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Friday, July 6, 2012

Patriotic Spools

I shared a post over on The Twinery's blog a few days ago and I wanted to share the complete project here as well!   Since my post went up on July 4th, I thought it was appropriate to share a patriotic project in honor of the USA!

This is such a simple project to put together!  I started with 3 vintage thread spools that I picked up at a second hand store and wrapped twine from The Twinery in Denim, Lemondrop & Maraschino.  I cut a little slit in the top of the spool with a craft knife for the end of the twine strand.  I used various papers in red, white, blue & yellow and then cut them with die cuts to make the patriotic themed decorations.  I love the pinwheel!! It was made with the mini pinwheel die from Lil' Inker Designs!

To make the mounts, I took wire and twisted the bottom of it and then put it in the hole in the spools.  I also created a spiral with the top of the wire so that I could attach the decorations to it easily.  You can get an idea of what that looks like from the photo above.

I love how it adds just a little patriotic decoration to my living room wall!

You could use this same idea with so many themes, so think outside this patriotic color scheme.  You could also use this idea to display your favorite photos. This makes it easy to change the photos out every so often to keep them fresh and current!

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  1. Yep! Even cuter the 2nd time I see it! I love country/primitive decorating and these have that homespun feel to me!

  2. Jen I think I already left a comment the other day...but back to say I love this! SO cute! and SO fun!


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