Vintage needle holder gets new life

Before and after needle holder
This is my needle holder, part of the makeover series before and after.

I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the time to spray paint it white. Again, instant gratification craft, oh how I love thee!

iHanna's Needle & spool holder

I also love how white paint can transform old wood object and give them a new pristine look. I bought the needle holder because I thought it was vintage and cute, but now that I own one I really enjoy it and I find it useful for storing needles there for my ongoing embroidery projects.

Vintage spools

All around the base I’m storing these über cute vintage thread spools, also found at various flea markets during past years.

Some more photos:

Needle & spool holder from above

I took the photos with the needle holder on my sewing stool, and I still love that fabric.

iHanna's Needle & spool holder

Maybe they have a specific name in English and/or Swedish but I don’t know it. I just think of it as a “needle and thread spool holder”… Where do you store your needles? Does your needle holder have a story to go with it?

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7 Responses to Vintage needle holder gets new life

  1. U2Kitteh says:

    I don’t know if there is a specific word for that thing either, but yours sure is a cute needle and thread holder! Your pictures and projects are making me obsessed to want to paint everything white. It just looks so nice and clean and pretty. =c)

  2. susanita says:

    Agreed! Everything looks so fresh in white. Great DIY project. :-)

  3. Anna W says:

    Riktigt fin blev den!

    Jag har mina broderinålar i pågående projekt oftast. De resterande har jag fastnålade i ett urklipp från Alladinaskens skyddspapper. Tyckte det var lite kul en gång i tiden. Nu har jag funderat på att ge dem en finare nåldyna att vara på…

  4. Irene says:

    Love seeing things like this!

  5. Caatje says:

    this is so sweet!

  6. Christy says:

    Love the spruced up version–it’s in pretty romantic style!

  7. TJ says:

    Oh wow you wouldn’t know it was the same thing!! Your ‘after’ is fantastic!!

    I’ve missed you Hanna — I’m so happy to see you’re still busy creating and inspiring.
    Best wishes from Minnesota…
    xx tj

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