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Flowerpot String Dispenser




  1. Step 1

    Bring a favorite flowerpot indoors, turn it upside down, and you have a charming way to keep your kitchen string neat and accessible.

  2. Step 2

    Choose a clean pot with a bright glaze, and place it over the ball of twine, threading the end through the drainage hole.

  3. Step 3

    Pull out the string and snip lengths for tying herb bouquets or trussing a chicken.

  4. Step 4

    Try this idea with wayward balls of twine and cord in your crafts closet, too.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2003



Reviews (10)

  • LucyMaryJane 7 Apr, 2010

    Cute idea in the right place. Why not use a tea pot and let the string hang out of the spout!

  • poppagirl 6 Apr, 2010

    Think its a good idea,but not for the kitchen. Think it better for gardening, for tying herbs and plants. It would be better if it had something for a bottom,so if picked up it would not fall out.

  • grmamtz52 4 Apr, 2010

    I have trouble decluttering my bedroom. I have beads, ribbon, scrapbook items, books, junk really and I use everything but, nothing has a home any suggestions ladies or Martha.

  • Chia1 4 Apr, 2010

    I just installed an under-cabinet paper towel holder so that I could get the paper-towels off my counter. I'm trying to declutter my counter tops. Cute idea for a craft room, but not worth the kitchen counter space. I don't think I've ever used so much string that I needed a (large) ball of it. I have a little tube kite string in my drawer which serves me well.

  • brt 4 Apr, 2010

    I think loueezah must be having a bad day. I think its a great idea. Especially in a craft or sewing room.

  • irizarry 4 Apr, 2010

    I think it's a great idea especially. in my sewing room.

  • SarahjWilson 4 Apr, 2010

    I like it :0)

  • gotrice99 4 Apr, 2010

    I agree with you loueezah!!! Let's just say this is an "Off" day idea.

  • loueezah 4 Apr, 2010

    Forgive me, but I find this particular tip not terribly bright. Most homemakers have enough on their counters without the addition of a rather large flowerpot, taking up prime counter space! If I'm using that much string in my kitchen I'd find something that
    could be attached to the wall.

  • AFvet 4 Apr, 2010

    I LOVE it!