Divine Twine Candle Holder Displays

First of all, if you don’t have several rolls of Divine Twine in your craft stash, I’ll wait while you go buy yours HEREI have 5 delicious rolls of DT baker’s twine and use it like crazy. I can hardly wait for the new colors to come out!But not until I found some cheap wooden candlesticks at Goodwill did I come up with the perfect way to display them for use.These candlesticks were $1.99 each and remind me of a high school wood-shop project. Of course, you can find candlestick holders at most any garage sale or thrift store. They can be completely mis-matched and easily spray painted to coordinate. When looking for candlestick holders, remember the taller the stick the heavier the base to avoid toppling when unrolling string. Even a candelabra would work nicely. If you don’t have access to any, check out Etsy for some great deals like the pair of milk glass holders below that would work beautifully!I placed 7/16″ wooden dowels into each holder individually, placed a roll of twine over it and marked a cut line just below the opening of the top of the spool. Don’t cut all your dowels the same size, as the depth of the candlestick hole may differ from one to another. Be sure to mark each dowel to match the candlestick you measured it into. Once the dowels were cut to size with a saw, I secured each into it’s candle holder with hot glue.
I wanted to add finials to the top of each dowel, but it’s important not to add a permanent finial or you will have to wreck the piece to replace the twine when it’s all used up. I made one set of finials from color-coordinating game pieces from my vintage game piece stash. I glued magnets to the bottom of each, added another magnet to that and glued that to the dowel.I made another set of finials from random glass drawer knobs also glued to magnets to the bottom of those.
I removed the hardware from the glass knobs and covered the holes with clear plastic sequins.Finials can be made from so many things from drawer knobs, buttons, wooden balls, marbles, thread spools, and so on.Or display them with no finial at all.For lots of Divine Twine inspiration, check out the Divine Twine Flickr Group Pool!

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51 Responses to Divine Twine Candle Holder Displays

  1. #1 - Lorrie says:

    What a fabulous idea! I just might have to run out and get some of that baker's twine!

  2. #2 - Nancy's Notes says:

    Well Cathe, how clever! Thank for for sharing such wonderful idea!!

    Nancy

  3. #3 - k.o'brien jewelry says:

    Perfect!! I have been thinking of a way to hold my twnie and ribbons for packaging at craft fairs. This is ever so portable and won't take away from a display!

  4. #4 - Kathy-Catnip Studio says:

    I've been ruminating on how to conveniently and attractively store my ribbon rolls (paper towel holders came to mind), and this is so perfect down to every detail!

  5. #5 - Jane says:

    Great idea! Perfect for those rolls of ribbon, too.

    Jane (artfully graced)

  6. #6 - Piney Rose says:

    Love this idea!

  7. #7 - Angela says:

    Genius, you're a genius, I say!!

  8. #8 - Charlene says:

    LOVE IT! I want one of each!!!!

  9. #9 - Cindy Pestka says:

    I love it! It would be fun to make one for the twine in my garden supplies, too. Thanks for sharing!

  10. #10 - Kathy says:

    OH!!!! Cathe!
    You got it goin on girl with this little craft!

    And can I say "Divine Twine" = Fabulous name!
    Would buy it just because of the name…
    Sucker for good marketing…
    Love, love, love this…
    Putting this on my to create list!
    Do you sleep?
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  11. #11 - Whitney @ Whisker Graphics says:

    Ha! We are on each other's blogs on the same day!

    Love, love, LOVE what you created to keep your twine handy!

  12. #12 - Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    This is such a creative and fun idea and it looks fabulous too. I could see doing this with garden twine, paper towels, even toilet papter! And your finial and magnet idea is brilliant. I love your blog- it is so inspirational.
    Wonderful!
    Yvonne

  13. #13 - Robin Charlotte Humphrey says:

    cute! I want to do this with all my sewing thread! yea thanks for the fun weekend project!

  14. #14 - Diane@InMyOwnStyle says:

    Hi Cathe-

    You are my favorite blogger for sure. With every post – you amaze and inspire me with your creativity. You never overlook the tiniest detail – the sequin to cover the knob hole. Love it!!!! This is the best way I have ever seen to attractively display ribbon or twine.

  15. #15 - Me says:

    Cathe,
    Your Brain Must be Always set in Over Time Gear… I Love the Clever Creations YOU Come Up with ~ wishing I had alittle of the OTB (Over Time Brain)in Me
    Thanks for Sharing

  16. #16 - Lauren says:

    awhh wow, these look so great! :)

  17. #17 - Today Hilary... says:

    Great idea!

  18. #18 - Jeanne says:

    Love this idea Cathe! So clever and so pretty!!!
    xo
    jeanne

  19. #19 - Michellem says:

    WOW!! WOW!!! WOW!!!!
    Your Divine Twin display is simply "divine" – Beautiful and what a great idea!

  20. #20 - Theresa @ 612Riverside says:

    I love these! Thanks1 Theresa

  21. #21 - Vagabond Vintage says:

    I am literally stunned by your creativity! What a great idea! I have tons of Divine Twine, and love it, but had not figured out a display/storage idea yet! Thanks for sharing!

  22. #22 - ohbrooke says:

    Genius! I love these! You are so clever!

  23. #23 - CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  24. #24 - Kat says:

    Oh man so simple but so "right" for so many things – no more looking for twine or ribbon for projects or heck even for recycling. How many times I'm looking for the twine to bundle up the papers and cardboard – this could be left out instead of in a drawer or closet.

    Thanks!

  25. #25 - kristianne25 says:

    That's such a cute idea!I never would have thought of that.Thanks for sharing:)Kristi

  26. #26 - Bridget says:

    your blog is fabulous!

  27. #27 - Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    I love Divine Twine! These are so pretty and would look fantastic in my craft room. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  28. #28 - gina says:

    Love it! I have the perfect candleholders leftover from my daughter's wedding. Can't wait to get them out the attic and put them to good use! Thanks for sharing that with us!!

    Hugs,
    Gina

  29. #29 - "My colors are Blush and Bashful" -Steel Magnolias says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! i will for sure be on the look out for candle stick holders from now on!

  30. #30 - Jen says:

    This is so awesome! I'm definitely going to try this.:)Great idea!

  31. #31 - Pamela says:

    Amazing – found this link from the WhiskerGraphics.com – you are so clever!

  32. #32 - Ginger says:

    I love how she says "from my vintage game piece collection." I want to be just like her when I grow up!!!

  33. #33 - kate says:

    Love it! You are always so clever. And I ordered my own twine in green and blue. Let them know the referral came from my favorite blog! Big thanks.

  34. #34 - Apron Thrift Girl says:

    That twine makes my mouth just water. I want that blue one too much. It reminds me of cotton candy.

  35. #35 - Bungalow 36 says:

    Fabulous find on the twine! We have been searching for the perfect twine with a range of colors. We are excited about the new colors cherry, oyster, and cotton candy. We love choices!

  36. #36 - Michele says:

    you are amazing!!!s

  37. #37 - Dumpster Decorators says:

    I love this and the magnets make so much easier then drilling. I wonder how this would work with several colors of ribbon. I managed to pick up some lovely taffeta and rayon ones today from a garage sale.

  38. #38 - Suzzi says:

    LLLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE it. Translate: Love it. Such a great idea. I might make one for twine I use in the kitchen.

    TFS.

  39. #39 - AmberLee says:

    i've been a fan of your blog forever. but i hadn't realized we're both cali girls and both moms of 3. i realized we're kindred spirits too b/c I also love, LOVE divine twine, and currently have it on prominent display at home:
    http://giverslog.com/?p=5158
    it's too pretty to store away!

  40. #40 - Sophia says:

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. What a clever idea! I love to see things organized. I like the glass knobs part. If you want to promote your beautiful craft project, stop by: http://www.makemania.com You can take a look at craft works I’ve made as well.

  41. #41 - Tiffany Johnson says:

    I collect milkglass and I actually own two of the candle holders! NOW, I know what to do with them! You are such a rock star!

  42. Love how you used the wooden candlesticks. I may have to buy more twine just so I can make a few!

  43. #43 - Tena says:

    I featured your divine twine holders on my blog because they are sooooo fabulous, I hope that’s okay!

  44. #44 - Alesheia says:

    This idea is fantastic!!
    My crafting partner and I have been looking for ideas for keeping craft wire organized yet still accessible. These might be perfect, especially if we put dividers between spools – we could even keep color families together this way, and/or sort by gauge.
    These also might solve our mystery of how to display rings… Fantastic!
    Your site is wonderful, I can’t wait to keep checking it out.

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  48. #46 - tz says:

    LOVE THIS IDEA!! Just don’t understand the magnet part .. did you put a washer at the top of the dowel also?

  49. #47 - Rosy Alves. says:

    Que ótima ideia! Amei! :)

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