Wine Cork Spools {for twine and floss}

Wine Cork Spools {for twine and floss}Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk looking at a bag of wine corks a friend had given to me to add to my own collection as well as a ball of bakers twine I had kept from a box of cannolis from a local Italian bakery.  Then it hit me!  Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?  I had been wanting to buy cute wooden spools for my loose twine and embroidery floss, but sometimes I just don’t feel like spending money on things like that.  Especially when I have these beautiful wine corks just lying around waiting for their second purpose in life (becoming the star in a craft project).

IMG_3748-editedI pulled all of my twine and floss out of the jar I was storing them in.  No surprise, they were in a big clump.  Then I grabbed some wine corks.

IMG_3753-editedThis part is pretty obvious and self-explanatory.  I wrapped the twine and floss around each of the corks.

IMG_3755-editedAfter I reached the end of my rope (okay, not really), I took a sharp pair of scissors and cut a tiny slit at the corner of the cork.  This secured the twine perfectly.  Your twine may not always end in the same place, but the beauty of corks is that you can just make another slit elsewhere after you’ve used a bit of the twine.  You can secure this with tape too, but this way seemed easiest to me.

IMG_3760-editedAnd here you go!  A super simple and super cute way to store your loose twine!  

Wine Cork Spools for twineWasn’t that simple?  It just takes a few minutes (or more depending on how many knots you have to deal with) to organize all of your loose floss and twine!  If you aren’t a wine drinker, just steal ask for some from your friends or neighbors!  Lots of people save their corks and have no plans for them, so why not give them a purpose!  

Have a great day, and happy organizing!

~Katie

 

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    • 4

      Addicted 2 DIY says

      We just need to build your table! Dave wants a cork board in the house. He saw one at the wood shop and loved it:)

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    says

    I LOVE this idea! Its such a cute way to get all my sewing and other DIY thread organized! Pinning it!

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    says

    This is so great, I have so many little piles of thread theft over from other DIY projects that i’m always tempted to throw out since they get so tangled so quickly! This though is the perfect solution, particularly since I have an awkwardly small amount of corks in my collection after my recent DIY project, http://artsyologist.com/for-the-love-and-wine/….. great tip! Thanks!!!

    -Elyse Ashley

    • 18

      Addicted 2 DIY says

      Thanks Elyse! I love your little hearts that you made. I’ve got several things I’ve got planned for my wine cork stash as well. This just happened to be one of those “aha!” moments;)

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