From gardening and cooking, to everyday chores, there are 101 uses for string. Why not make yourself a decorative string holder to store it?
Whether you use cooking string or garden twine, there is a cheap and easy way to make a decorative, portable string holder you will enjoy using!
This winter, my hubby surprised me with a thoughtful gift. He converted an old kitchen canister into a string holder. I use a lot of twine in the garden and his gift allows me to transport my twine where ever I need it, in a decorative, easy to clean and mostly waterproof container. What a joy!
I don’t know if you haunt the thrift stores like we do, but if so, I’m sure you’ve noticed a variety of kitchen canisters for sale. You can get them for next to nothing. I personally like the old metal ones, because they keep critters out and really hold up under harsh conditions. Plus, they’re pretty!
How to Make a String Holder:
- Find a canister you like (If you can’t find a canister you like, buy an ugly one and decorate it!)
- Take the lid off and lay it top side down on a piece of wood (that will keep the lid from denting when you pound the nail through)
- Find a nail about the side of the string you’ll be using
- Locate the center of your lid (or just eye-ball it!)
- Pound the nail through the lid
- Sand around the hole with a metal nail file (so your string won’t snag)
- Pop your string into the can, feed the string through the hole, replace the lid and it’s ready to use!
- Re-purposing what already exists (prior generations called it “Making do with what you have”)
- Canisters can be attached to fences or shelves, if a more permanent placement is convenient.
- Personalizing it is a fun option, because….why not?
- Saving money!
Online, string holders average about $15.00. Our canister cost us $.50!!
MONEY SAVED: $14.50!!!