What do I do with all of the wooden spools that thread used to come on. I'd hate to just throw them away. Any suggestion

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  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 17, 2012
    Cool, thank you, but I have so many more spools that drawers that might need new pulls. Please help me out and keep thinking. :-)

  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 17, 2012
    I like it, I like it, please keep them coming since I have LOTS of wooden spools. :-)

  • Shirley R Shirley R on Apr 17, 2012
    use them as candle holders!!

  • Tina S Tina S on Apr 18, 2012
    Do you have any friends that are wood carvers? They are great for that. Definitely don't throw them away, a use will come up.

  • Shirley R Shirley R on Apr 21, 2012
    If you want to get rid of a few I would love to meet you some where and get them..Do you have alot of different sizes????I use to have some that I put candles in as candle holders but I don't know what happen to them..

  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 21, 2012
    Shirley, you never contacted me re the Hellebore seedlings. Send me a message and we can decide to meet and swap seedlings and spools.

  • Audrey Montgomery Audrey Montgomery on Oct 26, 2013
    I've been contemplating making some sort of coat rack for my hallway, something for my grandkids to hang their coats and backpacks on. I was thinking maybe of using wooden spools, the bigger ones. Using screws longer than the heighth of the spool attaching them to a long board and then screw the board into the wall. Of course, it would have to be painted or decoupaged or something. Most wall coat racks have only 4 hooks and are around $20 for the cheaper ones. Money is an issue in this family.

  • Barb Flynn Barb Flynn on Mar 31, 2015
    I have a friend that has a bookshelf and the shelves are separated by towers of wooden spools. It is a triangular, corner shelf.

  • Ruth Ruth on Mar 31, 2015
    I've seen them made into christmas wreaths and ornaments,

  • Rose S Rose S on Apr 01, 2015
    Thanks to all of you, so many great ideas, and so many many spools. I have been using the ideas, and am working on making a chess game with some of them. :-)

  • Harriott Balmer Harriott Balmer on Apr 21, 2015
    I have seen them with short pieces of ribbon and trims wrapped around them and put into a large glass jars ---- my plan for mine!

  • CAB CAB on Apr 21, 2015
    Color/paint them and string them into a garland for your sewing area. Maybe put small colored bows or flowers between each spool.

  • Melissa Sberna Taylor Melissa Sberna Taylor on Apr 21, 2015
    I just saw an old stool with the legs made out of stacked, old wooden spools, very pretty!

  • Sheryl Gilliland Sheryl Gilliland on Jun 23, 2015
    I have used them for: hangers for everything from pot holders to hand towels and hats, toy truck wheels, planter legs (to add air under planter), mug racks, wind chimes no sound but pretty. But the best use I found was trivets!

  • Rachel Rachel on Aug 10, 2015
    how bout stringing them together to make for beads for babies.

  • Pam Rice Pam Rice on Aug 10, 2015
    I used mine for handles on my sewing table drawers.

    • PennyB9 PennyB9 on Aug 10, 2015
      @Pam Rice I love that idea! If I had a swing table, I would so so that!

  • Dianne cuddington Dianne cuddington on Oct 01, 2015
    I was looking for those to do crafts with and gave up looking. No one has any here.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 09, 2017
    Donate to any primary or elementary school, especially those located in less advantaged areas. They are great for kids to play with, to learn sorting, counting, etc., or for older kids to learn problem solving in building 3D science towers, etc.

    More often than a person would think, schools just do not have a budget for these kids of hands on manipulative resources.

  • Rose S Rose S on Sep 09, 2017
    Thanks to everyone. I have since made a chess set from some of them. It came out very well.