Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Project 11: A Spool of Vintage Love (DIY for Busy Gals)

31 minute project

You'll need:

Vintage spools of thread
(check your thrift store in the back corner with the musty textiles and sewing patterns)
(or, if you are lucky like me, flea markets are a good spot to find these)
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks

You are going to create this:

In pictures:
For the readers:
1. Study this imperfect finished project.
Promise yourself you will NOT stress about having to freeform a heart shape.

2. Grab your vintage spools of thread.
3.Grab your glue gun.
4. Freeform a heart shape, filling in with various sized spools of thread.
5. Get your glue gun warmed up.

6. Use a small drop of hot glue at the base of each spool.
I glued mine write to the front of a frame (the glass)
that I had filled with a piece of kraft cardstock.

7. Fill in curves and small holes with smaller spools.
8. Hang your work on the wall.

Ahhh.  How lovely.
I had four frames (fourth is not in the photo).
I glued cheap dollar pencil starfish to the outside of the other three frames.
This took me 10 minutes
but I'm a hot gun pro
(and can't feel the burn on my fingertips anymore)

Linking this up at Tuesdays Treasures over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Link Party at Home Stories from A to Z
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Homemade Projects Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft on Tuesday at Today's Creative Blog
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
What's It Tuesday at Ivy and Elephants
Think Pink Sundays at  Flamingo Toes
Sundae Scoop Link Party at I Heart Naptime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things
Do it Ya Self Monday at Three Mango Seeds
Linking up to Funky Junk's Themed Vintage Link Party
And also linking up to the Talent Scouting Party at Whisper Wood Cottage

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  1. Wow, that is just beautiful! What a wonderful idea, I love it!

    1. Thanks a bunch! Better than hoarding those spools in a glass vase.

  2. The heart is charming...reminds me of folk art.

    1. Thanks. It is rather folksy eh? Who knew (smile)?


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