Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Anyone who sews knows that they will eventually end up with an empty spool that gets tossed in the trash. Why not recycle them into some unique items instead? Here are 11 awesome wooden spool craft projects choose from.

Where to find spools

Today, spools are made out of plastic, but vintage wooden ones can still be found in flea markets or antique shops. Some of them still have their original labels or graphics on them, which adds another interesting design element. If you can’t find vintage spools, new ones are easily available.

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Vintage Wooden Spool and Bead Pendant Tutorial

Vintage Wooden Spool and Bead Pendant Jewelry Making Tutorial - createwithclaudia.com

In the area where I live is this terrific recycling store that sells all kinds of used items for artists. It’s a treasure trove for those of us who create things, and I always end up buying something. On my last visit, along with handfuls of buttons and beads, were a handful of vintage wooden spools that came home with me. I bought them on a whim and I didn’t have any particular project in mind, so I put them in a small dish and set them aside. It wasn’t until I was sorting through the beads, that the idea for this vintage wooden spool and bead pendant tutorial came to me.

As you can see, I made it in two different colors, and I just can’t decide which one I like best, the brown or the green one. Whenever I wear either pendant, I get compliments on it. It’s a unique and funky addition to my necklace collection that I will wear for years to come.

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Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box

Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box DIY Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #diy

A while ago I made greeting cards using old postage stamps. I don’t usually use stamps in my crafts, but I enjoyed that project so much, that it inspired me to do some other things with them. One of those projects was this box. It is a balsa wood box that was originally filled with tea. With it’s fun sliding top and useful design, I kept it. I’m glad I did, because it was perfect for this postage stamp découpage box tutorial.

Stamps are ideal for crafting. They come in every color and design imaginable, and their small size makes them excellent for projects that have limited space. Their shape was the perfect match for this rectangular box.

Postage Stamp Découpage Keepsake Box DIY Tutorial - createwithclaudia - #découpage #diy

To make a découpage box, you only need a few supplies and a bit of time to allow the project to dry.

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Recycled Denim Fish Tutorial

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Blue jeans are the type of clothing that pretty much everyone around the world wears. If I had a dollar for everyone wearing a pair right now I’d be a billionaire. Of course, all of those jeans eventually wear out and get thrown away. Instead of dumping them in the trash, why not try making something creative with them, like these cute decorations in this recycled denim fish tutorial.

Denim lends itself well to crafting. It’s durable and heavyweight, and it comes in just about every shade of blue imaginable. Be honest, it’s kind of fun to see your old pants repurposed into something entirely different.

These fish are definitely a fun way to transform your denim. They are whimsical little trinkets that can be made in a few minutes, and can be used so many ways. Throw them in a bowl on a table for a decorative accent. String them up like a garland or turn them into a mobile.

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Recycled Denim Coasters Tutorial

How to Make Coasters Out Of Recycled Denim Blue Jeans - Free Tutorial - Create with Claudia

The other day I found a water stain on our table and realized we needed more coasters around the house. So I decided to use old jeans and make some. Denim is a tough and durable fabric which lends itself well to this kind of project.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that pretty much everyone owns at least one pair of jeans, and occasionally they wear out. In the case of my family, that happens more frequently than I like. I donate the jeans if they are in decent shape, but if they are badly torn, they get recycled.

These coasters are made from some of these jeans, and I love the way they turned out. Even better, they are incredibly easy to make.

There is not much measuring, and the sewing is basically a raw edge quilt-as-you-go method. The only tricky part is the binding.

So grab those old torn jeans, a few other sewing supplies, and let’s get started!

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