Over the last several years we've seen all sorts of specialty tapes and strings hit the market. They're beautiful in their own right, but aren't always inexpensive. If you already have a roll of butchers twine in your kitchen, then you're in luck, because you can simply make your own pretty package tying.
We stopped in at The Frugal Crafter for a quick lesson on how to color your own string. It's not a tricky technique, but checking out exactly how it's done will make it much easier to accomplish. She pointed us in the direction of this video.
You can check out more project ideas over at The Frugal Crafter or start wrapping your presents this minute with pretty twine. The best part is, it doesn't involve any curling like that pesky ribbon does and can be used year round for any sort of celebration. Did I mention packages wrapped in twine travel great since there's no floppy bow to squish. Perfect!
Image: The Frugal Crafter