This amazing chair was made from empty spools of thread!
As you remember, we're saving our empties in 2013 just to see how much thread we use, year-to-year. We're going to share our numbers here on the Selvage Blog at year-end, then I'll report to Diane Harris of Quiltmaker Magazine. She'll be writing about this in January.
Here are more ways to upcycle spools.
A garland by Crafty Staci (including a tutorial):
A nice heart arrangement by Jess from New York at Epheriell Designs.
A wreath from Amy's Rag Bag:
And finally, a garland with buttons and fabrics from Karen in Rhode Island at Sew Many Ways.