DIY Spool of Twine
Have you been seeing those pictures of giant spools of thread on Pinterest lately? Totally drool-worthy, right? I’ve been looking around for anything and everything that even remotely resembles them in any shape, and I’ve been drastically falling short. So, what’s a girl to do? That’s right! I figured out how to make my own version with this very easy-peasy DIY Spool of Thread tutorial.
First things first, you’ll need what I call the “inner piece” of the spool. I’m sure there is a technical term for it, but for my purposes of this tutorial I’ll just go with the flow. :) The great thing about this tutorial is that there are about a hundred different ways that it can be achieved with items just around your home. I was originally going to use a thicker branch outside, but I honestly didn’t feel like pulling off the bark. That’s the truth! Also, my husband suggested that I could use a PVC pipe.
Not to mention, you can also make your own spool longer, shorter, wider or whatever floats your boat. I found an old bed post behind Mike’s workshop, and knew it would fit my needs perfectly!
I cut three pieces from this old post in different sizes just so I had a variety to pick from when it came time to put my spool together.
Next, I found two pint size, wide-mouth mason jar lids and primed the lids with Rust-oleum’s spray paint primer. Since the lids are made out of metal I always prime first before I spray paint. After I sprayed each lid with a few coats of primer (on both sides) I then proceeded to spray paint both sides of the lids with a white spray paint.
Hint: Spray paint works best when you spray thin coats of multiple layers. Make sure to let each layer dry before you proceed to the next!
Depending on what color your “inner piece” of your spool is will ultimately determine whether or not you will need to paint it. My pieces were kind of a dingy white so I just lightly sprayed with white spray paint.
I noticed when I did a little research on colors that spools can come in a variety of colors. Don’t be afraid to do something different!
Then, I used flat head screws to screw the lids into the “inner piece”. As you can see from this picture my lids spun around on my surface and tore away some of the paint. At first I was a little mad at myself, but then I realized that I kind of liked the distressed look. A happy mistake!
Finally, I tied my twine to the spool, and spun it around until I was satisfied with the look. Then, just tuck your end into one of the rows of twine.
I swear I am amused by the littlest things! This little fella had me especially excited since he fit in so well with my spring inspired front porch. L-O-V-E!
Have a wonderful week!