Saturday, March 17, 2012

How long is a piece of string?

You know the old saying, "how long is a piece of string"? Well, how long is it and how many ways can you use the humble old ball of string. Anyone remember macrame? I can remember making some basic pot plant holders back in the 70's and I saw one at my local thrift store the other day and I'm kicking myself for not grabbing it. Put a basket inside and you've got a perfect place for hanging storage. I've found some great ideas for using string, including macrame, on Pinterest. Check these out.

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Source: via Kara on Pinterest

Source: via Annie on Pinterest

Source: via Betty on Pinterest

So, how long is a piece of string? I thought I'd better stop there. Jute, twine (plain or coloured), thicker rope can all be used for such beautiful things.



  1. Oh, I do love that first picture, clever ideas.

  2. Also, I am not familiar with that saying and when I first read the title I was like: Oh, Lord, she is reaching for ideas! Ha!

  3. many great ideas! My "to do" list keeps getting longer! :D

  4. I really liked the funnel idea. Now that is clever. I'm always losing my twine..or rather misplacing it. That would probably solve the problem. I've never been one for macrame though. But I still keep twine around. Its good for alot of purposes.



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