Christmas table decorations take a new twist with this vintage wooden spool trio! It’s such a unique holiday project with beautiful results.
Hello, Mod Podge fans! My name is Jill Cornell, and I am very excited to share some cute Christmas table decorations – a vintage wooden spool trio – with you all today. I love collecting vintage wooden spools in a variety of sizes.
Cheap Christmas Decorations
It’s an exciting treasure hunt for me in antique stores. And I like to challenge myself to create projects with them incorporating my paper crafting supplies! Especially when it’s on a budget. I call it “cheap,” but the look definitely isn’t.
Rather than use a dowel to hold my design in the spool, I had some paper straws leftover from Halloween that perfectly matched the Kringle & Co. collection from American Crafts (the straws are very thick so they worked great to hold something bulky on top).
My point is, look what you have around your home that you can incorporate into this holiday decor. Make a whole bunch of these for unique Christmas table decorations that no one will expect!
Wooden Spool Christmas Decor
Gather These Supplies
- Matte Mod Podge
- Vintage wooden spools
- Striped paper straws
- American Crafts Kringle & Co. collection patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers, ribbon
- Webster’s Pages Royal Christmas collection cameo
- Other embellishments – stickers, flowers, stick pin, jewels
- Ranger Stickles glitter glue
- Hot glue gun
- Scrap chipboard
1) Cut strips of patterned paper to fit around wooden spools. Apply Mod Podge and adhere to spools. Also, trace a circle to fit top of spool and adhere.
2) Apply Mod Podge as a sealer to the patterned paper and insert the straw.
3) Apply Mod Podge as a sealer on die-cuts and let dry. Cut a small piece of scrap chipboard and adhere to back of die-cut with hot glue (the cardboard gives it extra strength). Highlight the die-cuts with glitter glue.
4) Hot glue straws to the back of die-cuts and insert straws in spools.
5) For large centerpiece of trio, cut a piece of scrap chipboard to 4” and sandwich between piece of red patterned paper and vellum. Machine stitch.
Cut block of green patterned paper, machine stitch and adhere. Cut cream/black patterned paper block, machine stitch and adhere. Seal piece with Mod Podge.
6) Embellish as shown with stickers, die-cut, cameo and jewels.
7) Hot glue piece to straw and insert into spool. Apply feather flower with stickpin. Tie glitter ribbon to all three straws.
And there you have it . . . fairly quick and easy Christmas table decorations that would look cute as a centerpiece for a special holiday meal, but would also look fantastic on a Christmas mantel!
Do you like these Christmas table decorations? Combine them with some of these other Christmas projects below!