Twine Dispenser – DIY

I haven’t formally declared by passion for Pinterest on the blog yet. Oh yes, I said Passion. If read this post you know my love for inspiration boards, and this post talked about my storage system. Pinterest is GENIUS! For me it’s essentially online inspiration boards.

I’m addicted. You can check out all my boards here.

Pinterest Boards


So why the declaration of love for Pinterest? Well I have another DIY project inspired by this pin. Original project by Martha Stewart.

Pinterest Pin, Martha Stewart Twine Dispenser

I loved this idea the moment I saw it and it’s SO easy.

During my trip to Lowe’s this week, I picked up a ball of twine for an outdoor project (to be shared later), and an empty paint can. Later I picked up a piece of scrapbooking paper from Michael’s.

Twine Dispenser Supplies

With a 1/4” Bit, I drilled a hole in the lid.

Drilling a Paint Can Lid

Drilling a Paint Can Lid

I decided to paint the parts of the can that won’t be covered with paper with my beloved Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. However, you can easily end the project after you drilled the hole into the lid. Just drop in the twine, thread through the hole, and pop on the top.

I painted the entire lid…

Painting a Paint Can Lid with Oil Rubbed Bronze

And the top/bottom rims of the paint can. The middle portion was later covered with paper.

Painting a Paint Can with Oil Rubbed Bronze

Now for the fun part!

Step 1: Wrap the paper around the can, marking your cuts with pencil. One large square piece of paper will cover the can if you wrap it at an angle. So if you picked up paper with vertical stripes, you’ll likely need two sheets to keep everything even.

Wrapping Paint Can with Paper

Wrapping Paint Can with Paper

Step 2: Cut the paper, and glue to the can. I used tacky art adhesive. Make sure everything is dry and secure. Drop the twine in the can, thread through the lid, and pop on the top.

Twine Dispenser

Twine Dispenser

I honestly don’t use twine all that often, but I kind of want to display this in my house.

Twine Dispenser

Project Costs:

Empty Paint Can (Lowe’s):  $3

Ball of Twine (Lowe’s):  $4

Scrapbooking Paper (Michael’s): $2

Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint (Lowe’s): $0 (Already Owned)

Total Project Cost: $9


Linking to: Remodelaholic, Works For Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Beyond The Picket Fence, Ohh Baby Designs, 5 Minutes Just For Me


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