I had 5 of the wooden spindles and after seeing a few of these wreath / art hangers around blog world, I was inspired to use the spindles for just such a project.
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I picked up 3 wooden circles from Hob Lob. I think they were a $1 a piece. I grabbed the old black spray paint and got after it.
Next, I drilled a hole with the hubs Dewalt into the center (eyeballed it) of each wooden circle base. I decided I wanted three different heights so I could use them in a grouping. I used a hand saw to chop off an inch from one and about an inch and a half from another. I also picked up some wooden caps at the HL. They were in a 3 pack for about a $1. I painted those black as well. Then I coated the larger end of the spindles with wood glue and fitted them into the holes and glued the caps to the top and let dry overnight.
I thought about adding hooks to the fatter part of each spindle, but didn't want to wait to go to the store for hooks. I've had these 3 old silver (plated) pieces sitting around waiting to be used for a project and thought they would make really funky hooks! I bent them backward and glued them to the wide part of the spindle, secured them with a rubber band and let it set up overnight.
I really like the way they turned out!
I whipped up a mini Halloween wreath and a jeweled spider art piece to decorate for the holiday. Just need one more spooky thing to hang. Off to do more crafting!
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