I found this project by searching for wooden spool decorations so I could finally put the spools I had
You will need...
wooden spools, duh.
wire, I used 18 guage
buttons, beads, jungle bells
vintage paper or other paper
glitter of choice
ribbon or jute string or raffia if desired
1. Cut your paper where you want and to size per spool. Using a foam brush, cover the wooden spool where the thread would have been with Mod Podge, and press your paper onto it. Once it dries, give it a couple more coats of Mod Podge.
2. Once that dries, paint Elmer's Glue onto the edges where you want glitter. Have glitter ready on a pan or paper plate, and roll your spool in the glitter. Allow to dry. At this point they will look like the photo below. As you can see I used vintage Christmas books and sheet music.
3.Cut a piece of wire approximately an inch or so longer than twice the length of the spool.
6. Add a button through the two loose ends.
At this point, you can weave a ribbon through if you'd like and tie it before you add your ornament hook. I did this for some of mine, but some I left plain. Here are some of them complete and hanging from branches in my dining room so I could take pictures to show you. :)
So there you have it! That's how to create your own spool ornaments! And now you see why I rarely write tutorials. Let's just say I know my strengths and my weaknesses.
Anyhow, white I was working on these spools, I also created more vintage Christmas book boxes and plaques like the ones I made during the hurricane. Here are the new boxes...
Sarah had the great idea to glitter Rudolph's nose red. Love it!
Total sidenote, but did you know that Richard Scarry illustrated the Little Golden Book Rudolph? I just noticed that, and it completely makes sense, but I had not know!
I also made 6 more plaques, but the picture of all of them was a little off, so I will just show you my personal favorite. Could be the sweet Rudolph, or the pink, red, and aqua....
It's been pretty dark cold here and I have not been able to paint much, but I have found plenty of fun craftiness to keep myself occupied and happy! All of these items will be available at the barn sale November 16-18! Sarah and I are heading there today to get set up. I am hoping to share some photos tomorrow, as well as some exciting news of what's happening this month at the barn, in case you have not already heard!!!!