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Valentine Altered Spoolie

Hello dear sweet friends -

It's a rainy Sunday here in Vancouver, WA and I just want to crawl under the covers and snuggle with Max for a while and enjoy the peace and quiet.  What about you - how are things at home?  

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I have a fun project to share with you today and its actually the first one I have made.  I have admired all the gorgeous altered spools on Pinterest and have been wanting to jump into the deep end and make one for quite some time now.  I have joined a swap group called "Altered Paper Swaps" and one of the swaps was an altered spoolie.  So into the deep end I jumped and it was so much fun - a little challenging to get started but once I did things just took on a life of their own.  This particular swap had a Valentine's Day theme which was extra fun because I was able to use some pink in my creation.

So here it is - my first altered spoolie.  As you can see there is a lot of pink but what I also love about this is the image I used around the spool is cut from a vintage Paris newspaper from 1942.  It was so fragile but I just had to use that image (and of course I wanted to keep it).  I painted the spool and then wrapped the newspaper print around it.  I took some narrow white scalloped lace with gold trim to cover the bottom and make a small skirt of sorts for the base of the spool.  I added two rows of small white pearls around the top and the bottom of it.  I added another row of small pink rhinestones around the top of the spool and around the pink heart to help hold the heart in place.  I did add a little bit of glue to the bottom of the heart before adding the row of rhinestones.  I added three decorative stick pins into the top of the heart just for fun.  

It was really fun to make and I am trying to find some of the other photos I took of it so you can see the back side of it.  I will add the photo to this post once I find it.

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I am really curious if any of you have altered your own "SPOOLIE" yet?

With hugs and smiles



  1. super mignon Laine, adorable création, biz

    1. Thanks so much for such a sweet comment. I truly appreciate it and your taking the time to visit my blog.

      With hugs and smiles

  2. This is wonderful, Laine! I haven't done any spoolies but I could get inspired looking at this one and reading your detailed instructions. Love it.

    1. Hello NC and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. Hope you are doing well and will be visiting your blog in just a few moments actually.

      With hugs and smiles

  3. This is fabulous, Laine! Love the beads and the sweet cherubs! TFS

    1. Hi Karon

      So delighted you took the time to visit my blog again and leave a sweet comment for me. I appreciate it very much. I am on my way to your blog in just a few to see what you have been up too.

      With smiles and hugs

  4. What a fun idea Laine, love the vintage image and pretty beads.

    Hugs Diane


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