I found an idea today for using twine, any kind really bakers twine, kitchen twine what ever you have in your stash. I think you might even be able to make some of the old Basic Grey fibers work.
So since it's not my idea I'll just give you the link
Great Twine Idea
and if you want to get a bit fancier
have a look at this
Thanks to both of the talented ladies who shared their projects.