For my pinterest challenge this month, I decided to do something that would make me be organized. I'd like to think I was somewhat of an organized person, but to be honest:
And so I picked one thing that needed a some organizing love: my party loving threads drawer.. Honestly, the drawer is kept shut, out of sight out of mind, so it hasn't bothered me too much. But after multiple opening and closing, the threads were starting to get a little too intimate with each other.
A couple of years ago I came across this simple and cute a embroidery hoop thread organizer on U-Create done by Yellow Spool. I've been wanting to do it for a while now, but just haven't gotten around to it. But now I have and it was a very quick project, like 10 minutes.
The one thing I did differently (by accident) was get the wrong size dowel. The dowel I got was slightly bigger than the 1/8th used in the actual tutorial, but it still worked out (yes, I was too lazy to go back and get the correct size - sometimes one can only go back to Joanns so many times in a week).
An embroidery hoop
1/8" dowel (can be found at Joann, Lowes or Home Depot)
exacto knife or blade of some sort
||1|| cut the dowels into pieces of 3 1/4". You can cut going all the way around and then snapping, or just cut all the way through.
||2|| loosen the fastener at the top of the hoop and then start to evenly space the dowels around inside the hoop. You'll probably have to slide a few of the dowels around after putting them in the hoop because the spacing will be tight..
||3|| After you have then all where you want them to be, carefully set the whole thing upside down (so bottom side is up). Place a small amount of wood glue on each dowel. Let dry. If you need to, you can apply more later.
I probably need to make another one for the rest of my thread, but for now, it's so nice to have all the threads separate and organized.
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