How-to: Upcycled Cardboard Embroidery Floss Spools

embroidery floss

upcycled cardboard embroidery floss spool (3 of 3)My favorite embroidery floss spools are made not just of recycled, recyclable cardboard, but are also pretty awesome.

One cardboard spool has Art Garfunkel’s face on it, and another has Cookie Monster’s. One shows a scene from Gone with the Wind, and one shows that cocky grin sported by Maverick in Top Gun.

I crafted my DIY cardboard embroidery floss spools from old cardboard record album covers, but maybe you’d prefer to use cereal boxes, so that you can sport Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam on your spools, or brown mailing boxes, so that you can ink in your own labels and clever sketches.

Either way, DIY cardboard embroidery floss spools are quick to make, at least as sturdy as store-bought floss spools, and they’re free!

Here’s how to make your own:

Next >> How to Make the Spools

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.


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