Love Video Tutorials?? I have those too!
I used to have a thread spool holder that I bought at an estate sale – it was small and didn’t hold all that I wanted/needed it to. I looked into buying a holder, but you know how “thrify” I am – I didn’t want to waste valueable crafting funds on a boring thread holder. And then I saw some pegboard at a garage sale and found my solution – make one!
So here we go – a quick tutorial on how to make a thread spool holder – in case you need one, too. First, gather your supplies:
–A piece of pegboard (I got mine for $1 – see the sticker? it says $2 but I talked them down)
–a few dowel rods that will fit in the holes (mine were 1/4 inch dowel rods and I ended up needing about 6)
–saw for cutting
–optional: paint and trim boards
First I had my husband cut my dowel rods in to 2 1/2 inch long pieces (and some longer ones for my serger thread spools) and cut my piece of pegboard because I didn’t need that huge.
Then coat the end of the sticks with wood glue and shove them in the holes, every other one, as pictured:
They were still kind of wiggly so I coated the back of the hole with glue as well. Afterwards when the glue dried they were really solid – I don’t think the glue on the back was necessary.
Then after it dried I spraypainted the whole thing white. Meanwhile I had my husband cut some trim boards for it and I painted those as well.
Then I used the same wood glue to attach the trim – very easy. (Look close, you’ll see the line of glue)
I then clamped it down to hold it while it dried. I’m not sure this was necessary, but I thought it would make a good picture and seem like I knew what I was doing.
Now, I wish I would have taken my ta-da final pictures outside, but I didn’t, so you get the ones from my poorly-lit craft room – but trust me, it looks GREAT!
I LOVE it – especially the pop of color that the trim gives it. And there’s more than enough room now – looks like I need to buy some more thread…..