DIY Twine Holder

4 Materials
45 Minutes

Ok so this is an easy project and may not have that WOW factor, however, it’s functional and super cute! And I don’t mind it on my counter!!

I use jute for so many things. Drying herbs, tying back veggies in the garden, gift wrapping, floral arrangements….

I started out with a piece of scrap wood that I measured and cut to a 4 x 4 square.

I found the center and marked it. This is where you will drill your hole to slide your dowel in. I started with a smaller drill bit than my dowel because I didn’t want the hole too large.

You want your dowel to fit snuggly but still easy enough to pull out when you need to remove or change your spool of string.

I cut the dowel length so that it was a about an inch longer than the spool of twine. You have to take into consideration the bottom of the dowel going into the hole in the base of the holder and a small amount to stick up out of the spool.

I then used a pretty cabinet pull for the top of the dowel. I glued them together using gorilla glue.

I had these old wooden beads lying around so I though they would make nice little feet for my stand.

I glued these to the under side of the base.

When the feet were dry I screwed them in as well.

I painted the base. When dry I put the spool on and slid the dowel in until it fit snug in the hole of the base. That’s it!!

I love when functional things can be pretty too!!😊

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  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Aug 19, 2021

    I really like this BUT…how to you get the spool off and add a new one?


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  • Leslie Leslie on Aug 03, 2021

    Make a simple one with a dowel, a dowel topper, a 3-3.5" piece of PVC pipe that will hold a small scissor and a wooden base to include the size of the spool of twine and the scissor holder. Decorate PVC pipe any way you want glue with E-6000 to base. Glue wooden dowel to base, glue topper to top of dowel. Decorate, stain or paint the way you want. Put spool of twine on put small scissor ( can get at Dollar Tree ) into the PVC holder. 🙂

  • Carey Carey on Aug 26, 2021

    This is a neat & Useful Idea. My first thought is you find so many discarged Troph's in various thrift stores. Usually they are not very expensive & would make a neat base I would make the connection to the base permanent & then Use a screw to put the top on so that it can be removed to change the twine! : ) It is a very Pretty top!