Hey everyone....HOW WAS YOUR CHRISTMAS? Wonderful I hope! I wanted to show you the gifts I made for my local crafty girlfriends. I am part of a monthly card party with the best friends a girl could ask for.
I purchased the 240 yard spools of twine on-line in 8 colours. So cost effective to buy those large spools (about 0.5 cents a yard!) and I have so much left over it'll last me forever! Plus they just look great displayed in my craft room. hehe.
I was not eager to wrap twine around 80 spools and thankfully I didn't have to. Mike has the brilliant idea to use his cordless drill. He stuck the spool on the end of it and spun that twine around each one in no time. That was such a time saver ~~~ especially since he did them all for me.
This photos shows the first 4 sets of 8 colours that were complete.
I bought 80 empty vintage spools on Etsy. They are SO awesome and with shipping to Canada they worked out to be about 50 cents each. That was enough spools to make 10 sets with 8 different coloured twines. That might seem expensive for a spool but it was only $4 per set plus the cost of twine per spool (which really couldn't have been more than another 50 cents if I had to guess). So for about $8 (if that) per gift I was thrilled! Last year the girls got a $10 Starbucks gift card and this is so much cuter, don'tcha think?
Here's how I packaged them up. I think the girls really liked them. Now I have to think of something just as fun for next Christmas!