So, what can you do with old bailing twine? Instead of tossing it out with your trash…
Use it to secure plants.
Save your old bailing twine and use to secure plants that need some extra support, like tomatoes. Don’t have enough twine? Try using your old, worn out undies instead – they’re not trash either!
Make a laundry line from twine!
Indoors or out, old bailing twine will make a great laundry line. You can use a single piece of twine for a light load of laundry. For larger, heavier loads, try braiding several pieces together for strength. I like to throw a couple up in a room with my wood burner in the winter to help line-dry clothing fast.
Make a present pretty with a primitive flair.
An already ready newspaper and a piece of bailing twine will make an adorable, primitive wrapping paper for a gift. Don’t waste your money (or precious environment) on a one-time use wrapping paper and bow; recycle instead! I love to see a present swallowed up in Sunday Comics and a piece of old twine or string.
Dry flowers and herbs.
Twine is perfect to use when drying herbs or flowers. Simply the stems of the plant with the twine and hang upside to dry in a cool, dark pl
Use old bailing twine as country decor.
Think outside of the box when decorating your home. Twine can add that perfect country touch to many displays. Tie around old candles or use as a curtain tie-back. Pin up a piece of twine and use clothespins to hang a child’s artwork or photos on display.
Save it up for a crochet or knitting project.
If you’re crafty, like I try to be, you an save up old twine and crochet or knit up a storm. Old twine is great for making dish scrubbies, grocery bags and other fun things!