The thread tree. Basic cheapy from the fabric store. Plastic and wobbly, but does the job.
It has holes for screwing it onto the sewing table, but as I move machines and things around all the time, I was not interested in that. Plus, it would put holes in my lovely Freecycle computer desk! Though about mounting it on a board, but that never happened.
But today I saw this:
Little cup full of computer screws, which we have by the billion around here. Since there are no small kids here anymore, they are a bit like our Lego. Step on one of these little beauties and it will make a big impression. Get it? Anyway, I was about to dump the works into a container to make yet another pattern weight, which I don’t need, when I thought of the thread tree;
Took it apart.
Flipped the base over.
Filled it with screws, removing all the light plastic whatsits for max. weight. Traced the outline onto a plastic yogurt container lid.
Glue gunned it in place.
Reassembled the tree. I know glue gun glue doesn’t bond perfectly with plastic, but it feels pretty firm so far. I can always add some tape around the edges for security. Worst case scenario, I have a bunch of screws to pick up one day. In the meantime, the tree stands firmly and doesn’t rattle around!