Shabby twine holders

Sometimes others don’t share our visions.


that would be quite often if you lived in my house.

I seem to be the only visionary with a creative edge…[sigh].


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Like this for example…

I see two empty tomato cans waiting to go out to the recycle bin and I say….

“I could recycled these tins into twine holders to hang in the studio!”

My husband gives me one of those quizzical looks…

They are sort of a cross between ‘do I need to respond to this’ and ‘what is she talking about”.


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I’ve never really deciphered this strange look that comes over him.

I figure after 29 years together that it’s not his “I should pack my bag and get out of here” look, so I mostly just ignore it.

Regardless of the lack of interest from the family, I took those empty tins and put them to good use.


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Using a nail and hammer, I made a small hole in the base of the tins for the twine to be threaded through and then another two holes at the top on either side to attach a wire hanger.

The addition of some pretty scrapbook paper, cut to fit and glued in place, made them all pretty.


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They even double as a vase for pretty roses if you don’t put a hole in the bottom.

I’m lovin’ this tangle free way to store my bakers twine… and now I just need a couple more tins for the remaining rolls of twine.


I’m sharing my shabby twine holders with these friends this week:

The Scoop, Project Inspired , French Country CottageSundays at Home,


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  1. These are beautiful, and you are not alone in your other half giving you strange looks!! x

  2. Genius! I can see a whole row of these lovelies for pencils and crayons! So beautiful, Kerryanne.

  3. What a clever idea.. You ARE creative! Those are so cute. And good for you for re-purposing!

  4. Those are cute!! I have the same problem here! Tin cans and glass jars are never safe. DH evens buys groceries based on the jar, because I might use for something. LOL!!!

  5. These are beautiful Kerryanne and such a lovely way to do a bit of recycling.
    Toni xx

  6. Just too cool and turned out Great…I cover tins with cord and mac-tack and have used them for assorted knitting needles…pipe cleaners paint brushes and dried flowers. Now need to do one for twine..:)

  7. Such a lovely idea!! Love it!
    Have a great day!

  8. Hi….I love this idea…tall cans..small cans…such a beautiful way to hide just about any can..even a paint can for a potted poinsettias will be even more beautiful this winter with some gorgeous paper around them..i’d rather recycle them myself now..will be sharing this fabulous idea with everyone…i just stumbled onto you in a linky party recently…SO very glad i did…

  9. I love the soft look of the pretty papers you chose for your handmade twine holders/vases.. So cute! Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Gigi ! Old World Patina

  10. Featherdonkey says:

    Love, love, love them!
    I’m definitely raiding my recycling bin for tins!
    Thank you for sharing! ♥

  11. How cute and purposeful! We need more people who can think outside the box (or in this case, can). Great inspiration.

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