Wednesday, January 7, 2015

diy branch spool holder #1

 I have an abundance of thread. My spool holder overflows into baskets and jars. I've thought of constructing another one for awhile… one of my ideas involves sticks and branches. To see how it might work, I began with a birch branch from the kindling pile. Who doesn't love a good birch branch?
 I just hammered in a few nails and distributed them fairly evenly, but took into consideration knots and bumps on the wood. Each nail is angled up slightly, since I knew it would be propped vertically. What a great way to organize and display a small collection of spools. Next I'll try something a little more complex that holds a lot more- like my store bought holder… only with sticks from my yard!

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  1. oh the branch is great fun!
    i've been pondering just this week about how i might organise my spools.

  2. Oh my goodness so much FUN! So sending this to my hubby with the word "hint" as my email subject! LOL!

  3. I am SO doing this! Thank you for this great idea--- I live near the beach so I'm always finding well worn beautiful sticks...thank you and Happy New Year!

    1. Love the idea of making it out of drift wood! Don't have the ocean, but our lake offers lots of smooth sticks. Thanks for YOUR idea!

  4. How lovely... although some of us may need a wall of sticks.. a forest, perhaps....? Whatever - as usual, your presentation is so much prettier than my shelf full of shoe-boxes labelled REDS, BLACK, LIGHT BLUE, MID-BLUE, DARK BLUE, PINK, PURPLE.... etc, which is how I keep my half a ton of thread spools.

    Happiest of happy new years to you, Maya. May 2015 be filled with joy and hope and love. xx

  5. A forest of spool holders! Love you Nikki! I wish you all the very best of everything in your NEW YEAR on your side of the world! And I think of you often! xx

  6. Of course you know this goes along perfectly with things we make... love it!

  7. Oh, this is a wonderful idea! I love it, can't wait to try it—for thread and jewelry :)