Since I've been on a sewing kick recently, I've been thinking about thread spools, and what to do with them once they're empty. I went on an internet search for the best crafts and projects to make with spools. Though pretty much all of the ideas I found use wooden, often vintage, spools, there are a few ideas in here that can be used with modern plastic ones — I'll mention it as we go. Another note: There are not a ton of little-kid projects in here, mostly because (I think) spools in and of themselves are fun to play with. You can use them as building blocks, you can thread them onto a length of string, you can roll them along the floor... Once you tire of such things, take a look at these ten ideas.
Got spools? Got a great project I missed? Let me know in the comments!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.