because there are so many ways to do this. I love the look of the thread wrapped flowers I’ve seen by Sassafrass Lass. But I am planning a move soon so I’m trying not to buy more supplies right now. I’m trying to use up what I have. I went to my stash, pulled out a big variety of flowers and started making combinations.

I wrapped crochet thread around the indents in the chipboard and ridges in the flowers. I stacked a variety of different types on top of each other and topped them off with a brad or gem. You can customize these stacks to perfectly match your layout, like I did here:

Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzill Cream Puff, Romance, Red and DCWV yellow. Pattern Paper – Crate Emma’s Shoppe Fabrics, KI Memories Candy Sew Cute. Embellishments: Petaloo Butterfly, Doodlebug White Boutique Trim, crochet thread, Tools – Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch, Papertrey Ink Label Basics stamps and Angled Label dies, Jenni Bowlin Chewing Gum, Cough Syrup and Lemon Drops inks, Silhouette machine for title. Other: Quickutz discontinued alphabets.

Freeform

I saw this idea on the Sassafras blog a few weeks ago and thought it’s such a cool idea. Emily Pitts traced a free form swirl pattern on some cardstock, followed the line with a line of Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive and pressed her twine into the glue. It dries quickly and creates a unique embellishment for your page.

Taking it a step further, trace a word or two on your page and use the same technique. Or use the twine to highlight words on the page, like Scrapperleeanne did on Rock On:

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Outline

I found this fun technique on The Twinery blog. They used twine to outline die cut shapes . My mind went to all the shapes I cut with my Silhouette. Think about dressing up your own die cuts with some colorful twine.

I love how suzyplant outlined her journaling block, an embellishment and followed the lines of patterned paper strips in Soakin’ Up The Sun:

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Hang It

I love the idea of hanging charms from thread looped around a photo. You could also hang tags or journaling spots from thread. What about hanging kites and balloons from twine? And of course, I can’t leave out how perfect twine is to hang banners from.

Check out tennisgirl27’s card:

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I hope this inspires you to use more thread and twine on your own pages and projects!


11 Comments

  1. Wow, that’s really neat! I’m just now starting to use more ribbon so I’m still a bit behind the twine/thread thing. hahaha

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  2. Thanks for sharing the twine ideas. I’ve only done #1 and 5 with mine. I’m going to have to try the others.

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  3. Very inspirational! I have some twine but don’t use it very often!!

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  4. These are great ideas. Can you believe I have never used twine?!

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  5. Great ideas. I only have one spool of twine and really need to play with it some (to see if I should add more to my stash LOL) – thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. love it–i so love twine! it is the best embellie!

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  7. These are some great ideas for twine! Thanks!

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  8. I have used crochet cotton on some cards, but I just got a bit of twine on a package that I am excited to use.
    Thanks for putting all these idea’s in one place 🙂

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  9. Thanks for sharing all the ideas for twine, I have several colors of twine, just sitting in a drawer. I’m gonna have to break them out and try one of your tips!! Love your layout too! Have a great weekend!

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  10. I love the look of twine on projects! Great tips here, I especially love the free form and tracing.

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  11. Wow…impressive. I love your cards and your scrapbooking pages are super! So glad you stopped by!

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