Spools, spools, spools

September 13th, 2008 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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A dear friend of mine left me 50 million of these spools.

Here's a use for about 30 of the 50 million spools I have. I drilled holes through the top and bottom of each spool and ran a long piece of floral wire through each hole...kinda like sewing. I attached them together to make a a round flower pot cover. I am going to make a few (thousand) more and take them to my Antique Show next week with fall flowers in them. I think mums will be a lovely choice. I am going to try various size pots to make a nice display. Love, love, love, the colors, and who doesn't like stripes and polka dots? Wouldn't you like one of these on your porch? I know I do. Talk soon, Geo

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Georgia Moon Orginal
posted in: member junk, seasonal, container, cottage, plant holder, , country, garden, whimsical, fun, outdoor spaces, porch, entry, basket, green, sunroom, red, beige, alternative

Comments (10)

ShadywoodQuilts writes: These are a great use for those spools. We were recently in Mexico and stopped at a textile mill in Hautulco where they were doing hand weaving. They had a little guy out front spinning cotton (rather than wool)onto these type of spools. Then the guy doing the weaving was using these in a shuttle. very cool.
Betty Posted: 10:26 pm on December 4th
SantaClaus writes: Are these "bobbin" spools? If so, I'd put one in my laundry room with my old clothespins and/or next to my sewing machine and insert with material, thread, etc. Cool idea! Posted: 7:10 am on February 11th
piecesofthepast writes: Gotta love a friend with spools...this is cute! Do you have to coat them with anything if they are to be outside? Posted: 8:08 pm on September 22nd
shabbychick writes: Georgia - Love your spool planter - and I'm placing my order now (before you sell out). :)

Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:57 am on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Geo, love those spools. Where did Sue find them? They have such great color and designs on them. Loved to find some for myself. Great job!

Lani Posted: 12:55 am on September 15th
georgiamoon writes: Maybe Sue can explain the story behind the spools...since she is the one that bought them! All I know is that a giant box of them arrived and I have been thinking about ideas ever since. This is the best one I've come up with so far. I know a couple of the spools still have white thread on them but I have never seen anything like these before. Fun stuff though. You have to wonder...if they are covered with thread, why would they make them so colorful? Not one of the great mysteries of life, but still an interesting question. Geo Posted: 4:43 pm on September 14th
kopykatkim writes: Love the idea and I would love one on my patio, (no porch) I love the colors, the only spools I have seen are wooden ones for a loom, Not the fancy colored ones you have. Curious as to their use also. Posted: 4:00 pm on September 14th
suewhitney writes: Aren't you glad I left those spools? Very nice Georgia. I hope you don't mind that I featured your project! Posted: 3:49 pm on September 14th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Love these spools!!! Hmmm, are you taking orders? Posted: 7:55 am on September 14th
LuAnn writes: Yes, I'd love one on my porch. I'm partial to stripes. LOL What kind of spools are these, what were they used for? Don't think I've seen them before.

Good luck at your sale.

Talk soon my friend.

LuAnn Posted: 8:33 pm on September 13th
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