Sunday, January 22, 2012

Upcycled: New Ways With Old Wooden Thread Spools




What do you do with old empty wooden thread spools? If you're like me, you might collect them. If you're a thrifter & sewing enthusiast, or a lover of these types of vintage bits of the past, you already know that they quickly fill up bowls. What to do with all those wooden thread spools and bobbins?


How about using them to create a unique project perfect for yourself or as a gift for the textile enthusiast? Check it out!


Red cross stitch to decorate wooden spools from squarenews.blogs.com





Spool Christmas tree by Maya Road




Wooden spool heart from Scrapbooks etc.


Spool pin cushions by Tracey Startin from Folksy

Spools + rubber stamps = miniature art   photo via purpleandscarlet.com




Ornament from Sugarlumpstudios



Sweet little birdie nest spools from Alanna George on Flickr via Pinterest

spool table by sticksandbricks



spool table by sticksandbricks



wooden spool cork board DIY instructions from thesillypearl



Necklace by WoodenNicklesJewelry via etsy



Thread spool bracelet put together by drilling holes and adding jumprings from Debis Design Diary



wood spool snowflake wreath from twopeasinabucket


wood spool snowflake wreath from twopeasinabucket


Threadspool photo holders made with paperclips and bits of lace and thread from Etsy shop Raemj


wood spool buttons


Thread spools as drawer pulls    photo via beeskneesbungalow.com


Christmas wish list ornament with DIY from Honey Bear Lane


Unique altered art spool by Kathie Davis



Amazing wooden spool carvings by Jim Staudacher via Facebook

Amazing wooden spool carvings (process) by Jim Staudacher via Facebook


Vintage ad




Stitched spools by Susan Lenz



Valentine



Cute spool wreath from Crafts Unleashed




Thread spools as hooks



Adorable thread spool poetry by Kelli Nina Perkins



Creative spool work with homemade pins from Stitches & Crosses from Marijke

What do you think?
Which is your favorite?




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Laura

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