twine wrapped wooden heart

7 Creative Ways to Use Twine at your Wedding Reception

twine in a mason jar

Twine is a simple, inexpensive way to dress up your mountain wedding. There's something at once rustic and polished about wrapping objects, whether a napkin or a bottle with twine. It's an added touch that says you care about the details, but its neither expensive or time-consuming to pull off. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

Twine Wrapped Table Number Bottles:

Up-cycle a plain glass beverage bottle with a bit of twine and a fun paper cut out for whimsical table numbers.

twine wrapped bottles
From Jonas Peterson via 100 Layer Cake


Twine Wrapped Paper Details:

These can go anywhere! Scattered across a table in lieu of glass beads or stones; glued to mason jar centerpieces; in bouquets and boutonnieres; placed on a napkin; the ideas are endless. To make them, your a butterfly shaped craft punch and an old book. Punch out two butterflies, bend slightly in opposite directions, and loop with a piece of twine. I would dab the smallest bit of craft glue on the backside to prevent slippage.

twine wrapped paper butterfly
Via Esprit Champetre


Twine Wrapped Wooden Heart:

This screams alternative boutonniere to me. Glue a pin to the back (available in the jewelry section of most craft stores) and voila! A totally custom, sweet and whimsical boutonniere and keepsake. You could also glue these to mason jars or bottles and use them as table numbers, or lay them on top of napkins for a custom look for your reception tables.

twine wrapped wooden heart
From Etsy Seller April Hiler Designs


Twine Wrapped Paper Bag with a Feather Tucked Inside–Swoon:

When taken together, these simple objects– a feather, a paper bag, and a piece of twine– become a sophisticated version of rustic. Tuck a little favor insider or wrap napkins and utensils in it, as pictured below.

favor bag wrapped with twine and a feather
From Studio 222 Photography via The Sweetest Occasion


Picture Wall Hung with Twine for Outdoor Weddings:

I love this idea. Create a picture or memory wall outside.  Use twine (or yarn) to hang framed pictures you your respective families. Include open frames and this can also double as a photo booth. Clever!

picture frames hung from string
From Amanda Bevington via Snippet & Ink


Simple Twine Wraps:

You've heard of Occams Razor? This law of economy proposes that the simplest solution is the best. It's easy to kick your napkins up a notch with out learning how to fold something fancy. Simply roll the napkin into a tube, wrap with twine, and tie with a simple knot.

simple twine wrapped napkin
From Becky Young Photography via Style Me Pretty


Or add a dainty sprig of lavender or a wild flower to really elevate the simple napkin roll, making the twine appropriate for a more elegant, organic fete.

twine wrapped napkin and flower
From Birke Photography via The Wedding Chicks