Thursday, November 29, 2012

(WEEKEND DIY) Reclaimed Wood Thread Hanger


I have a problem with thread organization! So many colors and spools EVERYWHERE! All the store bought organizers where super lame so my husband and I brainstormed at how we could make a holder for my thread and bobbins that was easy to make but would fit in with our home decor! We can up with this SUPER EASY project that looks and works just how I like.

Supplies Needed: 
A wood board - mine is a found piece of an old home. You could also use old shutters or paint a piece of new lumber. 
3" Finishing Nails


Step 1: Determine the placement of your "hangers" (aka nails). My board was 7.5" wide - Nail placements are 1" from each side and 2.5" apart and each row is 2.5" apart. These numbers may need adjusted depending on your board width and length. Place your thread spools on the nails to visualize the spacing. 


Step 2: Once you've marked your nail placements then hammer in your nails. The nails should no be straight out, you want them to be angled up slightly so the thread stays on better.

Step 3: On the top back of your piece attach a sawtooth hanger and hang on your wall! 

Like I said super easy! Once I found the piece of wood, the project was done in under 30 minutes. 


Please leave me a comment if you have any questions!

Also please contact me with the link if ever complete any of these Weekend DIY projects and I will link up with you!!! 


  1. Right now, all my thread is stored in a box. This would be great way to use them as decoration and free myself of some serious storage issues!

  2. How cool - this would make a really awesome jewelry hanger too!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  3. Very cool - I love the way this looks! - Kelsey / Harbor Cottage

  4. I love, love, love working with reclaimed wood and this is just beautiful! I have so many spools of thread. I just love how this displays of all of the colors, while keeping it natural and simple.