Flour Power Spool Jewels

Flour Power Spool Jewels

I have what you might call a *thing* for old wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, but there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! Case in point: these cutesy, kitschy necklaces.

I originally saw a version of these necklaces on My So Called Crafty Life, where mini craft store spools became dainty charms. But I am more of a “statement” necklace kind of girl, so I used standard-sized spools from my crafting stash. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Spools reporting for crafting duty!

Next step: acquire amazing, gorgeous, adorable, perfectly wonderful vintage flour sack fabric from the 1930s. Thanks to Etsy, I got my fix (but gorgeous floral ribbon like this would work wonderfully, too).

Vintage Flour Sack fabric scraps from 1930s to be repurposed into necklaces with spools by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cute and full of repurposing possibilities.

My naked spools were just begging for a makeover, and who am I to say no? Craft paint to the rescue!

Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A touch of color!

After I measured the width of each spool and cut out fabric strips, it was time for the Mod Podge (henceforth referred to as MP)- everyone’s favorite crafting gunk.

Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Who doesn’t love this stuff?

I coated the fabric strip with the MP on a sheet of non-stick aluminum foil. It just works perfectly and makes for simple clean up.

Brushing Mod Podge on antique flour sack fabric for wooden spool necklaces by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy on, easy off.

Then, I MP’d the spool, added my sticky fabric strip, finishing with one more coat of MP.

Brushing Mod Podge on antique flour sack fabric for wooden spool necklaces by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A lil’ podge on the spool, too…

Brushing Mod Podge on antique flour sack fabric for wooden spool necklaces by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, yeah! It’s looking cute…

After all the spools were MP’d, I added a coat of MP to each end of the spool. It dries quickly on wood, so this took very little time.

Vintage wooden thread spools repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hurry up and dry already!

Once all was done and dry, my spools were just darling- and ready to slide onto some chain!

Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

YAY! They’re finished!! And I mean, really- how cute are these?

Like most gals, I had a plethora of chain options- some new, some not. End result? 100% pure AWESOME.

Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

One can never have too many options, after all…

I’m in love! AND I have a ton of fabric scraps left…time to think of my next project…

Until then- Craft on!

S


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Vintage wooden thread spools to be repurposed with antique flour sack fabric into shabby chic necklace pendants by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

 

Comments

  1. what a fun craft! and so easy to personalize!!

  2. These are awesome!! Your spool and fabric choices are just gorgeous and I’m pretty sure I need one of these necklaces! 🙂 I’m a new fan…love your style!

  3. You are so right, 100% awesome. I love this idea. I keep all my old cotton reels (that’s what we call ’em in the UK!) especially the old wooden ones just in case I find a lovely use for them.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Cotton Reels!! I will remember that- they are one of my favorite crafting bits!!! Thanks for the sweet comment, Julie!

  4. I’ve made a few necklaces myself using spools, but your pops of color in these make me want to make some more with some bright paint too. As well, I’ve never considered using aluminum foil as a nonstick craft sheet. Fabulous tip!

  5. These are adorable! I’ll definitely be making some, but shouldn’t it be “flower”, instead of “flour”?

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks for your comment on my blog, “Flour Power Spool Jewels”. Because I used vintage flour sacks (as mentioned in the blog), I used a play on words with “flour” instead of “flower”. Hope that clears it up for you!

  6. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I really heart these necklaces. I would love if you would link these “flour-power-spool-jewels” to On Display Thursday, http://paperandfox.com/display-thu/

  7. These are so delicate and pretty, Sadie! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}. Pinning!

  8. Very unique, thanks for sharing this with us at the #WWDParty.

  9. Very cute idea! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  10. I love these! I have a small box of wooden spools I’ve been saving for something like this. Thank you!

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