Too cool for spools?

spool necklace diy

Convert plain spools into bright and cheery charms fit for a necklace! Tutorial inspired by Tearosehome.

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What you’ll need: Mini wooden spools, colourful beads, embroidery floss, kite string, darning needle, craft glue and scissors.

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1. Dab some craft glue onto a small corner of one of the wooden spools.

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2. Begin winding a strand of embroidery floss over the entire length of the wooden spool – the glue should secure the starting end of the thread. Be sure to cover any gaps with more embroidery floss.

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3. Repeat with the other wooden spools. Tuck in the ends of the embroidery floss and secure with a dot of glue.

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4. Cut a 60cm-long kite string and thread it through the darning needle. Bring this through one of the beads.

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5. Continue threading on the rest of the wooden spools, topping it off last with another bead.

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6. Double knot both ends of the kite string where the start and end of the baubles are to secure the pieces in place.

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7. Measure the necklace to a length you desire.  Secure the ends with a knot and trim excess.

* Published in the Craftypedia column in Star2 (thestar.com.my) on May 22, 2013.

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