This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.
I’ve been a collector of vintage spools for a couple years now, and while they look pretty all in a row in my workspace, sometimes I want to push their usefulness past just being eye candy. Then this past week I spotted a new DIY (pictured above) posted by Elsie over at A Beautiful Mess. This got me on a search for ways other creatives have turned these seemingly simple blocks of wood into something stunning (other than the standard side or coffee table made from the industrial-size spools), and I love the results that turned up! Hope my spools haven’t gotten too comfortable on that shelf…I’m going to be putting them to work this weekend! 🙂
(above) DIY Thread Spool Wine Corks by A Beautiful Mess
Mini-spool Necklace by Wild Olive
Wooden Cable Spool Clock by Tiffany Ruda
Wooden Spool Jewelry Hooks by A Time for Everything
Mini-spool Magnets by The Twinery