9 DIYs made with old electrical spools that are totally Pinterest worthy

Everyone’s seen the oversized spools used to hold electrical cables. You may not can tell by glancing at these items, but they are awesome craft supplies! These are so versatile and there are so many ways you can repurpose them.
Check local buy and swap sites as many contractors try to sell their old spools on there.
1. Farm see-saw (h/t The Charmin Farmer)
Transform a spool into a toy your kids will love. Outfit your backyard with a country see-saw made from a wooden spool. Eye-catching and fun, this spool toy is sure to please kids of all ages.
2. Bookcase (h/t Thistlewood Farms)
Turn a spool into a really cute and charming circular bookcase. Perfect for your sitting or living room, there’s room on top for knickknacks, too.
3. Table with legs (h/t Knick of Time)
Craft a super cute table with a spool, adding legs for a cafe-style design. This shabby chic spot will look adorable in your breakfast nook.
4. Rocking chair (h/t instructables)
Spin your spool on its side and make it into a comfy rocking chair for your front porch or patio. Rustic, cozy, and a definite conversation starter, everyone will fight over who gets to sit in the spool!
5. Headboard (h/t Bijou Living)
Enhance a country-themed bedroom and make it even cozier by creating a custom headboard from a cable spool. Stain it as you desire, and enjoy the one of a kind look it brings any room.
6. Ottoman (h/t Infarrantly Creative)
Make a chic ottoman that looks like it came from a designer boutique. Nobody will ever guess that it had a former life as a cable spool!
7. Nightstand (h/t A Vision To Remember)
You only need half a spool to create this really cute nightstand. Cut the spool in half and add glass for a smooth top, and enhance your bedroom with this standout piece.
8. Wedding cake stand (h/t DIY How To)
There’s no extra work required when you use a spool as a shabby chic cake stand for your wedding! Simply add a pretty tablecloth and some ribbons.
9. Giant clock (h/t The DIY Mommy)
One side of a spool makes a really cool clock! Distress it to make it look vintage, and hang it on the wall for a unique focal point and decoration.

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