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Spool Ornaments Made with Baker’s Twine

These simple wood spool ornaments are as cute as can be, and are so easy to make with baker’s twine and Mod Podge. So cute on your Christmas tree!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these ornaments. They are perfect for beginners!

Spool Ornaments Made with Baker's Twine

Merry Christmas Mod Podge Rocks readers! It’s Rachel from Lines Across.

There are just a couple days left before Christmas, and today I’m going to share a very quick and easy Mod Podge ornament craft. One that is so easy, anyone in the family can do it. In fact, I think these spool ornaments would be a perfect holiday activity.

Back in the day, spools of thread used to be wooden. I didn’t know this, but the early 70s thread manufacturers stopped making them due to cost. That’s why a *true* wooden thread spool is such a fun find in a thrift store or antique shop.

Craft stores now carry wooden spools in the wood section so that we can still have our fix without paying an arm and a leg for the privilege. Grab a package of those to make these Christmas tree ornaments.

Even little kids can help make this cute Christmas craft! Here’s how it’s done.

Spool Christmas Ornaments

Gather These Supplies

  • Wooden spools
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Baker’s twine
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
Baker's twine ornaments - step 1

What you do:

1. Start by painting on a thick coat of Mod Podge Matte all around the middle area of your wooden spool.

2. Place the end of your baker’s twine near the middle of the spool and cover in a coat of Mod Podge.

Baker's twine ornaments - step 2

3. Then start winding the twine around the spool starting at one edge. I wrapped it so there was just one layer of twine.

4. When you reach the other edge, cut your twine and secure it with an extra coat of Mod Podge.

I didn’t cover all of the twine with Mod Podge because I wanted the thread to look and feel like fabric, but you want to use enough to know your ornament won’t start unwinding.

Baker's twine ornaments - step 3

5. There are a lot of different ways you could turn these little spools into ornaments, but I ended up using thicker twine and a hot glue gun.

First, make a loop with your twine and tie a knot at the bottom. Trim off the ends. Use a hot glue gun to attach the knot to the inside of the spool.

Baker's twine ornaments - step 4

And you’re done! You could also use embroidery thread to make colorful ornaments, or something more unusual like pom pom garland for a really unique looking ornament.

I love the simplicity of these little red and white ornaments on my Christmas tree.

Baker's Twine Wrapped Christmas Ornaments

If you love DIY Christmas ornaments, you’ll love these other Christmas ideas as well:


Monday 30th of November 2020

Love those spools!

Peppermint Dolly

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Such a cute idea!