Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thread Organizer from a Cork board and Toothpicks

I cant tell you how many times I go digging in my sewing box and find all of the spools of thread twisted together! This project is going to make your sewing days a dream cruise...well, something like that. It's cute, cheap, and keeps you organized and I love organized. 


What You Will Need:
-Cork Board
-Hammer
-Toothpicks (notice mine are little umbrellas. Hey, do what you can with what you have, right!)
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Marker or Pen
-A nail or pin to hang it up




Lets Begin!



1. Start by laying your cork board on the ground
2. Lay your measurement stick or tape down :
- 3" from the top
- Put a dot every 2" across your board

Note: Play around with where you would like your toothpicks to be.
I choose to space mine out every 2", but do whatever works for you!



3. Push your toothpick into the cork board a little.
4. Hammer it in on a slight angle, so the thread wont just fall right back off after you put it on


5. Hammer a toothpick in each dot you made: 




6. Measure 3" down from your first row of toothpicks to add a second row:

Again, you can play around with the spacing



7. Repeat steps 2-6

I did 4 rows of 7
&
1 row of 3



8. Hang your new board up


What a mess!
Hang your spools of thread up:



YOU'RE FINISHED!!







Enjoy!!!




This Project was inspired by my friend Jen. 

5 comments:

  1. This would look even cuter using my Bobbin Blooms that hold your bobbin and thread TOGETHER and lets you create your own garden of color! http://bobbinblooms.com/

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  2. I'm so making one of those. I'm always over-buying thread in colors I've already got because I couldn't find what I had.

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  3. Amei, ficou lindo, parabéns! Suas ideias enchem meus olhos. Beijos, Clau.

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  4. I am terribly impressed...You are a GENIUS!!! Being the only one of my siblings who can sew, I just inherited my mom's sewing things, which included 2 vintage machines, tons of cut but unsewn pieces of clothing, and plastic garbage bags full of notions. This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. THANK YOU!!

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  5. Amei!!! Vou fazer um para o meu cantinho.....
    Beijos e obrigada pela idéia

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