Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tip of the Morning Tuesday~Scissors Stand

 It's been a long time since I have posted a tip on Tip-of-the-Morning Tuesday, so I thought I would share this one with you today. I had recently finished using the rest of the thread that was on a cone and I was looking at the empty cone wondering what I could do with it. I use small empty thread spools to wrap my embroidery floss around, but the cones are too large for doing that. Then I sat it down next to my sewing machine and I got an idea to put my little Fiskars scissors in it. They fit perfectly and the top of the cone holds the scissors, while the scissors points are suspended up above the table so I don't have to worry about the points hitting the table. I had some leftover yarn from various projects I had been working on, so I glued some of the yarn around the cone. There are several other ideas you could do like gluing fabric instead of the yarn, or making a little quilted cozy or a knit or crocheted cozy to fit around the cone. Not all cones are the same, nor are all scissors, so before decorating a thread cone to hold your scissors, make sure your scissors tips don't hit the table. If the thread cone needs some weight to keep it from falling over, you could glue a rock or flat marble to a piece of cardboard or foam core board and glue it the the bottom of the cone, but before gluing it in place, put your scissors in the cone with the marble or rock on the bottom and make sure that your scissors will not hit against the marble or rock.

Another idea for using an empty thread cone is to place a bottle of glue in it upside down when your glue is getting low. Of course you would have to have a cone with a large enough opening to the size of your glue bottle. But there are yarn cones, and other cones out there that might be just the right size. Before tossing out those cones, think of what you might be able to use it for first.
Yarn wrapped around an empty thread cone.
Holds my scissors perfectly.
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  1. Great tip, those cones are amazingly sturdy. I have lots of holders for my scissors but they're all soft to protect the blades, having one that is standing is a great idea.

  2. Ditto what Teresa says. You are so clever!!

  3. Fantastic idea Daryl, love it:) Have a great evening!

  4. Now where will this tip lead me? I'll not toss another cone. At first I thought it was a hat from Alice in Wonderland. ha ha

  5. Wonderful idea! I love repurposing things.

  6. Great idea! Very useful and economic!

  7. Great tip!!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Marisa from http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

  8. Great sewing accessory and a clever idea, Daryl. The kids use my old thread cones for stamping paint.

  9. Congratulations on your feature on Craft Gossip. This is a beautiful project and such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.


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