Friday, December 28, 2007


A few people have asked me about the string I used to tie up my Christmas packages. It is a large spool of baker's twine I bought online... quite inexpensively. This spool should last me the rest of my life. I don't remember the exact place but a google search will turn up several alternatives.


It was the Little Italy pastry shops that I frequented during our visit to Boston that inspired me to use baker's twine.


  1. I used baker's twine on all our gifts this year, too. Coincidentally, I used the same tags, although without the deer punch. I also got my twine online a little over a year ago -- I can't remember where, but it wasn't expensive and I think the spool will last FOREVER.

  2. I have a spool that I bought at Broadway Panhandler in New York City - I've had it since 2003 and barely made a dent in it even though I've used it a lot!

  3. Actually, after looking at your photos on Flickr, I can see that the tags I used only look like yours. I wasn't quite so crafty to make my own -- I just cut the plain white string off of the ones I already had... Nice work!

  4. I wonder if you could knit with it?

  5. here's some on eBay:

    You're right... cheap!