Unraveling a Letter {diy}

Here’s a fun idea for sending a message to someone you love… stamp it. I found these little wooden spools at the craft store and wanted to come up with a clever use for them. And since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought this would be a unique keepsake. Writing a letter that needs to be unraveled to be read. This could work for any occasion really….birthdays, just because, etc.

What do I need? Materials: Fabric or ribbon (length will vary depending on length of message), wooden spool (from craft store or recycled), rubber letter stamps, stamp pad, craft glue

How do I make it? Steps: 1. Cut a long strip of fabric about 1.5 wide and at least one yard long depending on how long you want your letter to be. You can also use ribbon as oppose to fabric (cotton webbing works great).

2. Leave a couple of inches on the end of the fabric strip blank and then begin stamping your message.

3. Once message is complete, glue the start of the message (the area that you left blank at the beginning) to the spool using craft glue. Ravel your message around the spool. Place in a decorative box and you are all set.

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What a truly clever idea!


What a lovely idea. I’ll be trying this one, thanks for sharing it.


Yes. I thought of doing it that way as well. But I had already written the message the opposite way when I thought of it. 🙂 Good idea.


Very cute! Gonna have to try this. My only suggestion that came to mind is to glue it the opposite way maybe? That way they read the message as the unroll it? So glue the fabric at the end of the sentance or message to the spool?


Darling idea! I should make one for my husband.

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GOOD job! this is something i’d definitely do one day. if you just could find some decent letter stamps in this darn country!


That’s so sweet, you’re so imaginative, Brittni!


Very nice! I love it!


sweet idea for those remnant pieces of ribbon!


Thanks everyone. These are so easy to make. I am addicted…


love it! great idea, brittni!


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Love this! I have all the stuff already. Better get busy! 🙂

Tania Welch

Brilliant! I absolutely LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing.

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