Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thread Holder Tutorial

I had some fun today while attempting to organize my thread and avoid buying something premade and boring like this...

I made a quick and easy thread holder that doesn't require any of the very precious table space in my craft room. This is a quick and dirty tutorial on how to make a personalized thread holder in a matter of minutes. As you can tell, I refuse to buy matching thread for every project I work on so my stash is pretty small.


Wood (any size will do, there are a ton of precut pieces at crafting stores, or just ask a handy fellow to cut you one)
Nails (at least 2 inches long) and without a head
Enough fabric to cover the wood and wrap around the edges
Hot glue gun and glue (optional)
Picture frame hanging hardware

Ensure your fabric is big enough to wrap around the edge of the wood so you can glue it on the back. 

Iron your fabric before you start!!! Adhere the fabric to the front of the wood using some Mod Podge. I kept it pretty light because I knew that the nails will also help secure the fabric. Do this a few inches at a time and smooth the fabric often to prevent wrinkles.

Now flip the wood over and use the hot glue to secure the edges of the fabric to the back of the wood. Then attach your picture frame hanging hardware in the center.

I grabbed a few spools of thread and lined up nails to determine how far to space them out. About 1 3/4 inches worked well for me.

I measured out the grid and placed a dot everywhere I would put a nail. I hammered in all of the nails with a slight upward angle.

 Here are a few pics of the finished product..................and I like it!

This concludes my Thanksgiving vacation. It was productive and creative; however, it lacked white fluffy stuff.


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! My thread holder is broken, so I might just try this! :)