Monday, September 3, 2012

Vintage Spool Necklace Display

Hello! We spent the long weekend visiting our good friends, and their cute little pups, in New Mexico. We ate delicious food, caught up with our friends and explored both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. New Mexico is beautiful! The trip was fun, but we had no time to DIY, but I do have a project from a few weeks ago for you. Also, here are some Instagram pictures from the weekend. 

This project was originally posted on Oh, Sweet Joy!, a local Boulder blogger who I met when I moved out here. I took over one of her Handmade Monday features with this necklace display project made from vintage spools. 

First, the supplies: A piece of plywood, a picture frame, screws, a power drill, a staple gun, fabric and vintage spools.

Once you choose the picture frame, you will need to either find a piece of wood that fits in it or cut it to size. 

When the wood is cut to size, cover it with the fabric of your choice! Cut of the extra and use a staple gun to secure it. You can also try using hot glue. You're also going to be using the staple gun, or hot glue, to secure the fabric covered piece of wood in place as well. 

Once that part is finished, get your spools and lay them out where you'd like them to be. I chose a zig zag pattern so I could have a place both my long and short necklaces. 

Once you are satisfied with their placement, use a power drill to secure. 

Hang this the way you're hang a picture - I used wire on the back of the frame.

And you have your finished necklace holder! The last step, of course, is to hang your necklaces on the spools.

If you have some old spools and necklaces to hang, this is a great project. I love making things that are practical for organizing our home as well as pretty to look at. Let us know if you try this out!


  1. That's a great way to use up empty spools and stop necklaces getting into an untidy pile.

  2. WOW! Such a fabulous idea!!!!! It looks great too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream to Reality!

  3. Harrell Andrea

    Interesting information I haven’t been through such information in a long time.

  4. Thanks, I even remembered this to tell a friend!