What can I do with a numerous amount of empty crochet thread spools?

q what can i do with a numerous amount of empty crochet thread spools
q what can i do with a numerous amount of empty crochet thread spools
  12 answers
  • Kym Kym on Apr 17, 2017
    Being a fan of the steampunk and Victorian era ornaments, I'd find some metal (mason jar?) lids that you could attach to the top and bottom that are slightly larger than the spool. If you don't have any, cut some rounds from cardboard for the top and finish the edges with ribbon or lace. Poke a hole in the center of each lid and run a cord through it with decorative jewels. This will give you a nice hanger on top and a way to attach ornate adornments or tassels to the bottom. Cover the spools in fabric, maps, old music or news material or paper you like and add adornments. Hot glue would work for attaching the top and bottom.

    Those tubes look like they're itching to be dressed up! I'd make them look like gears out of a drive shaft and add them to a hydraulic arm lift for a shield, but I'm a bit goofy that way ;)

  • I like Kym's ideas, quite clever! I am more boring as I see napkin rings or wreaths.

  • Joanie Joanie on Apr 18, 2017
    It's early for me, my brain hasn't registered yet.........I'll be thinkin' of something to be helpful, maybe.

  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Apr 18, 2017
    I would turn them sideways and make a christmas tree. spray paint whatever color you like and add beads, bows, etc.

  • Christi Paintner Christi Paintner on Apr 18, 2017
    cover them in cute contact paper or patterned duct tape and use them to bind all the cords for all your small appliances, cel phones, curling irons, blow dryers, etc

    • Christi Paintner Christi Paintner on Apr 18, 2017
      Or if they are bigger than that, extension cords, scarf hangers (I'm sorry, they look a bit bigger than the toilet paper rolls I use for the above!)

  • Susan Susan on Apr 18, 2017
    Stack them on their sides like a Christmas tree and cover the openings in wrapping paper for a clever Advent calendar.

  • Stephanie Mitchell Stephanie Mitchell on Apr 18, 2017
    Take yarn and pull them together to make a hot pad or put a top on it afterwards to make a coaster. If they are big enough wrap them and use for drink holders.

    • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Apr 18, 2017
      I don't know if using cardboard is a good idea for a hot pad. I would be afraid to use a cardboard hot pad, especially on good furniture. Just sayin...

  • Mfbandit769 Mfbandit769 on Apr 18, 2017
    You could use them to germinate seedlings. Flatten them out to form a square shape and make slits in the folds in the bottom. Then fold the bottom flaps like a packing box. I use toilet paper and paper towel rolls for the same purpose.

  • Luz13702997 Luz13702997 on Apr 18, 2017
    I use them to make organizer.go on to Diy .com

  • Terri Hendricks Terri Hendricks on Apr 19, 2017
    If you decorated the outside and inside of them. You could turn them on their sides and hang them on the wall as storage. Bathroom towels, or soaps.

  • Perrygirl Perrygirl on Aug 25, 2017
    Thanks for the ideas I decided to make a trinket box though not done yet.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 09, 2017
    If you still have some, donate to an elementary or Jr. High school, especially one is a less advantaged area. They would be super for kids to try to build 3D tower type sculptures for science or art. More often than a person would think, schools just do not have any budget for these kinds of materials.