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.

Felt Ball Trees from

These felt ball trees would be such a fun and festive decoration at a special event and they are super easy to make. I think they would make darling centerpieces at a shower.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Spool Garland from LR Stitched: Lindsey Rhodes

For a great way to repurpose all of those empty plastic spools that you don’t want to throw in the trash, this garland is an awesome idea. The nice thing about this project is that it can be tailored to any holiday or event.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Vintage Wooden Spool And Bead Tutorial from Create with Claudia

This pendant, made with beads and a wooden spool, is a unique and fashionable addition to any jewelry wardrobe.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Vintage Spool Wreath from Lora B.

The graphics on the ends of the spools used in this wreath are delightful, and really give the project that vintage feel. I would love one of these for my Christmas tree!

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Upcycled Wooden Thread Spool Ornament from Pillar Box Blue

Who wouldn’t love one of these charming ornaments for their tree? I think they would make ideal gifts for all of the friends in your sewing circle.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

DIY Vintage Wooden Spool Ornaments from Life is Sweeter By Design

Christmas is definitely an excellent time for wooden spool crafts, and this vintage ornament is no exception. I love the added touch of glitter to make it really sparkle in the tree.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Vintage Wooden Spool Christmas Table Decorations from Mod Podge Rocks!

These festive table decorations are just the thing that your Christmas party needs. Add names and you have the perfect holiday place holder!

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Bird’s Nest from Rusty Rooster Vintage

For an adorable vintage decoration, this unique bird’s nest is ideal. I can just imagine it as part of a pretty mantel or tablescape.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Thread Spool Necklace from It Happens in a Blink

In this fun and funky necklace, the thread is still on the spools. It adds a whole other decorative dimension to the piece, and it could be made in so many different color combinations.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Spool Pin Cushion from Crafty Goodies

Great for any sewing room, or a fun and unique gift for someone who sews, this pin cushion is absolutely charming.

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

Spool of Thread Drawer Pull from sew many ways

I can just imagine having these adorable spools on the walls and dresser drawers of my sewing room. What a charming way to use them!

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects

All of these projects are so inspiring, so gather up your wooden spools and give one a try!

Awesome Wooden Spool Craft Projects


  1. Claire

    May 7, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    I love old wooden spools. That wreath is fabulous. Thank you for including my thread spool Christmas ornament.

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      May 8, 2019 at 7:15 AM

      Thanks Claire. I love them all and will definitely be looking at more spool crafts!

  2. Lora Bloomquist

    May 14, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Thanks for including my spool wreath, Claudia! Love all these ideas. Just pinned and shared;)

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      May 14, 2019 at 10:07 AM

      Thanks for sharing, and it was my pleasure. That wreath is just lovely!


    January 16, 2023 at 6:01 PM

    Where can I get the vintage spool? I love them all

    1. createwithclaudia_7j76hs

      January 17, 2023 at 7:27 AM

      I found mine at an antique shop, but you may be able to find them in other places. Thanks.

  4. Ruth Lindbloom

    September 9, 2023 at 7:17 PM

    I need some ideas how to add legs made with wood spools to bottom of a gnome. Ruth Lindbloom. Vonruthe3@gmail . Com

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