Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Etceteras: branch spools

I still have some branches left in our yard trimming pile.


I’ve made several projects with them including this photo holder and wood tacks.


I love the texture of these branches and wanted to use them for a new project. I came up with these branch spools for my twine.



I sawed sections of the branch into ¼ inch slices. I used a hand saw because I haven’t mastered power tools and maybe never will.


I glued a dowel to the inside of the branch slices to create a spool.


 Pretty decorative spools that combine two of my favorite things - natural wood and twine.




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20 comments :

  1. Love these! I think they are my favorite way you've used the branches...The wood and natural twine look perfect together! Time to go scouring the backyard for some branches!

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  2. These are so cute! I love a thrifty re-use :D Stop by and say 'hi' sometime. I found you on the Tip Junkie blog hop :D

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  3. these are fantastic!! such a clever idea!

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  4. Oh my gosh, aren't these just the cutest thing! Such clever ways to use up twigs, I also cut some twigs into slices, but haven't done anything with them, having seen your great ideas I think I shall use mine to make magnets! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Wow,they're gorgeous! I love all things made with natural wood, beautiful!

    www.sewrayme.co.uk

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  6. I love those spools!! Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse.

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  7. Those spools rock! Very cool idea. I like them better than the vintage spools I am seeing around. I highlighted this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  8. Those just look so cool! The way the bark texture is against the string/yarn. . .

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  9. Gorgeous, elegant and useful. A wonderful combination. Thanks for linking up!

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  10. Adorable & very creative! I'm thinking add a slit to make cute wedding place card holders? Too bad there aren't many branches in LA. Visiting from Homemaker on a Dime =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  11. Nice Job! Love how the spools look:)

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  12. These are awesome Carolyn, thanks for sharing!

    Stumbled!!

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  13. I love those spools! Very creative! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  14. I love the rustic look of these - and twine, being also rustic, is the perfect thing to use with them!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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