Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spool of Thread Mini Sewing Box

I wanted to make a little box that looked like a spool of thread to put some sewing things into.  I have had these little paper mache boxes for a while just sitting around and I decided by using both lids and one of the box centers I could achieve something close to the look of a spool.  Here is what I ended up with.  I think it may look more like a spool if the lids were thinner, but I think it works. :)

I started out by taking the box and lid and one additional lid and painting them white with Krylon Spray Paint.

Once the paint was dry, I placed the bottom lid onto the box.  It fits tightly on, so there was no need for any glue to hold it in place.  I also attached the top lid and used a pencil to mark where it would come down to on the box for the thread placement.

Now, I used the hot glue gun to attach some yarn to the box and I wrapped it, filling in the area in between the two lids.  You could wrap this with any color you wanted and as thick or light as you want.

Once this was finished, I used SCAL to cut a little needle svg and hot glued it to the side. 

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Lessology: Trinket Box and use an upcycled item: http://lessology.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute Jean! Love the extra touch of the needle!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

~amy~ said...

darling altered project! Love the yarn! Thanks for playing with us at LESSology!

yyam said...

What a cute little box! Love how the yarn adds interest and texture to the piece! :)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

Jens Craft Corner said...

What a cute little project! The needle SVG is just adorable and the box is really cute.

Rhonda Emery said...

what a cute box and great idea. your always thinking girlfriend. ha

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, how cute!!! Perfect little box for Lessology!!!

Thanks for stopping by to check in on me! Moving around a bit slowly still but -- hey -- I gettng there!!! LOL!!!

Hugs!

Wende said...

So cute, Perfect little box!

Love That Bug said...

Jean,
This is super super cute. I absolutely love it
Hugs, Stacy

sandi said...

This is so sweet! Simple, yet so darling! Sewing...a gal after my own heart!

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute, cute box! I really like your idea of making this look like a spool of thread. Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology. :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Eeek...so crafty clever Jean. You always have such creative ideas. I love the shape. Adorable. Thank you so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

As cute as can be, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)