The tip for today is to save your spools of thread. Spools make interesting additions to your crafty projects.
A few things you can do with them:
1-Wrap twine, jute, ribbon or other trim around it that coordinates with the project for which it is being used & tuck a stick pin or mini pennant flag through the spool and adhere it to your project.
2-Wrap some pretty patterned paper ribbons to the spool & adhere an embellishment on top. So the spool ends up serving as a table of sorts to display a mini object of importance.
3-Paint the spool with your acrylic paint and use it as a scroll by adhering a secret message or journaling on the scroll, then rolling it around the spool. Make sure to add a little tab to say pull here so the person enjoying the 3-d embellishment can roll out the scrolled paper to read/reveal its' message.
Spools make great additions to shadow boxes, canvases, covers for mini albums or layouts that you display openly. I am sure you crafty bloggers can come up with more ideas. These were just a few to get your juices flowing.
So remember... don't throw away those spools of thread. They can & will come in handy in due time.
All the best & crafty goodness,