Use spools of thread for hooks on the wall to hold all kinds of stuff. Great for a sewing room. i like it as a necklace holder....or coat rack. I have lots of old threads, too weakened by time, to sew with, I could do a whole rack of these on a board, and use it anywhere. They could be sealed first to make sure the color of the thread won't run if used for anything wet, like towels.