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Monday, August 12, 2013

Vintage Altered Spool



Altered Spool

I’ve been seeing a lot of these altered spools on the internet and they all looked so pretty and I thought I must try making one of these spools. I made my spool using a toilet paper roll and 4 circles of chipboard (or in this case cereal box chipboard) cut out with my Cricut machine at 4” in size. For the top and bottom of the spool I glued 2 pieces of the chipboard together for each end. I used the Blue Paradise papers for my spool, so before gluing the spool together I cut 4 circles at 4” on my Cricut again and glued one of these circles to both the top of each circle and the under side of the circle. I then cut a piece of the Blue Paradise paper to wrap around the toilet paper roll. Once all of the pieces were covered with the paper I was then able to glue the spool together.

The glass knob on the top of the spool I picked up at a local recycling store for $1.00, I love finding bargains like that at these types of stores! Once I got that glued onto the top of the spool I took some white lace and glued that all around the top circle of the spool. I then took a string of pearls and wrapped them around the bottom of the center piece a couple of times; using some hot glue in spots to hold them in place, then loosely draped the pearl string up the center and brought it onto the top of the spool using some hot glue to glue it down on the top. In my stash I found this small dangly bracelet that I had picked up at the dollar store one day and decided it would look pretty dangling off the top of the spool.

For my flowers I took one of the French White Open Paper roses and sprayed it with some purple glimmer mist. I had also taken a small piece of the same lace and used it to make a lace flower which I dipped into the glimmer mist that was on my craft mat from spraying the white rose, never waste anything I always say lol. I glued the purple rose, one of the pretty white meadow flowers and a small purple rose bud, which I made, onto the top along with this cute little bird I found in my stash. I then glued my lace flower and another flower from my stash onto the bottom and I was done and quite pleased at how it turned out. I hope this inspires you for Meg's Vintage challenge! TFL!

Products from Meg’s Garden
Blue Paradise paper P6215
White Lace L2895
French White Open Paper Rose
White Meadows flower

Other Products
White pearl string
$ Store bracelet
Prima flower
Glass drawer knob
Small craft bird




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