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

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

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

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


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

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