I love to incorporated vintage and DIY pieces in and around my home. This little project is inspired by both! These vintage inspired wooden spools are so incredibly easy to make and would be so super cute styled on a shelf, tiered tray or vignette!
Let’s jump right in!
Supplies for making Vintage Inspired Spools
- (4) 1 1/2“x2 1/8″ Wood Spool (Found at Hobby Lobby)
- (4) 2“x1/4″ Disc Circle (Found at Hobby Lobby)
- Hot Glue
- Antique Wax
- Baby Wipe
- Ribbon and embellishments of choice
Before we begin, I wanted to share that you can find these spools and discs at Hobby Lobby in their “Woodpile” collection. I have included the dimensions of the ones I’m using in the supply list above.
Begin by staining the spools and disks using a baby wipe dipped in Waverly Antique wax. I’ve found that this is a really quick and easy way to achieve a nice vintage look in a pinch. If you like to experiment with stains and finishes you will love my DIY Coffee Stain. It is THE way to achieve that authentic aged barn wood look.
Once the pieces are nice and dry stack 2 of the spools together and use a combination of hot glue and E600 to secure. Center on the disk and attach one to each end.
Sand down in overflow of adhesive and rough of the edges with sandpaper for a but of age.
Wrap your vintage inspired wooden spools with your favorite ribbon and tie with jute twine and top with a cute button, like I did here.
Use an old push pin or clothes pin to add a touch of old charm!
Style in your craft room, toss in an old glass jar or place with a collection of items for an everyday vignette.