As silly as it may sound, I love spools! Vintage spools are a favorite of mine as well. I have jars and bowls of them around the house. I find there’s lots of good uses for a spool or two.
I’ve bought several wooden spools over the years to hold washi tape, scraps of ribbon and some of my hand painted twine. However, I recently got my hands on a copy of my friend Liz’s book, A Touch of Farmhouse Charm. Liz is the writer and creator behind Love Grows Wild as well. While browsing through the book I fell in love with her vintage wooden spool project.
Vintage Wooden Ribbon Spool
I have several of her projects on my to-do list (hee-hee). However, with my love for unfinished wood and making things, I couldn’t resist trying my hand at these handmade spools.
It’s amazing what you can do with a couple of simple supplies — wood rounds and dowels. My first thought was, “why I didn’t think of that?” I made a few per Liz’s instructions in the book and a few others a little smaller. These are perfect for gifting ribbon, storage, photography props, and/or home decor. The possibilities are endless and charming!
A couple of other projects that caught my eye were the Tied Pillow Covers. These cover are just darling!
The wire cloches are genius as well. I can totally see these on dining room hutch.
If you truly love the farmhouse style that is so incredibly popular, this book is for YOU! I had mine sitting out over the holidays and my mom said she would be picking up a copy. Get a little better acquainted with Liz, her family and their beautiful home!
- 70 home decor projects for all levels of DIY experience, from beginner to advanced
- a room-by-room tour of the farmhouse with details on how they renovated each space
- ideas for styling and decorating with each project
- tips for working with tools
- and much more!