Vintage Thread Spool Mini Wreath

5 Materials
1 Hour

Old, wooden thread spools have great graphics. This simple DIY project enables you to enjoy the vintage graphics in a whole new way! Great gift idea for sewers, Christmas gift topper or tree ornament. They also look adorable hanging from the back of a dining chair.

Gather 7 wooden thread spools, similarly sized. Those that have old paper or stamped graphics will look the best.

For a uniform look to the thread spools, cut any old thread off with a utility knife.

Drill small holes through each thread spool.

Thread spools onto a chenille stem. Create the wreath shape, getting spools as close together as possible, all facing the same direction. Twist chenille closed tightly at top.

With a hot melt glue gun, glue wherever spools meet. Glue from the underside & try not to have big gobs of glue. Glue a skinny ribbon around the middle of the spools, tucking in between each. Add a loop at the top for hanging.

Embellish your Vintage Thread Spool Mini Wreath with bits of greenery and a jingle bell. This will also cover your ribbon knot and glue blobs. See my blog for other repurposed crafting tips:

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2 questions
  • Mary
    on Nov 26, 2019

    Great idea!!! What do you use the old bed springs for? I need ideas!

    • Mary
      on Nov 27, 2019

      Lora, Thanks so much for the really neat ideas for bed springs. I have an old crib, from when our kids were babies, in the basement that I have been hanging on to. This will be a great for the springs! Still trying to figure out what to do with the head board, that has a sweet stencil on it! Have a good holiday season. Mary

  • Mgt Ohara
    on Feb 9, 2020

    Old springs for mattress behind spool wreath? Looks nostalgic but please explain this choice to display- it is great!!

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  • Lovesunique
    on Nov 26, 2019

    This really caught my eye! So cute and clever. I will say I haven't sewn in years and had to buy thread and was shocked at the cost of thread nowadays. I do have lots of wooden spools though. Thread is sold on foam or plastic spools now!

    • Lora Bloomquist
      on Nov 26, 2019

      I know:( That's why these old wooden ones with the cool graphics need to be appreciated!

  • Birdz of a Feather
    on Dec 6, 2019

    So cute! Now I wish I didn't pass up those spools at the flea market. They'll be impossible to find this time of year.

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