Sewing Spools Wreath Idea

 Vintage sewing thread spools wreath up for auction at a recent quilt guild annual show.

Vintage sewing thread spools wreath up for auction at a recent quilt guild annual show.

Thread Spool Wreath

I love wreaths. Like quilted wall hangings, they are an easy way to update home decor with little effort so I keep favorite seasonal ones hanging inside one of my hallway closets.

I'm pretty picky about my wreaths. They have to be unusual, and personal. Doesn't matter if they represent something that only I understand. After all, it's my home so I should be able to look at them and smile.

I was walking through a recent bi-annual local quilt guild show when I spotted this vintage sewing threads wreath on the silent auction table. I have an old hat box full of my mother's old sewing threads. Many are too delicate now to thread through my sewing machine but I don't have the heart to donate them or worse, toss them.

This charming thread spool wreath spoke to me. Between the different thread spools, old buttons, thimbles, worn fabric measuring tape and little embroidery scissors, it reminded me so much of my mother and spending rainy afternoons sewing with her in our old barn house kitchen. Later this year I may take a stab and making one of these.

In the meantime, isn't this a sweet handmade gift idea for a sewing and quilting room?

Charlotte