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!

Supplies Needed:

Step One: Create the Spool

  1. 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. 
  2. Cut the shapes you created using Chipboard. Remember to adjust your blade and cut settings accordingly.
  3. 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

  1. Now that all your pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble. First, glue about 10 of the small circles together.
  2. Next, glue the colored cardstock to the top and bottom pieces. 
  3. Assemble the spools together by sandwiching the 10-piece chipboard in between two larger pastel shapes.
  4. Add your string or ribbon or twine, and you’re set to be prettily organized!




This blog post was originally posted on the Maritza Lisa blog. It has been edited and republished with permission from the author.