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Thread: What to do with wooden spools?

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    What to do with wooden spools?

    I have several dozen wooden spools and haven't been able to come with a creative way to use/display them. Any suggestions?

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    I have mine in a clear glass vase on top of my bookcase.
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    I guess it depends on how big they are. I saw a really cute idea where you took the small-ish one & put them in a canning jar. Then they took a clear kinda flower pot-looking votive holder in the top & put a candle in it. Does that make any sense? It was really cute! Or you could just get a nice basket & put them in it.
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    Sorry - no help here. I just toss them. Don't really have much room for display stuff, especially in the sewing room. A girl can dream, can't she?

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    I saw a cute post somewhere. They had wrapped a strip of fabric around the spools and then strung them together for a garland.

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    I've got a few sitting on a shelf in my sewing room - between other things.

    Have lots in a drawer that I want to do something with them.

    I have a couple of Christmas ornaments made out of spools.

    I looked at the garland SueDor posted and it is cute - would be nice on a Christmas tree.

    Use the spool as a base for a mushroom shaped pin cushion.

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    soooo cute! I recently made curtains with sewing moif material....the garland would make a real cute tieback!!!

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    I saw a wreath made of spools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesspug View Post
    I saw a cute post somewhere. They had wrapped a strip of fabric around the spools and then strung them together for a garland.
    Cute idea that I think I'll copy. I'm a co-coordinator of my guild's Project Pillowcases, at our recent guild show we had an outdoor demo table that had a string of mini pillowcases hanging across the canopy over our table. I think I row or two of decorated spools would add another cute note to our future display.

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