Design Team Blog Hop – Day 1

We have something super fun to share with you today! 
The Twinery’s Design Team members have finally teamed up to present…

The Twinery Design Team Blog Hop!!!
We’re always so busy having fun playing with other amazing companies and products to feature along with our twine, that we hardly ever take the time to just celebrate our own Design Team in all it’s glory! So today…and tomorrow and the next day…we’re doing just that! 
All twine…from the world’s best design team (What?! We can be partial, can’t we?!)
We hope you’ll come along on the hop with us over the next few days…enjoy the ride…get creative ideas…be inspired…and, of course, enter to win some FABULOUS PRIZES! 
Everyday of the hop, each blogger that is featured will not only have a fabulous idea or project featuring our twine, but every blog will also have a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY as well! YES…every blog will have a giveaway! You’ll have to visit each blog to enter to win the various prizes…but we KNOW you won’t be disappointed! 
Let’s start here…on our own blog! We are going to start things off with a bang!
 We’re giving away one ULTIMATE BUNDLE TWINE PACK which includes one full spool of each of our twine colors – that’s 14 full spools altogether and sells for $168.00 in our shopto one lucky winner who leaves a comment on every blog post in the hop over the next 3 days. You must comment on every blog in the hop in order to be eligible to win this prize. 
A winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Saturday, September 24 here on our blog! 
Be sure to stop by The Twinery’s Facebook Page to let us know you’re hopping along with us as well!
And we’d love if you tweet about our Blog Hop as well…tweet, tweet! If you do, let us know…we’d love to follow you on Twitter as well!
Sound fun?
Well…if so, you’ve come to the right place!
With Autumn finally here…many of you will be gearing up for the Fall Holidays. Thanksgiving, anyone? 

It’s one of my own personal favorite holidays…food, family and friends…it doesn’t get much better than that. 

 We thought you might be planning a holiday party, so we wanted to share an adorable way to dress up your holiday table with…
Mini Hay Bundle Name Place Cards
Wouldn’t they look adorable sitting at each place setting on your table set up for Thanksgiving dinner?! 
The best part is…
They are super easy to make!
 To create each hay bundle, you’ll just need two 4.5″ x 12″ pieces of card stock. We used Core’dinations paper in Tulip {Essentials Collection} & Burnt Sugar {Vintage Collection}. Then, you’ll just need to score two lines down the center of the card stock – leaving about a 1 inch gap between the two lines to create the “center” of the hay bundle. You’ll then cut about 1/4″ slits on either side of the “center” of the hay bundle until you reach the center of it. Please see diagram below for easy instructions…
If you don’t mind a “thinner” style hay bundle, you could easily use Fringe Scissors to create the same effect without having to make individual cuts to create the “hay”.
Then just roll the fringed card stock into a tube, secure the end with tape or glue (we used Tombow Permanent Adhesive Tape). Wrap baker’s twine around the center (middle) of the hay bundle and attach a small name tag with twine to the center.
We printed names on card stock (but you could also easily use alphabet stamps), then used a mini gift tag paper punch to punch out the names. 
Be sure to fan out the hay bundles to create a fun, finished look!
Recipe for creating these Hay Bundle Place Cards:
2 sheets of Card Stock (each measure 4.5″ x 12″)
Adhesive (double sided tape or adhesive runner works best)
Baker’s Twine – we used our twine in Lemondrop, Cappuccino & Mandarin
Mini Gift Tags
Bone Folder (used to create the score lines)

We hope you enjoyed this fun, holiday-esque idea for Fall! 
Please continue to visit the other design team members blogs to follow along on our hop!

>>>>   STEPHANIE JOHNSON   <<<<<

In case you get lost along the way, just come back here and follow the links below…
Here’s Day One of the hop…
The Twinery {You are here}
Stephanie Johnson  <<<  NEXT STOP  <<<
Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more blog hop fun!

248 Responses to Design Team Blog Hop – Day 1

  1. Christy says:

    OMG this hay stack is the cutest idea!! I am going to use this idea for the table settings this Thanksgiving!!

    I am very excited about the blog hop and all the amazing giveaways. I would LOVE to win the ultimate twine bundle!!!


  2. Jennifer Roach says:

    Oh my gosh, those bundles are adorable. Can’t wait to see all the wonderful projects on the hop.

    And of course I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win some of my favourite twine from the Twinery 🙂

  3. Sherri Thompson says:

    Such a cute twist on place tags-one that the kids could even help with (which I love!) And I would LOVE to win some “real” Twinery twine! Thanks for a fabulous chance to win! Can’t wait to see the other projects. 🙂

  4. btsoi. says:

    Thanksgiving is one of those holidays I’m definitely going to miss. Wonder where I can find me a turkey here in Australia! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Linda Harris says:

    That is simply adorable. I love this tutorial.. Off to hop!!!! That would also look great bigger for the centerpiece. HMMMMMMM Thanks for sharing, Linda Harris

  6. Kelly says:

    That is such a fantastic idea! This is the first blog hop i have taken part in and i can’t wait to see what the DT have done!

  7. Tenny Kusuma says:

    So excited for the blog hop 😀
    What a great idea and project for Thanksgiving Name Place Card. I need to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Tenny

  8. loving3boys1girl says:

    How adorable are those haystack place cards!!! What a wonderful idea! I’ve just finished the hop and left comments for everyone! Cannot wait for 2 more days of this!


  9. Holly says:

    This is such a cute idea! I love it! I think I would just die if I won all your spools of twine! I would be in twine heaven!


    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

  10. Penny says:

    Oh my gosh, I have been looking for something cute, simple and fast for Thanksgiving. You have given it to me. I love these hay bundles. I have really wanted to get some twine. Thanks for a chance to win an awesome giveaway

    pennnyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  11. *Alison* says:

    WOW.. what a creative and wonderful idea.. I would love to have these this fall.. 🙂 Thank you so much for a chance to win! 🙂 off to the rest of the hop for more inspiration.. 🙂 HUGS

  12. karahoward says:

    Super cute! Wondering if you could just use strips of cut paper of if it needs the center section whole for stability. Love the multiple colors of twine used.

  13. Lynne says:

    What sweet little haystack bundles! Thanks for the oportunity to win some great twine. I will be hopping along to see the other fun creations.

  14. Jeanne J says:

    The haystacks are cute and clever – even little hands should be able to do this one. Thanks for the inspiration and an opportunity to win some great twine.

  15. Emily Leiphart says:

    These hay bundles are incredible, Nicole! I LOVE them and they are the perfect place setting for Thanksgiving!! Thanks for being so generous and for making The Twinery fun for all your fans!

  16. v says:

    HAY! 😉 These is such a creative way for place card holders! And what an awesome giveaway…be still my ever lovin'(twine) heart <3 !!!

    ~Vanessa W

  17. Nicole ~ The Diva says:

    I will be making several of those on my silhouette to go along with the cookies I will be sending to my kids class for thanksgiving. GREAT idea.

    Nicole B

    coco_ceboo AT yahoo DOT com

  18. Brenda Lee says:

    What a fabulous idea for making place cards. Thank you for the idea. It was a wonderful hop!!! I loved how creative everyone was with using the twine in so many different ways. Thank you for the chance at winning this fantastic prize.

  19. openid says:

    LOVE the haystack, I’ve seen it before but you make it look so easy. And I love the giveaway even more! Can’t wait to check out the other blogs!

  20. Kelly Sas says:

    I am going to make these for our Thanksgiving table! LOVE this and thanks for the instructions. I think I would have a heart attack if I won all that Twinery twine – better than winning the lotery!

  21. Kim H says:

    I make place cards every Thanksgiving, and this is a wonderful idea for me. Especially since I have bunches of scrap paper pieces that I can use. Thank you for sharing, and for the genorous prize we can win.

  22. Emily Keaton says:

    This is fantastic! I love your cool idea for the holiday decorations. Thanks for sponsoring a fun blog hop (lots of great ideas here) and having such a generous giveaway!!

  23. Stacey says:

    The hay stacks are too, too cute!

    You are too thoughtful by having such a great giveaway. You’re going to make someone VERY happy! Love your twine!

  24. Kathy Mc says:

    The haystack bundles are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E and would dress up any table during the Fall season. Crossing my fingers I win this twine bundle because I can’t decide which colors to order. Off to blog hop and thanks for the great prize offering!

  25. stampgram says:

    This is so cute. I think they would look so cute in the yard of the 3D haunted house I am working on. Thanks for the pattern…and for a chance to win.

  26. Jen_H says:

    Love these little placeholders what a great project idea! Thanks for sharing and for the chances to win on this awesome hop!
    ~~Jen H~~

  27. Sue in CT says:

    Not sure if my other post went through so I will try again. I love the hay stacks. Thank you for sharing how you do it. Now all I need is the twine.


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