Empty Thread Spools Crafts

Updated April 17, 2017

Empty thread spools are something you may have lying around in a drawer or in a sewing box that your mother or grandmother kept. These easy to find spools are inexpensive and work great for many varieties of crafts. Both kids and adults can construct with these to make one-of-a-kind creations. With a few thread spool ideas, you will turn empty spools into something that you will treasure.

Thread Spool Dolls

Thread spool dolls are a cute and easy to make craft and a great way to recycle thread spools. Both large and small sized empty spools will work for the dolls. Some doll types made from spools include a ballerina and spool and bead dolls. Spools are easy to work with, paint and glue on. This craft is one both children and adults can get creative with.

Thread Spool Necklace

Necklaces are a good way to use up empty thread spools. Cover empty plastic spools with fabric if desired or paint if they are wooden. Coloured beads strung in between spools add a decorative look. In addition, spools are easy to string, are a good craft for young children and are a fine motor skill activity.

Thread Spool Christmas Ornaments

Making Christmas ornaments from left over spools is an exceptional way to turn spools into a keepsake. A variety of Christmas wrapping papers, scrapbooking papers, fabrics, or paints will cover empty spools. If desired, adorn with small jingle bells or other small trinkets.

Thread Spool Snowmen or Santa Claus

Thread spools used with clothespins make cute snowmen or Santa Clauses. Some added craft supplies like red, white and black paint, pipe cleaners, ribbon, glue and cotton will turn your thread spools into a Christmas decoration perfect for giving as gifts or as a treasure that will delight both young and old.

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Laurie Lanehart started writing in the early 1980s with a teen column for a paper in the Minneapolis area. She holds a degree in culinary arts and currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she is a member of the Garland Writers Guild.