Spool Twine Christmas Ornament

October 30th, 2017 § 2 comments


Hello, crafters! I’m so glad to be back with you! I know it’s barely begun the Fall Season, but that means Christmas is not far away! And I’m one of those that likes to get those Christmas crafts done early! So I want to share with you a Christmas Ornament made out of a wooden ornament using Twine to decorate! Let’s get started!

  1. To begin, here are the Supplies you’ll need:




Wooden spool (available at any craft store), twine (your color choice), white acrylic paint, brush, hot glue, liquid glue (not shown), wire (I used 22 gauge), wire cutters, beads of your choosing, and jump rings.


Step 2:

Begin by painting your spool with the acrylic paint. Brand doesn’t matter.












Step 3:

Once the paint has dried (heat gun makes it dry faster), place a short line of hot glue just under the top edge of the spool. Take your Twine and start winding it around. Now here is where you will begin using liquid glue, as the hot glue will dry too fast for proper positioning of the twine. Go all around the spool from top to bottom, then go back up the spool. This will give it a double layer of twine. Tip: As you go back up, just place spots of liquid glue here and there. It doesn’t have to be all over the 2nd layer.






























Step 4:

Now get your wire and measure the length of it to be long enough to go through the hole in the center of the spool, with excess enough to wire some beads onto it. Cut the length needed with your wire cutters. I had done a previous tutorial on making a charm and how to string beads that you can refer to. (Charm tutorial) I did a “figure 8” twirl to the wire, but this isn’t necessary, as long as you make some kind of loop to keep the bead in place.























Step 5:

Now pull the beaded wire through to the other side of the spool. The beaded part will be the bottom of the ornament. Now bead the top of the wire the same way, making a loop for the twine to go through as your hanger. Now pull twine through the loop of the wire. The picture shows that I also put an extra bead on the top, but in the end I removed it. But that’s totally up to you if you want it or not.

























Step 6:

In this step, I wanted to add a little “charm” to the bottom bead. If you notice in the earlier pictures, I had 2 loops. With that in mind, I decided to string 3 crystals on 2 individual wires, and loop them onto the bottom bead, attaching them with jump rings. I then took a poinsettia I had made and attached it with hot glue to the front of the ornament.






























Step 7:

Now comes the remaining decorating. This is up to you in how you want to decorate it. There are a lot of ways to do it. But I chose to use Glossy Accents and Diamond Glass Glitter to decorate. I added Glossy Accents to the top of the ornament, then sprinkled the red and white glitters on top. Be careful! Glass glitter is sharp! I also added some around the twine area in random places.

































Here is the Final Project:




I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will be inspired to try one yourself!


Jeanie Ellis, Scrapbookingmamaw

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