DIY Vintage Bobbins with Moon Shadow Mist and Magicals

Hello creative friends – Daria here and today I want to show you the process I used to make some special DIY bobbins for storing your favorite lace and ribbons.  I’ll give away my secret right now – I’ve dyed these gorgeous bobbins using Lindy’s Sprays and Magicals to make them more beautiful!

To begin, I cut a few patterns (bobbin shaped patterns) from thick cardboard and glued together, then carefully primed with white gesso – you can see bobbins ready for coloring in this photo.

Next, create a little bit of texture, I use crackle paste for this.
Add color using the Lindy’s Moonshadow Mist applied in two ways and in 3 different shades. I painted the first three big bobbins with sprays:  Landlubber Green Vintage Spray


Buccaneer Bay Blue Vintage Spray,

Phantom Fuchsia Vintage Spray.


For the second way to add color, I used flat magical pigment powder mixed with white gesso. I chose shades that complement the sprays I used above. These are powders from the Hawaiian Islands Flat Magicals set.  Add gesso to a non-stick surface and add a little Magical powder then mix well.

Apply the mixed paint over your bobbins.


Now you need to carefully work over the paint with sandpaper to create a scuffed effect.
Add tints of the same sprays for extra color.
Also use sandpaper to grind down the surface of the bigger bobbins.
Next, apply prints with stamps and waterproof ink.


And once again use sandpaper to grind the surface down a little.
To fix the color and pattern I covered each bobbin with soft matte gel.

In the last step, I am tinting with a semi-dry brush with white gesso all the bobbins.

So I got a gorgeous aged effect

This is how I will use the DIY ready-made bobbins:

Lindy’s Products:

Other products:

  • Finnabair Heawy Gesso white, Finnabair Texture paste white crackle and Soft Matte Gel.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my post! Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting, Daria.


2 thoughts on “DIY Vintage Bobbins with Moon Shadow Mist and Magicals

  1. What perfect timing. I was sorting vintage lace last night and wondering what I could do to display it. These bobbins are as lovely as the lace! Can you please tell me what stamp it is you used for the background stamping? That brings the bobbins to a new level.

  2. Thank you so much! I’m very happy that my idea was useful to you. I used three stamps from different manufacturers. The text stamp is Iron Orchid Design, the Moroccan pattern is KaiserCraft and the grid 49 & Market.

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