I found the cutest little pulley today at the consignment shop for $2.
I purchased it because I got an inspiration for a re-purposed Christmas tree ornament, and the price was right.
I remembered that I had purchased this spool of music note ribbon at Jo Ann Fabrics last Christmas season but never used it. I had planned to wrap some wooden thread spools, I think.
Since I just got this ornament idea today at 11:00 am, the steps unfolded in my head mostly. In other words, I didn't get a lot of photos of a tutorial, but here's what I did:
First I wrapped the ribbon around the pulley. I used a piece to tape to attach the ribbon end to the pulley, wrapped it around and around on the pulley spool, and then used a straight pin to secure the ribbon to pulley spool. I formed a large jump ring from a piece of wire to attach to the bottom of the pulley as my regular sized jump rings were too small. Next I added two more of my jewelry sized jump rings and a plastic craft crystal. The crystal or facet is from the Tim Holtz craft line. My pulley ornament hangs from a piece of jute twine. I printed "Merry Christmas" on Picmonkey in the Dead Hardy font. I cut out the words "Merry Christmas" in a banner shape and clothespinned it to the jute hanger. The little clothespin was stained with my steel wool and vinegar stain to give it some age.
That's pretty much how I came to make a repurposed pulley Christmas tree ornament today. I enjoy making re-purposed Christmas tree ornaments. I think of it as a challenge. Last year I made these repurposed ornaments.