Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I LOVE This Thread Holder!

Dylan sure surprised me with this one!  I showed him this tutorial for a really neat thread holder I found that Katie at CRAPTASTIC made. We talked about it a few more times over the weeks but never really got around to getting it going.  Well lo and behold!  He was working on our pantry and there were some pieces of wood left so I asked him to cut me a piece so we could make the thread holder.  So instead of just cutting me a piece of wood, he did the whole stinking project for me!

I am so in love with this thread holder that I feel the need to go buy a bunch of thread just to fill it up!  If you are a sewing kinda person and your thread is very unorganized (as in thrown in a bin somewhere like mine was)...I suggest you make this fancy schmancy thread holder to help keep it organized.  

It's super easy and here's how we decided to make mine, although if you have a lot of thread you should go over and make Katie's version HERE.

My Version
Katie's Version
Here's what you will need:
Piece of wood (whatever size you would like, mine is approx. 18" high by 11" wide)
Wood Stain
Paint (I used a Valspar paint sample I got from an online giveaway...the color is Sea Swell)

Dylan cut the wood to size and then stained it with a walnut stain.

When the stain is good and dry tape off any design you want.  I loved the look of the chevron but I only wanted one V because of the size of the wood.  I also liked Katie's idea of keeping the outer edge as the stain to make it look framed.

Once you have it taped off good, paint away!

When the paint is dry take off your tape to reveal your wonderful design skills (which I forgot to get a picture of before the next step...doh!).

Then put your nails in the board in a design you want.  I decided to have Dylan stagger the nail rows so that you can still see the design behind the nails and spools of thread.  I just love this! The best part is I only asked Dylan to cut the wood for me and I was gonna do the rest, but he took over and did it ALL!  I have such a wonderful husband!  Here are some more shots of the finished project.

The only thing left to do is find the perfect place on the wall for it!  Thank you Katie for this wonderful idea!


  1. What a cool idea! If I hadn't just bought a thread holder on clearance at JoAnn's I'd be tempted.. :)

    1. Gotta love those clearance sections!

  2. I meant to stop by forever ago and tell you I love this!! I simply adore the blue color you chose! It looks awesome! Thanks for the shout-out too! :)

  3. That is a great idea. It looks great :)


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