I was over in the scrapbooking section, not feeding my ridiculous scrapbooking paper addiction (I don’t even scrapbook!) but instead looking for cute little embellishments for my reindeer clothespin ornaments. Now this is normally an area of the craft store that I do NOT allow myself to go. Because, hello! I don’t even scrapbook but I just can’t say no to scrapbooking gear!
So color me surprised when I found these absolutely adorable tiny wooden spools. And half off! This was so totally fate telling me that I have been denying myself one of the best aisle in the whole durn craft store! So I tossed them in my cart and ran to the jewelry section (where I still allow myself to shop in spite of a ridiculous tub of beads and THREE boxes of findings) and grabbed the perfect chain to thread these little cuties onto.
The project could not be simpler. This is what you will need:
Put a dab of hot glue onto the spool near the edge and tamp your thread down. Take care to not burn yourself!
Wrap around the spool and once sufficiently covered, hot glue the string down at your stopping point. Trim closely and then apply the tiniest dab of glue to keep from fraying. Use a piece of scrap plastic or cardstock to smooth the glue down.
String your spools on. I only applied thread to one at a time to make sure I was happy with the number I had on. This is for my grandmother who prefer things to be “not so *&^! gaudy” like I do so I decided three was a good number :)
These three are in fun Christmas colors and I’ll be giving it to her on her birthday, a week before Christmas. I also made some spools in blue and black so that she can mix and match the spools as she’d like or her outfit requires!
And there she is all finished up and on my necklace display that I had to photoshop the dickesn out of. You see some cat who shall remain anonymous (only because I didn’t see it with my own two eyes though I have a sneaking suspicion) shredded the velvet flocking off of my form in places and I could NOT remove all of the very dark, almost black cat hair from it… MAX!!!
At any rate this baby is so easy to make, easy to customize colors and really cute!!