Homemade Gift Idea: A Handy Garden Twine Holder

Make this useful and stylish twine holder with an upcycled bowl and a few materials from your local home improvement store.
An Elegantly Simple Garden Craft

An Elegantly Simple Garden Craft

This handy twine holder comes with a built-in cutter.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Sam Henderson

Image courtesy of Sam Henderson

This handy twine holder comes with a built-in cutter.

Similar Topics:

This useful project makes storing your twine simple and stylish. Using an old wooden salad bowl, commonly found in thrift stores, we added a few touches including a built-in cutter made from a picture hanger. The result is a clever storage solution that will look great on your potter’s bench or make a great gift for a gardening friend.


  • Wooden salad bowl (thicker is better)
  • ½” galvanized plumbing floor flange
  • ½” x 5 ½” galvanized pipe
  • ½” galvanized cap
  • (4) ½” wood screws
  • Small picture hanger
  • 2 finishing nails
  • Kitchen knife sharpener
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Twine
  • Pliers or vice grip

Check out this gallery for the step-by-step:

Twine Holder How-To

See All Photos

An Elegantly Simple Garden Craft

This handy twine holder comes with a built-in cutter.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Sam Henderson

Getting Started: Making a Twine Holder

Gather the materials for making the twine holder. You will need: a wooden salad bowl (thicker is better)/½” galvanized plumbing floor flange/½” x 5 ½” galvanized pipe/½” galvanized cap/(4) ½” wood screws/small picture hanger/2 finishing nails/kitchen knife sharpener/hammer/screwdriver/twine/pliers or vice grip

Sharpening the Twine Cutter

Use pliers or vice grip to hold one edge of the picture hanger and run the smooth edge over a kitchen knife sharpener many times (until sharp).

Putting the Base Together

Wipe off any grease from the galvanized plumbing pieces. Screw the 5 1/2" pipe into the floor flange.

Attaching the Cutter

Clean the bowl thoroughly. Use finishing nails to attach the sharpened cutter to the side of the bowl. Pre-drill holes if necessary.

Attaching the Holder to the Bowl

Use 1/2" screws to attach the galvanized floor flange to the wood bowl. Pre-drill holes if necessary.

Finishing Touches

Add spool of twine and galvanized cap.

A Handy Garden Tool

The cutter attached to the side of the twine holder makes it super convenient. Every gardener needs some twine handy for securing plants to supports or for training creepers along a wall.

Next Up

Garden Gift: Simmering Potpourri

Delight your friends and family this holiday season with a homemade gift inspired by the garden and crafted in the kitchen.

DIY Gift-Wrapping Ideas: Okra Gift Wrap

Let your child's creativity flourish with these easy-to-make okra pod stamps.

Novel Idea: Make a Succulent Planter From Vintage Books

Turn an old book into a sassy succulent planter.

A Fairy Container Garden

Learn how to create a miniature world where things are small in scale and huge with possibilities.

Create Garden Markers With Industrial Flair

Common home improvement store materials come together in this cool garden craft.

Let It Wave: Craft a Garden-Inspired Flag

Declare your love of gardening and fly your own flag.

Light Up the Night: DIY Industrial Chic Garden Lanterns

Add some sparkle to your outdoor dining with these simple lanterns made with hardware store supplies.

How to Make a Decorative Garden Path

Make a fun, leaf-inspired garden path with this step-by-step guide for making steppingstones.

5 Stylish Homemade Gifts

Show your homestead skills with a DIY holiday gift. Feeling lazy? We have store-bought garden gifts too!

Pepper Gift Bags: A Hot Gift Idea

Kelly Smith Trimble, a master gardener with a yen for garden crafts, shares an idea for what to do with a plethora of peppers.


Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.