Here’s another take on using a spool to create an ornament. For this one, I tore a strip of Christmas fabric to a width that would fit in the main part of the spool and about 12 inches long. I then wrapped it around and around the spool in a criss-cross fashion, tying it in a knot when I got near the end. As a center embellishment, I went through my bins of doodads and found this Asian game piece. I thought the design on it even resembled a funky Christmas tree! I trimmed off my fabric bow on each end at an angle to dissuade fraying and then used those scrap bits in the top and bottom of the spool. I simply rolled them up into a cone like shape and then glued them into each of the holes. Add a string for a hanger and your ornament is complete!
A few weeks back I showed how to make another type of spool ornament using scrapbooking paper, an image, and some bottle caps and beads to adorn the top and bottom. If you’d like to see the tape of the live demo that I did for this (on this same show was some adorable popsicle/craft stick snowflakes) check out the playback link: http://www.linqto.com/PlaybackRoom.aspx?roomname=creativeedventures&name=SingleExplicit_2010_11_19_10_58_32_914