Painted Sewing Spool Christmas Garland

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I made this cute decoration a few weeks ago, and shared this post originally on Thirty Handmade Days. I love to include my kids when I can in crafting, and especially Christmas decorating. This Painted Sewing Spool Christmas Garland was so simple to assemble, and I love how it looks on my mantel, and even draped across a table top.

Christmas Painted Spool Garland

This garland idea all started when I found a bag full of unfinished spools at my local Michael’s craft store.

I couldn’t help but to throw the bag into my cart. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but I knew I loved them and would figure it out later. I did a little Pinterest search for spools, and saw lots of cute ideas, then I decided to make a garland out of it.

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unfinished spools

I had the spools and paint sitting on my desk for at least a week or two, and told my 5 year old that she was going to paint them with me.  She kept asking me to do it with her, but at all the wrong times, like when she was getting ready for bed!  I knew we needed a solid chunk of time to dedicate to the project, but she didn’t quite get that. The day finally came, and she was so excited. She loves crafting.

painting spools

We then had a plate full of red, green, and gold spools

plate full of painted spools

I then set out a pattern of what order I’d like the spools to go in on the garland. My daughter had fun calling out the pattern. Gold, red, gold, green. Gold, red, gold, green. Gold, red, gold, green. Until she went through the.entire.line.

painted spools in a pattern

Her big sister jumped in to help paint some, too.

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I grabbed some red twine, and doubled it up, and started stringing the spools with gold bells. I love bells. So cheery and fun. I then added some polka dot ribbon for a little more texture.

twine spool garland

I love how it turned out! I hung it up with some green pom pom string on my mantel originally, but it ended up accenting a table top now that I’ve got all my decor up. To get an idea of my Christmas mantel last year, check it out.  Here is a little up close shot of the garland paired with the pom pom yard.

painted spool christmas garland

There you have it! A fun Christmas craft to make with your kids, or all by yourself!

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  2. What a clever idea Michelle! I think my son is trniyg to be a crafter himself. He took his shoe box and put a couple of holes on top using a pencil. Added grass inside. And now he is on the hunt for a bug or something to put in it! lol I wonder if young Avery will do the same! heheheHugs,Angela