Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just Spoolin’ Around…

So, I’ve had these little spools forever! They originally belonged to my Dad’s…Uncle’s…Wife. I’ve kept them in my box, in my bead cabinet for years knowing that SOMEDAY I would find a use for the stinkin’ cute little things!spools

The other day, while trolling around on the internet (I’m very good at wasting my day trolling on the internet), I came across this:

Eureka! A spool advent calendar! I now have a good use for my spools! I am always looking for a simple project to do on Thanksgiving Day with my Mom and Daughter. This fits the bill perfectly!

Of course I had to try one out to see how it would fit. I printed the free “labels” at half size to accommodate the smaller spools, trimmed the length of the paper about 1/2” and it worked like a charm!spool1

Now I just have to find the perfect beads and some cording to finish them off. I might use a little gold paint on the edges too…that would finish them off nicely!

If you too want to see all the great spool advent calendar ideas over at “Just Something I Made” and make your own click “HERE!”

***update***

Cathe has updated her project from last year and suggests that you can make them into kits to give away! Check out her new post with new downloadable graphics HERE!

4 comments:

Allie said...

That is too stinkin' cute - and a good argument for never throwing anything away, lol! I think the gold paint would be the perfect touch.

Cathe Holden said...

So tiny and cute!! Thank you very much for sharing my project. I just updated it today with KITS you can make with the spools and more free downloads. Yours are just darling! Thanks again-

Cathe Holden

Cathy said...

How cute!!! That is so unique!

Carrie P. said...

such a cute idea. I am off to check out the link. thanks for sharing and thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a sweet comment about my pillow.