Yeah, ribbon spools.
It was hard for me to just throw them away.
I kept on saving them not knowing how I could recycle them.
The only thing I could think of was for wheels for a toy car but that was about it.
Then last year I noticed those pumpkins made out of jar lids, like the one HERE that I really love, the only problem is I don't have that many jar lids :/
So, you got it!
My collection of empty ribbon spools came in handy to create that same look. This is how:
Detach the sides of the spools from the ring.
Spray paint the rings. For obvious reasons I used orange ;)
Before the paint dries, give them a shower of glitter.
Once dry take a piece of string (I used a light wire), and lace it through all the rings.
For the stem, any piece of paper would do, roll it and cut it to size.
Use jute rope to go around the paper, holding it in place with a dot of hot glue. Paint it and add glitter.
Place it in the center of the pumpkin and you're done.
You'll get a very sparkly pumpkin, though the decorative possibilities are endless.
Have you recycled these kind of spools? What have you created with them?
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