Christmas · Holidays

Spool Ornaments

I know there are a lot of you that like to sew. Do you save your spools when the threads gone? Good things come in small packages, like these tiny ornaments made with wooden thread spools, paper and beads.  The spools measure one-inch tall and carry three themes; “Let It Snow”, “Tis The Season”, and “Fa la la la la”.  I’ve designed the templates for you.  All you have to do is print them, cut them out and glue them to the painted wood spools.  Add your own special beads at the top and bottom along with fancy hangers.  You can make these little treasures in minutes.   On a tight budget?  These ornaments won’t break the bank.  Create several for your tree or give them as gifts to friends this holiday season. 

Here is the templates for the designs:



Here are the directions:

  1. Paint the tops and bottoms of the spool with red paint


2. While the paint is drying, print out the templates on regular copy paper. Cut out the images just inside the grey border.


3. Apply roll on glue to the middle of the back side of the strip.


4. Stick the middle of the strip to the spool and wrap the ends around to see if they will align properly.  If they don’t, realign the strip


5. Once you’re sure it’s straight, apply glue to one end of the strip and adhere it to the spool.  Apply glue to the opposite end and overlap the first end.

6. Cut out circles slightly smaller than the template from seam tape or some other thin, textured ribbon or fabric that can be punctured with a wire.  The fabric will prevent the center wire from tearing the paper.


7. Slip a bead onto a head pin wire.  Push the wire through the center of the spool.Holding all the pieces taught, bend the wire into a 90 degree angle over a sharp-edged object like a metal ruler. Use round nose pliers to create a loop in the wire for hanging.


To download the instructions highlight and paste:

Isn’t this a creative way to use up your spools!!




20 thoughts on “Spool Ornaments

  1. Kelley these are adorable, I have downloaded and saved, my printer is kapoot, but got a new one just waiting for hubby to do his thing. I have plenty of old wooden spools I used to save them for different projects. Again you have come up with an adorable project that won’t break the bank, and easy enough evan I can do it (maybe,haha).

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