I'm a fan of baker's twine. In german we call it butcher's twine. Both names don't suit my intended use very well, because I don't use it neither for meat nor for baked goods. I use it for little glass bottles. Sanbitter bottles to be exact. My parents are fans of the bitter red italian soda and so there are a lot of these bottles left over usually. Why not making cute little vases?
They are fast made. All you need except the bottles and the twine is some slim double faced adhesive tape. Cut a piece in the desired length, stick it into the bottle and start wrapping. So easy :)!