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Thread: Mug Tree Transformation

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    Junior Member Sewhappytoquilt's Avatar
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    After purchasing the flimsy plastic thread holder for the cone-type spools of thread at JoAnn's, I got to thinking... This is what my DH and I came up with. All he had to do was add a "screw-type eye ring" to the back of the snowman mug tree that no one wanted to buy at my garage sale (thank goodness). It is sturdy and whimsical at the same time. It works so well - I am doing a happy dance!!! (and I got my money back at JoAnn's).

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    too clever - great way to recycle & decorate at the same time!

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    what a clever idea!!!! thanks for sharing

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    Very, very clever. Great transformation. What a wonderful way to repurpose something you were going to get rid of. Thank you for sharing this great tip.

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    That is brilliant! It is fascinating what we can do when we actually let our imagination and invention brain waves work together. Thank you for sharing.

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    I also made a similar one out of a wooden paper towel holder I found at a garage sale for $.75!
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    That idea is nothing short of brilliant. It's a wonderful idea!

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    You both need to pat yourselves on the back.

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    I use a table base from my kids Lego set for the same purpose. Creativitity at it's best.

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    Great minds.......

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    I used a metal Christmas hanging ornament stand for my cones.

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    Quilters can be so creative. Love your ideas.

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    now, that is a neat idea. Love it.

    Just saw your second thread stand with the paper towel holder, rats, I put a paper towel holder in the Goodwill just like that about 3 weeks ago.

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    very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    now, that is a neat idea. Love it.

    Just saw your second thread stand with the paper towel holder, rats, I put a paper towel holder in the Goodwill just like that about 3 weeks ago.
    Maybe some lucky quilter will grab it up - or you could go back and see if it is still there - hahaha

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    What great ideas. Never thought of the towel holder as a thread stand. Threw mine away and got one to hang on the wall

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    all these are great ideas ! I love snowmen so that's my favorite.

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    These are wonderful!

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    great ideas thamks

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    Cool ideas, you guys are good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne
    now, that is a neat idea. Love it.

    Just saw your second thread stand with the paper towel holder, rats, I put a paper towel holder in the Goodwill just like that about 3 weeks ago.
    Don't you just hate that?? I can hang onto something for years, have no use for it at all, put it in the charity bin, and bam!! an instant use comes up. Never fails. Oh well, you certainly put it in a great place.

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    Wow! Now that's thinking outside the box. Thanks for the tip.

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    Great ideas!!

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    Neat idea.

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    OMG how cute is that? Quilters are so clever.

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