I love a good little DIY! These geometric spools are a relatively simple project. The end product will be pretty and handy for all those left over bits of string, thread, ribbon, and twine. I somehow accumulate a bunch of these, and not only will they keep me organized but they are oh so cute!
- Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Cutting Blade
- Silhouette Studio®
Step One: Create the Spool
- Create a new document in Silhouette Studio® and use your shape tool to create your spool components. I used the polygon for the top and bottoms (about 1.5″ wide) and circles (about 1″ wide) for the middle. You will need about 10 smaller circles for the middle.
- Cut the shapes you created using Chipboard. Remember to adjust your blade and cut settings accordingly.
- To add a bit of decoration and color, I cut smaller versions (using the internal offset tool) of the tops and bottoms (from Step 1) in pastel-colored cardstock.
Step Two: Assemble the Spool
- Now that all your pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble. First, glue about 10 of the small circles together.
- Next, glue the colored cardstock to the top and bottom pieces.
- Assemble the spools together by sandwiching the 10-piece chipboard in between two larger pastel shapes.
- Add your string or ribbon or twine, and you’re set to be prettily organized!