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’ll show you how to use and display the bobbins decoratively.
I have seen wooden bobbins used in simple groupings for a shabby chic look, made into candle holders, and even primitive dolls. For inspiration, I wanted to show you some examples of these bobbins being used as decorative accents.
I like to use them in simple groupings to enhance my decor.
Ways To Display Wooden Bobbins
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.
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.
Creative Uses For Wooden Bobbins
Besides simple displays, there are other fun ways to use bobbins creatively. Here are some other decorating ideas that I have found.
Bobbins As Vases
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.
Add Bobbins To A Centerpiece
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!
Use Bobbins To Store Ribbon Or Lace
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?