Been wanting a thread holder for a long time. Haven't wanted to spend money on one. Because I am
cheap frugal. So I finally decided to make one for myself. It was so easy!
Found a paddle-shaped piece of wood at Hobby Lobby - they have so many different shapes to choose from. With my coupon I only paid $4 for it.
For the spool holders I used wooden chopsticks I had on hand for crafting. You can get huge bag of them for next to nothing. I measured the length and width of the board. Measured how much space I would need for each spool of thread, and divided the length by that amount which happened to be 1 3/4 inches. I then marked the board every 1 3/4 inches. Then I sat a thread spool in each marked out space and made a center mark by sticking a dowel with a dab of paint on the end down through the spool. My husband found a drill bit that matched the size of the chopsticks. I figured I would need to drill halfway down the width of the board, which was a 1/4 inch, marked the drill bit 1/4 inch with a piece of masking tape and drilled 1/4 inch down on each mark.
I measured each chopstick so that it was long enough to hold a spool of thread with a matching bobbin plus the 1/4 inch that would be inserted into the base. The chopsticks are very easy to clip with a pair of snips or heavy duty scissors. I didn't have to use glue to secure the chopsticks in the base as they fit so snug but normally I would suggest that.
I apologize for not having step by step pics but really this project was so simple, I just wanted to give you an idea of how easy it would be for you to make your own. I do plan to paint the holder a shabby white and use the hole in the handle to hang it on the wall above my sewing desk.
I guess this would be my "make do" thread holder - a step up from the shoe box! LOL
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