Swap Gallery: Altered Spools

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I’ve been participating in the Altered Spool swap, co-hosted by MissingWillow and HSG, and the swap gallery has been phenomenal; I’m amazed at how many different ways people have altered simple spools. Here are a few examples from the swap. You’re going to want to go check out the gallery, though, because there are so many more amazing spools there! 

cackle didn’t alter a real spool; she created her own spool out of precious metal clay and then added flowers and butterflies. I’m sure you’ll agree that the end result is stunning.

I’m over the moon for this lunar spool by jillybeans. The quote says “moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars”. 


SonjaBoo‘s spool became a sweet little bird house. If you look closely, you can see tiny birds peaking out from the hole.
PerfectlyBohemian‘s partner asked for a “zombie sheep”, and this is the awesome result: a felted sheep with a spool for a body. If you unwrap the spool, there’s a tiny embroidered zombie sheep story.
One spool wasn’t enough for pottermouth; she used several small spools to create fairy houses and topped them with acorn tops. This adorable little village sits upon a larger spool. Magical!

Make sure to check out the entire Altered Spool gallery to see the huge variety of altered spools! (Hint: click on the “Show Images Only” button if you’d like to skip the chatter and only see the eye candy.) While you’re in the neighborhood, go check out the swaps that are currently open for sign ups, and consider joining in. Swapping is great fun.

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  1. MissingWillow says:

    Thanks so much for featuring our gallery. I agree, the variety and ways folks used their spools is amazing!

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