Posted on | August 19, 2010 | 14 Comments |
Photo taken from Cupcake Social at Etsy
Urgh… I am on Etsy again… so not good for the pocket book!! But… found a few things and want to share!
Didn’t I tell you, back in May, that baker’s twine is in? If you haven’t gotten any you should! They’re fun and even if you don’t ever use them on your cards/scrapbook you can use them to wrap presents. That’s what I’ve been using lately for my gifts. I’ll just wrap the item(s) in old newspaper, tissue paper, or whatever inexpensive paper I can find around the house and tie it with baker’s twine and a tag/card.
After the May post I noticed a lot of places are selling baker’s twine. It was easier to find on Etsy too compared to my initial search. Even though my favorite place for baker’s twine is still Annie42 (you can’t beat $1 for 40 yards or $3.99 for 100 yards + $1.75 shipping), today I found a few more that I can see myself purchasing from since they have different colors.
Oh, before I get to baker’s twine, if you’re wanting to get the jute twine that I’ve been using a lot of (cause it was only $1.20/225 yards + $3.25 shipping) there is still more at Wind Rose Fiber Studio. Jute twine is more course but it makes such wonderful texture and accent to any project. I also use this for gift wrapping.
I am no twine expert but there are two types of twines. The least expensive ones, usually the red, blue, black, brown, green, are not made in America. The ones that are brighter (although the red looks pretty close), or as I like to call them: fun colors, are by Divine Twine/Timeless Twine and they are eco-friendly and made in the USA. So if you’re wondering why the same looking twine cost a lot more do check the brand and where it’s made in.
Ok, here goes…
- Cupcake Social: This store has cute cute cute cupcake supply making stuff. Under their packaging section you’ll see the baker’s twines. There are different ones. The generic red/white or blue/white twines are $2.25/25 yards. But, this store has the fun and bright ones, like yellow, orange, and pink. The cost is a bit more, $2.25/5 yards + $1.50 shipping. Want the whole spool? Get 240 yards for $15. But really? Unless you’re going to be wrapping a butt load of shtuff with this you’d be better off getting 100 yards of a variety pack. Less expensive and by the time you’re done with your variety pack there’ll be some other new trend, ha! Now, if you want to buy more than one item, this place is the place to be because any item after, shipping is only $.10!!
- The Twinery: Has the Divine Twine for $14.95 + $3 shipping. You get eight bright colored twines at 15 yards each, 120 yards total. If you want a whole spool of Divine Twine, you can get 240 yards of it here for $14. A few bucks cheaper than the other stores if you add shipping.
- California Craft: By now you’ve probably noticed that the Divine Twine are slightly thicker. In this store you can get 10 yards for $1.99 + $1.99 shipping (and $.25 with another item). A good price if you just want to try a bit of it.
- Bella Creations: Buy the spool of Timeless Twine for $10 (160 yards) or for 100 yards (20 yards/color) you can get fun pink, yellow, blue, green and purple for $8.99 and $2.50 shipping. You can get 50 yards too for $5.50. So far this is the sweetest deal on the fun colors!! Ok, if you do the math the Divine Twine at $14+$3 shipping is a tad bit cheaper per yard than the Timeless Twine ($.708 vs $.075). But not much different, it just now depends on the color(s) you like.
- The Gilded Bees: Need cream twine? This place has it, 30 yards for $2.99 + $2.25 shipping.
That’s it for now. Remember, the stores above sell other things besides twine. Do check them out!! They’re great and some are for paper crafters!!