The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed during my Junk Shop Jewels ramblings I've been collecting old wooden cotton spools, purchasing a few hither and thither and putting them aside for a rainy day, well that rainy day came this week and was practically a deluge when I hit the mother load of 18 spools for 10p each at the 'cheap as chips' charity shop (chips quite literally as it's situated next to a greasy spoon and everything you purchase has the faint whiff of l'eau de fry-up about it until its been aired for a couple of days)
I bought a heart shaped metal-framed wreath from good old Wilko's for £3 and used wire and pliers to attach the spools to the frame, et voila!
It now hangs above my little craft bureau and brightens my day.
One of the reels still had its original packaging on it with the price of 9D stamped on it. Some of the names for the shades they came up with were rather exotic, this one for example
Sadly this is a cautionary tale. Whilst creating this "masterpiece" I managed to stab some of the wire into my finger tip (my sister did the same thing a few years back and damaged the tendon in her finger and I STILL didn't learn?!) so if you're creating something similar please wear gloves as it's like making a wreath out of barbed wire and razor blades.