Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is an idea I saw in Somerset Memories and just loved it! I have made several of these and they are fun to do.
First, I got some old spools. I cut off the thread and inked the edges and tops with chalk ink. I measured the spools and used scraps of scrapbook paper, paper bags or old paper to cut strips to fit around them. I added text and pictures with rubber stamps, magazine pictures, collage bits and rub-ons. I inked the edges of my decorated strips and attached them with a dab of glue at one end. I let the strips dry and then wound them around the spools. I tied them shut with yarn, fibers or ribbon. I glued buttons, bits of old jewelry or metal charms to the tops of the spools.