Upcycled: New Ways With Old Wooden Thread Spools




What do you do with old empty wooden thread spools?

How about using them to create unique projects perfect
 for the textile enthusiast? Check it out!


Spool Christmas tree by Maya Road


Wooden spool heart from Scrapbooks etc.




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


Thread spools as drawer pulls    photo via beeskneesbungalow.com





19 comments:

  1. Oh wow those are amazing! I love the table and the cabinet door handles..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked the post!

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  2. Great ideas. I love the miniature art and the drawer pulls.

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  3. holy crap! these are so creative. I absolutely love almost every single one of these things. I would have never thought to do any of that. It's genius.I like the table, jewelry, buttons, and drawer knobs the best! I just got into sewing so I don't have any of those great old spools around but I bet I could get my hands on some at thrift stores and yard sales.

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  4. What neat ideas! I LOVE that altered art spool!

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  5. The stitched spools made me sigh with admiration but my arthritic fingers piped up and warned, "Walk away now!" Still, I hopped over to Susan Lenz's blog and made a title suggestion for her installation as she'd requested.

    Another great curation, Laura Beth. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Loved the ornament idea and the cork board. Looking for more unique ideas.

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    1. The ornament would be a great gift for someone who likes to sew!

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  7. What great ideas, I have a few I'll add later in the week. Thanks

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  8. I absolutely love, love, love the idea of spools as drawer pulls. I have a friend that died in October and I inherited her sewing box full of half empty thread spools. What a great idea to use these in my next home to replace ordinary cabinet and drawer pulls. Once the spools are empty of thread, they can either be used as is or decorated or enhanced somehow. Whoever thought of that idea is a creative genius!

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  9. I Plan to use these ideas in our sewing group. I'm making a spool wreath for a group.member who.just had surgery. She'll love it!

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  10. Que de bonnes idées, j'adore !

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  11. Wonderfully creative ideas for old spools. I think my faves have to be the necklace and the unique altered art spools. Thanks for sharing!

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