Monday, December 9, 2013

Needle & Thread Ornament

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A couple weeks ago I participated in an Ornament Exchange hosted by Live Laugh Rowe, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, and A Little Claireification. My exchange partner is a sewer so I had a great idea for a needle and thread ornament. Here is how I made it.

What you need:
  • Wooden Spool {I found some at JoAnn's in the wood section}
  • Thread {black and another color, I used coral}
  • Mod Podge
  • Pain Pouncer
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Large Blunt Needle

I didn't want to use a real needle because I thought it would be too hazardous. Instead I made a needle using black thread and mod podge.

I cut a piece of thread, covered it in mod podge, and shaped it into a needle. I then let it dry for a few hours.

For the spool I attached thread using the hot glue gun, then wrapped the thread around the spool.

I continued wrapping till I thought it looked full.

To attach the needle, I held it in place with my thumb and wrapped thread around it to secure it.

Once the fake needle was secure, I tied off the thread. I did this by threading the end of the thread through a large blunt needle and tucking the end behind the wrapped thread on the spool.

Next I made the ornament loop by tying a piece of thread together.

I threaded the loop through the hole in the spool and glued inside the hole at the bottom.

And done! It was really easy to make and I love how it turned out.

I hope my exchange partner likes it!


  1. This is so adorable, Stephanie! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for the link party : )

  2. Really cute, as a sewist I really love this! Saw your link at Dedicated House, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for sharing. This is such a cute idea.

    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it. : )

  4. That is a lovely ornament! Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again next week!

    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you like it. And thanks for the link party!

  5. Oh so sweet and easy. My quilty self needs a dozen of these for my tree. Maybe next year. :) Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. It was super easy to make.