DIY: The Great Thread Clean Up

Is there anything worse than a disorganized crafting drawer? Shelf? Room? No. Its the worst. And so uninspiring!

When everything is where it should be, organized and labeled, you feel like the DIY Queen/King that you are.

And, while you’re tackling that annoying-but-satisfying-at-the-end drawer/shelf/room clean up job — Why not craft as well?

2 birds with 1 stone my friends.


All purchased for $1 at Dollarama:

  1. Clothes pins
  2. Glitter
  3. Acrylic paint, any colour, or plain white glue
  4. Thread
  5. Newspaper — just to cover your working space


  1. Cover a clothes pin in glue or paint –  if you use paint you have to move a bit faster to step #2 as paint dries quicker than glue, and is less sticky
  2. Sprinkle with a little or a lot of glitter!
  3. Let dry
  4. Place beginning of thread into clothes pin clasp, spin the thread around and around till you reach the end, reinsert end into clasp

Perfect lazy Sunday but-I-did-something-productive craft.


3 thoughts on “DIY: The Great Thread Clean Up

  1. Pingback: Time to Get Organized | theRoadtoEtsy and BEYOND

  2. I love this idea.I cleaned up my craft supplies last week and my threads are already a mess again, so I may try this. My only concern is that the glitter would get all over the thread, has this been a problem?

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