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Wooden Spools Christmas Ornaments

By: Caroline Padavano-S. for
Wooden Spools Christmas Ornaments
Wooden Spools Christmas Ornaments
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"The Materials include: wooden Spool, embroidery thread, gauges 3 and 25 (a heavy gauge & a lighter one) ribbon, beads, buttons, bells, charms, or other fun baubles to add. Taking a few hours to complete, the ornaments are fun to make and can be complete in just one night. Display on the Christmas tree, use as decoration when wrapping your gifts, or without the ribbon, place a bunch in a clear jar for a fabulous Christmas decoration."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueDIY Craft



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Vintage Wooden thread spool
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Ribbon
  • Beads
  • Charms or
  • Buttons


  1. evenly wrap a layer of thread on the wooden spool

  2. On top of the thread, evenly wrap the heavier gauge embroidery floss until the thread is covered

  3. Repeat step 2 so there are two layers of floss

  4. Embroider on top layer of floss, Flores, zig-zags, plaids, or whatever design you choose

  5. Cut desired length of ribbon

  6. Feed ribbon through center of spool creating a loop at the top and tails at the bottom

NotesThis is a great project to finish using up leftover embroidery floss.

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