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:
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