One key to success for someone who blogs about food, is having a fantastic photograph. The goal is to draw the person in. Make them want what you have so lovingly prepared.
If your photograph is not appealing, your site will get passed over quickly!
Something that I have seen a lot of in photos that ups the “I want that now” factor is Baker’s Twine. I can’t tell you how many great photos of cookies I have seen that have been carefully wrapped with Baker’s Twine.
To be honest, I have wanted some of decorative thread for a long time! Have you seen the price of it? It is an expensive purchase, especially if you toss it in the trash after a photo has been taken.
So, I went on the hunt for an inexpensive source. What I found was a way to make your own!
I am sharing this with you today. Aren’t you lucky!
What you need:
A paint stick (I saw someone use a toilet paper roll also)
Some Painter’s Tape or Masking Tape
Markers or Sharpies in the colors of your choice
Crochet Thread (I used Red Heart)
First wrap your paint stick with tape. Press it down firmly.
Then wrap your Crochet Thread around the Paint Stick. Make sure you only have one layer of thread.
Finally, get the colored marker of choice and draw lines down the thread. I drew my lines, let them dry and then drew them again. You want to make sure you get the color all the way through the thread!
I used my thread to take this lovely photo of a loaf of Batard that had recently come out of the oven.
Isn’t it pretty?
Now, off with you – go make some Baker’s Thread and let me know if you enjoyed it!
By the way, don’t forget to link up your recipes and crafts at the In and Out of the Kitchen Party. The party starts tonight (Monday) at 7:00 p.m. EST!