Friday, January 4, 2013

Upcycled Thread Organizer

Today, I'm proud to show you guys a project that my mom made. I come from a long line of crafty women so it's fun to show off some of their work to you guys. My mom does lots of crafty stuff but one of her specialties is sewing. Currently, fancy Irish Dance Dresses are her thing (interested? check her out at Irish Rose Couture). All those dresses means lots and lots of pretty threads. With her thread collection multiplying faster than rabbits, she needed so do something but she didn't want to add another dowel-based thread rack to her wall.

Instead, she used some small divided tray organizers (she had a lot of leftover from another project), stacked them together and hot glued them to a piece of foam core board from the dollar store. The result is a super cute thread condo that uses the space more efficiently and looks way cuter. Plus it only cost her a dollar because she already had the little trays on hand.

Interested in achieving a similar look?

Look for divided boxes. Think silverware organizers or jewelry boxes. You should be able to find these kinds of items at your local thrift store or if you need to buy something new, I know both Jo-Ann's and Michaels sell divided boxes that they market at jewelry organizers (just don't forget your coupons!).

If your pieces are not already made of wood or something sturdy, be sure to attach them to one big piece of material (like foam core board or MDF) for stability.

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