Apr 24, 2011

Re-purposed Welding Wire Spools

Re-purposing something for another use is important but fun too. It gets the creative juices flowing as to how they can be put to better use, especially plastic. There are certain numbers that will not be recycled and eventually end up in the land fills. These welding wire spools that my hubby had laying around are an example. I needed spools to wrapped jewelry chain, ribbons, cloth strips that I reuse in my projects. I decided to dress these up a bit as they will be on the wall as part of a craft shelf. The re-do was very simple.

The items you need are:

Old book pages
Mod Podge
Exacto Knife
Black Bees Wax

Glue pieces of the pages onto the sides and let dry for a few hours.

Stamp a design of your choice on. Let dry throughly. Then take a Exacto Knife and trim the edges and the center hole. Leave them a little rough if you want to achieve an aged look.
Apply a coat of Black Bees Wax and let dry a few hours. Then buff it out.
The Bees wax gives it a antique look and will seal the rough edges.
Very simple project and your recycling instead for filling up our landfills.

a few smudges here and there just add to the aged look....

You can see the difference in the color of the paper from the photo above before bees wax
and below after it is applied and buffed.....

Hope this inspires some spool creativity of your own!!


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