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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Thought I would comment and say superb theme, did you create it on your own? It’s really great!

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Thanks Mom. 🙂


Awesome job! So sweet and thoughtful (and easy to do!) Thanks for the great idea


I’ve never seen this before…so clever!

Jana @ The Summer House

I found this post while searching for craft ideas for a huge bin of wooden spools I found while thrifting. Just love the idea. My daughters will love getting one of these! Thanks.


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I knew I was saving all those wooden spools for a reason!


Thanks everyone who has linked to this tutorial. It means a lot to me. You all are the best!


Aww, I love this! What a fun idea. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.


This is sooo sweet! I love the idea and I think it would indeed be great for family or friends! Thanks for sharing!

RobbieLee at Chickiedee

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This is really a fantastic idea! It could be given to anyone, anytime of the year, as a supportive note for someone who feels their life is ‘unraveling’. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor

great idea!!


This is such a cute idea! I love it. Such a nice gift to give a sister or mother that loves sewing on V day! x

Lilly Higgins

I love this! Its so cute and adorable and EASY!


Thanks so much to everyone who has written about this project on their blog or left a comment here. I would love to see your finished version for those that have tried this…leave a link to a picture if you would like.

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