One of the last July challenges that I worked on at Cookin' Up Creations was a challenge to use Baker's Twine on your layout.
Here are a few links that were provided showing how to make your own Baker's Twine...
Foothill Home Companion
Between the Lines
Life Sweet Life
And here's my layout showcasing my very own home-made baker's twine. I used the white cotton thread & a red sharpie for mine. Turned out pretty cool & I'll definitely be using this technique again!