Today’s guest post is from my hilarious friend Alli. We also met at SNAP and I proceeded to call her the wrong name, like, twelve times. But she still likes me so she must have forgiven me! She recently changed the name of her blog to Made with HAPPY, which I love! Everything she does is pointed toward a happier life — what could be better than that? Give her a follow on Facebook and experience the HAPPY for yourself!
Hi all! My name is Alli and I write for the blog Made with HAPPY. I’m so excited to be guest posting here at Let’s Eat Grandpa.
Over the past year I’ve been slowly turning one of our small boring bedrooms into a home office craft room. One of my challenges in that room is that all my crafts are in large boxes making it difficult to find some of my smaller craft supplies when I need them. So I’ve been working a little at a time to separate and find a new location for each. Like my thread. I’m not a huge sewer like Ms. Cori over her. In fact, I’m lucky when I get a straight hem going. Therefore, I don’t have the biggest selection when it comes to thread, but I do have a few spools and was looking for a fun way to display them. With a bunch of old frames laying around and room on my slat wall, I decided to upcycle one of the frames and turn it into a thread holder.
Here’s how I did it!
- A wood picture frame
- Small dowels
- Fish eye hooks
- Spray paint (optional for splash of color)
If you decide you want to change the color of the frame, first start by spray painting it. I’m a HUGE Rustoleum fan with the 2 in 1 primer and paint. Quick, easy and great coverage in one.
After it dries it time to add the eye hooks. The location of the hooks is all dependent on the size and quantity of your thread spools as well as the size of your frame. Once you’ve measured, then make a small do on your frame to mark where each of the hooks should go.
I ended up spacing mine approximately 1.5 inch apart. If they were standard spool size, then you may need 2-2.5 inches in between.
Once you’ve got your eye hooks in, thread your dowels into the loop of the hooks. You may need to cut the dowels down to the size of the frame. If you’re using the simple all purpose craft store dowels, then they will cut pretty simple.
Add your thread and you have yourself a pretty upcycle display of your thread!
You can hang it, or if it has one of those kick stand leaning gigs, that is great too. Simple, fun and pretty to look at. WIN WIN!
Hope you enjoyed the fun tutorial. Thanks for having me!
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