I am going to show you a really easy and quick project today.
It began with these little spools I found at eBay…
I wanted to have them have a shabby look, so I tried… and tried… and failed. I don’t have pictures of that, but all my tries with different brushes, sponges, colors and whatever else didn’t created the look I wanted.
At the end I just took on gloves, dipped my fingers in white color and then touched and rolled the spools in my hands. And they looked good! At the end I wrapped some lace I found in my ribbon-box around one of them and kept it with a pearl-pin in place.
You can find those labels for the spools really easy.
There are some at nearly any crafts store as stamps or rubber stamps in the section for scrapbooking you can have a look over at Just Something I Made where Cathe has a free download of Vintage Thread Labels: