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Spool of Love

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I’ve shared a few other Valentine’s day ideas with you guys – A non-romantic, but darling, Bee idea with printable as well as a geometric addition to wrapped gifts. In both posts, I expressed how Valentine’s days really isn’t my thing, but I wanted to share one sweet bit which could be used all year round to show your honey that you’re thinking about them.

Since I’m in India for the romantic holiday, I thought it would be nice to leave a few little lovely tidbits around the house for Matt to find. I wound up some pretty patterned paper into spools, each with a little message, to remind my husband in lots of little ways how much I adore him.

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spool workflow

ONE use a bit of tape to adhere your message to a vintage spool.  Or you can buy wooden spools in the wood tidbits area at your craft store. TWO roll away your message. THREE tie it up tight with a pretty bit of string.

Of course, you can do this without the spools and just leave cute little notes scattered around, but how perfect is the idea of unrolling a tiny little message?  It reminds me of a message in a bottle of sorts!

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spools diptych

If you’re anything like me, you’ll forget most hiding spots and find them throughout the year, but it’s a cute little reminder anytime, right?

I hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday!  I’m off to dinner already and will see you guys back here tomorrow with an eastern inspired GIVEAWAY!


12 Comments on “Spool of Love”

  1. Milynn February 12, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    This is such a cute idea :) So sweet!

  2. Lauren February 12, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Such a cute idea!

  3. Katrina [Parker and West] February 12, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    This is such a cute and simple idea; I love it!

    xxoo, k

  4. Anya @ SAS-does February 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    So cute! Love your idea, Erin!

  5. Tara February 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    When we first got married, hubby and I would hide notes in suitcases and coat pockets. We stopped because things kept getting lost and…anyway, this would be a great way to start that back up! With the heft of the spool, one would notice it in the coat pocket and various hiding places. He’s not going out of town again until April, but I’m definitely going to keep this in mind!

    • Erin | House of Earnest February 13, 2013 at 12:25 am #

      Tara, We do the same thing! The notes are usually under a pillow which makes it easier to find when you wake up to paper sticking you in the face!

  6. Alison February 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    These are the sweetest little gift! Thanks for sharing.


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