Fun Fruit With Thread Spools


Fun Summer Fruit with Thread Spools by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney for I Heart Nap Time

Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

Hi everyone, it’s Courtney with Crafts by Courtney. Today I’m sharing some fun Summer fruits using Thread Spools!


I love using thread spools for projects. They are just so cool and I have a TON of them. When I first started this project, I knew I wanted to make a pineapple! Then, I started getting ideas for other fruits I could make with them too.  I even made a cute color chart with my colors schemes!

Summer kids craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


To make these cool fruits, you’re going to need the following items:

  • Wooden Thread Spools
  • Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pipe Cleaners

Getting Started

Like I said already, I have a TON of thread spools. My parents moved into a new house and in the basement my mom found a BIG bag full of them. Since I’m the crafter…she handed them over to me. YAY!

I rounded up my paints and paint brushes to begin!

Summer kids craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


I started off by painting my thread spool a pretty yellow for my pineapple. Once it dried, then I went over with a thin paint brush to add my texture. Finally, I cut some green pipe cleaners to add the top of my pineapple.

So simple and cute!

Pineapple craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


For my watermelon, I painted the edges a very light green and then added a darker green to the top. I really wanted the top to look like a watermelon so I added some “squiggly” lines to the top with the lighter green.

I think it really gives the look of a watermelon, don’t you??

To finish up, I added my super bright pink to the center and finished it off with my seeds. Voila, an adorable watermelon!

Watermelon craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


Next I made an awesome strawberry. I didn’t want it dark red, so I added a little pink to the paint for a perfect punchy color. Then, I used a thin brush to paint on my tiny seeds in white.

Finally, I added a few pipe cleaners on top to finish my look. Now this is a sweet strawberry if I do say so myself!

Strawberry craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

Green Apple

Who doesn’t LOVE a green apple?? I totally had to add one to my fun Summer fruits. I used a lighter green, then painted on my white in the center. Don’t forget to add your seeds!

Use some brown and green pipe cleaners for your apple steam.  This apple looks yummy enough to eat!

Apple craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


Of course I had to add a grapefruit to my list of Summer fruits!

The colors alone are just perfect. It took me awhile to figure out exactly how I was going to make it. I started off by painting the thread spool yellow, then the center a pretty pink.

Finally, I decided to make it look like the grapefruit was cut open and added some seeds.  Gotta’ love the bright colors of this Summer fruit!

Grapefruit craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools


The last fruit I decided on was a kiwi. I think it’s a staple of summer fruits, don’t you?

The Kiwi had several layers of green, and a touch of brown on the outside. I made sure to paint the inside a light and dark green with brown on the top. Then, I used the lightest green I had and painted the center spot and added my brown seeds to the center.

I think this looks pretty close to a real kiwi!

Kiwi craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

Finishing Touches

After I finished painting my fruit, I was ready to let the kids have some fun with them. I think this would be a perfect craft for the kids during the Summer. I know my boys just love kids crafts.

Summer kids craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

They are so bright, colorful and really easy to make too!

Summer kids craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

If you don’t have wooden thread spools, they sell them at the craft stores. You can get a bag of them for about $4.00. Plus most craft stores have awesome 40% off coupons you can use!

Summer kids craft - Fun Summer Fruit With Thread Spools

I hope this is a craft you can add to your Summer bucket list for the kids…or even yourself! I was thinking it would be fun to make several of the pineapples and strawberries (and use them to make a tic tac toe game).

Hey I think I might have just thought of another Summer craft project!!

See a crafter’s mind NEVER stops. I hope you give this craft a try and have a fantastic Summer!

Huge THANKS to Courtney for sharing this fun craft during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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Hi, I'm Courtney and I LOVE crafting! I am a mommy to 3 awesome boys and wife to a loving husband. Crafts by Courtney is where I blog about fun how-to crafts I've done with my kids and for my home. I really enjoy DIY parties too!

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2 comments on “Fun Fruit With Thread Spools”

  1. Cool gonna try it out!

  2. These are super fun and cute! Great idea!


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