When I spotted a tin to hold photographic slides in at a garage sale a few weeks back, I snapped it up pretty quick for three reasons - 1. It was pretty cool, 2. They only wanted $1 for it and 3. I thought I could use it to store my embroidery threads in:
Unfortunately the standard embroidery thread cards that you buy at the craft store, were too small to fit into the slots, so I had to make my own.
To do that, I used old slides I had laying around. Boring ones, with landscape pictures that no one would ever care about. I simply cut a chunk out of both sides, like this:
and wound my embroidery thread around them. They fit wonderfully into the tin:
and will hopefully eliminate the issues I've been having with storing my embroidery thread!