How to Make DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools

These DIY Christmas ribbon spools are the perfect addition to your holiday decor and they’re SO quick + easy to make!

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

Hello, hello my friends! I’m so happy you’re here!

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with a truly amazing group of Canadian bloggers to share all sorts of crafty Christmas inspiration with y’all today!

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

If you’ve been following along with our adventures the last few months, you probably already know that Christmas in the Mercer house is looking a little different this year.

House Renovation

With most of our main floor under renovation at the moment, I’ve had to get pretty creative with our Christmas decor this year!

Instead of decking out our kitchen, dining area and living room as we have in years passed, our Christmas decorations have migrated to our bedrooms and family room (which I’ll be sharing tomorrow) instead.

A cozy farmhouse Christmas master bedroom...

I have to admit, I love how cozy our bedroom is feeling all full of Christmas cheer!

A cozy farmhouse Christmas master bedroom...

It’s been the perfect escape from all that renovation chaos happening downstairs.

And of course, even with all that reno madness going on in the background, this gal just couldn’t resist a bit of Christmas crafting in between all that demo and construction.

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

Thank goodness these sweet little Christmas ribbon spools were so quick + easy to make!

I started with just a few supplies…
a 4″ wooden circle plaque for each end
a wooden spool
my favourite wood stain
a set of rubber stamps + ink pad
hot glue gun
some pretty ribbon

With my hot glue gun, I attached a wood circle plaque to each end of my spool. Then, I lightly stamped a vintage inspired design onto each end.

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And finally, I wiped a light coat of stain over the entire thing to deepen the colour just a bit.

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

With my spool made, I wound some pretty ribbons and strings around each one, pinning the ends in place with some pretty pearl pins.

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

I mixed my homemade versions with a few that I found online in a simple pile on my dresser and I just love the warmth they bring to the space!

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

For such a simple craft, I love the possibilities to vary the style and with a simple change of ribbon, I’ll be able to put these ribbon spools to work all year long!

DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools |

Now, be sure to check out the crafty ideas my fellow Canadian bloggy friends have come up with too!

20 Christmas Crafts for your Home Created by Canadian Bloggers

From left to right, top to bottom:

AKA Design | Vinyet Etc. | The DIY Mommy | A Pretty Life

Sustain My Craft Habit | A Pretty Fix | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer

BrooklynBerryDesigns | Country Parent | Craftberry Bush | Amidst the Chaos

northstory | Life is a Party | Pink Little Notebook | hodge:podge

This Mamas Dance | Rambling Renovators | Suburble | PMQ for two (not shown)


Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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19 thoughts on “How to Make DIY Christmas Ribbon Spools

  1. Love this site, love your home! Love the bedroom and dining room and want to say many THANKS for the spool idea! I am going out right now for the supplies!

  2. I love spools! What a great idea to wrap them with festive ribbon! I bought some plaid ribbon this year that came on some really pretty spools, so I will make sure to keep them for use later!

  3. I have a bit of an addiction, I know hard for you to believe – HA, to ribbon spools, they are just so cute and I totally use them as decor! Now I have to make all the spools, thanks for the inspiration! xo

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