I'm a big fan of gifts, so I was delighted to find a lovely little sampling of Divine Twine in my mailbox last week. You've probably seen Divine Twine making its way across the craft blogs, but I thought I'd add my two cents as well. It's everything that I've always wanted bakers twine to be, but better than what's been available. For one thing, it's thicker than regular bakers twine, which makes it stand out better, and the color is sharper. And color! That's what really makes this twine. As of the summer, there will be eight different colors to choose from. I love it!
I'm sure I'll use it on packages, but I always need birthday cards and tags for kids. I whipped up a few cards here, using paper scraps and rubber stamps. I also used a fine-tip applicator and white craft glue. (Fine-tip applicators are usually sold in the glass paint section of the craft store, but you can use Martha Stewart Crafts glittering glue, which has a fine-tip applicator on it.) For simple detailing, just add a strip of Divine Twine to add dimension. You can also let it take center stage by outlining a number or initial. To do that, make a template from a computer font and trace around it lightly with a pencil. Use the fine-tip applicator to apply glue over the traced line and then guide the Divine Twine around the outline. For best results, use sharp scissors to trim the ends (I like Fiskars Micro-tip scissors.)