Sunday, August 8, 2010

TOADSPOOLS

so...my newest obsession is baker's twine...it comes in so many yummy colors...that it's just so hard to say no!...lol...of course...wanted a cute way to display all my choices...you know...just a sneak peak of what's behind closed drawers...and that's how the idea for toadspools grew!...

 
how to make 'em?...well...you'll need 1" inch x 3/4" inch wooden spools and 1" inch split wooden balls...

 
paint the top to match your bakers twine...make sure to get the under side too!...then plop some white dots on there...i wanted a shiny finish...so i hit it with some glossy acrylic sealer...then used a craft glue dot to attach the top and bottom together...

 
there you go!...easy peasy and gnome-made!...these i whipped up for my basic colors...the ones for the brights are still a work in progress!...

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26 comments:

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable!

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute!!

iluvmybugs said...

Just adorable!!! TFS

flowerdisco said...

awesome project with so many possibilities.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

What a cute idea - adorable!!!

Connie said...

So cute....thanks for sharing.

Crafty Carrie said...

You always come up with the cutest ideas such an inspiration.

Kristy said...

What a cute idea! I just love mushroom crafts. I saw this project at craftomaniac's link party :)

Dorian said...

Visting from Craft-omania...LOVE this idea...would make cute kiddie crafts and even decor for room!
Super cute.
Hope you can stop by my lil' blog!!!

Sassy Sites! said...

I gave you an award today at Sassy Sites! I love your blog!!

http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-blog-award.html

KJ said...

These are brilliant (found you link on Girl Creative and had to take a peak).

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hello! These are simply adorable! Love them and the bakers twine too! I am featuring this today {stop by and grab a featured button if you like} Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow! Another fabulous project! You are so creative and original! I love bakers' twine too, and am a sucker for anything remotely gnomish ~ like toadstools! Where do you find your spools? Hopping by, again, from Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative. Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great display! I love toadspools lol!

I have an award for you on my blog :D.

greenbean said...

here's where i got all the supplies...i made mine pretty tiny...but you can do up whatever size you want!...just make sure that the top hangs out a bit from the spool...

http://www.craftparts.com/

Michele said...

so lovely. i can see why there's an obsession there...

Staci J said...

Those are adorable! What a great way to fashionably store your accessories:)
Visiting from justsewsassy.com
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Cecily said...

Super cute toadspools! Adorable and easy - what's not to like?!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!! What a great idea!

Stopping by from NFF :)

Rachel said...

Those are so cute!
I have a glass jar full of wooden balls... wonder if my hubby would like to saw them in half for me!?!?!?
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Self Sagacity said...

Pretty awesome, painting is artistry and it changes things immediately. Painting is a wonderful gratification.

Cara said...

Adorable! Great job! Stop on over for a visit sometime!

Cara

Clare D. said...

Hi, I just nominated your blog for the Trendy Blog award! Congratulations on so many followers! It is well deserved!
Clare

billiemonster said...

Those are adorable! I just found your website today and am happy to be your newest follower! ~Billie Monster

DOEHLER DAYS said...

These are adorable!!!!!! I featured them on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/09/toadspools.html

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