Turn A Wooden Spool Into A Flower Garden Display

Check out this lovely wooden spool, that was transformed into a flower garden display! I am in a group on Facebook called “Thrift Store and Garage Sale Up-Cycling Projects” I seen a post by Kathy Scott of Hardin, Texas. She said, “Old spool.. some paint and time … this is the end result..😍” Kathy said she used”acrylic indoor / outdoor (paint) the 50 cent bottles you can get from Walmart.. before paint I used Thompson water sealer and polyurethane (on top) so it don’t wash off when it rains” Kathy also added “I didn’t know how it would turn out but I was very pleased with the out come.. I am in love with it..”

I am absolutely in love with it too Kathy and your creativity, this old wooden spool has been given a new life! Not only does it hold plants, its a beautiful conversation art piece for her garden …. Thank you Kathy, for allowing me to share your lovely garden project with my readers!


Large Industrial Wooden Spool

Acrylic Paint

Paint Brushes

Thompson water sealer


This is what the other side looks like. Kathy screwed the pots to the wood and attached the brackets for support

It would make a wonderful table with an umbrella hole as well! Which Kathy informed me is her next project!

Also, check out these colorful boards Kathy shared with me. She painted them to hold some of her potted plants!

Beautiful boards painted ready to hold plants
I love pops of color in the garden!

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Madison K.

    Great idea on painting a board to set your flowers on. I love the wooden spool idea. At first I was like, do I even have one of those?! Then I remembered there is one in our basement that we used to have a long cord wrapped around. I might just get it out and see what I come up with!

    1. I love it too! Yay, I would very much love to see your design if you do make one! 🙂

  2. Marty Elkan

    This post is great, need to make one. Ill start looking for a spool!

  3. Raquel Doyle Camala

    Great article! We will be linking to this great article on our site. Keep up the great writing. I am going to find me a spool.

  4. Lucina

    That is a very good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Lucina Gill Godfrey

  5. Erica Selite

    This is so pretty!!!

  6. Moro

    I need to make one of this asap!!! My have found my spring project 🙂

  7. Angie

    So pretty love this creative idea!

  8. Judy VanWinkle

    Absolutely beautiful 😍 thanks 😊 for sharing !!

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