and I had these....
Now they're little picture holders and a jewelry display.
I painted the top with some metallic silver paint, then added a vintage rhinestone button on top. The lavender thread was dirty, so I had to unwind the top layer.
I painted the red top black, then topped it off with a vintage earring and a piece that came from a rhinestone brooch.
I'm not crazy about the color of this spool, but figured I might as well dress it up along with the others. I painted the red and yellow top with some metallic gold paint. Instead of pinning on a picture, I attached some vintage brooches just to show how it could be used to display jewelry. This one and the black one would work together decorated for Halloween
While I was putting these together, I started thinking of so many possibilities. I don't even want to think about the holidays right now, but wouldn't various shades of green make cute little Christmas trees? Silver and gold would look good too. Now I have something else to add to my "focus list" when I'm out shopping.
I'm linking up my repurposed thread cones at:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday,
Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday,
Keeping it Simple for Motivate Me Monday