DIY Holiday Spool Necklaces

Hello everybody! I am really excited today because this is the first day of my 12 Days of Christmas series! Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this month I will be posting a Holiday DIY project. I know some of you are probably thinking “Whoa! Christmas already!,” but I like to start making my decorations and handmade gifts early in November. As an avid crafter, it’s what works for me. Christmas is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year! I start my decorating well before Thanksgiving, and leave up my decorations well into January. Spreading the Christmas cheer through my home and blog makes me happy, and I some of you guys will join in the holiday fun with me this year. It will be so much fun! Today I am going to start off my first DIY of Christmas with these DIY Vintage Wrapping paper covered Spool Necklaces….

Here’s What You Need:

*Vintage Wooden Spools

*Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper

*Matte Decoupage Medium

*Vintage Buttons

*Colored Craft Wire

*Ribbon or Fabric Scraps

*Charms, beads, etc..

*Chain for necklaces




Back in February I made some fun spool necklaces for Valentine’s day. You can see the full tutorial here. The changes I made with these necklaces was that I used vintage wrapping paper to wrap and decoupage around the little spools. I also used Christmas colored buttons, and red and green charms. I used a few different sized spools, and some fabric scraps instead of ribbon for a few of the necklaces.

I LOVE these Christmas Spool Necklaces! They are so festive and cute! You can easily use them as ornaments just by stringing the top loop of wire by some ribbon instead of chain. You can completely customize these little necklaces by changing up your papers and colors. These would make fun hostess gifts! They would also be fun to add to your favorite gal’s stocking, and be sure to make one for yourself! They are a lot of fun to wear! I hope some of you guys will give this one a try! I’ll be back tomorrow with another holiday DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!


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18 Responses

  1. Cindy Holmes

    Oh my gosh this is so totally awesome believe it or not I have actually been making some of your original ones just recently!!!!! this is so funny!!!!! I absolutely love these too!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

    • Oh yay Cindy! Now you can make some for Christmas too! They are really fun to wear :) If you have the time send me a pic when you finish your spool necklaces. I’d absolutely love to see!

  2. Cute! Where would I buy spools like these?

  3. Laura Strack

    These vintage spool necklaces are darling, Ashlee!! Love that vintage Christmas wrapping paper, too. I don’t think it’s too early to start getting ready for the holidays. I need every extra minute to get everything done that I always want to do. I’ve just added vintage spool necklaces to my list!

  4. These are so sweet!! A perfect craft to share with my grandchildren!! Thank you!!

  5. love this project!! so adorable- i am definitely going to have to give this a try! thanks so much for sharing!!

  6. This is so pretty!! I love how you used the wrapping paper for the spool :)

  7. Oh my goodness! These are so darn cute! Would love to make these for Christmas gifts for my Granddaughters!

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  9. Chache Lucero

    These are adorable and I was looking for project for my many wooden spools.
    For me to late for Christmas, but where can I find the pictures of the Valentine ones?
    Thx for sharing….Artfloozy

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