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Vintage Wooden Thread Spools
Wooden Thread Spools
Remember your Grandmother's old sewing kit and did you ever wonder what she did with all the old spools? Today they are meant to be thrown away when you are finished using them because most are just made out of foam or plastic.
Way back in the day's of your Grandmother, when thread was spun on the wooden type it was made to be reused over and over again.
Women would save them for craft projects around the house, for rewinding and to keep things like ribbon kept nice and neat.
Are Wooden Thread Spools Worth Money?
The answer is yes, there is a very active market for them in the craft industry but as far as individual value they are not worth a lot.
There are lots of people who collect them or reuse them in crafts and are always looking on auction websites to find them.
They look for them mainly to reuse and sometimes school teachers will buy them for school art projects.
If you are planning to sell them on an auction site, very old wooden ones may be worth a little more then others if they are in good condition but in order to make money selling them, you will more than likely need to sell them in bulk auctions on eBay.
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Craft Ideas For Vintage Wooden Sewing Spools
It is an age old tradition to make use of things we no longer need. It was and is considered wasteful to throw away things we can use in other ways. Wooden spool crafts are just a few ways we can use the ones that were once used and make them into something else.
Here are a few ideas you can use:
You can make Christmas ornaments out of them, holiday wreaths, jewelry and other decorations for the home!
Ideas For Displaying Vintage Wooden Thread Spools?
If you can not bare to part them and you want to add to your décor then you may consider ways to display them. You could put them in glass jars or in a bottle lamp. You could also put them in a basket, a bowl or stack a few on a antique shelf.
Put the old ones in clear hollow lamp for cool crafty table side lamp.