Carved Santa Wood Spool Ornaments - Wooden Spool Christmas Ornaments - Vintage Wooden Spools

Carved Wooden Spool Christmas Ornaments by Maryland Artist Tom Crowl.

Vintage Wooden Spool Christmas Ornaments
Hand Carved Wood Spool Christmas Tree Ornaments Made From Vintage Wooden Spools

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Carved Spool Ornament by Tom Crowl


Wooden Spool Ornament F

This is another of the "Made in Italy - DYMO" spools.  The label on the bottom is there, but the top label is missing, so we almost didn't realize it was a part of that set. 

With a primitive burgundy hood, there is no tassel or pompom on this Santa, he has the old world feel.  The off white beard and hair peek out of the hood and from the top of the spool.  His eyes are painted on and give the impression he's trying to get some rest. 

Ornament F is approximately 3.25" from bell to button and hangs from a dark red ribbon.  Signed and dated 2006.

(See Spools C & E for other Dymo neon orange spool labels - collect the set!)

Wooden Spool Ornament F - $24.95   SOLD

Wooden Christmas Spool Ornament

Wooden Spool Ornament G

This is a great vintage spool and the carving really doesn't get justice from the picture.  It's a cool piece!

The Spool was dyed green when manufactured, so Tom incorporated that coloring to offset the paint of the carving.  The top contains the original label - "Clark's O.T.  Best Six Cord" printed on black, and the bottom repeats the information printed on a white label.  Labels are in excellent shape!  Santa has a load of detail that was enhanced by the antiquing as it also pulled out the coarse grain of the spool's wood.  You can almost see the white pompom sitting on the side of Santa's beard in the picture.  There is actually more contrast but the flash of the camera washed it out.  The pompom sits at the end of a curled burgundy cap, hanging from underneath the spool's rim.

Two different color stained wooden bead sets offer great contrast hanging beneath the spool.  They are capped off with a rusted jingle bell.  The wooden button sits on top to add interest and also keep the green hanging ribbon from slipping through the hole.  You'd hate having to re-thread these!  Approximately 5" from button to bell this ornament was signed and dated 2007. 

Wooden Santa Spool Ornament G - $24.95  SOLD

Santa Carved Wooden Spool Christmas Ornament

 Wooden Spool Ornament H

The top label from this spool is missing and the bottom label has been partially removed, but what is left tells you the spool was from Coats & Clark's - the red, blue and gold label.  The burgundy of Santa's hat tops the inside of the spool with a dangle and white pompom hanging to one side.  The antique white beard was left simple, but shows plenty of character as the grain of the spool swallowed the antiquing and gave the piece an old world feel.

Two walnut stained wooden beads lead to the single gold jingle bell that rings if you believe.  I'm not certain what happens if you don't believe because I can hear it ring...

Ornament H is approximately 3.5" from bell to button and hangs from a green ribbon.  Signed and dated 2006.

Wooden Spool Ornament H - $24.95  SOLD

Small Wooden Spool Icicle Ornament

Wooden Spool Ornament I

An icicle ornament for you!  This was a tiny vintage spool - about 7/8" in diameter at the ends and a mere 1 3/8" in length.  The top label is almost completely off, but the bottom label is intact and reads STAR Mercerized Sewing Cotton.

The small carving has plenty of detail.  A part of the top lip was removed to allow Santa's cap to fold over and place his hat's pompom off center to the back of the spool.  His grooved beard and his painted dot eyes give him a wonderful expression.  Tom added multiple beads to create a thin icicle style piece.  The picture somewhat washes out the detail - but trust us, this is one piece you will love to show and will look great on your tree!  Icicle Ornament I measures approx. 3.75" from bell to button and hangs from a burgundy color ribbon.  The ornament is signed and dated 2006.

Wooden Spool Ornament I - $24.95   SOLD

Wooden Spool Santa

Wooden Spool Ornament J

This old spool has both labels AND a price tag - 5 for $1.  (That was before carving...)

The Santa has a very traditional look - and a different type of aging process.  Instead of Tom's regular antiquing methods, this spool was simply dipped in some oak color stain.  The result is a very simple shading that slightly dulls the colors.  Two dark walnut stained beads hang below Santa capped by the - can you guess it - gold jingle bell. 

Approximately 3.5" from bell to button, Ornament J hangs from a thin green ribbon.  Signed and dated 2005.

Wooden Spool Ornament J - $24.95   SOLD

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Check out Tom's other pages of Hand carved wooden Christmas ornaments and Christmas tree decorations:

Carved Santa Wooden Christmas Ornaments

Carved Snowmen Wood Christmas Ornaments

Faceless Angel Wooden Christmas Ornaments are shown on our Faceless Angels page.

And don't forget our Original Reindeer Whistle - a personalized & dated ornament for the kids!

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