Constantly trying to untangle string? No need anymore, thanks to this stylish and practical craft project


Do you often mislay the garden twine or string, only to find it at the back of drawer a month later? Well, you’re not alone. So, we’ve got this fabulous idea to share with you on how to make your own string jar. No more will you be without the twine when you need it most! With our easy-to-make twine dispensers it’ll always be handy meaning you’re sure to get through your string-involving-chores in record time!


Keep in mind what kind of string or twine you’ll be keeping in each jar and size them accordingly. If you put too small a ball of twining a big jar then you’re likely to lose the end back through the hole! You could even add labels for what each string is for, in each jar. For instance you could label your rough uncoloured twine, ‘garden’.

Although these are a very practical craft we also think they look great, perfect for lining the walls in a pantry or utility room and they look great out in the garden too!

Take a look at the step-by-step guide below…


  • Glass jar
  • Spray paint (your chosen colour)
  • Hand drill
  • Twine (to put inside the jar)


1. Take the lid off your jar and spray it with a thin coat of paint and leave it to dry. Apply a couple more coats until you have an even base of colour – make sure you leave it to dry between your coats.

2. Once you are happy with the colour, leave it overnight to ensure that the paint is completely dry.

3. Then use a hand drill to make a small hole in the centre of the lid, big enough to allow for the thickness of the twine.

4. Put the twine inside the jar and feed through the lid.

Seriously, it is that simple!