Here is yet another altered project. There has been a buzz in the craft arena about altered spoons. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon. Using one thread spool and a ribbon spool, I created these two projects. For the thread spool creation I covered it with patterned paper and layered some ribbon on the bottom. On the top of the spool I adhered a silver clip to hold a message or other item and some buttons and a metal flower. There are also two paper flowers on the side of the spool. What a neat creation to sit on a desk in the office or at home. For the ribbon spool, I had to do a bit more work. I took the top portion of the spool apart so that there would be an opening to store "goodies" inside. I then had to create a circle to cover the top cover. Then on the top cover I layered some embellishments. For the center I decorated a small wooden spool and adhered it to the top cover to create a pull to open it. Then on the inside I covered the bottom in patterned paper and added ribbon to the top. I also added ribbon to the outside of the spool on the bottom. This can be a great little gift box or a keepsake box to give to someone special. So why not join in on the fun and alter one of these simple items.