Sunday, December 18, 2016

Altered Wooden Spool Christmas Decoration

Hi everyone!  One week to go until Christmas and I am so far behind!  Just popping in to share an altered wooden spool I made for a Christmas swap.

First, I gave the spool a coat of gesso.  A crochet doily was placed over the tart tin.  I then glued the spool to the tin and the tree to the top of the spool.  Using various laces, trims, flowers and embellishments, I decorated from top to bottom.  Lots of photos are here to see the details.



                                                           Next photos are side views

After everything was glued in place, I added some gesso and Glamour Dust to give it some extra sparkle.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details better.

That's it for me today.  We just got back from our annual brunch with family.  I have lots to try to attempt to complete today!  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by especially during this busy time of year.  I appreciate all your kind comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Wow Patty! What a beautiful and elegant project! I love all the lace and pearls! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous! You do shabby chic so well!

  3. Oh Patty this is amazing, I love, love this altered spool and all the wonderful shabby elements you used to create it, I wish I had been in the swap. Merry Christmas to you xxx

  4. This looks amazing, and i hope you get everything done..Have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Wow Patty what a wonderful project and fab details.
    Happy Christmas to you, Julie x

  6. An amazing altered spool! Very pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Patty.

  7. Oh, what a beautiful altered project, Patty! Absolutely love that sweet bottle brush tree and all those fabulous details everywhere you look! Gorgeous lace and trims! Wow!
    Merry Christmas, my friend! Many, many blessings to you and yours!

  8. Oh, what a gorgeous creation, Patty!! Love the all the detail with the tree, lace, flowers, and pearls...very pretty!!