Monday, June 4, 2012

Floss much? Okay that was corny...lol! I made Embroidery Holders

I am soooo late with this post.  I guess I should have probably checked that I actually hit the publish button!  Oh well  it's up now.

Well this post is a half Friday find and a half DIY project.  It's a very easy peasy mac n cheesy kind of project.  The best thing about this project is how simple and practically free it was.

Here is the part that's a Friday find.  Ooooooo colors!!!  I found this colorful box of embroidery thread for less that 5 bucks!!  Yes, you read correctly less than 5 bucks.   There are 105 skeins of thread, 5 for each color, can you say score!  I will be going back to check if there are more in different colors.  This box was labeled "Bright Colors"  and it was to make bracelets.   I said nuh uh -  I'm making something else.  I could not pass it up. 

Don't they look lovely, all neat and in order?

Ok, now for the little DIY project....that was free and easy to make.  I used my pinking shears, some cardboard scraps and cut 2" x 3" little rectangles.


Then I made a little snip near the top.  Be sure to not cut too close to the top.


Then I took this hot mess and wrapped my little heart out.  I started at the center of the cardboard piece, then wrapped and wrapped, when I was close to the end I made my way to the top, near the little snip I made.  Then I tucked the tail in.  It took just as long as making a yarn wreath, which takes about a billion years to begin with.  LOL!  


I'm glad that's done!!  Look how nice and neat it looks now.  I also used a marker to label the top of the cardboard with the # for the embroidery floss.  I have like 6 different blues and they all look the same to me.  The # will help when I need to buy more.


I know that stores sell the holders for this, but I like it better this way.  If you look closely, I cut tall and short cardboard pieces and used some clothes pins.
1.  I was able to use cardboard that was destined to fill the garbage can.
2.  Free, free, free
3.  Hellooooooo it's cute! 


Aaaaaaannnnnnd, the little basket was a Goodwill find for
Dunnn, dunnn, dunnnn  .67 cents.


Okay, enough of my babbling I hope you have a fabulous day.

Thanks for stopping by.


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47 comments:

  1. Oh my I love embroidery thread & this was such a cleaver way to organize them. Beautiful colors!

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  2. That is a great idea - I love finding new simple ideas for things!

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  3. I love this project! I'm all about saving things from the trash, and these look great!

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  4. Came over from Winthrop to see your floss. I love decorating with threads of any kind. You were super patient to roll all those skeins. They mkae excellent basket filler!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  5. *shocked*.. i cant believe how organised you are!! wow!! The threads look beyond gorgeous.. the colours in the pic simply bring a smile to my face.. But the fact that you are super duper organised inspite of all the experimenting you do... totally in awe!! Well done!!

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  6. What a pretty basket of thread you have now! This is a great way to store these. Thank you for the idea.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  7. That's a good idea!! Love your thread colors! =)

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  8. LOVE IT!!! I LOVE thread too.. I love that they come in every color imaginable! Great way to store them!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  9. That's a lot of wrapping! It looks great though. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  10. so pretty love all the colors and looks so organized come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/06/family-picnic-and-recipe-for-picnic.html

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  12. Love this idea! Love your color choice of thread too!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. I just think they look so pretty sitting together:)

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  14. New follower from Happy Hour Projects. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. Hosting a facebook hop right now. Love to have you! Following you G+.

    http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Julie,

      Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower as well.

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  15. Wow! Great project! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at www.familyhomeandlife.com

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    1. Thanks for linking up with me on Wow Us Wednesday!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to our All Star Block Party. I'm all about recycling cardboard so I just love this idea!

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

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  17. That's so clever.. I love the recycling of anything.. that always "scores" with me.. great idea...thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOGGING BLOCK PARTY ...

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  18. I have one of those embroidery holders from a million years ago but you are right......yours are a lot cuter!!!

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  19. What a GREAT idea!
    I'm not sure I would have thought of that on my own. LOL

    Visiting from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

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  20. Very smart recycle! Even though it's just a way to organize, it's really very pretty too. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize this week~

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  21. Wish I could be as organized as this! I agree, they look pretty just sitting in those baskets :)
    JoAnn

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  22. Hi There,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back from What's oooking in the burbs. Have a great weekend!

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  23. Those are so much cuter than those white plastic things you can buy at the store! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  24. Looks great and so useful! My embroidery thread is in a nightmarish state. I should get some of these cardboard squares cut right away and then wrap whenever I have a down moment or my husband wants me to watch tv with him. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Yes, it has come in very handy! Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. what a clever idea! I did the same to my embroidery floss (I have LOTS of them) and it actually makes it easier when using them then storing them again. thanks for sharing, hun!

    have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

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  26. LOVE your awesome idea! We would LOVE for you to stop over and link this post up and any others in our Crafty Showcase. Our showcase runs from Sat-Thur and then on Friday our designers pick their favorite to be featured.

    Stop on over and share! We even have a linky for ETSY and Crafty Businesses. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/09/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-5/#

    Thanks, Susie @Bowdabra

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  27. Great idea,thanks so much for linking up to Welcome to the weekend hop,enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

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  28. Wonderful idea! And it looks pretty too. Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  29. I got a load of these included with my last thread purchase, and I just keep reusing them, but when they give up the ghost then I'm sure I'll make some more!

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  30. What a great idea! And a lovely collection!

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  31. This is a great idea. Plus the little "teeth" in the cardboard help keep the floss in place. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  32. What a great idea!! I love it!!! and so helpful! It was very smart to use the craft scissors to make the little teeth in the cardboard. I think that really makes it work perfectly.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Naturally-Nifty Party!!

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  33. Looks very cute - practical, too!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  34. I love your blog !!! Your newest follower via blog hop! Please follow back!?

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  35. Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  36. What a great deal! I love this way for organizing them. Nothing is better than free. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  37. Awesome idea!! Gotta love free, right! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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    1. I will be featuring this tomorrow at our party! I love it.

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  38. Your little organizing floss idea is fantastic and it's also decorative! Love the addition of the clothes pins! Well done!

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