The Fairest Seamstress of them All The Fairest Seamstress of them All The Fairest Seamstress of them All

Materials List

  • Aleene's® Fast Grab Tacky Glue™

  • Miscellaneous

    •   Thread spools – desired colors – amount needed to circle rim of mirror
    •   Ribbon – 1 yard – 1½” wide – red grosgrain
    •   Round mirror
    •   Scissors

The Fairest Seamstress of them All

Designed by Pattie Wilkinson

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest seamstress of them all? You are, of course! Show your sewing spirit with a mirror and spools of colorful thread, made to charming perfection with Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Glue®.

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  1. Tie a bow in center of ribbon. Determine length desired from bow to mirror, placing ribbon ends to back. Trim ends, leaving about 3” to adhere to back. Apply Fast Grab Tacky Glue to ends on one side of ribbon then press to back of frame. Repeat with other end of ribbon. Let dry.
  2. Determine placement of spools around edge of mirror as shown. Apply a bead of glue onto thread area then press in place on mirror frame. Glue all spools in place. Let dry.

Project Comments

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8/20/2010 10:32:04 AM


This is a great project and does not have to be expensive. Part of the fun can be searching your local thrift store or websites for inexpensive spools of partly used thread.

8/7/2010 11:45:22 AM


Super cute idea but I agree - wasteful, no way I would spend the $$ to create it. BUT, I do have a bunch of old wooden spools with thread that is no longer strong enough to sew with. That would give me a super cute mirror with a vintage flair!

8/6/2010 10:29:31 AM

cute, but extremely wasteful

I love this idea, but like the other review, it's a complete waste of money. Now, if they used emptied spools with a bit of ribbon around each to simulate thread, it would be a perfect project.

7/26/2010 5:59:20 PM

Cute but Ridiculously Expensive Project

Who is going to buy 25 spools of thread @ $2 to $3 a piece to make a wreath? Seems wasteful and dumb.