Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another Precious Little Gift Idea

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).
You're done!!
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




Our Neck of the Woods said...

So cute! I love how you packaged them as well. Great gift idea :)

Ms. Redo said...

You have so many great ideas, I want to try some but need to run over to Michael's! Thanks for sharing.

Olive said...

That is a lovely vignette Judy. The trees are very sweet.

Olive said...

I just read about Landen. Oh how sweet and sad Judy.

Bev said...

You should be on about Book 2 now...You are every bit as talented as Martha Stewart or more so! You really need to find a publisher!

Cheery wave!


Cozy Little House said...

You need to go to work for HGTV with all these projects.

Bohemian said...

This is such an Adorable Idea! Loving the Color Palette as well.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just wonderful, Judy. love the attention to detail and those adorable little trees!!

Susan said...

Judy these are so cute! What a perfect little gift idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I need to get a package of these little trees and make some of these! I think I have everything else I need! Thanks for always sharing your ideas! Hugs!

Jen said...

What a sweet idea! I love a vintage look and this totally fits it. I think I have most of the items needed to do this project .... Your vignette is sweet. =)

diaryofathriftstoregirl said...

The little trees are adorable! Thanks for the great idea!


Bella said...

Hi JUdy,
The little bottle brush trees are adorable!

Blondie's Journal said...

You always have the most clever ideas and projects! I love the bottle brush trees! They would make very sweet gifts! :)


Cynthia Myers said...

First, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that kind comment!
I really appreciate it.
Second, Those little trees are Adorable!
:) :)

Dewena Callis said...

Very pretty! And clever too. Oh, the wood spools I discarded years ago, what I could do with them now.

Paula said...

So sweet! What a great way to use scraps to make a little keepsake!

I'm a new follower, via Cozy Little House!

Claudia said...

Very sweet idea, Judy! A perfect little gift!


Claudia said...

Have a cozy day with your crocheting and some warm soup!


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love your little handmade gift ideas. This one is perfect for those of us that have bits and pieces of lace and trim. I wish Michaels wasn't so far away!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those are so cute! I know I'd love those as a gift!

Shari said...

What a great idea...love it! It sure will make a perfect gift, Shari

Cottage and Broome said...

I love the bottle brush trees. Cute idea with the spool too. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Kelly said...

How pretty and unique! I love how you packaged it too for a gift. The vignette you set up is so sweet.

Keeping it Cozy said...

I love your gift ideas! You are so talented. The arrangement is so pretty too.

Carolyn said...

Great gift ideas! I have saved some wooden spools for this too.

Thank you for your visit today.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The trees on the decorated spools are adorable. I have all the supplies, if I would ever get them together and make some.
I read about Landen. What a sweet little guy and what a trooper. Neuroblastoma is an awful cancer. My friend's granddaughter also died of it.
Thank you for visiting today. Have a great weekend.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Pretty, pretty pretty, I love the look of a neutral Christmas.


Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

What great Christmas ideas! Love the window with the hanging ornaments and the vignette!

Diane said...

Great ideas. Love the shredded book pages for packaging! Keep the ideas coming!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Judy
I've come via Claudia's A Favorite Thing Saturday!
I love your Christmas Tree spools - such a beautiful idea.
We can't get those sweet little trees here - I'll have to search Etsy!!
You've inspired me - thank you!
BTW - I'm your newest follower and would love you to come and visit me too!
Shane ♥

craftyles said...

Such a cute Christmas idea. I love the whole package, especially the pretty vintage ribbon.

Kristen {Ella Claire} said...

Such lovely little vintage trees! I think I need to make me some of these!!