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Craft Room Organizing with an Industrial Spool

It’s time for another #BestofDIY ~ if you love DIY then this is the place to be ~ 25 other bloggers and I have gotten together to share our projects and ideas with you {you can see all of the other projects below and click on them to be taken right to the page with the project!}.

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

Today I am sharing a project that I have had saved on a pinterest board from Mamie Jane’s for a few years now (you can check out her post to see it as well).  It’s a vintage industrial spool that she used for storage in her craft room.  I loved the idea so much that I finally had to make it.  It will fit my ‘style’ perfectly {I have no style but I liked it!}.

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

I bought a spool at my local antique store…..

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

and grabbed my huge mess of ribbons. 

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

I drilled some holes in the spool and added cup hooks.

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

I bought some small rulers at the craft store……

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

and drilled holes in those as well as some clothespins.  

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

I also cut up a yardstick I had that was cracked…perfect for this project.

When I had my holes drilled and my cup hooks placed I began to wrap my ribbon and lace around the rulers.  

Craft Room Organizing with a Vintage Industrial Spool from cupcakesandcrinoline.com #BestofDIY #Vintage

I added some doilies to the clothespins and I was set.

From start to finish this project took me 30 minutes and most of that time was spent wrapping the lace around the rulers. 😉

So what do you think? Is this something you’d like to make? 

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Sharing at:  Knick of Time Vintage Inspiration Party


Betsy

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Love this clever idea Mary Beth and it's so functional too. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Jeanette

Monday 23rd of March 2015

I have to make this! What's so fun is that it can be made in your own style. Would be cute to hold photos too! Jeanette

Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Monday 23rd of March 2015

What a great way to organize your ribbons and lace. Now you can see exactly what you have!

Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Love it!! The rulers are perfect for this!! :)

Nancy

Paula@SweetPea

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

What a cute idea! This is both useful and decorative.