Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spools and Bottles and Tags

 What about those annoying tiny spools of thread that are always trying to escape?  Our dogs, Willie and Scout, think they are the world's best chew toy.  I just wanted to get them up and out of the way, but be decorative at the same time.

I dumped them into three clear bottles and wrapped some turquoise torn cotton ribbon around each neck.

On second thought I should have separated the colors.  It would be easier to retrieve the color needed.

Next I created some tags to make sure everyone knew these bottles were for spools.

I used this stamp from 100 Proof Press on small shipping tags distressed with some blue distressing ink. 

100 Proof Press has a Facebook page (HERE), a blog (HERE), and a website (HERE) for ordering.  The gallery is filled with creative ideas.

No, I am not getting paid to say this.  I have used them for several years.

Tied the tags on the bottles.


 There they are!  The bottles of spools found a place on the hidden bookcase just below the numbered cabinet in my soon to be finished craft/computer/guest room!

Look - I have organized my washi tape in large Mason jars.

Plus I have been extra-extra-good at using the supplies on hand instead of buying more.

Hobby Lobby sent a card asking if I was ill!

 While I had that stamp out, I went ahead and made some torn cotton ribbons on distressed muslin.  I'll use this for tying up the wooden spools I sell.

The muslin was soaked in Ritz Taupe dye, coffee, and cheap vanilla.

Not only does it look great, it smells wonderful!

Chucks just yelled from the front door.  I ran to see what was wrong.  He pointed behind the door and said, "Look there is a bunch of EMPTY space back here."

He thinks he is so-o-o-o-o-o funny.

Back to cleaning out and organizing.

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  1. Love the tags....the stamp is great! What a great ides for the thread....I think I will copy this idea...:) I have an empty apothecary jar and some tiny spools of thread (if I didn't get rid of them) that need to be together. Thanks for the inspiration...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. Hi Donna love what you did with those spools-love dee x

  3. ha! Sounds like my hubs! Love the spool jars but how do you get them out? They look super cute and love love love the muslin, I could almost smell it!

  4. Love these Donna..and the tags!! LMBO about Hobby Lobby sending you a card!! Tell Chucks not to get to used to that empty space just yet!!!

  5. Donna ... you are making your hidden bookcase very pretty. Has Chuck found it yet?
    Love the spool tags. You have so many neat artsy/crafty things to work with and you know how to use them. You keep me inspired.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Love the spool tags and a great idea for storing those spools. I have mine in mason jars but they could use some tags. Thanks for sharing,

  7. Your tags are cute! You are right about separating the colors of threads! Found you @mellywoods mansion!

  8. I am loving those tags! They're so cute!

  9. Lol chuck! They look so pretty and I love your tags they're gorgeous! When my Mum had her heart surgery my Dad told people that Myers (dept store here) had called because of unusual activity on her account, no spending. Some people believed it LOL


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