Some time ago, I came across an image from this post on Pinterest & thought it was a wonderful idea for organizing embroidery thread. I didn't have any thread at the time that needed organizing, but as of yesterday, I did. I completed my Christmas stocking last night! Remember, the one that I was working on for myself? I had cross-stitched my husband's stocking a couple of years ago & was working hard on my own. I didn't get it done in time for last Christmas, but now it's done, and I will be using it this coming year. It was somewhat weird working on a Christmas stocking while the flowers were starting to bloom outside, but now it's done & I can move on to other embroidery projects!
Anyway, once I was done, I still had leftover embroidery thread from the kit that I didn't want to just throw away. I wanted to hang on to that leftover thread & use it in some other upcoming projects I have planned. But the little piece of cardboard that organized the thread when I got it out of the kit wasn't going to cut it anymore. So, I took a hint from the photo I saw, and used dollar store clothes pins to organize my threads.
Ahh I love it! They look so cute! I just wrapped my leftover thread around the clothes pins & stuck them into little mason jars leftover from our wedding. I love finding ways to use these, and I think they are a great way to hold these little clips of color. The pins fit in the jars perfectly!
I was planning on just sticking these on my box shelves for storing, but they look so pretty sitting out! So I couldn't do it. They are now sitting pretty in a little row on my desk. I love the color they bring to my little work space & they are completely functional as well!
See, how could I put these pretty little guys away?
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