Hey there, it’s Lisa here on this crisp November day! Have you ever purchased an item for your crafty endevors but never got around to using it? I know silly question right ~ we ALL do that!!! I have a jar of wooden spools that are about to be rescued. Today I’m sharing a variety of ways to use them as a storage solution. First up are these gorgeous shabby chic memo spools. A great way to use up snippets of favorite ribbons or trims and a pretty place to store notes or ideas!
Turning a spool into a sweet little pincushion keeps fancy pins and sewing needles close at hand. I see something like this in my future!
A perfect way to store delicate or vintage trims can be seen at the Paper Doll Girl!
Ready for a touch of happiness in a jar? Even a small spool can hold yard after yard of twine then be tucked neatly into a jar.
Larger vintage spools that can be found on Etsy, Ebay or specialty stores work beautifully for buttons or wrapping twines as well as hemp cording and jute. I love the idea of pretty scissors placed in the spool ~ decorative and handy!
Altering one end of the spool to be removable is a cute way to store and color coordinate your Washi Tape collection.
This is a delightful way to store ribbon! Neat, tidy and easily accessible!
I’ve been inspire to put my neglected spools to good use I hope you have too! Don’t have any spools? Most stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and Joann carry them in large and small quantities. Archivers and other scrapbook stores usually stock Maya Road and Jenny Bowlin. And if you have a fondness for the vintage variety try Etsy, Ebay and antique stores they offer a great selection.
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