I love getting brilliant ideas from other people on the Internet.
Pinterest is an amazing source of ideas.
I found this awesome tutorial for a framed thread organizer & I knew I wanted this in my craft room.
How convenient is it to have your threads on the wall where you can reach them instead of having to get them out of a sewing box?
I didn't want to create my own frame, so I searched the local thrift store until I found one I liked.
I found this frame at Deseret Industries for $3. It was not as big as I'd like it to have been, but it had pretty detail.
I found some scrap board in our garage and I cut an 8" x 10" piece to fit in my frame.
As you can see, I wasn't too concerned about my jagged edge.
That's what happens when you're 6 months pregnant and trying to use a hack saw--you have limited physical ability :)
I decided to use some scrapbook paper to add some design to the background, so I adhered it to the board with spray adhesive and then measured where the nails would go.
My craft room is pink & green with white furniture, so I wanted to paint the frame white to match my room.
I used 2 coats of white paint & then coated it with a clear matte varnish.
Once it was all dry I assembled it and hung it on the wall using 3M Command strips.
Now it's time to start a sewing project. :)
I probably could have spaced them a tiny bit further apart, but I wanted to maximize space because it was such a small frame.
I might make another one for my smaller threads, or maybe I'll find another great idea browsing the Internet.
I have to give credit to Grey Luster Girl who shared the tutorial and made it possible for me to make my own. Thank you so much for the awesome idea--you rock!!
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