Wooden spool wreath tutorial with Enjoying Life's Simple Things

As I mentioned earlier this week, I had a few guest bloggers as part of my guest blogging series.
I remember back in the day only having 17 followers and wondering why I was putting so much work in to my blog and wondering if it was worth it, but through the years, it's grown, and it's been opportunities like guest blogging and spotlights on link parties that have helped me improve my reader base.

I want to give the same opportunities to some of those other bloggers, just starting out.
If you are interested in being considered for the opportunity,
see this post for more information.

Hi! I'm Kristin and I blog at Enjoying Life's Simple Things where I share my life with this man, my crafts, and our adventures in West Virginia. 

I love having a wreath on my door for every season, but I rarely sit down to make them, so I decided to make fifteen wreaths in fifteen weeks in order to motivate me to actually complete them.  This is week three and I wanted to share the tutorial here.

I like to sew, but I like to collect sewing things even more.  I am a sucker for a cute needle book or vintage sewing material and I thought a spool wreath would be a good addition to my collection.

           Some of my favorite needle books and pattern

 I was really blessed that I got some of my great-grandma's wooden spools and my grandma collected the others so I didn't have to purchase a single spool.  I have seen them at just about every antique store I've been in, but it means so much more to me to have a wreath made from materials my quilter-great-grandma kept. If you don't want to buy all vintage spools, I saw that Hobby Lobby carries new ones that you could make this with. 

I started out with about 100 spools for a 12-inch wreath.  The first thing I did was take the colors of thread off that I didn't like.  Then, I covered the bare ones with embroidery thread I had leftover from my cool high school days of making friendship bracelets.

After what felt like a hundred hours, I had all of the spools covered in colors of thread that I liked.  I then cut up a light color of fabric and covered the wire wreath form, gluing it periodically. 

Once the form was covered, I glued the spools onto the form.  The more I stacked the spools and leaned them on each other, the better.  I didn't try to make a pattern, just glued them randomly.


Finally, I made a ribbon out of wired burlap and added it to my sewing decorations.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial as well as the other crafts on my blog!
Thank you so much Rachel for the opportunity to guest post!

Oh my goodness!  I just die a little looking at that wooden spool wreath.  I love it!
I am a sucker for wreaths myself, so I love the challenge that Kristen gave herself.
Thank you so much for sharing Kristen.
Now go on over and hit the follow button on her blog.
There is so much more inspiration to be had!

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Visit them today!
Late Night Plays
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