My maternal and paternal grandmother’s canned vegetables and kept them in their cellar. Oklahoma gets a few tornados (to say the least), and many times we hung out in the cellar. It’s strange, but I liked the comfort of the cellar with all the canned goods lined up on the dusty old shelves, even with the havoc happening outside.
I use twine and Mason jars in every room of my house, so it makes sense to combine the two for this project. Plus, searching for where I last left the ball or spool of twine wastes precious crafting time. I made these twine holders for every room in our home. They are so cute, I don’t mind leaving them out. The best part is that it only takes about two and a half minutes to make one.
Materials for small jar
Wide-mouth pint Mason jar with ring and seal
Eyelet and snap punch (I used Crop-A-Dile®)
Ball of twine
The 2-minute steps
1 Gather all of your supplies before you begin. Though any brand will work for the eyelet and snap punch, I used the Crop-a-Dile® brand.
2 Remove the ring and seal from the Mason jar.
3 Make a hole in the seal with the larger side of the eyelet and snap punch.
4 Place an eyelet in the hole.
5 Set the pliers of the eyelet and snap punch to the larger size. Add the eyelet to the pliers and squeeze to insert the eyelet.
6 Drop the twine in the jar. Feed the end through the eyelet hole, then add the seal and ring onto the mason jar.
Make larger twine holders
Forstner bit set
Large mason jar
Block of wood
Piece of spindle or wood dowel that fits inside the jar
Steps to add grommet to seal
1 Place the mason jar seal on the block of wood to protect your tabletop.
2 Drill using 1/4 to 1/2 inch forstner bit. Forstner bits are easier for me to use when making larger holes. The bit doesn’t move all over the place. 🤦♀️
Some grommet kits come with hole makers. Mine didn’t but the one above does.
3 Place the male grommet on the base, add the seal then the flat piece of the grommet.
4 Place the mandrel on the grommet.
5 Play “whack a mole” and hit the mandrel hard.
6 Wrap twine around the spindle or dowel. Then insert the end through the grommet and attach the lid to the mason jar.
Here are some unique ways to use twine.
- Thread heavy twine through the chains of your porch swing or hanging light.
- Cut several 3 to 5-inch pieces and coat with Mod Podge. Mix with your hands. Twist the pieces together and spread out the ends on one side. Let dry. When dry, use hot glue to replace plastic pumpkin stems with twine stems. or here for fast ideas for pumpkins.
- Wrap large letters or numbers with twine
- Wrap around napkins for rustic napkin rings
- Use on your metal wire handles to make carrying easier on the hands.
I use twine in every room. I use mason jars in every room. So it makes sense to combine the two. Plus, finding where I left the ball or spool last wastes precious time. So I make these twine holders for every room in our home.
They are so cute, I don’t mind leaving them out. Plus, it takes about 2 and one-half minutes to make one.
Twine & mason jars are the ultimate farmhouse necessaries.
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