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Thread Organizer out of a Cork Board and Toothpicks

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I cant tell you how many times I go digging in my sewing box and find all of the spools of thread twisted together! This project is going to make your sewing days a dream cruise...well, something like that. It's cute, cheap, and keeps you organized and I love organized.
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need:

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What You Will Need:
-Cork Board
-Hammer
-Toothpicks (notice mine are little umbrellas. Hey, do what you can with what you have, right!)
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Marker or Pen
-A nail or pin to hang it up

Step 2: Lets Begin!

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1. Start by laying your cork board on the ground

2. Lay your ruler or measuring tape down:

- 3" from the top
- Put a dot every 2" across your board

Note: Play around with where you would like your toothpicks to be.
I choose to space mine out every 2", but do whatever works for you!

Step 3: Hammer in Toothpicks

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3. Push your toothpick into the cork board a little.

4. Do it on a slight angle, so the thread wont fall right back off after you slide it on

5. Hammer a toothpick in each dot you made

Step 4: Make Another Row

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6. Measure 3" down from your first row of toothpicks to add a second row:

Again, you can play around with the spacing

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-6

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7. Repeat steps 2-6

I did 4 rows of 7 & 1 row of 3

Step 6: Hang Up Your Board!

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Hang your new board up

and

Hang your thread up!

Step 7: ENJOY!!!

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Thank you for checking out my project!

To see more like this one go to korrinewojcik.blogspot.com


Happy Crafting!!
Nice! I know what my mom is getting for Mother's Day :-)
Oh, so cute! I am definitely making something like this to go in my new crafting area.
fcnails made it!27 days ago

Perfect for seeing the thread you need. I used finishing nails on mine. If I have a matching bobbin, I store it under the thread. Thanks for the idea!

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OMG I really needed a thread holder, and my kids didn't take the not so subtle hints the last couple of Xmases!! Love your idea, but how did your toothpicks hold up?
inator2 years ago
Great idea, I tried this and it makes all my thread much more manageable.
nancyCpants2 years ago
How brilliant. I just thought of a fun modification of this:

A piece of scrap wood or similar wrapped in pretty fabric, using finishing nails as the pegs. How nice would that look in your sewing area?