This is another one of my simple, quick little gift ideas.
Surely, you have some of the old wooden sewing thread spools, vintage lace, vintage pins and/or earrings, scraps of burlap, glue and small Christmas trees (I got mine at Michaels)
The first thing you want to do is to glue a strip of burlap - cut to size - in the center part of the wooden spool. Then, you are going to add vintage lace and a button or piece of jewelry.
Glue a small Christmas tree to the top (in these, I used the white, bleached trees because they looked better with the burlap and old lace).
What a great little gift this will make to someone who appreciates your handmade items.
To gift wrap this item, take a small jewelry box and cover with vintage book pages using Mod Podge. Let dry completely.
Take about six of your vintage book pages and cut into 1/2" strips and wad a few at a time up in your hand. Then separate them and fill the bottom of the box. Lay the tiny little spool with tree in there on top of the shredded paper.
Put the lid on and tie with crinkled hand-dyed seam binding and top with a vintage button.
What a sweet gift!!
A collection of different sizes makes a really nice arrangement. Add some mercury glass, white pottery and a Santa Claus and you have a vignette. Notice I used the old book pages rolled up in my candlestick in the photo above.
Till next time, Judy