baker’s twine mushrooms {from}

by @according2kelly on September 28, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is one of my favorites, the darling kami, of kami writes…

Hi! I’m Kami and I blog at I love Christmas, and I’m loving this series of craft ideas helping us all to get a head start in our handmade holiday efforts.

Here’s a simple yet thoughtful gift idea for Christmas: Little Baker’s Twine Mushrooms. I love this little craft as a Christmas gift idea, because everyone loves baker’s twine and it’s a fun way to help your friends and family wrap up all their Christmas goodies (aka baked goods) with some cute baker’s twine. This gift would be great to give at the beginning of the holiday season.

To make these little wooden baker’s twine mushrooms, here’s what you’ll need:
– wooden bobbins
– domed wood button type pieces
– craft paint + paint brushes (DecoArt makes some fun ones!)
– hot glue gun
– baker’s twine in a variety of colors (red,green and grey are fun for Christmas)

First you will hot glue the domed wood cap to the top of the wood bobbin to make it look ‘mushroom like’. Then you can start to paint the top of the domed wood cap.

Once the first color of paint has dried, you can use the tip of a wood dowel to add little white polka dots to make the cap look like a mushroom.

Let all the caps fully dry, and you are ready to add the baker’s twine.

Aren’t they cute all wrapped up?! 🙂

Wrap them up in a clear box to show off their cuteness and give them as a gift during the first week in December. Your family and friends will love them!

That’s it! Thanks for having me today! I’d love for you to stop by NoBiggie for more handmade holiday ideas!

Like this candy cane banner for a fun Christmas party,

or this simple flowering bulb in a tin can as a inexpensive yet beautiful neighbor gift,

or the best ‘super soft’ Gingerbread cookie recipe,

or fun holiday gift wrap ideas.

for more great ideas be sure to visit kami at her blog, & follow her every move on twitter, facebook & pinterest.


about kami: Kami’s interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find.  She graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Public Relations. She loves to spend her non-blogging hours with her husband Kyle, their two children and one little puppy-faced dog.


baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.


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