When we talk about a baling twine, we often associate it with wrapping bales of hay and straw, farming essential and a rope for wrapping your fresh silage. However, like most ropes, it can also be used for other purposes as well. Baling twine is a type of synthetic rope that’s coarse and rough, much like a thin piece of rope. However, it can hold a weight of up to 350 pounds and can have many uses. One of that is craft-making, as we will show you several things you can make using this fantastic twine.

Door Mat

You can turn a baling twine into a rug or a doormat. The rough fibrous materials that a baling twine is made of is just the thing to wipe off dirty shoes. At the same time, it’s also attractive with its neutral, earthy colour that matches with anything. If you want a touch of colour, try mixing a bit of coloured rope, yarn or twine to add interest and design.


Bale twines can also be made into a basket using the crochet technique, similar to how you make a doormat. As said earlier, a baling twine can handle a weight of up to 350 pounds. That makes it a great material to be turned into a durable yet inexpensive basket.


Baling twine can be used to make a crafty belt that you can wear on any occasion. To make this earthy rope belt, braid or weave some baling twine with your desired length. You can either make it a single neutral colour if you use the baling twine alone or add some hues or pattern by mixing other colourful twines.

Pot Scouring Pad

Instead of buying netted sponges or steel wool pads to scrub out hard-to-clean pans and pots, try recycling used baling twine and weave it together to make your pot scouring pad. The rough texture of the woven twine is similar to that of steel wool, making it a great candidate for scraping off dried and hardened bits of food.




Finally, if you have a lot of excess bale twines that you don’t use, you can turn it into a hammock. Weave and braid the baling twine to form the supports and the body of your hammock. You can then use old blankets for the body of the hammock and weave bale twine together to create the support structure since baling twine is strong and rough, it can hold your weight and doesn’t wear out quickly. It’s the perfect material to use for tying your hammock to a tree.