Sorting through a box of old threads from an estate sale purchase, I discovered several wood thread spools that were too classic vintage to discard. They had to have a new life.
Wood Spool Ornament
August is the time I "try" to start making holiday gifts, so decided to focus on a project that would help me get started. Selected one and sanded label off of top & bottom.
Painted both ends with CraftSmart chalky white paint. No need to do the middle section as the paper will cover it.
Next it was time to sort through my junk & scrap jewelry to find the perfect accent pieces of bling.
Using a beaded ornament hanger, I turned it upside down and straightened the curled end with pliers.
The straightened piece then enabled me to thread the spool & jewelry.
Once I found the design I liked (the angel from previous pic has been saved for another project), I cut the straightened wire with wire cutters to leave just enough room to curl metal into base of spool.
I'm happy with the final product and will make more to use as gifts. They'll also be great as a present decoration. And, who says they need to be holiday ornaments? I may change the paper on some and make them light baubles or fan pulls or sun catchers or even a necklace. Who knows...
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- Vintage wood thread spool (Thread box or Amazon)
- CraftSmart white chalky paint (Michaels or Amazon)
- Christmas scrapbook paper (On hand or Amazon)
- Junk jewelry (On hand)
- Ornament hanger (Hobby Lobby or Amazon)
- Mod Podge (Amazon)
Published August 6th, 2017 10:19 AM
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