Reuse an old thread spool to make a gorgeous Christmas ornament for a sewist.

These ornaments are so fast to make that you could make a bunch for an ornament exchange. As someone who sews I would love to receive this ornament and hang it on my Christmas tree. This ornament would be a perfect gift for anyone who loves to sew, quilt, or craft.

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You could get crazy with the thread colors, ribbon colors, and ribbon design. These thread ornaments would be so pretty hanging on a Christmas tree in a sewing room, or one of those Christmas tree dress forms!

I also think that using a wooden spool of thread would give a really nice vintage look. These ornaments would look great hanging next to a DIY leather ornament.

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Supplies

Christmas Ornament for a Sewist Tutorial

1. Watch the video and then read the tutorial below.

2. Gather your supplies. Remove any thread and stickers from the spool.

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3. Using the hot glue start gluing start wrapping the embroidery floss around the spool. 

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4. Keep wrapping until the whole spool is covered. I alternated between two different colors of floss.

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5. Keep all the raw cut ends of the floss on one side of the spool. Don’t worry about the back looking bad; we’ll cover it up with the ribbon.

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6. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough for the loop at the top. Thread it through a hole on the spool. 

7. Tie the ends of the ribbon together to form a loop. Glue the knot inside the spool of thread, and then glue the ribbon along the back to cover the ends of the thread.

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8. You can be finished with the ornament if you like this simple look.

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8. Or you can add some ribbon in decorative loops around the spool. I love the ruler ribbon that adds a nice touch to the ornament.

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If you make a Christmas ornament for a sewist, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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