Saturday, July 24, 2010

Twine Time

So, I have decided I need to buy baker's twine for future wedding crafts. What are those future crafts, you ask? Welllll, I honestly have no idea, but I've convinced myself that that little tidbit of information is completely irrelevant. Word.

What does that mean? Well, that I have to buy it now of course, even though I have no idea what I'll do with it. I might have some sort of idea. I'm dying to use it wrap around our invites all M. Stewart like, but I feel like I can't make a decision to do that in the future when, currently, I have no idea what the invitations will look like. (Yeah, that's on the future to do list).

I found little groups of yards of twine on Etsy for $1. I even found 100 yards for $6.95. That seems like a good, deal. . .right? Well, not exactly. I mean 100 yards sounds like a lot, but what if I need like 2 feet for each invite? Yeah not going to happen.

So I did some looking, being the smart (cough -cheap- cough) girl I am. (Images all found from linked websites).

Pack n Seal has large cones of 4 ply cotton bakers twine. The color options (with white) are blue, red, green, brown, and black. Being the crazy person I am, I couldn't commit because although the brown would be perfect, I really wanted blue and this blue wasn't the right shade of blue. A cone here costs $12.89 (discount if you buy more than 5) and is a whopping 9,072 feet. Wowza.

Moving on, Packaging Superstore offers the same 2 pound cones of twine as Pack n Seal (they even have the same photo on the website). They do have it for $12.86, though. . . and think of everything you could do with those 3 cents. Don't spend it all in one place, y'hear?

Bliss Wedding Market has a cuter photo than the other two (because that seriously makes a difference, right?), but the price isn't nearly is good. They're offering only 20 yards of twine for $7.99. It's not that good of a deal, but they do have a red, white, & blue color option that's kind of adorable.

Then, of course, there's my old stand by, Amazon. You can get a whopping 3,360 yards from Burke Supply for $19.40. Dropping nearly $20 on twine seems a little ridiculous. Well, maybe its more ridiculous that I actually considered the idea. Thank goodness its only red and white otherwise, another $20 would be out the window.

Divine Twine actually looks pretty popular, and by popular I mean it seems to get a lot of use on the interwebs.

Each spool is 4 ply, 100% cotton, and 240 yards in length.

Spools are $15 each, which is quite a bit more than the other websites I had looked at (for how much you get).

There is a good reason to go with Divine Twine, though! They have colors available that I hadn't found anywhere else, like super super cute colors. Need that perfect aqua blue to match your invites or green apple for your STDs? Yup, you'll find it with Divine. They have 8 cute colors to choose from.

So what's the answer to these twine troubles?
Enter: Country Clean Paper supplies. Why yes, that photo is a two pond cone of
baby blue and white bakers twine. For $8.95, you can buy 3,400 yards of twine in a variety of colors (including blue and baby blue!). Hooray! At first, I was a little worried because of the banner and kind of strangely set up website that the place wouldn't be legit, but I dug around a little more and found quite a few bloggers that had ordered twine from said web site. Count me in!

Anybody else determined to get some twine?!