If you shop any flea markets or antique stores you may have come across some vintage industrial bobbins. These large wooden bobbins make some great rustic decor accents.
I have seen them used in simply groupings for a shabby chic look, made into candle holders, and even primitive dolls. I wanted to show you some examples of these bobbins being used as decorative accents to give you a little inspiration.
I like to use them in simple groupings to enhance my decor.
This mason jar filled with bare wooden bobbins is an example of one such grouping. I added some thick twine and a fun vintage tag to the set to enhance the rustic look further.
Here is the bigger picture in a decorative setting:
Some of the bobbins that you may find are still wrapped with colorful threads. These can be especially fun to accent a room with a particular color scheme.
It just so happens that a couple of my threaded bobbins went quite well in my craft room with some of my sewing accents and decor:
I have collected so many bobbins that I have now put all of these and other vintage bobbins for sale in my store, The Rustic Attic.
Here are some other decorating ideas that I have found:
Here is an idea by Style Me Pretty for using the bobbins as little floral vases – how chic!
Another example of using threaded bobbins in a color scheme that works for you is in this rustic setting by Feather and Nest Kim.
I love this cheerful leave and bobbin display by Fig Tree Quilts. You could combine bobbins with any type of floral or leaf pick to bring in your desired color.
A grouping of vintage bobbins fits in quite nicely with old books!
Finally, for a very shabby chic display, try wrapping some bobbins with vintage lace.
Do you collect vintage bobbins? What ways have you used them in your decor or crafts?