Thanks to my sister's sisterly antics at the bridal shower that she, my mom and friends threw for me nearly two years ago, I am now the proud owner of many old, wooden thread spools. These spools are totally neat and I had a project in mind to make some kind of tapestry out of them but thanks to Pinterest, I am finding more and more new uses for these old spools.
The first project I have started are simple purse hooks. Inspired by what I saw people using them for as jewelry hooks, I thought I could use the larger ones as purse hooks at the entryway of our house.
Very simple: From JoAnn Fabric I bought two, unfinished 3x5 pieces of wood, two colors of acrylic paint and a package of D-Strap hangers. I attached the hangers to back of the wood, painted them and let set overnight to dry although the acrylic paint I purchased dries quickly.
This morning, I applied wood glue to one side of the spools and placed a heavy book over them for about an hour. I do need to purchase some 1.5 inch nails because I want to place additional security on the spools to the block by hammering two nails from the backside of the block into the spool. Once I do this, I will start using the purse hooks.