Friday, 8 November 2013

Thread Holder


Well every sewer needs a place to store their threads, and what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't include some sort of monogram? So here it is!




Supplies:
MDF 
Jigsaw
Paint/brushes
Stickers 
Sealer/Modpodge 
Printer/paper

Amy at While Wearing Heels has mentioned a few times that she uses block poster for enlarging pictures and I really wanted to give it a try, so glad I did I can see myself using that again in the future. Any way I made a huge M, cut it out and stuck it together
Traced it onto my wood
Cut it out and painted it white, then thought maybe had too many white things in the room, so I painted it black.
I stuck white dots, just the office type stickers on it, ran out and decided to use some red, read that as couldn't be bothered going back out. Turns out I liked it.
Hammered nails in at random.

Drilled it into my back board.

Then added my thread.
DIY Delight or Disaster? Apart from a few dodgy cuts with the jigsaw, I am delighted. I love have all the threads on display, with easy access. At first I really wasn't sure on the colour change with the dots but now I do like it, Delight!  Also I think I need more practise with the jigsaw, it's not too bad but I can see the bits I had problems with.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


   



27 comments:

  1. That's a great space to hold your spools! Handy too!

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  2. What a terrific idea! You wouldn't believe what I keep my threads in . . . a plastic zip bag that some linen came in. Very handy to see and carry around! Ha!

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  3. Ok that is brilliant. This craft room of yours keeps impressing. Love that you used block print too!!! What a great stylish way to display your tread and stay organized.

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  4. This looks fantastic. I love the dots and such a lucky break to run out of the white, cuz the red looks so artsy! I may have to rethink my thread storage.

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  5. How clever, Mel! My thread is always getting in a mess because I have no where to put it, but thanks to you, I can remedy that :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Very cute and functional! Looks so pretty with all the colorful thread.

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  7. Love it Mel! So much prettier than my plain square wooden one! I love the polka dots too!

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  8. I do love monograms and you've given me a reason to add one more here! This turned out awesome.

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  9. I love this so much Mel! What an awesome idea! I haven't used block poster yet, but I've heard so much about it that I'll definitely have to try it sometime.

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  10. I love this !!! YOUR a ball of talent my friend. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT . Thanks for sharing such an awesome IDEA that we can all do . HUGS and have a blessed OCT

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  11. Power tools as well! Ask Santa for a pink hard hat for Christmas! Just Brilliant! xoxoDebi

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  12. Great idea Mel! Since my sewing space is in our bedroom, I don't think hubby would be impressed with this on the wall lol

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  13. Mel, this is spectacular!! I love the two colors of dots. Your style really shows through on this project ~ it's so Mel! Great tutorial and easier than I would have thought. Love it!! ~ Amy

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  14. This would be so much better than my bucket o thread. Love the different colors. Never heard of block poster...gotta figure out what that is.

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  15. Very cute, Mel. I am terrible with a jigsaw. Surprisingly, I do really well with a scroll saw. But, I sold mine years ago before one of our many moves- now I'm regretting it!

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  16. What a great idea! I'm looking for new ways to store my stuff so I can see it instead of buying multiples.

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  17. You're so cleeeeeeever! :P

    -andi

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  18. You've got so many great craft storage ideas Mel, you clever girl! I definitely want to do something like this for if I ever get my craft room completely put together. It'd help so much :)

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  19. Again, genius! You've got talent oozing from your pores!! When's the big reveal?!!

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  20. This is just brilliant Mel! I LOVE the idea. I've already got my thread sorted, but I'm wondering what else I could adapt this for - I want one!! :)
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. That's really cute, clever, and whimsical. I've never seen a thread holder like it. Would you be willing to share this project and any of your other great projects at our Making Monday link party? We would love it. Thanks. Have a fabulous day. http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-9/

    Lori @ A bright and Beautiful Life
    www.abrightandbeautifullife.com

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  22. Great addition to any craft room and adds a nice personal touch. You've been featured at Sew Can Do. Grab a Featured on button & thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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  23. What a creative way to store your thread---and it can used as decor. Clever! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  24. Once again, Mel, your style really shows through on this one. How nice that you will have this in your craft room, and you made it, not bought it. Love it, and pinned ~ Amy

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