When you think of wooden spindles, do you imagine stairs, cribs, benches, porch railings, chair backs and benches? What about reused spindle ideas? Spindles come in so many interesting shapes, from plain smooth-sided designs to intricately honed works of art.
A single spindle can be added to a base and become a candlestick. Two or three distressed ones can be tucked in a corner or near a fire place for a nostalgic touch. Take a wooden plank with lots of character, and add spindles to create a table. Look to the outdoors for other reused spindle ideas. They make wonderful additions to gardens and patios as part of decorative signs or whimsical garden art. If you are looking for reused spindle ideas for the holidays, you have hit the jackpot.
Take a collection of spindles of different shapes and different lengths, stack them on top of each other going from longest to shortest, secure them to an interesting wooden background, and treat friends and family to a primitive Christmas tree accent. They can be used to create quilt racks, decorative ladders and centerpieces. Once you start looking, you will find reused spindle ideas everywhere.
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